Visitor Guidelines



Visitor Guide




Shepherd’s Green Sanctuary is not open to the public.   

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Our visitors will be one of the following:
  • Accrediting association


  • Federal/State/County officials  on official business


  • Former guardian


  • Intern or other individual receiving special training


  • Our Insurance Underwriters


  • Press  (by appointment )


  • Shepherd's Green Staff, Board of Directors and Foster home managers
  • Supporter / Foundation representative


  • Veterinarians providing medical care or inspection services
  • Veterinarians/students receiving CEU or other educational credits.



Directions to the Sanctuary            931-498-5540       

From Interstate 40 at Cookeville Tennessee you will take exit 288 and travel North on Rt 111.about 13 miles. You will pass the Welcome to Overton County sign, a saw mill and a Chevron station. Watch for some huge greenhouses and Ragland and Riley Veterinary clinic on the right. It is a brick complex with green roofs.  Once you pass the clinic take the next left. It will be Sulphur Road.  Travel 2 miles on Sulphur road to Shiloh


Methodist Church . Turn left at the church onto Hardy’s Chapel Road. Travel 3.5 miles to the end of Hardy’s Chapel . At the stop sign you will be in the tiny community of Hardy’s Chapel. Just to your right is Joe Allen Market. Turn right towards the market and then left just in front of it. This will put you on Poplar Springs Road. Travel a mile to Copeland Lane. It is a right hand turn. It is a gravel road and has a dead end sign on the right. We are on the left. You will see the Shepherd’s Green sign.

alternate route is shorter but requires you travel through town

Exit I-40 at exit 287 and go north into Cookeville. About 1 mile into town you will arrive at the Square, the courthouse sitting in the center. Turn right before or after the square and go one block to Washington St which is also route 136. Turn left onto Washington St  (Rte 136) and proceed north for about 12 miles. When you reach the Hardy’s Chapel community, follow the directions above from Jo Allen’s store. (Left before the store onto Poplar Springs, then right on Copeland)