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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!
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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!

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How do I adopt a pet?

You can adopt your new pet through a shelter or rescue/ adoption agency – like Easy’s! Call and we can arrange for you to meet potential pets.

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Are there any adoption requirements?

You’ll be required to complete an Adoption Application and pay the fee. You can schedule a family meet-n-greet with people and other pets. 

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How do I avoid picking the wrong dog?

You should choose a dog that fits with your activity level and character. Also, you need to consider whether the pet will get along well with other pets or kids.

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How do I prepare for my pet?

You should dog-proof your home and include a safe zone for them to adapt to their new surroundings. This can be stressful, so be patient. Have their food, water and toys ready when they arrive.

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Are pets for adoption healthy?

At our shelter, we examine, bathe, flea/ tick, deworm, vaccinate and spay/ neuter our animals (time permitting) prior to adoption. They always have food, water and clean living quarters.

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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.

Dogs can help us recover from a crisis. Purdue University’s College of Veterinary Medicine discovered veterans with a service dog had fewer symptoms of PTSD and improved coping skills.

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.

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