We accept all animals from Blount County, TN but adopt out to the entire nation through our agressive rescue transport program.
Blount County, TN had never had a shelter and utilized a tiny municipal pound that euthanized intakes almost as soon as they came in. The people of Blount County rose up and demanded a real shelter for the County. The new shelter was designed and then seeded with $350,000 from the County. An additional $650,000 was raised from private donations. The partially completed shelter went operational in Nov of 2009. It is scheduled to be completed by mid 2011.
Come Meet our Pets:
The animals are available Tuesday through Friday from 10 to 6 and Saturday 10 to 2 at the shelter at 233 Currie Ave in Maryville, TN.
Our Adoption Process:
Our normal adoption fee is $95 which includes all vaccinations appropriate for the animal, its age, and its health status, rabies vaccination with indicating tags, and spay/neuter of old enough or a $50 deposit if not. The fee includes Heartworm testing for dogs and Combo test for cats prior to adoption. Adopters are required to sign a one page contract outlining our and their responsibilities for the adoption.
Why should you adopt?
Dog adoption and cat
adoption saves lives. Adopt
a dog or adopt a cat and you'll
have a friend for life! What is the difference between adopting a dog, adopting
a cat, adopting a kitten or adopting a puppy versus getting dogs for sale, cats
for sale, puppies for sale or kittens for sale from a dog breeder or a cat breeder?
When someone is breeding puppies or breeding kittens, they are creating new dogs
and cats who need homes. Some people are interested in a very specific breed of
dog, cat, puppy or kitten and they think the only way to find that specific breed
is to buy a dog for sale or buy a cat for sale from a puppy breeder or a kitten
breeder. Yet animal shelters are filled with dogs and cats who must find homes.
So rather than buying a dog or puppy for sale from a dog breeder or buying a cat
or kitten for sale from a cat breeder, we encourage people to adopt a dog, adopt
a cat, adopt a puppy or adopt a kitten at their local animal shelter, SPCA, humane
society or pet rescue group.