- Potential adopters are asked to view our pet profiles on our Available Pets page, or our Facebook, AdoptAPet.com, PetFinder.com pages.
- If there are any animals that you would like to meet, please call us between 12 noon and 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, or 12 noon to 4:00 p.m. Saturday and make an appointment to come meet them.
- Applications to adopt an animal are made in person. We have an informal interview to discuss with the potential adopter their interest in the animal.
- Cat adoptions are same day and are first come first served. An adopter can pay the fee and take them home. The adopter must have a cat carrier. We offer cardboard carriers for five dollars.
- Many of our dogs require a fenced yard. If a fence is required, a home visit will be arranged with the adopter. A volunteer or staff member will visit the home and inspect the fence. If approved, the adopter can next come back and adopt the dog. If a fence is not required, same-day adoptions of dogs are possible
When we have multiple applications for one dog, we select the family that we feel is the best fit for the dog and the family.
OWNER SURRENDER OF CATS AND DOGS
We take owner surrenders for cats and dogs as we have room. When circumstances become impossible for an owner to care for their pet, we work with them to take in their pet and re-home them. We understand how difficult it can be to give up a beloved pet. We work very hard to re-home the pet into a home that is a good fit for the animal and the new owner.
This is done on a case-by-case basis, and as we have room. We cannot accommodate every request for an owner surrender.
You are welcome to fill out our Waiting List form here.
Cats must be current on rabies and distemper vaccines and have a negative feline leukemia test.
Dogs must be current on rabies, distemper/parvo, and bordetella vaccines.
There is a $50.00 intake charge for both cats and dogs, along with a $15.00 fee for any additional vaccine we have to administer upon intake.
For cat surrenders, if at all possible please have cats or kittens in a pet carrier or a secure box.
Spay/Neuter Grant etc.
For those receiving social security, disability, or food stamps, our grant can assist a pet owner in getting their cat or dog spayed/neutered. An application is filled out and the benefit statement is attached. The pet has to have all its shots before being spayed/neutered. The cost of the spay/neuter to the owner is $10.00.
Periodically we have community outreach events. For the 2021 holiday season, we had pet angel trees in the community in 7 different locations with an overwhelming response. Needy pets from the community, as well as Bridge Home pets, benefited from the generosity of people who shopped for them and donated items.
We also host events to promote awareness of the importance of spay/neutering in preventing companion animal overpopulation. Check out our Facebook page or our events page for the most up-to-date events!
No, we do not pick up stray animals or accept stray animals. People should call their local animal control officer.
No, we can only accept animals by appointment. We are a small facility and have limited space.
Please contact your local animal shelter, animal control officer, or search for breed-specific rescues. We also keep a list of regionally local resources below.
|Washington County Animal Shelter|
3411 N. Roan Street
Johnson City, TN 37601
Phone: (423) 926-8769
|The Animal Shelter of Sullivan County|
380 Masengill Road
Blountville, TN 37617
|Elizabethton/Carter County Animal Shelter|
135 Sycamore Shoals Dr
Elizabethton, TN 37643
Phone: (423) 547-6359
|Petworks Animal Services|
3101 East Stone Drive
Kingsport, TN 37660
Phone: (423) 247-1671
|Feline Rescue And No Kill (FRANK)|
285 Rock Springs Rd
Kingsport, TN 37660
Phone: (423) 914-0052
|LoveHandlers A Rescue for Dogs|
1113 Tusculum Blvd #109
Greeneville TN 37745
Phone: (423) 329-0554
|Imminent Danger German Shepherd Rescue|
PO Box 2994
Greeneville, TN 37744
|Pit Bull Lovers|
Morgantown, WV 26508