Each month, the CAC Office on Aging’s Knox PAWS and Feed-a-Pet programs provide almost 1,900 pounds of pet food to 146 pets owned by low-income seniors in the Knoxville-Knox County area. The supply of dog food is critically low!

Without the assistance of Feed-a-Pet, those enrolled in the program struggle each month to feed their pets and sometimes go without food themselves in order to feed their furry friends.

At this time, there is no need for cat food.

Dog food accepted:

  • 8# bag Purina One Smartblend Small Bites
  • 4# bag Pedigree Small Bites
  • 4# bag Kibbles and Bits Small Bites
  • 4# bag Beneful Small Bites

Drop off Location: Ross Building 2247 Western Ave 


Knox PAWS is community aware and partners with local animal shelters to find the perfect companion for the participant. This relieves some of the stress associated with overpopulation in our local animal shelters. Pets adopted by Knox PAWS participants are given a medical exam,  vaccinated, given a microchip, spayed/neutered, and provided with heartworm and flea prevention. More importantly, if a problem arises down the road, Knox PAWS is there to help.

For more information about Knox PAWS, visit knoxseniors.org.