Welcome to the Blount County Animal Center

- The Blount County Animal Welfare Complex containing the Animal Shelter, Adoption Center, the Spay/Neuter Clinic, the Animal Education facilities, and the Pet Park.

Blount County Animal Center

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 233 Currie Avenue, Maryville, TN. 37804. Rescued animals are available for adoption for a nominal fee that includes spaying or neutering, annual shots, and rabies shots. 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.). 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. Our Adoption Center hours are:
  • Tuesday-Friday: 11am-6pm
  • Tuesday-Friday: 11am-3:30pm (Animal Intake)
  • Saturday: 10am - 2pm (Adoptions ONLY)
  • Sunday & Monday: closed
  • All Federal and State holidays: closed