Keeping Pets and People Safe – Adoptions by Appointment

Keeping Pets and People Safe – Adoptions by Appointment

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Wellness Clinics Are Now Open

Wellness Clinics Are Now Open

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$20 Saves a Life

$20 Saves a Life

Supporting our Community

Supporting our Community

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About Us

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.

 

 

 

 

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Services

Adoption

Find the newest member of your family. View photos, learn about the adoption process, and find great resources.

Wellness Clinic

Find costs, policies, and information about the services offered by our on-site wellness clinic.

 

Pet Help

Find resources for keeping healthy, happy and well-behaved pets in their homes and out of area shelters.

View our Adoptable Dogs and Cats on Petfinder!

Adult Dogs

Adult Cats

Puppies

Kittens

1687

Pet Adoptions in 2019

654

Animals in Foster 2019

98%

Lifesaving Rate

Latest News

  • Humane Society of the TN Valley introduces Ross as Pet of the Week

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  • Virtual play dates with this week’s spotlight pet

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  • This handsome pug is searching for his forever home

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  • Meet Snow White the 60 pound lap dog

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