Volunteer Your Land to Release Animals

Walden’s Puddle depends on citizens who care enough about Tennessee’s ecosystem and natural habitat to provide accessible and appropriate natural areas for our rehabilitated patients. Since suitable release sites for our rehabilitated wildlife are essential for their survival, you will help complete the rehabilitation cycle by volunteering your property.

  • Please note, we cannot release animals on the property if:
    The land allows hunting or trapping
    The land is in a subdivision
    The land is more than a 90 minute drive from Joelton, Tennessee
    The land is not in the state of Tennessee

Please Fill Out And Submit This Form

  • Property Owner Information

  • Release Site Information

  • Site Acreage

  • Water Source

  • Notification of Land Use (check all that apply)

  • Additional Comments



If you prefer to respond offline, please complete the application process:

  1. Review the release site letter.
  2. Review and print the release site application.

Complete the application and mail to:

Walden’s Puddle Wildlife Rehabilitation and Education Center
ATTN: Elisa Fosco
P.O. Box 641
Joelton, TN 37080

If your site sounds appropriate, we will then contact you for a tour of your site (prior to any releases).