The Williamson County Animal Shelter is grateful to the following groups that partner with us to care for pets in need. Learn more about how they help local pets, and how to support them as they support us.

PEDIGREE Feeding Project

Williamson County Animal Center is one of 12 shelters in the nation that participates in the PEDIGREE® Feeding Project, a program created by PEDIGREE to provide a consistent healthy diet to shelter pets. All food is provided free of charge by PEDIGREE, and this results in a healthier, more adoptable pet.

Friends of WCAC

The Friends of Williamson County Animal Center is a 501(c)(3) that supports our shelter by providing the financial support, promotion and advocacy to citizens and government needed for our county shelter to achieve its number 1 goal - a best-in-class save rate.


Friends of WCAC also funds the following activities in our shelter:
  • Funds extraordinary medical care
  • Operates a pet food bank
  • Provides shelter improvements, including the addition of energy efficient sun tunnels throughout the building.
  • Sponsors an annual shelter open house for veterinarians, government, civic, business and animal welfare community leaders and the media
  • Funds the Meet Your Match program
  • Transports Pets to various adoption programs
  • Provides Vet-tech position to support the in-shelter community spay/neuter clinic including a TNR program

Petsense Stores

The Petsense stores located in Franklin and Fairview, Tennessee, offer cats from Williamson County Animal Center for adoption in their stores. WCAC developed this pilot program with HomeTown Pet Stores (now Petsense) in 2014, and this arrangement provides a new way to expand adoptions into the community.

ASPCA Meet Your Match

In 2014, Williamson County Animal Center joined the ASPCA Meet Your Match program. Staff are trained to test adoptable pets, determining their “canine-ality” or “feline-ality” using ASPCA evaluation guidelines. Each kennel is color coded purple, orange or green, and indicates each pet’s personality. Prospective adopters fill out a short questionnaire that pairs them up with particular canine or feline personalities.


Petfinder is an online, searchable database of animals who need homes. It is also a directory of nearly 14,000 animal shelters and adoption organizations across the U.S., Canada and Mexico. Organizations maintain their own home pages and available-pet databases.

Vets Adopt Pets

Active duty military personnel and honorably discharged veterans adopt at no fee trough the Vets Adopt Pets program.

Nashville K-9

Provide no cost board and training for our special needs dogs. They also provide private training to the public and train service and working dogs for the Metro and Williamson County Sheriff's Department (More information click here)

Nashville K-9 University

Global K9
Provide training classes to WCAC volunteers and staff, especially to help with the harder to handle dogs and make them more adoptable. They offer discounted classes to people who adopt from WCAC.

Home Safety Guide for Pet Owners