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Adopt A Golden Knoxville - Allentown, PA (Dogs Are Fostered In Knoxville, TN)

Dog adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog and you'll have a friend for life! Contact us, or contact another local humane society, animal shelter or SPCA.

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Adopt a Golden Knoxville (AGK) adopts to families that are located within an 8 hour one way drive to Knoxville, Tennessee or located along our transport route. AGK's transport partner, Pooches on the Move, transports dogs from Knoxville up to New England.

About Our Rescue Group:

Adopt a Golden Knoxville's mission is to rescue, rehabilitate and re-home pure bred and mixed Golden Retrievers that need homes. AGK is a volunteer, 501 (c)(3) non-profit organizations. 100% of monies raised go to the dogs to cover their medical care, food, any necessary behavioral training and special needs transport.

Golden Retrievers, regardless of medical needs or age, will receive an evaluation, spay/neutering services, veterinary care, behavioral training if required, and safe passage into a permanent loving home. In addition to providing those services, Adopt a Golden Knoxville is intent on educating and assisting the East Tennessee general public regarding responsible pet ownership, spay/neutering, obedience training, and veterinary/specialists referrals. Adopt A Golden is also dedicated in educating the public of the issues with puppy mills.

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Come Meet our Pets:

All AGK dogs reside in foster homes based in Knoxville, Tennessee. AGK does not have a shelter.

AGK has monthly adoption events for folks to meet the dogs. Only approved applicants who have been approved for a certain dog can take that dog home from the event.

Adoption events are located at Agri Feed Pet Supply the last Saturday of the month. Please visit our website for specific dates.

Our Adoption Process:

Our adoption process starts with completing an application and submitting a non-refundable $25.00 application fee. Please note the application fee is not a guarantee for any dog. It is simply a guarantee that your entire family is committed to adopting one of our dogs.

The adoption fees vary by age. Adoption fees help offset the medical costs for our incoming dogs. All dogs are spayed/neutered prior to adoption. All dogs are vaccinated and treated for any infections of which we become aware. Serious medical problems are also treated. Our fees also help with behavioral training and boarding.


Purebred puppies = $600
Mixed puppies = $400
1-4 years = $375
5-8 years = $325
9 years and older = $250
Turkey Dogs = $600
Golden doodles = $700 (no age stipulation)

All dogs 10 years of age or older will be adopted to senior citizens (people 65 years +) at no charge. However a donation would be greatly appreciated.

For our New England adopters, there is an additional transport and health certificate fee. Please check out our Knoxville to New England page for more details.

We know you are excited about the possibility of bringing a new friend into your home. We want to match our orphaned goldens with the best family for him or her. For this reason, our application includes many questions regarding your family members, lifestyle, other pets, and how the dog would spend his or her day. All of our dogs are required to be inside dogs. Adopt A Golden Knoxville believes that ​G​oldens are not happy being left outside and away from their families.

PAWNOTE - Puppies especially need constant care. Therefore, AGK policy requires that all puppies adopted under 6 months of age must have a family member that is stay-at-home, work-at-home or has a flexible work schedule. A puppy must not be left alone for extended periods of time. (The general rule of thumb is one hour per one month of age.) Puppies need constant socialization with humans and other dogs, in order to thrive and grow into happy, healthy adults.

Once we receive your application and application fee, one of our volunteers will contact you for a phone interview and to set up a home visit. All family members must be present for the home visit.

For an adoption application, please click here. Or call 865-940-0688 and provide your name and address and we will send you an application.

Thank you for your interest in adopting one of our special golden orphans!

Our Adopted Pets:

We have helped lots of pets connect with loving and caring owners. Check out our adopted pets list!

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 or puppy versus getting dogs for sale or puppies for sale from a dog breeder? When someone is breeding puppies, they are creating new dogs who need homes. Some people are interested in a very specific breed of dog or puppy and they think the only way to find that specific breed is to buy a dog for sale from a puppy breeder. Yet animal shelters are filled with dogs who must find homes. So rather than buying a dog or puppy for sale from a dog breeder, we encourage people to adopt a dog or adopt a puppy at their local animal shelter, SPCA, humane society or pet rescue group.