Heartworms: is there a risk? 

As pet parents, we owe it to our furry family members to keep them safe and healthy. Heartworm disease can be extremely dangerous for pets and is especially common in areas with warm climates such as Tennessee (home of Young-Williams Animal Center). This blog post is intended to educate you on the risks heartworms present, as well as how best … Read More

The Benefits of Fostering Pets for Young-Williams Animal Center   

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. One of the most important ways we achieve this is through our dedicated foster program. Fostering pets not only provides temporary homes for animals in need but also offers numerous benefits to both the animals and their … Read More

New Year, New Tricks: Top 5 Essential Commands for Your Canine

As the confetti settles and we step paw-first into the new year, it’s time to turn our attention to our canine companions. January isn’t just the start of fresh beginnings and new resolutions, it’s also Train Your Dog Month! So, pack away your party hats, grab your treats, and let’s go!   Here are the top 5 essential commands every … Read More

Top 5 New Year’s Resolutions for Your Pets

As we tiptoe into a fresh year, it’s not just us humans who can embrace new beginnings. Our adorable companions could also enjoy some fun, new habits. So, let’s dive into the top 5 New Year’s resolutions for pets: 1. Regular Exercise Just as we might aim to hit the gym more often, our pets can also benefit from regular … Read More

Presents for Pets | Toy Drive

Give the gift of hope to a pet in need this holiday season! We’re thrilled to announce the ‘Presents for Pets’ holiday toy drive, starting from the 1st of December and running till the 22nd. This is your opportunity to share some holiday magic with deserving pets in need – because every pet deserves a hopeful holiday season! 🐶Presents our dogs … Read More

Disaster Preparedness for Pets: A Guide for Pet Parents

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As a pet parent, it is our responsibility to keep our furry companions safe during emergencies. Disasters like tornados, wildfires, and floods can happen any time. Although it is an uncomfortable topic, it is essential to make a plan and prepare for the worst-case scenario. According to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), pet owners should prepare an emergency kit … Read More

Check Your Pet’s Microchip on Check The Chip Day

There’s nothing more heart-wrenching than losing a pet, and it’s a sad reality that pets do get lost quite frequently. While taking precautions and keeping them on-leash certainly helps, it does not ensure that your pet will never venture out and get lost. But there is hope: the solution is in checking your pet’s microchip regularly, and what better day … Read More

Protecting Your Pets: A Guide to Fire Safety

We all love our pets and consider them an integral part of our family. They bring us joy, companionship, and unconditional love. So, naturally, their safety is a priority for us. One essential aspect of pet safety that often gets overlooked is fire safety. It’s crucial to have a plan in place to protect our furry friends from potential fire … Read More

Pawsitive Vibes: How Pets Boost Our Mental Health

Our beloved pets have a magical way of filling our lives with joy, love, and those heartwarming moments that make us grin from ear to ear. But beyond their adorable antics, pets possess the power to enhance our mental well-being in significant ways. Studies show that pet ownership can lower stress, ease anxiety, and even diminish signs of depression. Join … Read More

Consider The Paws-itives of Adopting 

Pets are an essential part of our lives, bringing love and joy every day. Whether you’re a cat or a dog lover, adding a new furry friend to your family can be one of the most exciting experiences. However, choosing where to get your pet can be challenging, considering the range of options available. While purchasing pets from breeders seems … Read More