Our adoption process starts with completing an application and submitting a non-refundable $25.00 application fee. Please note the application fee is not a guarantee for any dog. It is simply a guarantee that your entire family is committed to adopting one of our dogs.

The adoption fees vary by age. Adoption fees help offset the medical costs for our incoming dogs. All dogs are spayed/neutered prior to adoption. All dogs are vaccinated and treated for any infections of which we become aware. Serious medical problems are also treated. Our fees also help with behavioral training and boarding.


New adoption fees applies to any application received after February 1, 2016.

Purebred puppies = $600
Mixed puppies = $400
1-4 years = $375
5-8 years = $325
9 years and older = $250
Turkey Dogs = $600
Golden doodles = $700 (no age stipulation)

All dogs 10 years of age or older will be adopted to senior citizens (people 65 years +) at no charge. However a donation would be greatly appreciated.

New adoption fees applies to any application received after February 1, 2016.

For our New England adopters, there is an additional transport and health certificate fee. Please check out our Knoxville to New England page for more details.

We know you are excited about the possibility of bringing a new friend into your home. We want to match our orphaned goldens with the best family for him or her. For this reason, our application includes many questions regarding your family members, lifestyle, other pets, and how the dog would spend his or her day. All of our dogs are required to be inside dogs. Adopt A Golden Knoxville believes that ​G​oldens are not happy being left outside and away from their families.

PAWNOTE - Puppies especially need constant care. Therefore, AGK policy requires that all puppies adopted under 6 months of age must have a family member that is stay-at-home, work-at-home or has a flexible work schedule. A puppy must not be left alone for extended periods of time. (The general rule of thumb is one hour per one month of age.) Puppies need constant socialization with humans and other dogs, in order to thrive and grow into happy, healthy adults.

Once we receive your application and application fee, one of our volunteers will contact you for a phone interview and to set up a home visit within 72 hours. All family members must be present for the home visit.

For an adoption application, please click here. Or call 865-940-0688 and provide your name and address and we will send you an application.

Thank you for your interest in adopting one of our special golden orphans!

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