Young-Williams Animal Center celebrates $200,000 lifesaving investment from Petco Love

Young-Williams Animal Center has received $200,000 from national nonprofit Petco Love in support of the shelter’s lifesaving work for pets in Knoxville. Shelter representatives and adoptable animals celebrated the grant with check presentations at the Kingston Pike and Farragut Petco locations on Wednesday. “A lifesaving investment of this value will allow us to assist even more vulnerable animals in our community,” says Janet … Read More

Thank you for supporting Mardi Growl 2023

  Our 16th Annual Mardi Growl, presented by Merchants of Beer, was a huge success! The weather was perfect and we hope you and your pets had an amazing time! Thank you to all of our furry friends who brought their humans out for a pawty on the World’s Fair Park Performance Lawn! Knoxville you really are one of the … Read More

Join us for Mardi Growl 2023

Save the Date: Our 16th Annual Mardi Growl is coming to World’s Fair Park on Saturday, March 4, 2023! Calling all pet owners, animal welfare advocates, and people searching for a fun family-friendly time! Young-Williams Animal Center invites you to the 16th annual Mardi Growl – Knoxville’s favorite pet parade and party – on March 4, 2023. Our famous pet … Read More

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with a Doggie Date

Make Your Valentine’s Day Un-fur-gettable and celebrate with a doggie date trip!   If you’re looking for a unique way to spend Valentine’s Day, consider showing some love to an adoptable dog at Young-Williams Animal Center. Our pets would love to hang out with you at a park, go for a hike, see the sites downtown, or whatever suits your … Read More

Honoring Betty White’s incredible legacy

  Known by many for her role as Rose Nylund on The Golden Girls, we invite you to join us in honoring Betty White’s incredible legacy, which extends far beyond her role as a comedienne on our television and movie screens. For nearly a century, she was devoted to being an advocate for animals, both domestic and wild.  Along with … Read More

Happy Tails from Young-Williams Animal Center

Each year, thousands of animals come through the doors of Young-Williams Animal Center. Whether they are lost, stray, abused, or abandoned, our goal is the same — to find a home for every pet. On our mission to end pet homelessness, promote animal welfare and enhance the human-animal bond, in 2022 alone, Young-Williams found homes for more than 6,000 pets. … Read More

6 Ways to Protect Your Pet from Cold Weather

Just as winter begins, East Tennessee is bracing for a cold front that will bring frigid temperatures to our area. Young-Williams Animal Center wants to remind pet owners to take extra precautions to ensure our four-legged family members remain safe and warm. MAKE SURE YOUR PETS ARE HEALTHY AND COMFORTABLE WITH THESE TIPS If it feels too cold for you, … Read More

Help Young-Williams Meet Its 2022 Secret Santa Challenge

Young-Williams Animal Center must be on Santa’s nice list this year! Thanks to a very generous donor, you can make your gift go further this holiday season. Our Secret Santa has pledged to match dollar-for-dollar donations up to a total of $5,000. But act now – we only have until December 31, 2022 to claim these additional funds!   Secret Santa … Read More

Holiday Gift Guide to Support Pets

The holiday shopping season is upon us. For many people that means getting started on those gift lists, and finding the perfect presents for your loved ones. If you’re looking for unique gifts with meaning, Young-Williams Animal Center has some ideas that are sure to warm hearts this ‘howl-iday’ season! At Young-Williams Animal Center, our mission is to lead the … Read More