Blount County Animal Center                             

Adoptions are available by appointment only and at the following times on the following days:

Tues-Fri: 11am-4:30pm

Sat: 10am-2pm

Sun & Mon Closed to the Public

Appointments can be scheduled by calling the Animal Center at (865) 980-6244

All of our animals available for adoption can be viewed on our web site at

The Blount County Animal Shelter, housed within the Blount County Animal Center Complex, has been protecting and assuring the welfare of both animals and people of Blount County, Tennessee since November of 2009. County residents can surrender animals at the shelter, located at:

Animal Shelter
233 Currie Avenue
Maryville, TN 37804

Hours of Operation
Business Hours: Tuesday - Friday 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Intake Schedule: Tuesday - Friday 11:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Adoption ONLY: Saturday 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
CLOSED Sunday - Monday
CLOSED All Federal and State Holidays


To serve the community through innovative approaches to sheltering, adopting and spaying and neutering of animals, and to educate the public on responsible pet ownership and animal welfare.

Stray Animals

Stray animals will be held at the shelter for a minimum of three days, but pets with tags will be held for five days to give owners a chance to claim them. After the holding period, the animals are available for adoption. The shelter euthanizes an animal only if absolutely necessary (public danger or liability, damaged beyond repair, behavioral issues, etc.). 


Rescued animals are available for adoption for a nominal fee that includes spaying or neutering, annual shots, and rabies shots. Our dog adoption rate is over 90%.

Be sure to check out our "Adoption" page for an up-to-date list of our adoptable animals. Better yet, come by and visit.
Adopt a Pet Link
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