Tail-Wagging Turkey Day: Tips for a Pet-Safe Thanksgiving

Hello, pet parents! With the holiday season upon us, it’s time to prepare for one of the most anticipated celebrations – Thanksgiving. While this festive occasion brings joy, warmth, and delicious food, it’s important to remember our furry friends and their unique needs during these bustling times. Let’s dive into some tips to ensure a pet-safe Thanksgiving! 1. Beware of … Read More

Exploring Knoxville, TN: Hiking Trails that are Pawfect for Your Dog

Knoxville, TN is known for its scenic beauty and the abundance of outdoor activities that it offers to its visitors. If you are someone who loves to explore the great outdoors with your furry friend, you should know that Knoxville has plenty of dog-friendly hiking trails that offer stunning views and a great workout. So, if you’re planning to visit … Read More

Keeping Pets Cozy in cold weather

Winter is coming! As we bundle up in our comfy sweaters and sip on hot cocoa, it’s important to remember our furry friends who also need to adjust to these colder months. Here is a quick guide on keeping your pets safe and warm this winter. Embrace the Fluff! Just like we love getting into our warmest clothes, our pets … Read More

DIY: Cozy Shelter for Community Cats

Feel that nip in the air? See those leaves starting to tumble? As the air turns crisp and leaves start to fall, it’s a fantastic time to embark on a heartwarming DIY project. Let’s create cozy shelters for our community cats – those free-spirited felines that add such unique charm to our neighborhoods.   What You’ll Need: A large plastic … 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

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

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

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