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We’re celebrating 30 years! 1987-2017 

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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Fall 2022 – Happy 35th Anniversary!

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Wow! Milestone year for HALT. This class celebrates its 35th anniversary!! We can't thank all of you enough for your support. In case you're unaware, HALT depends solely on supporters…

Update on Spring 2022 Class

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We are happy to share that Tino, Livvie, Millie, Marigold and Franklin have all been adopted! They graduated May 5th, and most went to their new homes within a couple…

Suds, Subs, and Belly Rubs!

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Happy Friday to everyone! Tomorrow is a BIG DAY, as we have our next dog adoption event! We'll be at Elst Brewing Company on Central Ave. and handsome HALT dog…
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