Why should I adopt a dog?
When you adopt a shelter dog, you not only save a life, but you make space for other animals in need. Beyond the obvious gift of giving the dog a chance to live outside the walls of a shelter, you’ll have a life-long friend who will help you unwind at the end of a long day, will never judge you and is always happy to see you!
(When you complete the adoption contract, email it to firstname.lastname@example.org.)
Adoption Information Learn About Adopting a Pet
Adoption process: complete the Adoption Contract, pay the fee and pick up your new best friend. It's as simple as that! Contact us at 423-760-7922 to schedule a date and time to give a deserving fur-baby their new fur-ever home!
Benefits of Owning a Dog
“A dog is man’s best friend.”
Their happy faces and wagging tails fill our lives with joy, but you may not be aware that spending time with your canine companion is good for you physically and emotionally. Owning a dog can help you live longer and healthier. Petting a dog for 10 minutes will reduce cortisol, a major stress hormone.
A dog's playfulness encourages healthy activity, like taking walks or playing frisbee. A British study discovered dog owners spend nearly 300 minutes every week walking with their dogs. That’s 200 more minutes walking than people without a pup of their own.
Dogs are natural mood boosters. Another study revealed that staring into your dog’s eyes raises your level of oxytocin, known as the “love hormone.”
Dogs give positive results to seniors with mental illness by improving cognitive function and social interaction. Seniors with dementia showed a significant decrease in agitated behavior.