Blount County Animal Center

COVID-19 Changes to Blount County Animal Center Operations - Effective 3/23/2020

To adhere with Governor Bill Lee’s Executive Order 17, during the current COVID-19 pandemic, the Blount County Animal Center will be modifying the services that we provide to the citizens and animals of Blount County and will be limiting access to the public to by appointment only. We are doing this to ensure that we can continue to provide quality services while following the recommendations of the CDC and state and local governments. It is important to us to continue to provide a safe and clean facility for the animals currently in our care and to be able to assist animals that are in emergency situations. Therefore, we are adjusting our services in the following manner:

1. Adoptions: One of our most important missions is to find safe and healthy homes for the animals in our care. We will continue to provide our adoption service, however it will be on a more limited schedule. This decreases the exposure to our employees, helping to ensure they will be available to assist in the care of our animals. Adoptions will by appointment only and at the following times on the following days;

a. 11:00 am to 2:30 pm Tuesday through Friday

b. 10:00 am to 1:00 pm on Saturday

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

2. Intake: We will be accepting animals in emergency situations only. Due to the reduced amount of adoptions and that our transport service has been suspended, we will have to reduce the number of animals that we accept at the 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:

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
facebook Link
PetSafe Link