2019 Activities - Upcoming Events
Mardi Growl, March 2 @ 11:00 am to 3:00 pm

Mardi Growl is Young Williams Animal Center’s annual dog parade and pet party and we are going!

Young-Williams Animal Center is celebrating its 12th annual Mardi Growl Parade and Festival, and they don’t want you to miss it! On Saturday, March 2, come to downtown Knoxville to watch hundreds of furry friends, many in costume, march with their humans to raise both awareness for the life-saving efforts of Young-Williams Animal Center and support for Knoxville’s pet-friendliest community.

The pet parade steps off at 11 a.m. from Willow Avenue, winds through the Old City and down Gay Street before leading to a party on Market Square and Krutch Park. We will have a tent set up and some of our rescues will be there so be sure to stop by our tent!

For more information on this event visit www.mardigrowl.org. If you plan to attend this event and would like to see a particular dog, please contact us a fews days before since we don't always take every dog to every event.

Puppy Piyo at the Blue Slip Winery
March 10 @ 1:00 to 3:00 pm

Join us on Sunday, March 10 @ 1 pm at the Blue Slip Winery on 300 W Depot Avenue in Knoxville and enjoy an hour of Piyo and sweet adoptable small breeds to love on while you workout. The cost is $20 (pay at the door) and all proceeds will go to Small Breed Rescue of East Tennessee (SBRET). What do you get?? A great full body workout with the main focus targeting the core, a sangria after class, and a happy heart since you worked out for a cause! The event is hosted by @justjill.

What is Piyo?
A full body workout that combines the strength training—and body lengthening—aspects of Pilates with the core training and stretching elements of yoga to create a workout you will want more of! It's low impact and adaptable to all ages and fitness levels.

Bring an item on the list below with you to class and you'll be entered to win a prize.

What SBRET needs:
Dog Beds
Small Harnesses and Leashes
Training Pads
Toys
Small Nylabones
LOTS of Love

If you plan to attend this event and would like to see a particular dog, please contact us a fews days before since we don't always take every dog to every event.

St. Pawwy Day and Crafty Cuddle Corner, March 16 @ 2:00 to 5:00 pm

It's St. Pawwy Day at Crafty Bastard Brewery - West and what better way to celebrate than with some puppy paws and a craft beer?

And meet some of our adoptable puppies in the Crafty Cuddle Corner!

Costume Contest: prizes for the best dressed pup and their human!

See you at Crafty Bastard Brewery - West on Saturday, March 16 from 2-5! Crafty Bastard Brewery West is located at 138 West End in the Echelon Bicyles store. If you plan to attend this event and would like to see a particular dog, please contact us a fews days before since we don't always take every dog to every event.

Adoption Event, March 16 EVENT CANCELLED

Adoption Event, March 23 @ 1:00 to 3:00

Join us at Petsmart - West Town Mall located on 214 Morrell Road in  West Knoxville  on  Saturday, March 23 from 1-3 pm  for our adoption event. If you plan to attend this event and would like to see a particular dog, please contact us a fews days before since we don't always take every dog to every event.

Bark Madness at Casual Pint - Fountain City, March 30 @ 1:00 to 3:00

It's March/Bark Madness time in Tennessee and we will be celebrating at The Casual Pint - Fountain City on  Saturday, March 30 from 1-3 pm ! Cherokee Distributing Company has teamed up with Casual Pint and both will donate $1 to SBRET for every pint of beer sold during this event! Representatives from Yee-Haw Brewing Company will also be in attendance giving away killer prizes.

The Casual Pint - Fountain City is located at 4842 Harvest Mill Way in Knoxville. If you plan to attend this event and would like to see a particular dog, please contact us a fews days before since we don't always take every dog to every event.