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Recycled Best Friends

Knoxville, TN 37919

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dogs at Recycled Best Friends

Areas Recycled Best Friends serves

Knoxville Tennessee
Hagerstown MD
Washington DC
Spring Valley NY
Allentown PA

Recycled Best Friends's adoption process


Submit Application

to apply please email for an auto response adoption application, information, directions to apply.



Adopter interview along with two personal references and a vet check required


Home Check

Local visit or video home visit


Approve Application

Once an application is completed by our volunteers, we will reach out to applicant for a more indepth discussion and connect with foster.


Sign Adoption Contract

At meet, adoption is possible depending on the pet and process.


Pay Fee

We accept Paypal, Venmo and cash for adoption


Take the Pet Home

Additional adoption info

We also work with a USDA licensed transport group for non local distance adoptions. Rescue Riders

About Recycled Best Friends

Our Director has been in rescue over 21 years. She was the VP of our local area adoption center for 6 years (Humane Society of the TN Valley). She is also the TN Director of SOS Beagle Rescue for the past 8 years. In our wirk with over 30 area shelters and many other rescue groups we are often asked to help non beagles and beagle mixes. That is why Recycled Best Friends started over 6 years ago.

Recycled Best Friends's adopted pets

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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.