Our Fall class begins on September 9th and dogs will be ready to go to their new homes October 4th. We have chosen the dogs that are participating in the class, and you may read more about Fozzie, Lydia, Minnie, Otis and Penny here! We had our first outing with them on the 8th, and are looking forward to working with them and the kids this session. We are accepting applications now, and will process applications and schedule home visits while classes are going on.

If you live in the Knoxville area and are interested in adopting a H.A.L.T. dog, you should know the following basic information: All adoptable dogs are spayed or neutered, fully vaccinated (including Bordetella and Canine Influenza), micro-chipped and on heartworm preventative. In addition, each dog graduates from basic obedience training. Lastly, due to our home visit policy, H.A.L.T. limits our adoptions to residents of Knoxville and the 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 limited to adoptions in our area.

Potential adopters submit an application, as a first step. The application review includes vet and personal reference checks and takes up to a week to complete. Once an adoption application is approved, H.A.L.T. representatives conduct a home visit to ensure that your selected dog will do well in your home.  While there, 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 successful home visit, we complete our process with an adoption contract. Finally, 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 including Bordetella and Canine Infulenza
  • received heartworm preventative
  • been given microchip identification
  • completed basic obedience training

H.A.L.T. requires a $150 adoption fee, which goes towards the support of 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.