Furry Fall Festival!

Please mark your calendars for the 6th Annual Furry Fall Festival on Saturday, September 24th from 11am-3pm! This annual event is to pay tribute to our wonderful rescue groups that help us so much! This year’s  event  will be held at our new Adoption Center @6400 Kingston Pike! Lots of activities planned; meet rescue groups with adoptable animals and our … Read More

Black Pearl Event! August 26-28

Did you know that black dogs are often passed over for adoption in favor of lighter-colored dogs? This is commonly known as “Black Dog Syndrome”. This phenomenon may be due to a number of factors: Black dogs are often portrayed as aggressive in film and television Association of the color black to evil or misfortune Fear stigma against certain breed types/stereotypes Facial expressions … Read More

Priceless Pooches Stimulus Package

Young-Williams Animal Center currently has a surplus of adult dogs, but we know that many Knoxville-area families don’t have surplus funds. For the month of August, we’re offering a “Priceless Pooches Stimulus Package” for adult dogs age six months and older. For only $50, adopters will receive a lifetime of love in a furry package. Each adoption includes a physical … Read More

America’s Favorite Animal Shelter!

Help Young-Williams Animal Center win the ASPCA’s “America’s Favorite Shelter” Contest! Just click the link below to cast your vote! Contest ends July 10, 2011, so vote early and vote often!

Foster Parents Needed!

  There are many times that YWAC receives animals that are too young, too sick/injured or too un-socialized to place on our adoption floor. These animals need time, attention and TLC to become successful adoption floor candidates. It’s because of these animals that we developed our Foster Care Program. Foster families enable us to “extend our footprint” and allows us … Read More

Friends of Young-Williams

Young-Williams Animal Center has an important partner –  Friends of the Young-Williams Animal Center!  Friends of YWAC was established as an independent entity whose purpose is to raise funds to support the animal adoption efforts and spay/neuter programs of both the Center on Sutherland Ave. as well as the Village on Bearden Hill. It is only through private donations that … Read More

Speak! YWAC News

The fee to adopt a pet from the Young – Williams Animal Center ranges from $75 to $150, depending on the animal’s age, how long he or she has been at our shelter, etc. 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 your … Read More

Knoxville’s Mardi Growl 2011

A continual drizzle Saturday could not dampen the spirits of hundreds of dogs and their people at the 4th annual Mardi Growl dog parade in downtown Knoxville. Quite the contrary. Dogs and humans in very size, shape and variety were unfailingly cheerful as they crowded Gay Street for the parade and Market Square for the after-party for the charitable event … Read More