We encourage you to stop by and interact with them.
We have several amazing pets waiting for their furever family!
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 ***
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)
Heartworm test (dogs only, 6 months of age and older)
Microchip (dogs only)
The adoption fee does NOT include:
Bath or dip
Treatment of any illness after adoption
Feline Leukemia testing
Adoption Policy & Process
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.*
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.
Fill out an adoption application.
Adoption counselors will check all applicants against all registries and contact the applicant’s Veterinarian for a reference.
If approved, you will then pay the adoption fee (varies per animal).
Fill out and sign the adoption contract.
Adoption counselors will register your new pet’s microchip for you (if applicable).
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.
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.
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.
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.
Hey there! Iâm Diesel and Iâm 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 have a bump close to my eye which makes it twitch a lot but the nice ladies here are taking me to get it checked out by a vet soon and hopefully they can fix me up. Would you like to be my new best friend?
This cute little guy is Taco. He is incredibly sweet and loving. He loves to dance around and will devour treats like a piggie. Taco has had a rough life and had some skin issues due to neglect but his hair is growing back already! Taco likes to dance around when he gets excited and then lay around on a big fluffy bed when heâs tired. This sweetie is approximately 1 year old and will be ready for his furever home when heâs neutered. Come meet this sweet boy at HSJC!
Cannoli is as sweet as her name sounds. This loving girl is living her best life roaming the yard at HSJC with her doggie friends. She likes to come indoors and lay on her hammock bed and howl with the best of them. Cannoli is an absolute angel and would make a great addition to your family. Cannoli is approximately 4 years old and will be spayed soon so she can go to her furever home.
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. Iâm very sweet but Iâm a little shy because of everything I have been through. I hope to get my second chance soon. The nice ladies here think Iâm 5 years old but I still have lots of love to give. Please give me a second chance at life.
Hey there! Iâm Endora and Iâm 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! Iâm 3 years old and I am available for adoption but will need to stay at HSJC until Iâm spayed.
My name is Aggie and I think I could be the next grumpy cat. But donât 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!
Domestic Short Hair, Extra-Toes Cat / Hemingway Polydactyl
Up-to-date with routine shots
I am extremely sweet and loving. I love to be rubbed and loved on. I have 2 extra toes on both of my front paws and itâs adorable. I am 4 years old. I came from a hoarding case and was taken in by the nice ladies at HSJC. I hope to find my furever home soon. Come meet me!
Meet Cheddar! This handsome catchelor is looking for furever. Cheddar is incredibly sweet and will never break your heart. He is very friendly and will be the ultimate cuddle buddy you need for those cool fall evenings. And who can resist that cute face? Come meet Cheddar at HSJC!
822 Epco Drive, Dandridge
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
Hey there! Iâm 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.
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 Iâm not expecting to get much taller (I might get wider, depending on what treats I can get into ?). I didnât know my parents for long so Iâm not sure what breed I am but I would make a great friend for someone special. Come meet me at HSJC!
Hey there! Iâm Jonas and Iâm 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.
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.