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

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 animals in the adopter’s home MUST be up-to-date on their rabies vaccine before adoption. If applicant’s have current animals, a Veterinarian must be listed on the application.
  • 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.

*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.

 . Mary .
 . Mary .  . Mary .  . Mary .
  • Rottweiler
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
Mary is a love bug. She does not have the traditional rottie tail but instead has a long and fluffy tail that is beautiful. Mary is approximately 4 years old and enjoys her walks and playtime outside. She is vaccinated, microchipped and will soon be spayed. We prefer this pretty girl go to a home with a fenced in yard. Come meet this beautiful girl at HSJC!
Adult, Female, Large
 . Sara .
 . Sara .
  • Rottweiler
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
Sara is a beautiful and loving sweetheart. She is very calm and gentle. Sara loves treats and enjoys getting loved on. She is approximately 4 years old and will be spayed soon. We prefer her to go to a home with a fenced in yard. Sara is a truly wonderful dog and has stolen the hearts of the staff at HSJC. Come meet her and fall in love!
Adult, Female, Large
 . Ivy .
 . Ivy .  . Ivy .
  • Shepherd
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
Ivy is approximately 4 years old. She came to HSJC as an owner surrender as her previous owners had to move and unfortunately couldn’t take her with them. She was around kids and two small dogs as well. Ivy is spayed, vaccinated, microchipped and ready for her furever home.
Adult, Female, Medium
 . Murphy .
 . Murphy .
  • Pit Bull Terrier
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
Murphy is the sweetest dog. He is 8 years young and is so calm. He walks perfectly on a leash with no pulling. Murphy has been around kids so he doesn't mind them at all. He loves going outside for walks and enjoys moist treats. You'll often find him napping on his hammock bed in his kennel or hanging out with the volunteers. Come meet this extraordinary dog at HSJC! 822 Epco Drive, Dandridge
Senior, Male, Medium
 . 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
 . Diesel .
 . Diesel .  . Diesel .  . Diesel .  . Diesel .  . Diesel .
  • Black Mouth Cur
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
•4 years young •Heartworm survivor •Lover of stuffed toys •Acclaimed food and treat critic •Receiver of the Good Boy Award This adorable boy is a sweet soul full of love. He loves attention and to pretend he’s a lap dog. He would be the perfect companion and would easily become a loved member of your family! He is waiting for his furever home at HSJC.
Adult, Male, Large
 . Lina .
 . Lina .  . Lina .  . Lina .  . Lina .
  • Shiba Inu
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
Lina is our longest resident at HSJC. She has been with us since September 2018 and is in need of a perfect furever home. She is a sweet girl who loves treats and loves the great outdoors. She is about 4 years old and is 38 pounds of love. Lina is completely house-broken, spayed, vaccinated, and microchipped. She is very smart and goes outside and then comes right back in and goes right to her specific kennel. She also loves to play and cuddle with stuffed toys. Lina would need a meet with any other dogs in the same household to make sure they can be friends. Come meet this sweet girl at our new location in Dandridge! 822 Epco Drive, Dandridge
Adult, Female, Medium
Powered by