Kingsport Location
2141 Idle Hour Road, Kingsport, TN 37660

PHONE: (423) 247-1671


OPEN: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday,

and Saturday: 12:30 PM to 5:30 PM
Closed Wednesday and Sunday 


Blountville Location

​380 Massengil Rd Blountville, TN 37617

PHONE: (423)-279-2741

OPEN: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday: 12:30 PM to 5:30 PM
Closed Thursday & Sunday

Sullivan County, Bluff City, Kingsport Animal Control Center Inc.

We work hard to make sure that we take care of all of our pets here at SBK Animal Shelter. But, unfortunately we can't do it without people like you and your donations of time and money. So, if you ever feel like you want to be a part of our family and help some of the best animals around, check us out. 

It's hard knowing what to do when you're about to adopt. But, we make this process even easier when you adopt with us, because we have trained staff that will go over every possible question or concern you and your family might have on introducing your newest pal to the family. 

We know you've always wanted a dog, cat, bunny, or other awesome animal. And now's the time friends! We are here to help you get ready for your new family member, as and as soon as you're ready to take the big plunge. Owning an animal is, after all, one of the most gratifying things you can do.


As of July 1st, 2011, The SBK Animal Center is, in a nutshell, the organization that operates and governs what we know as the Sullivan County Animal Shelter, the Kingsport Animal Shelter and Sullivan  County Animal Control under a contract with the County as well as Bluff City and the City of Kingsport. (By the way, rumors that the Kingsport Animal Shelter has closed are completely untrue. Both Shelters are alive and well and excited to be moving toward a new level of humane care and progressive placement of northeast Tennessee’s homeless animals.)

The organization itself is a 501(c)3, non-profit corporation made up of an active and committed board of community leaders, volunteers, generous concerned citizens and animal lovers.

These people give their time and energy to help with fundraising, public awareness, and education, among other things. You will undoubtedly be getting to know them in the weeks and months to come as we get out there to spread the word trying hard to get our animals adopted and encouraging involvement with the shelter and animal issues.