Celebrate Valentine’s Day with a Doggie Date

  Make Your Valentine’s Day Un-fur-gettable by reserving 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 lovable canines would love to hang out with you at a park, go for a hike, see the sites downtown, or whatever suits … Read More

New animal welfare laws all pet owners should know

There are new laws in the State of Tennessee and ordinances in the City of Knoxville that provide new standards regarding how pet owners care for animals, especially those living outside. All pet owners should take a minute to familiarize themselves with updates to animal welfare laws, since there are consequences for violations. The new rules largely center on shelter … 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

The Top 5 Commands to Teach Your Newly Adopted Puppy

So, you adopted a puppy? Congratulations on your new furry family member! Now it’s time to make sure you have all the necessary tools and knowledge to help nurture a well-behaved pup. Mastering these top 5 commands to teach your newly adopted puppy is an essential part of starting your furry friend off on the right paw! Start Teaching Early … 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

Shop to Support: Help us UnLEASH joy this holiday season

‘Tis the season…for SHOPPING! While you are making your lists and checking them twice, shop to support Young-Williams Animal Center and help us unLEASH joy throughout the shelter and its programs. At Young-Williams Animal Center, our mission is to lead the community to end pet homelessness, promote animal welfare and enhance the human-animal bond. There are many ways you can … Read More

Help Senior Pets Find Homes

Adopt a senior dog Adopt a senior cat Puppies and kittens are cute and snuggly and can bring a lot of energy into your home. There is no denying that. But senior dogs and cats have a lot to offer, too. That is why we are excited to highlight our senior pets during Adopt a Senior Pet Month this November. … Read More

Help us Make a Dog’s Day this October with Subaru

Make a Dog's Day this October

KNOXVILLE, Tennessee – According to the ASPCA®, each year approximately 6.3 million companion animals enter shelters. That’s why this October. Young-Williams Animal Center is proud to partner with Subaru to as it amplifies its commitment to helping shelter pets find homes through the Subaru Loves Pets month and Make a Dog’s Day on October 22, 2022. A core principle of … Read More

BISSELL Pet Foundation Announces Fall “Empty the Shelters” event

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – BISSELL Pet Foundation is doing its part to take homeless pets from kennels to couches by sponsoring reduced adoption fees of $50 or less from Oct 1 – 8. The longest-ever Summer National “Empty the Shelters” event will be hosted in more than 280 shelters in 42 states, including Young-Williams Animal Center. “It has been a challenging … Read More