We have chosen our Fab Five that will participate in the Fall Class! George, Holly, Lena, Oscar, and Pierre. We are now accepting Applications. Classes will start in early September and run through the first week of October. All dogs that go through the program are spayed or neutered, fully vaccinated, micro-chipped, on heartworm preventative, and will have basic obedience training after graduation. Due to our home visit policy, our adoption area is limited to Knoxville and surrounding area.

How to Adopt:  

H.A.L.T. serves Knoxville, TN, and the immediate surrounding counties. Because of our home visit policy, we are unable to do adoptions outside of our area at this time.

Potential adopters are asked to submit an application. The application review includes vet and personal reference checks and can take up to a week to complete. Once an adoption application is approved, H.A.L.T. representatives will conduct a home visit to ensure that the dog you have selected will do well in your home.  We observe the H.A.L.T. dog’s reaction to other pets and family members in the home, check the security of a fence if applicable, and look for any areas that might present a safety concern. Upon approval of an application and home visit, we complete our process with an adoption contract. The dogs go to their new homes after the completion of the 4-week H.A.L.T. class session.

Sasha is a graduate of the 2007 class.

Sasha is a graduate of the 2007 class.

H.A.L.T. dogs have all:

  • been spayed or neutered
  • been given a medical exam by our veterinarian
  • received appropriate vaccinations
  • received heartworm preventative
  • been given micro-chip identification
  • completed basic obedience training

A $150 adoption fee is required which will go towards the support current and future H.A.L.T. classes.

Click here to submit an application online, or Print Application and bring to a scheduled adoption event or fax to 865-694-4476.