Knox County Animal Shelter

Find Knox County Tennessee animal shelters, puppy dog and cat shelters, pet adoption centers, dog pounds, and humane societies. Animal shelters provide information on adopting dogs, cats, and pets, animal care and rescue, and animal control.


Animal Welfare League of Knox County 4413 Oriole Drive Knoxville TN 37918 865-684-0496


Horse Haven of Tennessee 2417 Reagan Road Knoxville TN 37931 865-609-4030

Humane Society Of The Tennessee Valley 6717 Kingston Pike Knoxville TN 37919 865-573-9674

Humane Society of Knox County 800 Millwood Road Knoxville TN 37920 865-523-7990

Knox County Humane Association 1717 North Broadway Knoxville TN 37917 865-546-5353

Knoxville Animal Control 800 Howard Baker Junior Avenue Knoxville TN 37915 865-215-7457

Save A Bully Rescue 2513 East Glenwood Avenue Knoxville TN 37917 865-237-1091

Smoky Mountain Great Dane Rescue PO Box 3692 Knoxville TN 37927 877-647-6437

Southern States Rottweiler Rescue PO Box 14722 Knoxville TN 37914

Tennessee Humane Association PO Box 9115 Knoxville TN 37940 865-428-1198

Young-Williams Animal Center 3201 Division Street Knoxville TN 37919 865-215-6599

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What is an Animal Shelter?

Household animals that no longer have homes are often brought to animal shelters. Animal shelters are safe places to bring animals that are abandoned or lost. Many shelters will also take in animals that are sick or injured. In some areas of the U.S., humane societies will also provide shelter for animals. Shelters often serve as pet adoption centers. Animal shelters are also open to household pets taken from owners who can no longer care for them, those who have mistreated them, or those who have violated animal welfare laws.

Shelters provide animal care, rescue, and animal control. They assist with adopting dogs, cats, and other pets. They also may offer services like spaying or neutering. Shelters may offer adoption. Local and county governments fund some dog pounds and animal shelters, while volunteers and donations provide further support.