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McKamey Animal Center is not your average animal shelter.

We create a culture of compassionate care, community engagement and advocacy for animals by providing programs and education that support people and companion animals.

❤️❤️Meet Cain. He is a very loving pup looking for a loving home where he can finally relax. He came to us shy & nervous but he was willing to give us a chance & became such a sweet and affectionate pup. He loves having someone around to comfort & cuddle him, so if you’re looking for a pup to lounge around the house with, Cain is your man. He also loves playing with other dogs because they help his Confidence. His fave game is tag with a little bit of wrestling too. Cain is just over a year old & still learning his manners. For this reason needs a with no small children. He would be more than grateful if you gave him the second chance he gave us!! ❤️❤️

Rescue Outreach

Imagine if this was your view. Day in and day out people would come by and stand in front of your cage and stare at you. They would tell you to sshhh if you barked. They would laugh if you ran around frantically. Some would cry if you looked sad. Imagine people reading the info on your cage and just moving on. Imagine being on display like furniture in a storefront. Can you imagine? Dogs that are in a shelter cage can feel scared and vulnerable. They often times are anxious and depressed. When looking for a forever family member please take all of this into consideration. Spend time with the dogs outside of their cages. Choose based on your time together...not on what you see through those bars. Shelter life is not real life. Cages can make the gentlest soul appear "crazy" or "aggressive" simply because he is scared. When visiting a shelter or a pound please be aware of the broken hearts in those cages. Show them respect. If a particular dog acts up when you are in front of his cage please move on. He doesn't want to be on display and has nowhere to hide. Teach your children not to taunt the dogs by running or jumping around. This always leads to more chaos and stress for all. Shelter dogs had families at one time just like you and I. Each of them has had their lives turned upside down through no fault of their own. Imagine being let down by humans over and over. Put yourself in their place. Try to imagine.💔 Adopt a shelter pet. #adopt #dontshop #betheirvoice

Very true! Animals in a shelter had a family once- Keep this in mind the next time you visit a shelter. All they dream of is their own loving forever home.

Dogs of Chatt

Klaus (adoptable!) // Staffy “He likes dogs a lot, he loves them. Playing and everything- he’s awesome!” Klaus is available for adoption through @mckameycenter. ➷ This guy is SOOO friendly. I love his smile! He’d love to brighten someone’s life with that smile every single day. ☀️Rain or shine!🌧 ➷ ➷ ➷ ➷ #dogsofchatt #dogsofchattanooga #dogsofinstagram #dogstagram #dogsofinsta #dogsofig #instadog #dogoftheday #dogslife #doglove #doglover #doglovers #stpatricksday #stpattysday #saintpatricksdayparade #adoptable #adoptables #staffy #staffysmile #staffie #staffielove #staffordshireterrier #staffords #dogsmile #pittiesmile #pibble #pibbles #pibblesmile #pibblelove #adoptdontshop @pittieslovepeace @pittiesofinsta @itsapittiething @passion.for.pitties @staffygram @staffy_daily @thedogsmile @ McKamey Animal Center

Meet sweet Clause! He did amazing at the St. Patty's Day parade last weekend and ready to find a loving family. He is a little over 2.5 years old.



  • Sunday: 11:00AM - 4:00PM
  • Monday: CLOSED
  • Tuesday: 11:00AM - 5:30PM
  • Wednesday: 11:00AM - 5:30PM
  • Thursday: 11:00AM - 7:00PM
  • Friday: 11:00AM - 5:30PM
  • Saturday: 10:00AM - 4:00PM


  • Sunday: CLOSED
  • Monday: CLOSED
  • Tuesday: 11:00AM - 5:30PM
  • Wednesday: 11:00AM - 5:30PM
  • Thursday: 11:00AM - 5:30PM
  • Friday: 11:00AM - 5:30PM
  • Saturday: 10:00AM - 4:00PM
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  • Scheduled Tuesdays-Fridays
  • Appointment required
  • Call 423-305-6502.
  • Drop off between 8:00AM and 9:00AM,
  • Pick up between 4:00PM and 5:00PM.

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