All Wags For Waggin N’ Braggin


The Williamson County Animal Control and Adoption Center and Williamson Animal Services, Inc. are pleased at the turnout and donations received this year at their Waggin N’ Braggin event. More than $7,000 was raised and five adult dogs were adopted at the event.


Over 250 people attended the day with auctions, pet vendors, pet adoptions, free hot dogs and t-shirt sales being the highlights. A custom portrait by Gallery 202 owner and artist Kelly Harwood was auctioned off as was a round trip airline ticket on Southwest Airlines. The custom t-shirt was a big hit and was designed by Twine Graphics.

Also in attendance at the event was MAC-the new Mobile Adoption Center. It is a customized, climate-controlled trailer that holds up to 12 animals. WCAC director Doug Brightwell said that a trailer like MAC had been on his wish list for several years, and that it provides “a wonderful safe environment for transporting animals to our many adoption events. The trailer is state-of-the-art, and we are so pleased to have it.”

“All in all, Waggin n’ Braggin was a huge success,” said Brightwell, “and we thank our host Kelly Harwood at Gallery 202, our numerous sponsors, our loyal volunteers and the caring folks in Williamson County who attended.” An anonymous donor designated their donation for the construction of a 25 x 100 foot dog run for the shelter at Claude Yates Drive. “We are thrilled,” he said, “that our large dogs will now have such an expanse to play in as well as to interact with prospective adoptive families.”

For more information, contact Williamson County Animal Control and Adoption Center at (615) 790-5590 or stop by our adoption center at 106 Claude Yates Dr., next to Franklin High School. Adoptable animals can be viewed at or at the center from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, or 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturdays.


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Andrea has always loved the written word. She holds a B.A. in Journalism and a Masters in Creative Writing, both from Belmont University. Both sides of her family have lived in Williamson County for generations, so writing for Williamson Source is the perfect fit. She loves to hear stories of what Williamson County was like when her parents and grandparents were young and to write about this ever evolving county is truly special for her.