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.

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.

To adopt a horse contact: Justin Levi 

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

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.

*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.
  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!

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.

 . Gabi .
 . Gabi .
  • Domestic Short Hair
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
Gabi is a beautiful girl who is very sweet and loves to play. She is very active, loves attention and enjoys back rubs. She is on the smaller side and has previously had kittens so she is very nurturing. Gabi will make a wonderful addition to your family. 822 Epco Drive, Dandridge
Adult, Female, Small
 . Ruby .
 . Ruby .  . Ruby .
  • Redbone Coonhound
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
Ruby is a fun and free spirited gal with lots of love to give! She doesn't mind other dogs but would still need a meet & greet to make sure they can be best friends. Ruby is very sweet and loves attention. She is approximately 4-5 months old and will have to stay with us until she is spayed. Ruby is waiting for you at HSJC!
Baby, Female, Medium
 . Rogan .
 . Rogan .
  • Redbone Coonhound
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
Rogan is a little shy but he does better with other dogs around. He shares a kennel with Ruby and they've become best friends and help each other come out of their shell. He is vaccinated and heartworm negative. Rogan is available for adoption but will stay with us until he is neutered. Come meet this sweet boy at HSJC!
Baby, Male, Large
 . Bea .
 . Bea .
  • Terrier, Hound
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
Bea is a cheerful and active pup. She is approximately 5 months old and we believe she will be on the smaller breed side. Bea tends to get along with most other dogs but would require a meet & greet with other dogs in the same household. Come meet Bea at our new location in Dandridge.
Baby, Female, Medium
 . PJ (Pamela Jane) .
 . PJ (Pamela Jane) .
  • Bluetick Coonhound
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
PJ is a fun and playful young pup. She tends to get along with other dogs but would still require a meet & greet with other dogs that will live in the same household as her. She is approximately 6 months old and is a blue tick mix. PJ loves attention and she loves to play. Come meet this beautiful girl at our new location in Dandridge!
Young, Female, Medium
 . Nora .
 . Nora .
  • Terrier, Hound
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
Nora is a fun loving young dog. She is approximately 7 months old and loves to jump and play. She's very active and outgoing. Nora is very sweet and would make a great companion. Come meet this pretty girl at our new location in Dandridge.
Young, Female, Medium
 . Violet .
 . Violet .
  • Chihuahua
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Special Needs
Violet needs a patient person who can slowly gain her trust. She is a wonderful companion and lap dog after she warms up to you but will need time to trust. She has a loving heart but she just needs a little extra time to show it. Violet gets along with other small dogs and even gets along with cats (pictured). She is spayed, vaccinated and microchipped and is approximately 7 years old. If you love special needs or senior dogs and have love and patience to give this sweet girl, please contact us at 865-475-8930 or come to our new location at 822 Epco Drive in Dandridge to meet her.
Senior, Female, Small
 . Amaya .
 . Amaya .  . Amaya .
  • Domestic Short Hair
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
Amaya is a sweet older cat. She is approximately 5 years old and has short hair. She is fairly uncommon being an orange female cat. Orange cats are primarily male. Amaya loves to get back rubs and she loves to eat. She is vaccinated and spayed and ready her furever home! Come meet this beautiful cat and add a wonderful addition to your family! Humane Society of Jefferson County 822 Epco Drive Dandridge, TN 37725
Adult, Female, Small
 . Max .
 . Max .
  • Hound, Labrador Retriever
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
Max is a wonderful young dog. He loves to play outside and chew on treats. He plays fetch like a champ! He enjoys running and going for walks. Sadly, Max was adopted and brought back because of his energy level, but with some training and crate training, Max will be the perfect dog! Come meet this sweet boy at HSJC and give him his true forever home.
Young, Male, Large
 . Lina .
 . Lina .  . Lina .  . Lina .
  • Terrier
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Special Needs
Lina is a sweet girl who loves treats and loves the great outdoors. She is about 4 years old and is very treat motivated. Lina is completely house-broken and vaccinated. Unfortunately, Lina does not do well with other dogs and would do best being the only dog in the home. She needs someone who is patient and understands her needs. Come meet this special girl at our new location in Dandridge!
Adult, Female, Medium
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