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

Where are the animals at an Animal Shelter from?

Some animals are brought to shelters by owners who cannot care for them. Others are rescued from abuse or neglect. Stray or lost animals may be brought to shelters by the general public or animal control agencies.

Do Animal Shelters euthanize unwanted or hard-to-adopt animals?

Some shelters have a firm no-kill policy and will strive to find homes for every animal they receive. Due to limited space and resources, other shelters may have to euthanize certain animals that are less suitable for adoption because of health or behavioral issues. Animal control agencies may euthanize animals that have not been adopted within a certain timeframe or animals that have shown aggression.

Can anyone adopt a pet from an Animal Shelter?

Generally, any member of the public may adopt a pet from an Animal Shelter. Some Animal Shelters will first screen or interview an individual in order to assess their suitability as a pet owner.