|Hours:11 a.m. – 7 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday; 1 p.m. – 7 p.m. on Sunday. By appointment on Monday and Tuesday. We are available by phone from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday through Saturday by calling 423-305-6500
Holiday Hours: Monday & Tuesday December 23rd & 24th adoptions by appointment only. Spaces are limited. Please call 423-305-6500 to schedule an appointment. Closed on Christmas and New Year’s Day.
Standard Adoption Fees:
The adoption fee includes:
Thank you for your interest in our adoption services. We hope we can assist you in finding the perfect companion for you and your family.
|Here are some ways we can help: At our adoption center, you will have an opportunity to meet and visit with your potential new companion in person. Spend as much time as you desire interacting with your potential new friend. You may review specially developed behavior and health profiles, and lifestyle considerations on each of our adoptable animals. Adoption counselors will work with you to help find that perfect pet, but bear in mind that this may often require more than one visit. An adoption counselor will answer all of your questions and review important information with you. They can help you decide what size, age, breed and temperament will most successfully meet your expectations. They will review information about your pet’s adjustment to his or her new home, house-training, health concerns, vaccinations, nutrition, training, grooming, etc. Because adopting an animal is a family decision, please bring your whole family, including current resident dogs (if you are adopting a dog), to meet your potential companion. Please leave your resident cats safely at home. If you are a Chattanooga city resident, your current pets must be licensed. If they are not licensed, please bring a copy of your animal’s rabies certificate and our staff will be able to issue you a license. The entire adoption process can be time consuming (up to 2 hours). You will be asked to complete an adoption survey. This time is well invested when you consider that your pet will live with you for up to 15 years or more. We ask for your patience and cooperation in the joyful process of bringing pets and people together. Remember, we are here to help should questions or concerns arise, and we are committed to making each placement positive and permanent. Download the documents below to get an idea of what to expect as part of the adoption process.|