Community Partners

Knox PAWS (Placing Animals With Seniors)


Knox PAWS matches eligible seniors with adoptable pets. Research indicates that pets improve seniors’ physical, emotional, and mental health. The Knox PAWS program works with area animal shelters to match senior pets with senior citizens.

Knox PAWS partners with the local animal shelters to find the right companion for the participant. Pets adopted by Knox PAWS participants are given a medical exam, vaccinated, given a microchip, are spayed/neutered, and provided with heartworm and flea prevention. Even more important – if a problem arises down the road, Knox PAWS is there to help. Support from people like you is essential.

With a decrease in funding in recent months and increased needs, the KnoxPaws program requests your help to continue providing life changing services. Every dollar helps.

Please consider donating at, or via mail to the Office on Aging at PO Box 51650, Knoxville, TN 37950-1650.

Learn More