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

Adopt a new best friend!

Dogs and cats are individuals and all have different personalities.

We encourage you to stop by and interact with our adoptable pets!

We have several wonderful companions looking for their fur-ever home.

Here are just a few that we have……


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.

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.
  • 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.

 . Layla .
 . Layla .  . Layla .  . Layla .
  • American Bulldog, Pit Bull Terrier
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
Miss Layla is a stunning white American bulldog/pittie mix with black spots. She is very friendly and loving and even likes other dogs but would still like a meet & greet with all other dogs in the same household to make sure they can be friends. She has a best fur-friend named Dallas (male) and loves to play outside with him. Layla prefers a home with older kids. She is spayed, vaccinated, microchipped and ready for her furever home. Come meet this beauty at HSJC!
Adult, Female, Medium
 . Pierce .
 . Pierce .  . Pierce .
  • Plott Hound
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
Sweet Pierce is a stunning brindle colored adult dog. He is approximately 3 years old and has lots of love to give. He is good around kids and would need a meet & greet with any other dogs in the applicants household to make sure they can be friends. Pierce loves treats and loves to play outside. He is neutered, vaccinated, microchipped and ready to join your family! Come meet him at HSJC!
Adult, Male, Medium
 . Winston .
 . Winston .  . Winston .  . Winston .  . Winston .
  • Retriever
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
Winston is such a wonderful dog. He loves to carry his toys around and wiggles his butt when he’s excited. Winston prefers older kids and would like a meet & greet with any other dog to make sure they can be friends. He is approximately 6 years old and has lots of love to give to his new furever family. Come meet this wonderful and handsome dog at HSJC!
Adult, Male, Large
 . Shadow .
 . Shadow .  . Shadow .  . Shadow .
  • Domestic Short Hair
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
Shadow is a larger cat but is very sweet. He is approximately 3 years old, neutered and vaccinated. He loves to be pampered and loved on. Shadow enjoys having privacy for naps so the cat beds with a hood are perfect for him. If you’re looking for a bigger cat, Shadow is the cat for you. He will make a wonderful addition to your family. Come meet this handsome boy!
Adult, Male, Large
 . Vanna .
 . Vanna .  . Vanna .  . Vanna .  . Vanna .  . Vanna .
  • Retriever, Great Pyrenees
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
Vanna is a beautiful dog and would make a wonderful companion. She is sometimes shy around strangers but it doesn’t take long for her to come around and love you. Vanna loves to play outside but once she’s tired, she enjoys being a couch potato. She is tall and is still in the process of gaining weight. Her previous owners did not feed her enough so she is fairly slender for now. Her ideal home would be someone with a tall fenced yard and a soft couch to lay on indoors. Vanna is approximately 1 year old, spayed, vaccinated and ready to go to her furever home.
Adult, Female, Not known
 . Jasper .
 . Jasper .  . Jasper .
  • Labrador Retriever
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
Jasper is a wonderful young adult dog. He is very sweet and loves attention. He is approximately 2 years old. Jasper is already vaccinated, neutered and available for adoption. Come meet this handsome boy at HSJC! 822 Epco Drive, Dandridge
Adult, Male, Medium
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