HSTV offers puppy training

The Humane Society of the Tennessee Valley is now offering puppy training classes. Certified trainers help pet owners with housetraining, minding manners and all the other issues that come along with puppy parenthood.

Thousands of animals are surrendered to shelters every year because of behavior problems, says HSTV. Through a grant from the Pedigree Foundation, HSTV will now be able to offer more solutions to the community that supports the mission of Adopt, Spay, Keep.


Classes will meet in our the training center located at 6717 Kingston Pike in Knoxville. All dogs are required to be on flat buckle or martingale collars for training. Classes can be group or private; cost ranges from $20-$100.

Don’t have a puppy? The HSTV adoption center is open Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 11am-7pm and Friday, Saturday, Sunday from 11am-6pm.

For more information, please email info@humanesocietytennessee.com or call 865-573-9675.


Bark in the Park June 11

Knoxville’s Bark in the Park, a celebration for dogs and people, will be held at the World’s Fair Park Festival Lawn on Saturday, June 11, 2016. Gates will open at 3 pm with a five-dollar entry donation.

The festival includes games and contests for people and their pooches, plus the Humane Society of Tennessee Valley’s Kid’s Corner will feature face painting, henna tattoos, balloon art and more.

Festival vendors will include artisans, pet-oriented businesses, and pet-friendly businesses. There will be lots of great food and festival goers will be able to cool off with a cold drink at the “Barkin’ Beer Garden sponsored by the Bearden Beer Market and Yazoo Brewing Company.

And to help keep Fido cool, there will be cool-down pools and Grayson Subaru’s Misting Tent. Of course, Rescue Alley will be there as well, representing hardworking specialized animal rescues.

For more information, visit HumaneSocietyTennessee.com.

Spay It Forward

East Tennessee – Springtime marks the beginning of kitten and puppy season and in turn shelters and rescues become overcrowded with unwanted litters, abandoned mothers, and lost, wandering males. Many of these animals never find homes.


Each year four million cats and dogs are euthanized in the U.S. This is why the Humane Society of Tennessee Valley began the Spay it Forward campaign. Spaying and neutering is an important step towards preventing further and future overpopulation. For each animal sponsored during the campaign, two unwanted litters are potentially saved from euthanasia this year.

On Saturday, March 21, 2015 the surgeries will be done at HSTV’s low-cost spay/neuter clinic on Kingston Pike in Knoxville. Until that date HSTV is challenging residents to pay it forward and be part of the solution to ending euthanasia of cats and dogs.

Donations made to the Humane Society of Tennessee Valley help to make these surgeries affordable for families who know they need to have their pet spayed or neutered but might not have the funds.

Those interested in fully or partially sponsoring a surgery can donate by calling the clinic at 865-579-6738.

Humane Society of TN Valley hosts race

The Humane Society of the Tennessee Valley will host the second annual Waggin’ Tails 5K Fun Run on November 1, 2014.

Grab your tennis shoes and your furry friend and head to Tommy Schumpert Park in North Knoxville at the PetSafe Dog Park where your dog can mingle before or after the race.

Register before October 31 and the cost is $25. Registration on the day of the race is $30 and will be open between 8am and will close 15 minutes before the start of the race.

Register: http://humanesocietytennessee.com/events/5k/

Light snacks and refreshments for participants after the race.

The Humane Society of the Tennessee Valley is a non-profit serving 18 counties with a mission to value and protect all animals through its two centers, Adopt-A-Pet and Fix-A-Pet.