336

adoptions in 2019
& counting!

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.

 . Autumn .
 . Autumn .  . Autumn .
  • Terrier, Labrador Retriever
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
Autumn is a very sweet and loving girl. She would be a great family dog and would love to give kisses. Autumn is approximately 3 years old, spayed, vaccinated, microchipped and heartworm negative. She is ready to move into her new furever home! For information on our adoption policies, visit humanesocietyjctn.org/adoption
Adult, Female, Medium
 . Beau .
 . Beau .  . Beau .  . Beau .
  • Australian Shepherd
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Prefers home without dogs
Beau is a handsome young Australian Shepherd in need of a furever family. He would need a completely fenced yard or a farm but would need to come in at night. Beau is just 1 year old and does not like other dogs as he has a more dominant personality. If you can give Beau the home he needs, come meet him at our adoption center. For information on our adoption policies, visit humanesocietyjctn.org/adoption
Young, Male, Medium
 . Lili .
 . Lili .
  • Domestic Short Hair
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
Meet Lili. A beautiful young kitten in need of furever home. Lili is approximately 9 weeks old, gorgeous and playful. She is spayed, vaccinated, microchipped and ready to go!
Baby, Female, Medium
 . KJ .
 . KJ .  . KJ .
  • Domestic Short Hair
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
KJ is a very cute and playful kitty. He is searching for the purrrfect family. KJ is everything you could want in a pet - adorable, sweet, and loving. He is neutered, vaccinated and ready to go with his new family. For information on our adoption policies, visit humanesocietyjctn.org/adoption
Baby, Male, Medium
 . Sabrina .
 . Sabrina .  . Sabrina .  . Sabrina .
  • Domestic Short Hair
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
This little cutie is Sabrina. She is in need of a furever home. Sabrina was kept in a foster home for a few weeks and doesn’t mind dogs or small kids. She is very playful and fun. Sabrina is available for deposit ($25) but cannot go home until she is spayed. For information on our adoption policies, visit humanesocietyjctn.org/adoption
Baby, Female, Medium
 . Mac .
 . Mac .
  • Wirehaired Terrier
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
Mac is a very sweet but shy doggo. He is very sweet and loving but has been let down by people and needs someone to show him love. Mac wasn’t given preventatives and contracted heartworms but after coming to HSJC, he underwent heartworm treatment and is healing well. He came from a hoarding case and wasn’t loved like he needs so he needs a little extra love. Mac is approximately 6 years old, neutered, vaccinated and microchipped. For information on our adoption policies, visit humanesocietyjctn.org/adoption
Adult, Male, Small
 . Roco .
 . Roco .  . Roco .
  • Shepherd, Border Collie
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
Roco is a very handsome dog who is looking for a furever family. He is approximately 5 years old and has some hair loss from a previous flea infestation but he has been treated and his hair is growing back. Roco is very sweet and loves treats and toys. Come visit this sweet boy, you won’t be disappointed! For information on our adoption policies, visit humanesocietyjctn.org/adoption
Adult, Male, Large
 . Madusa .
 . Madusa .  . Madusa .  . Madusa .
  • Plott Hound, Terrier
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
Meet Madusa! This amazingly beautiful dog is approximately 4 years old and loves people. She is very sweet and friendly and would love a furever home. For information on our adoption policies, visit humanesocietyjctn.org/adoption
Adult, Female, Large
 . Bruno .
 . Bruno .  . Bruno .
  • Boxer
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
Bruno is a fun loving and goofy dog with lots of love to give. He loves treats and back rubs. Bruno is approximately 8 years old and is available at HSJC. Come meet Bruno! For information on our adoption policies, visit humanesocietyjctn.org/adoption
Senior, Male, 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
 . Bentley .
 . Bentley .  . Bentley .  . Bentley .
  • Labrador Retriever, Greyhound
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
Bentley is a fun and friendly boy. He does well with other dogs but would still need a meet and greet to make sure they can be friends. Bentley is very smart and knows a few commands. He loves to get attention and is looking for a couch to be lazy on Saturdays on. Bentley enjoys outdoor playtime but loves his comfy bed in the AC. Come meet this wonderful boy! Approx. 4 years old For more information on our adoption policies, visit: humanesocietyjctn.org/adoption
Adult, Male, Medium
 . Endora .
 . Endora .  . Endora .
  • Domestic Medium Hair
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
Hey there! I’m Endora and I’m 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! I’m 3 years old and I am available for adoption at HSJC in Dandridge. For more information on adoption policies, visit: humanesocietyjctn.org/adoption
Adult, Female, Medium
 . Aggie .
 . Aggie .  . Aggie .
  • Domestic Short Hair
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
My name is Aggie and I think I could be the next grumpy cat. But don’t 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! For more information on adoption policies, visit: humanesocietyjctn.org/adoption
Adult, Female, Medium
 . Nacho .
 . Nacho .  . Nacho .
  • Domestic Medium Hair, Maine Coon
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
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 humanesocietyjctn.org/adoption
Baby, Male, Medium
 . 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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