Sullivan County Animal Shelter

Find Sullivan 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.


Bristol Animal Shelter 1140 Vance Drive Bristol TN 37620 423-989-5537


Bristol Virginia Animal Control 603 Volunteer Parkway Bristol TN 37620 423-968-7011

For Pete Sake's Rescue PO Box 1886 Bristol TN 37621 276-494-6718

Journey's End No Kill Animal Society & Northeast Tennessee Animal League, Inc. PO Box 783 Blountville TN 37617 423-239-5645

Journeys End No Kill Animal Society, Inc. PO Box 6430 Kingsport TN 37663 423-349-8072

Kingsport Animal Shelter 2141 Idle Hour Road Kingsport TN 37660 423-247-1671

Sullivan County Animal Shelter 380 Massengill Road Blountville TN 37617 423-279-2741

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About Animal Shelters

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.