368

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.

 . Amber .
 . Amber .  . Amber .
  • Terrier
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
Amber is a beautiful and playful puppy. She is 7 weeks old and is available for puppy deposit ($25 with an approved application) and she can go home after she is spayed. Her mama is a medium sized dog and is pictured as well. For information on our adoption policies, visit humanesocietyjctn.org/adoption before applying
Baby, Female, Medium
 . Jessica .
 . Jessica .  . Jessica .
  • Terrier
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
Jessica is a very cute and playful pup. She is 7 weeks old and is available for puppy deposit ($25 with approved application) and she can go home after she is spayed. Her mama is a medium sized dog and is also pictured. For information on our adoption policies, visit humanesocietyjctn.org/adoption before applying
Baby, Female, Medium
 . Finn .
 . Finn .  . Finn .
  • Terrier
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
Finn is an adorable puppy. He is 7 weeks old and is available for puppy deposit ($25 with approved application). Finn has blue eyes and is very playful and cute. His mama is pictured as well. She is a medium sized dog. For information on our adoption policies, visit humanesocietyjctn.org/adoption before applying
Baby, Male, Medium
 . Ryan .
 . Ryan .  . Ryan .
  • Terrier
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
Ryan is 7 weeks old and very playful. He is available for puppy deposit ($25 with approved application) and can go home after he is neutered. We have provided a picture of his mama. She is a medium sized dog. For information on our adoption policies, visit humanesocietyjctn.org/adoption before applying
Baby, Male, Medium
 . Skylar .
 . Skylar .  . Skylar .
  • Terrier
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
Skylar is a playful 7 week old pup and is available for puppy deposit. The puppy deposit is $25 (with approved application) and she can go home after she is spayed. Her mama is a medium sized dog (pictured) but we do not know what breed the dad was. For information on our adoption policies, visit humanesocietyjctn.org/adoption before applying
Baby, 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
 . Wednesday .
 . Wednesday .
  • Domestic Short Hair
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
Wednesday is a beautiful velvety black cat. She loves to play hide and seek and loves to take cat naps. You can often find her hiding under the glider in our cat room but she’ll instantly love you when you feed her. She is a very sweet and loving kitty and would love to find her furever home. Wednesday is approximately 2 years old, spayed, and vaccinated. Come meet this beautiful girl at our adoption center! For information on our adoption policies, visit humanesocietyjctn.org/adoption
Adult, Female, Medium
 . Sophia .
 . Sophia .  . Sophia .
  • Domestic Short Hair
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Prefers home without cats
Sophia is a loving cat in need of a furever home. She is approximately 4 years old and is spayed, vaccinated and ready to go. Sophia is a bobtail cat and loves to wiggle her nub. She would need to be a home with no other cats as she gets stressed when she’s already them. She is very unique and would love to go home with you! For information on our adoption policies, visit humanesocietyjctn.org/adoption
Adult, Female, Medium
 . Oden .
 . Oden .  . Oden .  . Oden .
  • Chihuahua
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Prefers home without small kids
Oden is a very special little dog. He came from a hoarding case and was neglected and unfortunately takes some time to trust people because of his unfortunate past. Oden is very sweet once he knows you won’t hurt him but he will take patience and love to earn his trust. He spends most of his time up front behind the counter with our staff members and is trying to learn that not all people are cruel. Oden would prefer to be in a house without kids and have a more peaceful home setting preferably with just one or two people. He loves to sit in chairs with people he knows and will give kisses after he trusts you. He is approximately 5 years old and weighs just 8 pounds. If you feel you can give this baby the home he needs, please come meet him at our adoption center in Dandridge. For information on our adoption policies, visit humanesocietyjctn.org/adoption
Adult, Male, Small
 . 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
 . Tater .
 . Tater .  . Tater .  . Tater .  . Tater .
  • Chihuahua
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
Hey there! My name is Tater and I’m a 16 pound ball of chunk. I’m on a diet but I could use lots of walking so if you like to take walks, I’m your man! I’m 7 years young and ready to move out of the shelter life and into a furever home. I’m a little uncomfortable at times and prefer not to picked up but I’m a sweet boy. I love blankets and a nice comfy bed to lay on. You can often find me hiding under the covers or wearing my blanket to eat my breakfast. Come meet me!! For information on HSJC’s adoption policies, visit humanesocietyjctn.org/adoption
Senior, Male, Small
 . Conan .
 . Conan .  . Conan .
  • Domestic Short Hair
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
My name is Conan and I love to cuddle. I am a sweet kitten looking for a loving family home. I had a rough beginning as I was tossed from a car window onto the ground. I hope to find a family before the holidays so I can spend Christmas in a warm house filled with love. For information on HSJC adoption policies, visit humanesocietyjctn.org/adoption
Baby, Male, Medium
 . KJ .
 . 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
 . 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
 . 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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