We are happy to share George, Holly, Lena, Oscar, and Pierre from our fall 2018 class have been adopted!

Interested in adopting a H.A.L.T. dog? Check here in March and meet the shelter dogs chosen to participate in H.A.L.T.’s Spring 2019 class. Classes begin in early April. You can meet the dogs at various businesses around Knoxville in April and May.

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, 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 don’t support adoptions outside of our area.

Potential adopters submit an application, as a first step. Then 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 conducts 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 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
  • received heartworm preventative
  • been given micro-chip identification
  • completed basic obedience training

H.A.L.T. requires a $150 adoption fee, which goes 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.