About Us



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Adopting A Friend

Our online adoption application is located here:


All our animals are spayed or neutered, up to date on vaccinations, rabies (if over 3 months), heart-tested (dogs only, over 6 months), and dogs are micro-chipped. Our adoption fee is $150 for dogs, $50 for cats.

You don't need to live in Tennessee to adopt one of our animals. If you live out of state, we are willing to transport your pet part of the way to meet you but we will need to be reimbursed for gas (usually $50-$100) Our volunteer transporters will drive up to 300 miles one way so don't be shy about checking out that perfect pet.

We have also used commercial transporters such as Alpha Dog. The adopter would be responsible for paying the transport fee and making the arrangements. We will deliver the animal to the transport when it leaves and you will meet it when it arrives at your end. 

Another option for long-distance adoptions is to visit our beautiful county tucked in the foot hills of the Appalachian Mountains. We are happy to arrange after hours pickups for travelers!

Who We Are

We are a 501c3 shelter located in the Appalachian Mountains in eastern Tennessee. Our shelter was built entirely from donations and volunteer labor and is staffed by volunteers. We opened our doors in May 2012. In addition to offering life-time friends for adoption, we offer a low-cost spay and neuter clinic every week and grooming twice a week - the proceeds from our services and donations are what keep us going.


Come Visit Us

If you'd like to come to the shelter it's at 674 Ritchie- Lewis Drive in New Tazewell, TN 37825. 

We are open M-F from 10-4 and from 10-2  Saturday. We are closed Sunday. Need more information? Call 423-626-2686

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Available Animals

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