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Where do you get your puppies and kittens from?

We assist in re-homing pets from families who have had an unexpected litter and are unable to care for them. We do accept lost/ stray puppies and kittens pending a microchip scan and wellness exam. We also work with local animal rescues throughout middle Tennessee.

I have puppies/ kittens and am needing help to rehome. What can I do?

Please email us ( with a full description of the animal(s) including age, breed, parent info, medical records as well as photos of the animal(s). We will do our best to accommodate the intake process.

I am not local to Nashville. Can I still adopt from Love at First Sight?

We only adopt out to residents of Wilson, Davidson, Rutherford, Williamson, and Sumner counties in the state of TN, unless special circumstances arise.

How much does it cost to adopt from Love at First Sight?

Our adoption process is best laid out on our website:

What is the adoption process?

Our adoption process is best laid out on our website:

Is the adoption plan pet insurance?

No. The adoption plans are wellness care only. We recommend Trupanion for pet insurance, they offer 1 plan which makes the decision process easy and this will help offset any costs associated with illness or injury.

Am I able to apply for adoption online?

We require all potential adopters to fill out an application in person, in our facility.

Am I able to put a hold on a pet for future adoption?

We are unable to hold a pet for any reason. To maintain fair opportunities for all, we operate on a first come, first serve basis.

I know of some puppies/ kittens in need of assistance. What do I do?

These situations are why our adoption center was first created and we love assisting pets in need of a home. The best thing to do is simply give us a call (615.297.2464) or email us ( and include as many details as you are able to provide.

I have been approved for an adoption, but am unable to take my new pet home for a few days, what are my options?

VCA Murphy Road Animal Hospital can offer boarding for your pet, but that will be at an additional expense.

Why am I required to bring my newly adopted pet to VCA Murphy Road Animal Hospital?

As part of our adoption requirements, all adopters must bring their pet to VCA Murphy Road Animal Hospital (right across the street!) for the first year. This is our way of assuring that all of our adopted pets get the care that we feel is absolutely necessary for a puppy or kitten’s first year of life.

Why do I need to bring my other household family members and pets in prior to adoption?

We require "meet and greets" for all household members including the furry ones! This is our way of assuring that there will not be any behavioral issues with the pet that we adopt out.

Do my other household pets need to be up to date on vaccines to adopt?

Yes! We require all existing household pets to be up to date on all their vaccines before being able to adopt a new pet. These vaccines include:

Dogs: Rabies, Distemper/Parvo and Bordetella

Cats: Rabies and FVRCP (and FELV if a multi-cat household)

Why am I required to spay/ neuter my pet?

We require all adopters to spay/ neuter their pet at the appropriate age. Love at First Sight was founded on the mission to help reduce the amount of stray and unwanted litters, as well as unexpected litters from dog and cats that have not been fixed. We simply view this as responsible pet ownership and this is something that we require for every adoption.

Do my other pets need to be spayed/neutered before I can adopt from your facility?


Do you adopt full-blooded puppies?

While 97% of the puppies we adopt out are mixed breeds, we do on occasion receive full-blooded puppies for adoption. These pets will be spayed/neutered BEFORE adoption regardless of age.