Walden’s Puddle provides care and treatment to sick, injured and orphaned native Tennessee wildlife. We are the only professionally-staffed wildlife rehabilitation and education facility in Middle Tennessee. We do not charge for services and receive no federal or state funding at this time. We are here to help you help wildlife in trouble. If you suspect an animal is orphaned, please observe to make sure its mother is not nearby.

Please come and visit us this year at the Nashville Lawn and Garden Show
March 1-4, 2018, at The Fairgrounds Nashville

Please come and visit us this year at the Nashville Lawn and Garden Show. We will be at garden 23 in the Creative Arts building. Meet our staff and our Educational Wild Animal Ambassadors. Enter our raffle and win a new WP hat and hoodie. See you at the show!!

Show Times: Thursday, Friday, Saturday 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sunday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Tickets: Adults $12; Seniors $11; Children $2; 4-day pass $25; Wine Fest $13+Show ticket
Tickets available at the door or online


If you wish to send us donations, or have others send donations to us, in Memory of someone or in Honor of someone, all you have to do is select one of the many options on our Donate page. You can also contribute through our many partners, who designate a certain portion of funds to help Walden’s Puddle help so many injured or abandoned animals. 92% of all donations go directly to the animals.

Make A Donation To Walden’s Puddle

If You Find A Wild Animal Who Is Orphaned Or Injured

If you find a wild animal who is orphaned or injured, call our Wildlife Admissions Line immediately at (615) 299-9938 and LEAVE A MESSAGE. Please Do Not Email, We May Not Get Your Message In Time.

Book A Program Event

Walden’s Puddle provides off-site education programs for all age groups, featuring our Animal Ambassadors. To request a program for your organization, please review our program calendar for availability.



In the event our admission appointments are full or we are at capacity, please contact these other licensed Wildlife Rehabilitators. Also, please read the related emergency animal care information on this website. Thank you for your understanding.
 (opossums, squirrels, armadillos)

Lou Ann Partington Tullahoma 931-393-4835 (songbird specialist)

Please GO HERE for an extensive list of all permitted Wildlife Rehabilitators in all counties of Tennessee.


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It's Foraging Friday! These juvenile raccoons are using their keen sense of smell to find worms and grubs in the dirt. This encourages foraging behavior in the wild later when they are on their own. #foragingfriday #trashpanda #mischievious #Waldenspuddle #wildliferehab ... See MoreSee Less

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Foraging Friday


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Shy Guys

They all look very healthy and happy 😊

they are so adorable. I have a few young ones that come on my upper deck at night. ( they do make a mess).

Omg Anthony Bianco💜💜💜💕💕🐾🐾🐾🐾🐾🐾🐾😁😍😍😍😍 look at these babies I can't even deal !!!!!

Tyler Kay Taylor look at these messy children

Aww, they have the cutest faces.

Those rascals are so busy!

They are adorable!!

They look familiar!

So sweet and beautiful!💓

Bunch of cuties!!! ❤️

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Cora Headrick Mitchell Elva Thompson 😍😍

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