We are happy to announce the Spring 2022 H.A.L.T. dogs are ready for their training! Now our search for their forever homes begins. Learn more about them here! Check in with our Facebook page for more updates.

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 your veterinary 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 the dog you’ve selected 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, successful home visit, and overnight 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 and treated for any immediate medical needs
  • received appropriate vaccinations including Bordetella and Canine Influenza
  • received heartworm preventative
  • been given microchip identification
  • completed basic obedience training

H.A.L.T. requires a $175 adoption fee, which goes towards the care listed above for the dogs in the current and future H.A.L.T. classes.

Click here to submit an application online, or Print Application and bring it to a scheduled adoption event.