Our Fall 2021 class concluded on October 7th. We are happy to share that we have finalized all adoptions so we are not accepting any more applications for this class. Look for information about our spring 2022 class around the March-April timeframe.

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 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 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.