animals adopted out, so far,
in 2019!!!

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 – $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
  • Cat carrier

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.

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.

 . Peaches .
 . Peaches .  . Peaches .
  • Domestic Short Hair
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
Peaches is an extremely sweet and lovable cat. She is a senior girl at 13 years old but still has lots of love to give. She loves attention and loves to be a lap kitty. One of her dear owners passed away so now Peaches is in need of a new home where she can spend her time napping and purring. She is very soft and cuddly and would love to go home with you! Peaches is spayed and vaccinated. Come meet this beautiful girl at HSJC.
Senior, Female, Medium
 . Lyla .
 . Lyla .  . Lyla .
  • Domestic Short Hair
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
Lyla is a very unique kitty. She is slightly cross-eyed but extremely sweet. She is only 1 year old and loves attention. She is spayed, vaccinated, and ready for the purrfect family.
Adult, Female, Medium
 . Willow .
 . Willow .
  • Domestic Short Hair
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
Willow is a beautiful kitten and only 2 months old. She was a bottle fed baby and fostered most of her life so she is very social and friendly. Willow is spayed, vaccinated, microchipped and ready to go to her purrrfect home. Come meet this sweet kitten at HSJC!
Baby, Female, Medium
 . Georgie & Fancy .
 . Georgie & Fancy .  . Georgie & Fancy .  . Georgie & Fancy .
  • Poodle, Terrier
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
Meet Georgie and Fancy! These two are so incredibly sweet and loving and would love a home together. They are bonded and would need to stay together for the rest of their lives. Georgie is a terrier (possibly schnauzer) mix and is approximately 9 years young and Fancy is a poodle mix and approximately 7 years young. Both of these sweet dogs are around 20 pounds and are very laid back. Their previous owner unfortunately passed away and they later found their way to HSJC. If you would like to meet these two, please come to our adoption center located in Dandridge, TN.
Senior, Female, Small
 . Lance .
 . Lance .
  • Domestic Short Hair
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
Lance is a very sweet and fun kitten. He is approximately 3 months old and is neutered, vaccinated and ready for his furever home. Lance would make a great addition to your family!
Baby, Male, Medium
 . Trixie .
 . Trixie .  . Trixie .
  • Pit Bull Terrier
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
Trixie is a beautiful and sweet girl. She is approximately 2 years old and is very loving and loves to be around people. Trixie is spayed, vaccinated, microchipped and heartworm negative. She is 54 pounds of pure love and happiness. Come meet your new best friend at HSJC!
Adult, Female, Medium
 . Polly .
 . Polly .
  • Domestic Short Hair
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
Polly is a very pretty kitten. She is a little shy at first but with some extra love, she will make a purrfect addition to your family. Polly is spayed, vaccinated and microchipped. She is FeLV negative and ready for her furever home. Come meet this beautiful kitty.
Baby, Female, Medium
 . Jerie .
 . Jerie .
  • Beagle
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
Jerie is a spunky little dog with a lot of energy. When he first came to HSJC, he was very timid and shy but has since came out of his shell and is now very sweet and playful. Jerie is approximately 2 years old and loves all of our other dogs here at HSJC. He is very dog friendly. Jerie is around 24 pounds and is looking for the perfect home to call his own. He is our second longest dog resident and would love to find his furever family. Come meet Jerie at our adoption center.
Adult, Male, Small
 . Charlie .
 . Charlie .  . Charlie .
  • Yorkshire Terrier, Chihuahua
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Prefers home without small kids
Charlie is an adorable little fella. He weighs about 6 pounds and loves to get attention. However, Charlie does not like small kids (unsure of reason) so he would only be available to a family with no kids or adult children. Charlie is approximately 5 years old and is looking for the right home for him. If you would like to meet this cutie, come to our adoption center located at 822 Epco Drive in Dandridge.
Adult, Male, Small
 . Mallory .
 . Mallory .
  • Domestic Short Hair
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
Mallory is a gorgeous black & white cat. She is very calm and loving. Mallory is approximately 4 years old and is spayed, vaccinated, microchipped, and is FeLV/FIV negative. She is ready for her furever home. Come see her at our adoption center located at 822 Epco Drive in Dandridge.
Adult, Female, Medium
 . Jasper .
 . 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
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