In the world of animal rescue, it's the older, and therefore "less desirable" pets that will break your heart the most. We see heart-breaking examples of the throw away mentality, in many cases because people think of pets as disposable possessions rather than companions with whom they are in a relationship. Even if there is a relationship, if it becomes inconvenient, many people elect to end it rather than work on a solution to whatever the problem might be.
While puppies & kittens have a fighting chance of being adopted because they are cute and irresistible, on any given day in any given shelter, many older adult dogs & cats will be hoping to have someone take them to a new home before it is too late. Since NOAH'S ARC is a "No-Kill" rescue; our animals will always be safe. However, we have many adult animals that have spent "years" in rescue. Some have never experienced life outside the confines of our facility. Others have had homes in the past, but have since been discarded. These pets truly become the "sad" majority. Can you help? Please consider one of our "long-term" residents for adoption or foster care.
Did you know that black dogs and cats are commonly the last, if at all, to be adopted? Destined for death in many shelters, black animals are passed by for whatever reasons; superstitions, negative labels, fear, or just too ordinary. The general public is likely not aware of how doomed black animals are when they are brought to the average animal shelter. Particularly, large black dogs and typical black cats have a very difficult time getting adopted and are euthanized at a staggering rate throughout the country. The sad truth is that they are overlooked in favor of lighter colored pets. There is absolutely no scientific evidence to support the position that color has any bearing whatsoever on temperament, health, or overall quality of any dog or cat, regardless of breed!
Today, and for years past, there are many homeless black dogs and cats in rescue care at Noah's Arc Inc., that have never been considered for placement. People will call about and visit the other pets, but seldom the black ones. It is our hope to educate and promote adoptions for black pets. If you are thinking about adopting a dog or cat, please don't overlook the black ones. They are every bit as wonderful as lighter-colored pets, and make loving and faithful companions!
If you are interested in adopting one of our animals, please print out the Adoption Application below and mail it to us, or email us and we will send you a copy of the form. After your application is reviewed, we will be in contact with you. Thank you in advance for your interests in a Noah's Arc pet.
NOAH'S ARC has many wonderful dogs and cats in need of good homes. Our adoption donation for both dogs and cats is $50.00 per animal. This fee includes all current vaccinations and having each pet spayed/neutered. If a pet is not old enough at the time of adoption to have been spayed/neutered, we will follow-up and complete this service when the pet reaches the proper age. (All pets adopted from Noah's Arc must be spayed/neutered.) It is our goal to find safe, happy, loving homes for all our pets, and in order to do so we must evaluate each prospective home on an individual basis for approval. Adoption applications and contracts are required. Cats are adopted primarily to indoor homes. Dogs are required to be housed in safe areas; indoors, fenced yards, or pens. Noah's Arc dogs cannot be chained. We require a fenced yard for almost all dog adoptions. Occasionally, RARE exceptions are made, but they are the exception. Please, respect our decisions regarding the needs of our pets. Adoption applications can be obtained by e-mailing us or we can be contacted by leaving a phone message at (423) 586-2293.
COME VISIT OUR PETS!
"Meeting" a pet is the first step in "Loving" that pet!
We encourage visits from the public. Not only do the animals enjoy the company, but also visitation with our animals promotes community awareness of the number of homeless and unwanted pets we have in our area. Please call for an appointment to visit and meet any of our pets. Most of our dogs are located at the NOAH'S ARC Dog Harbor, and cats reside at the Cat Haven Facility. Special appointments can also be made to meet the animals that are in foster care. Most of our pets are fostered in the Morristown, and Jefferson City, TN areas. Our pets are looking forward to meeting YOU! Morristown is located approximately 25 miles northeast of Knoxville; TN. Exact directions will be given at the time an appointment is scheduled.
NOAH'S ARC INC. absolutely restricts tying or chaining of any of our adoptable pets. If you drive by a chained animal and feel sick everyday, try to do something. Offer to organize a fence raising. Buy supplies, gather friends and put up a fence in an afternoon.