All age appropriate animals must be spayed or neutered before going home. Any animal that is not old enough or weighing enough to be altered must stay at the facility until surgery or may go home on a foster to adopt basis. Please contact us for more details.

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.


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.

To adopt a horse contact: Justin Levi 

Adoption Policy

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

All adoption fees must be collected in full before any animal is released. NO CREDIT is ever given to anyone, including Humane Society members and officers.

  • All adoption fees are paid directly to the Humane Society of Jefferson County.
  • We recommend all adopted animals be taken to one of our participating veterinarians (Lakeway, Town & Country, Animal Wellness, Ridgefield,  or White Pine Animal Clinic) for any additional vaccinations. 
  • We do not want to lose a sure chance for an animal to find a home. If someone desires to adopt a specific animal but cannot do so that day, we CANNOT hold that animal. If someone else comes in to adopt the animal, we will adopt it out.
  • We do not board animals.

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.
  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/neuter 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!

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.

 . Logan .
 . Logan .
  • Domestic Medium Hair
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
Logan is a sweet little kitty who loves to play. He's super friendly and social. Logan is available for adoption at our new location in Dandridge.
Baby, Male, Medium
 . Magnolia .
 . Magnolia .  . Magnolia .
  • Domestic Long Hair
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
Magnolia was rescued by HSJC from euthanasia. She is super sweet and loving. She is good with other cats and located in our community cat room. Magnolia had a rough few months and was covered with scabs from a flea infestation when we got her. She is approximately 2 years, spayed, vaccinated, and ready to go to her furever home! Come meet our sweet Magnolia at our new location in Dandridge.
Adult, Female, Medium
 . Lina .
 . Lina .  . Lina .  . Lina .
  • Terrier
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
Adult, Female, Medium
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