237

animals adopted out, so far,
in 2019!!!

Adopt a new best friend!

Dogs and cats all have different personalities.

We encourage you to stop by and interact with them.

We have several amazing pets waiting for their furever family!

FEES

Adoption fees:

  • Dogs – $100
  • Puppies – $125
  • Cats – $50
  • Kittens – $75

Senior animals (age 7 yrs and older):

  • Dogs already spayed/neutered – $50
  • Dogs not spayed/neutered – $75
  • Cats already spayed/neutered – $20
  • Cats not spayed/neutered – $35

* the adoption fee for dogs includes the spay/neuter, initial vaccination, heartworm test (6 mo. and older), and microchip.
* the adoption fee for cats include the spay/neuter and initial vaccination
***No animal will be allowed to be adopted unless it has been fixed first. If you are interested in a foster-to-adopt situation for a small kitten or puppy please speak to a staff member. You MUST be a resident of Jefferson County in order to be considered for foster-to-adopt ***

To download an adoption application click HERE.

Please note: HSJC does not accept checks and there is a $4 transaction fee for all debit/credit cards.

Adoption Policy & Process

The adoption fee includes:                  

  • First vaccination (DA2PP & Bordetella for dogs; FEL4 for cats)
  • Deworming
  • Spay/Neuter
  • Heartworm test (dogs only, 6 months of age and older)
  • Microchip (dogs only)

The adoption fee does NOT include:

  • Bath or dip
  • Heartworm treatment
  • Treatment of any illness after adoption
  • Parvo testing
  • Feline Leukemia testing
  • Cat carrier

Adoption Policies:

  • All adoption fees are paid directly to the Humane Society of Jefferson County and must be paid in full before any animal can be adopted.
  • All animals at HSJC will be spayed/neutered PRIOR to adoption. We will not make any exceptions.
  • All current or previous animals of the applicant MUST be up-to-date on their annual vaccines and have a history of routine yearly vaccinations. This is to ensure that our animal will receive proper Veterinary care after adoption. We require a vet to be listed if the applicant has had animals in the last three(3) years.
  • We require a meet & greet with all current household dogs for all of our adult dogs to ensure they will get along and can be fur-friends.
  • We cannot hold any animal without a deposit. A deposit places a hold on that animal for a certain amount of time so the applicants can have meet & greets, get prepared for their new animal, or if the animal has not been spayed/neutered yet and therefore cannot go home, this allows the applicant to hold them while they wait for surgery day. Deposits are non-refundable and non-transferable.
  • In order to adopt, you must show proof of residency. You must provide either a lease for a rental, mortgage statement, deed, or land taxes. *If renting, your lease must state pets are permitted and if a deposit is required, you must provide a receipt that you have paid the pet deposit. (Any county/state)
  • HSJC does NOT adopt out to homes who want to keep the pet outside only. A pet should be part of the family.
  • All cat/kitten(s) must be in a carrier before leaving our facility. You will need to bring your own pet taxi or purchase a cardboard cat carrier at our facility.

*The Humane Society of Jefferson County reserves the right to refuse adoptions to anyone for the protection of our animals – they are our top priority.*

Adoption Process:

  1. Meet and interact with the animal(s) you are interested in adopting. Ask questions to make sure that pet is the perfect match for your family and lifestyle.
  2. Fill out an adoption application.
  3. Adoption counselors will check all applicants against all registries and contact the applicant’s Veterinarian for a reference.
  4. If approved, you will then pay the adoption fee (varies per animal).
  5. Fill out and sign the adoption contract.
  6. Adoption counselors will register your new pet’s microchip for you (if applicable).
  7. When the animal(s) is spayed/neutered and up-t0-date on vaccinations, the animal can then go home. Pets do not leave HSJC if unaltered unless it is a foster-to-adopt where the animal will be returned on a specific date to be fixed.
  8. Remember your adoption day with a picture!

We recommend all adopted animals be taken to one of our participating veterinarians (Lakeway Animal Hospital, Town & Country, Animal Wellness, Ridgefield,  or White Pine Animal Clinic) for any additional vaccinations.

We want to help you choose just the right pet for you and your family. Please take a look at our adoptable pets then c’mon in for a visit. We would love to help you. Feel free to read some adoption tips from the ASPCA.

Guidelines for Rescue Groups

The Humane Society of Jefferson County is happy to work with any local, regional or national group. In order to assure that Rescue Groups are legitimate we do request supportive information.

Required Documentation:

  • Proof that the group is a nonprofit or affiliated with a nonprofit.
  • A copy of the group’s adoption guidelines and adoption contract.
  • A letter identifying the veterinarian with whom the group works.
  • A list of persons authorized to act for the group.

General Rules

Animals entering the rescue system must be removed in a timely fashion. Animals will be made available to other rescue groups or individuals if not promptly picked up.

Once the animal is in the care of the rescue group we provide no further services.

Animals in the care of the rescue group may not be returned the HSJC except for behavioral or medical problems verified by a veterinarian. The rescue group must realize for these animals euthanization is a very likely outcome.

Click HERE for an application

FEES for Rescue Groups

Fees for each rescue group are evaluated individually. Every effort is made for the HSJC to recover costs and it is a requirement that all animals be spayed or neutered.

 . Milo .
 . Milo .
  • Jack Russell Terrier
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Prefers home without dogs
Milo is a sweet senior dog. He is 9 years old and is searching of his new furever family. Milo is fairly active for his age but he would prefer to be an only dog and soak up all the love for himself. Come meet Milo at HSJC
Senior, Male, Small
 . Nova .
 . Nova .
  • Australian Shepherd, Brittany Spaniel
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
Nova is a beautiful and sweet dog. She is approximately 2 years old and ready for her new furever home. Nova has a partial blue eye on one side making her very unique and beautiful. She is extremely sweet and loving. Come meet this lovely girl at HSJC.
Adult, Female, Medium
 . Nellie .
 . Nellie .
  • Pit Bull Terrier
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
Nellie is a beautiful blue eyed girl looking for her furever home. She is approximately 4 years old, housebroken, and even knows how to sit for a treat. Nellie loves water and would love to have a kiddie pool of her own. Come meet this beautiful girl at HSJC.
Adult, Female, Medium
 . Tessa .
 . Tessa .
  • Jack Russell Terrier
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
Tessa is a 9 year old, 10 pound Jack Russell Terrier. She spent her 9 years as a breeding dog and was neglected. Since arriving at HSJC, she has had a complete dental with some extractions. Tessa is looking for her furever home where she can spend her days relaxing in the sun and cuddling on the couch. If you would like to adopt Tessa, come meet her at our facility in Dandridge. For more information on our adoption policies, visit our website at humanesocietyjctn.org/adoption
Senior, Female, Small
 . Reba & Shania .
 . Reba & Shania .
  • Chihuahua
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
Reba and Shania are sweet little chihuahuas looking for a furever home together. They were used as breeding dogs their whole life and depend on each other to be comfortable. Reba is 6 years old and Shania is 7. Come meet these sweet girls at HSJC. For more information on our adoption policies, visit our website at humanesocietyjctn.org/adoption
Senior, Female, Small
 . Rylie .
 . Rylie .  . Rylie .  . Rylie .
  • Labrador Retriever, Great Dane
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
Rylie is such a sweetheart! She does best when she’s around other dogs as they help show her how to be a dog. Rylie had a rough past and although we’re unsure of what happened to her, she can be a little shy meeting new people unless there’s another dog to show her it’s all okay. Rylie is a heartworm survivor and is about 6 years young. She is in search of her new furever home. Come meet Rylie at HSJC! For more information on our adoption policies, visit our website at humanesocietyjctn.org/adoption
Adult, Female, Large
 . Jonas .
 . Jonas .  . Jonas .
  • Domestic Short Hair
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
Hey there! I’m Jonas and I’m a big ole kitty cat. I could be your new best friend and would stick by your side through thick and thin. I love attention and need a new family. Come meet me at HSJC in Dandridge.
Adult, Male, Large
 . Sammy .
 . Sammy .  . Sammy .
  • Domestic Long Hair
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
My name is Sammy and I’m looking for the purrrfect furever family. I am 4 years old and very sweet. I love back rubs and ear scratches. If you’d like to meet me, come to HSJC in Dandridge.
Adult, Female, Medium
 . Bear .
 . Bear .
  • Great Pyrenees
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Prefers home without small kids
Hi there! My name is Bear and I love attention and hugs. I am big, fluffy and lovable. I am about 3 years old and ready for my furever home. I prefer a home with no small kids. Come meet me at HSJC in Dandridge.
Adult, Male, Large
 . Lance .
 . Lance .
  • Domestic Short Hair
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
Lance is a very sweet and fun kitten. He is approximately 3 months old and is neutered, vaccinated and ready for his furever home. Lance would make a great addition to your family!
Baby, Male, Medium
 . Polly .
 . Polly .  . Polly .
  • Domestic Short Hair
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
Polly is a very pretty kitten. She is a little shy at first but with some extra love, she will make a purrfect addition to your family. Polly is spayed, vaccinated and microchipped. She is FeLV negative and ready for her furever home. Come meet this beautiful kitty.
Baby, Female, Medium
 . Jerie .
 . Jerie .
  • Beagle
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
Jerie is a spunky little dog with a lot of energy. When he first came to HSJC, he was very timid and shy but has since came out of his shell and is now very sweet and playful. Jerie is approximately 2 years old and loves all of our other dogs here at HSJC. He is very dog friendly. Jerie is around 24 pounds and is looking for the perfect home to call his own. He is our second longest dog resident and would love to find his furever family. Come meet Jerie at our adoption center.
Adult, Male, Small
 . Mallory .
 . Mallory .
  • Domestic Short Hair
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
Mallory is a gorgeous black & white cat. She is very calm and loving. Mallory is approximately 4 years old and is spayed, vaccinated, microchipped, and is FeLV/FIV negative. She is ready for her furever home. Come see her at our adoption center located at 822 Epco Drive in Dandridge.
Adult, Female, Medium
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