Founded in 1885, the Humane Society of the Tennessee Valley is the longest standing animal shelter in the State of Tennessee. A stand-alone 501c(3) limited admissions animal shelter, the Humane Society of the Tennessee Valley receives no funding from national humane entities or government agencies; relying solely on private donations and grant funding.
Located in Knoxville, TN our organization is committed to our relationships with other shelters in the Tennessee Valley, by transferring animals at-risk for euthanasia, to our shelter for adoption. Our Adoption Center offers dog and cat adoptions along with lifesaving programs including foster, volunteer and outreach. Our newest Pet Help Program, Keeping Pets and People Together keeps animals in their homes and out of area shelters. Our new Wellness Clinic offers low-cost vaccines, heartworm test, microchips and preventatives to the public. During the pandemic, to keep staff and the community safe, all of our services are by appointment only and masks are mandatory in our buildings.
Vision: We envision a future in which all animals are treated humanely, with compassion and respect.
Mission: The Humane Society of the Tennessee Valley is dedicated to providing lifesaving programs and resources to enrich the lives of people and companion animals in the communities we serve.
Find the newest member of your family. View photos, learn about the adoption process, and find great resources.
Find costs, policies, and information about the services offered by our on-site wellness clinic.
Find resources for keeping healthy, happy and well-behaved pets in their homes and out of area shelters.