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Our Featured Knoxville, TN Partner:

Young-Williams Animal Center

Dog adoption and cat adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog or adopt a cat and you'll have a friend for life! Contact us, or contact another local humane society, animal shelter or SPCA.

3201 Division St.
Knoxville, TN 37919
(865) 215-6599
Website:
http://www.young-williams.org

Pets at Our Shelter:

Cities, Towns, and/or Counties We Serve:

We are the city of Knoxville and Knox County's public animal shelter.

About Our Shelter:

We are the city of Knoxville and Knox County's public animal shelter. The Animal Center opened and began accepting animals on January 1, 2001. We are an open-admission, full-service shelter that accepts animals from Knoxville city and Knox County animal control officers and strays and owner turn-ins from the public. NO ANIMAL IS TURNED AWAY.

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Come Meet our Pets:

The Animal Center is located at 3201 Division Street, Knoxville, TN 37919, right off Sutherland Avenue (where Division Street meets Sutherland Avenue), at the entrance to John Tarleton Park. The phone number there is 865-215-6599.

REGULAR HOURS: Open Daily noon-6pm

SPECIAL UPCOMING HOLIDAY HOURS:
Young-Williams Animal Center is closed on:
Thanksgiving Day
Christmas Day
and New Years Day

Our Adoption Process:

The adoption fee for adult dogs and cats has been reduced to $75! And the adoption fee for dogs and cats 7 years or older has been reduced to only $50!

The regular fee to adopt a pet from the Young - Williams Animal Center ranges from $75 to $150, depending on the animal's age. If you adopt two pets of the same type (dog, puppy, cat, kitten) from the Center within 30 days, you will receive a discount on the second adoption fee.
"Best Buddies", pets who must be adopted together, are adopted for the regular adoption fee of one of the pets plus $25. Non-traditional pets (such as rabbits, ferrets, hamsters, guinea pigs, etc.) are available at various adoption fees. Please call the Center at 865-215-6599 for more information about our adoption fees.

The adoption fee includes a spay or neuter, shots (except for rabies vaccine, which the adopter must get at his or her own vet), a heartworm test for dogs and a feline leukemia combo test for cats, check and treatment for intestinal parasites, a microchip, and an exam by our Animal Center veterinarian.

All animals are spayed or neutered by our staff veterinarians PRIOR to leaving the Animal Center. There are NO exceptions.

Our Adopted Pets:

We have helped lots of pets connect with loving and caring owners. Check out our adopted pets list!

Why should you adopt?

Dog adoption and cat adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog or adopt a cat and you'll have a friend for life! What is the difference between adopting a dog, adopting a cat, adopting a kitten or adopting a puppy versus getting dogs for sale, cats for sale, puppies for sale or kittens for sale from a dog breeder or a cat breeder? When someone is breeding puppies or breeding kittens, they are creating new dogs and cats who need homes. Some people are interested in a very specific breed of dog, cat, puppy or kitten and they think the only way to find that specific breed is to buy a dog for sale or buy a cat for sale from a puppy breeder or a kitten breeder. Yet animal shelters are filled with dogs and cats who must find homes. So rather than buying a dog or puppy for sale from a dog breeder or buying a cat or kitten for sale from a cat breeder, we encourage people to adopt a dog, adopt a cat, adopt a puppy or adopt a kitten at their local animal shelter, SPCA, humane society or pet rescue group.