Bark in the Park 2022

Due to the escalation of COVID-19 cases, in Knoxville & Tennessee, we chose to cancel Bark in the Park 2021 to keep the community safe.  We hope to see you in 2022 at our new event in April and Bark in the Park 2022.

We thank you for your understanding and thank you for your continued support.



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July 19, 2021

No events scheduled for today!

Third Party Event Submission Form

This form is for new event submissions.

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Birthday Parties - On Hold

At this time, due to the pandemic and social distancing, we are not offering birthday parties in our Community Room.

Celebrate Your Birthday With Us!

Birthday parties are offered on Saturdays from 3-5 PM with a 30 minute window for set up and decorating. Parties are hosted by a staff member or a trained volunteer. Our Community Room space allows for a maximum of 10 children and 10 adults at each party. The cost for each celebration is $250 which goes directly to support our mission to save even more lives each year.

We make every effort to include playtime with either puppies or kittens but that always depends on what animals are in need when we transport them in from other shelters in surrounding counties. Our staff works very hard to ensure to provide animals at the time of your party. We also include a brief presentation about what we do followed by a shelter tour to see all the animals we have for adoption!

Guests are encouraged to bring food, drinks and a birthday cake! Alcoholic beverages are not permitted. Arriving 30 minutes early, our staff will help unload your food and drink and guide you to the party room for set up! We do ask that when possible, guests carpool because of the limited parking in our lot. The birthday family has one reserved spot! We have many birthday guests who ask for donations in lieu of gifts so be sure to ask for our Wish List. The staff at the Humane Society of the Tennessee Valley looks forward to making this a memorable day!! We all love a party! See you soon.

Register for a celebration today!

All parties are two hours in length. Thirty additional minutes will be allotted for decorating and room set-up. Parties will be hosted by a trained HSTV staff and/or volunteer.

Base celebration price is $250. This will include playtime with your choice of a puppy or kitten litter*, a brief “What is HSTV?” presentation with shelter tour.

A maximum of 10 children and 10 adults are permitted for each party.

HSTV offers Birthday Parties on Saturdays from 3-5 PM. Please schedule at least 30 days in advance. (Note: Due to summer camp schedule we are not available for birthday parties July 20th & 27th.) Due to limited parking, there will be one parking spot reserved for the Birthday Family. Birthday guests are encouraged to carpool and park off-site to ensure parking is available for all HSTV guests.

Birthday Guests are allowed to bring off-site food and drinks. Birthday Family must ensure that animal guests do not consume human food.

Alcoholic beverages are strictly prohibited.

*While we can not guarantee that puppies or kittens will be available at the time of your party, we will make every effort to accommodate your selection.

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  • *Due to the Spay/Neuter efforts of HSTV’s no-kill mission, we cannot guarantee specific breeds, colors, genders, etc. HSTV will exhaust all resources to match all reasonable requests.


    In consideration of the Humane Society of the Tennessee Valley Inc. (HSTV), accepting my child as an activity participant at HSTV, I, the undersigned parent or guardian of (child), hereby agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless the Humane Society of the Tennessee Valley Inc., its employees, volunteers, officers, agents, and directors from any and all damages, losses, or injuries my child may sustain during his/her activities at HSTV.

    I acknowledge that I have had the scope of the program fully explained to me, including the potential of injury which can occur during activities with dogs, puppies, cats, kittens, or other animals. I further understand that even with all due caution taken, accidents with animals can and do happen. This program release is executed without any reliance upon any representation by any person and the undersigned has carefully read and understands the contents of this release and executes the same as his or her own free act. I acknowledge and understand that my child is not covered by the HSTV's Workers Compensation or any other insurance policy for any damages or injuries my child may sustain during his/her activities at HSTV. In the event that any of the terms, conditions, and/or covenants contained in this release are held to be invalid, such invalidity shall not affect any of the other terms, conditions and/or covenants contained herein which shall remain in full force and effect.

    I, the undersigned parent or guardian of (child) hereby agree that any and all photographs and/or video images taken of my child and his/her pet (or shelter animal) may be used in perpetuity by the Humane Society of the Tennessee Valley Inc. for the purposes of publicity, education, fundraising, or otherwise promoting the mission and activities of the Society. I understand that neither I nor my child will receive name recognition or monetary compensation for the use of said photograph(s) and/or video footage, to be used either in print or other media of HSTV’s choosing and that this agreement will remain binding and have legal effect regardless of whether my or my child’s association with the Humane Society of the Tennessee Valley Inc. continues.

Annual Pet Photos with Santa

Our Annual Pet Photos with Santa event is back with social distancing in mind!

We will be offering TWO DAYS of digital Santa photos with your furr family at our Kingston Pike location from 12PM – 4PM. Photos are BY APPOINTMENT ONLY using the sign up link below.  Due to the pandemic and our protocols to keep our staff and community safe MASKS are MANDATORY.

Digital photos are $10 each and will be sent to each family within 7 business days of the date it’s taken.

Please use the link below to sign up.