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Adopt a new best friend!

Dogs and cats all have different personalities.

We encourage you to stop by and interact with them.

We have several amazing pets waiting for their furever family!

Adoption fees:

  • Dogs (6 months – 6 years) – $100
  • Puppies (under 6 months) – $125
  • Cats (6 months or older) – $50
  • Kittens (under 6 months) – $75

Senior animals (age 7 yrs and older):

  • Senior Dogs already spayed/neutered prior to intake – $50
  • Senior Dogs spayed/neutered after intake – $75
  • Senior Cats already spayed/neutered prior to intake – $20
  • Senior Cats spayed/neutered after intake – $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.

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)
  • 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

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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. (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.*

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.

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.

 . Polly .
 . Polly .
  • Domestic Short Hair, Dilute Calico
Adult, Female, Small
 . Elsie .
 . Elsie .
  • Domestic Short Hair
Baby, Female, Small
 . Munchie .
 . Munchie .  . Munchie .
  • Terrier
Hi, the names Munchie. I came from a hoarding situation and had horrible mange and no hair. My hair has almost fully came back in and I am super happy. I love meeting people and have never met a stranger. I do okay with dogs about my size or smaller, but large dogs kind of intimidate me . The nice people here at the shelter helped me get back my nice coat and have kept my spirits high!
Adult, Female, Medium
 . Angel .
 . Angel .
  • Terrier
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Special Needs
Hi, my name is Angel. I just learned that I have a heart murmur and am waiting for the vet to check me out. I am a sweet and calm girl. Just waiting on the right family to love me!
Young, Female, Medium
 . Duke .
 . Duke .
  • Retriever, Labrador Retriever
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
My name is Duke and I am a real good boy. I'm a bit shy at first because my previous family wasn't very good to me no matter how much I loved them. I warm up real quick in just a few minutes though. I love to go outside and also enjoy snuggling. Toys aren't my favorite things, but it is just because I am not too sure what they are. I would love to meet you sometime and hopefully find a new, nice family that I can give all of my love to.
Adult, Male, Medium
 . Leigha .
 . Leigha .  . Leigha .  . Leigha .  . Leigha .  . Leigha .  . Leigha .
  • Labrador Retriever, Hound
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
Leigha is a beautiful lab/hound mix. She is smart, loving and adorable. Leigha even knows some commands and is very treat motivated. She is hoping to find her furever home soon. She is spayed, vaccinated, microchipped and heartworm negative. Come meet this sweet girl at HSJC.
Adult, Female, Medium
 . Allie .
 . Allie .  . Allie .
  • Domestic Short Hair
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
Allie is a beautiful young cat. She is approximately 1 year old and is very slender with a small frame. She is very sweet, playful, and loving. Allie is available for deposit but cannot go home until she is spayed. Visit humanesocietyjctn.org/adoption to view our adoption requirements and policies
Young, Female, Small
 . Carissa .
 . Carissa .  . Carissa .
  • Domestic Short Hair
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
Carissa is a very sweet kitten. She is approx. 4 months old and ready to meet her purrrfect match! Carissa loves attention and back rubs but sometimes she doesn't like to be held. She loves to take cat naps and play. Carissa is spayed, vaccinated and microchipped. Visit humanesocietyjctn.org/adoption to view our adoption policies and requirements.
Baby, Female, Medium
 . Gemma .
 . Gemma .  . Gemma .  . Gemma .
  • Terrier, Labrador Retriever
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
Gemma girl is looking for her furever home. She had puppies a couple months ago and now she’s hoping to find her family and settle down. Gemma is approximately 4 years old and is available for deposit but can’t go home until she is spayed. She is stand-off-ish at first but is very loving and loyal once she knows you. Before applying, please visit our website to view our adoption policies - humanesocietyjctn.org/adoption
Adult, Female, Medium
 . Morgan .
 . Morgan .  . Morgan .  . Morgan .
  • Redbone Coonhound
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
Morgan is a beautiful redbone mix. She is looking for a great furever home she can spend her days. She is incredibly sweet and loving and fairly active regardless of her broken leg. She came to HSJC with a broken leg and just got her cast off. Morgan is approximately 5 years old, spayed, heartworm negative, and microchipped. Come meet this beautiful girl at our adoption center! For information on our adoption policies, visit humanesocietyjctn.org/adoption
Adult, Female, Large
 . Lucy .
 . Lucy .  . Lucy .
  • Boxer, Hound
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
Lucy is a fun and active young dog looking for her furever family. She was adopted out as a puppy and then several months later, she was left at the boarder and never saw her family again. She came to HSJC and is now hoping to find her true furever home. She is approximately 8-9 months old and still has a lot of puppy in her so she will need some training but she is already a wonderful dog. Lucy is spayed, vaccinated and microchipped. For information on our adoption policies, visit humanesocietyjctn.org/adoption
Young, Female, Large
 . Benny .
 . Benny .
  • Boxer, Hound
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
Benny is an active and playful young dog. He is approximately 6 months old and would love an active family to play and have fun with. Benny was adopted out at just 3 months old and was returned to HSJC because he did what puppies do - chew and be rowdy. He will need some training but will be a wonderful addition to a great family. For information on our adoption policies, visit humanesocietyjctn.org/adoption
Young, Male, Large
 . Bo .
 . Bo .
  • Domestic Short Hair
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
Hey there! I’m 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 know I would make a great addition to your family. You can come meet me at HSJC in Dandridge.
Adult, Female, Medium
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