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Sometimes it’s the simplest concept that has the greatest impact. An unwanted dog in an animal shelter, a troubled teenager in a group home. How can they help each other?

Founded in 1987, the H.A.L.T. Program (Humans and Animals Learning Together) provides a therapeutic intervention for at-risk adolescents through dog obedience training in Knoxville, TN. Dogs are rescued from area shelters for the class and then adopted after the class is complete. While the dogs are learning basic obedience from their adolescent handlers, the kids are learning about teamwork, self-respect, patience, and understanding from their dogs. Learn more about our story here.

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HALT Spring 2023 Class of dogs

Adoption Event #4: Elst Brewery

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Swift is eager to please and enthusiastic! She is approximately 10 months old, 33lbs, and guessing lab/terrier mix Our fourth event will be at Elst Brewery. We invite you out…
HALT Spring 2023 Class of dogs

Adoption Event #3: Ijams Nature Center

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Heughan (aka Heugh) is a friendly handsome young red heeler mix. He is approximately a year old and 27lbs. Our third event will be at Ijams Nature Center outside of…
HALT Spring 2023 Class of dogs

Adoption Event #2: The Bark Knoxville

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Ginger loves to dance, dance, dance! She is a happy dog who's tail is always wagging. She is approximately 2 years, 32lbs, and boxer/hound mix. No April Fools here! Our…
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