320

adoptions 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!

Adoption fees:

  • Dogs (6 months – 6 years) – $100
  • Puppies (under 6 months) – $125
  • Cats (6 months or older) – $50
  • Kittens (under 6 months) – $75

Senior animals (age 7 yrs and older):

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

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

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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.

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.

 . Kane .
 . Kane .
  • Hound
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
Kane is a handsome young pup looking for his furever home. He is approximately 4 years old and is very playful and active. Kane enjoys playing with toys, chewing on treats and belly rubs. He is neutered, vaccinated and microchipped.
Baby, Male, Medium
 . Keenan .
 . Keenan .
  • Hound
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
Keenan is a very sweet pupper. He can be a little shy and bashful but he is a big cuddle bug. Keenan is approximately 4 months old and ready for his furever home! He is neutered, vaccinated and microchipped.
Baby, Male, Medium
 . Kora .
 . Kora .  . Kora .
  • Hound
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
Kora is a sweet girl who loves to play and have fun. She’s a little shy at first but enjoys a good belly rub and lovings. Kora is approximately 4 months old, spayed, vaccinated and microchipped. Come meet this pretty girl at HSJC
Baby, Female, Medium
 . Kingston .
 . Kingston .
  • Shepherd, Hound
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
Kingston is a spunky young pup. He is approximately 4 months old and ready for his furever family to come take him home! Kingston is very playful and would love an active family. He is neutered, vaccinated, and microchipped. Come meet this cutie!
Baby, Male, Medium
 . Bandit .
 . Bandit .  . Bandit .  . Bandit .  . Bandit .  . Bandit .  . Bandit .
  • Beagle, Brittany Spaniel
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
Hey there, I’m Bandit and I’m hoping to find my furever family soon. I love back rubs and play time. I like other dogs but would still like a meet and greet to make sure we can be friends. I am about 1 year old and in need of a new home and a second chance. For more information on our adoption policies, visit: humanesocietyjctn.org/adoption
Adult, Male, Medium
 . Bentley .
 . Bentley .  . Bentley .  . Bentley .
  • Labrador Retriever
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
Bentley is a fun and friendly boy. He does well with other dogs but would still need a meet and greet to make sure they can be friends. Bentley is very smart and knows a few commands. He loves to get attention and is looking for a couch to be lazy on Saturdays on. Bentley enjoys outdoor playtime but loves his comfy bed in the AC. Come meet this wonderful boy! Approx. 4 years old For more information on our adoption policies, visit: humanesocietyjctn.org/adoption
Adult, Male, Medium
 . Diesel .
 . Diesel .  . Diesel .  . Diesel .
  • Pit Bull Terrier, Catahoula Leopard Dog
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
Hey there! I’m Diesel and I’m looking for my new furever family. I am very sweet, calm and adorable. The ladies here say I look like a chocolate chip cookie because of my fur colors. I am a little over a year old and heartworm negative. I like treats and playing outside and after play time, passing out on a comfy bed. I had a bump close to my eye which mad it twitch a lot but the nice ladies here took me to get it checked out by a vet and they fixed it up. I feel like a brand new doggo. I like other dogs but would still like a meet and greet to make sure we can be friends. For more information on our adoption policies, visit: humanesocietyjctn.org/adoption
Young, Male, Large
 . Randy .
 . Randy .
  • Domestic Short Hair
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
My name is Randy and I was abandoned at HSJC. The nice ladies caught me and showed me that not all humans are mean. I like to hang out in my hiding spot and occasionally be loved on. I’m very sweet but I’m a little shy because of everything I have been through. I hope to get my second chance soon. The nice ladies here think I’m 5 years old but I still have lots of love to give. Please give me a second chance at life.
Adult, Male, Large
 . Endora .
 . Endora .  . Endora .
  • Domestic Medium Hair
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
Hey there! I’m Endora and I’m a beautiful grey torti color. I have a big fluffy tail and lots of love to give. I came from a hoarding case as well but I would love to find my new family! I’m 3 years old and I am available for adoption at HSJC in Dandridge. For more information on adoption policies, visit: humanesocietyjctn.org/adoption
Adult, Female, Medium
 . Aggie .
 . Aggie .  . Aggie .
  • Domestic Short Hair
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
My name is Aggie and I think I could be the next grumpy cat. But don’t let the grumpy look fool you, I am a sweetheart! I love all humans and hope to go to my furever home soon. I am 2 years old and looking for a cuddle buddy for the cool fall nights. Come meet me at HSJC! For more information on adoption policies, visit: humanesocietyjctn.org/adoption
Adult, Female, Medium
 . Nacho .
 . Nacho .  . Nacho .
  • Domestic Medium Hair
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
Nacho is a super cute kitten with beautiful markings. He has a marble colored coat and is simply gorgeous. Nacho is ready for his furever home and hoping his family will come soon. He is very social and friendly. Nacho would love to go home with you! Come meet him at HSJC 822 Epco Drive, Dandridge humanesocietyjctn.org/adoption
Baby, Male, Medium
 . Bo .
 . Bo .
  • Domestic Short Hair
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
Hey there! I’m Bo (short for Boudica). I came to HSJC with an infected eye and the nice ladies here took me to the vet for them to inspect it. I ended up having to have surgery and get it removed but I healed great and look as cute as ever! I usually get to run around the shelter in the mornings while they clean my room and I love to be curious about new things. I usually have a cat friend, Izzy, that hangs out with me sometimes but we have a love/hate relationship. I know I would make a great addition to your family. You can come meet me at HSJC in Dandridge.
Adult, Female, Medium
 . Arya .
 . Arya .  . Arya .  . Arya .  . Arya .
  • Mixed Breed
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
My name is Arya and I am very friendly. I love to be around people and have fun outside playing. I am only 1 year old but I’m not expecting to get much taller (I might get wider, depending on what treats I can get into ?). Come meet me at HSJC! humanesocietyjctn.org/adoption
Young, Female, Small
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