Behavior is one of the top reasons dogs are sent to shelters, according to the The Humane Society of the United States. We are excited to announce that Young-Williams Animal Center has partnered with GoodPup to provide our adopters, fosters and community members with convenient, affordable, science-based dog training. GoodPup offers individualized attention, motivation, and guidance from experienced private trainers - anytime, anywhere. Trainers tailor techniques to your dog and home, provide alternate strategies when something isn’t working and are always there to answer your questions. We hope you’ll join GoodPup in their mission to develop stronger bonds, healthier relationships and better communication with our pets.
The ASPCA has put together a wealth of information for pet owners experiencing issues with their pet’s behavior. From food guarding to barking, separation anxiety to aggression, and litter box problems to destructive scratching for cats, get great advice here:
We are available to assist with owner-requested euthanasia.
To schedule this service, please call 865.215.6654.
Young-Williams Animal Center reserves the right to refuse a euthanasia request if the animal is deemed healthy and/or behaviorally sound.
The loss of a pet can be a devastating experience for the whole family. Knoxville is lucky to have the following businesses to assist you with final preparations:
Resthaven Pet Cemetery & Cremation Services
Total Pet (cremation only)
Yeargens Pet Burial & Cremation Services
Tri-County Veterinary Clinic
If you would like to make a donation as a memorial for your pet, we have options for you. Honor their memory with a permanent brick on our Walkway of Life or make a gift in their memory with our online donation form. Please call 865.215.6664 for more information.
Prevent loss before it happens.
Ask us about microchips, the identification tags that never fall off. The tiny chip, embedded under the animal’s skin in a quick and painless procedure, contains vital information that can help animal control officers or Young-Williams team members return lost or stolen pets to their owners.
Young-Williams Animal Center provides discount microchipping by appointment at our Division Street location. To make an appointment, please call 865.215.6654.
The fee for this service is $15, which includes registration. We proudly use Found Animals Registry microchips.
What is it?
The Pet Food Pantry Program provides pet food to those in need. This program assists owners’ efforts in providing food for their pet and is not intended to be the only source of pet food.
Where is it?
3201 Division Street, Knoxville, TN 37919
How do I apply?
Fill out the online application HERE
What are the qualifications?
Owners must fill out the application and meet the qualifications stated in the application, including proof that their pets are spayed or neutered OR be willing to have all pets spayed and neutered through Young-Williams Animal Center's Spay/Neuter Solutions clinic.