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Please visit us at our off-site adoption at Petsmart on Gunbarrel Road. We are at Petsmart with our dogs on Saturdays from 12-4. We also have cats for adoption at Petsmart every day.

What's for Lunch?
Is a community assisted meal program to help lost or abandoned animals that end up in our shelter. We are committed to providing the best care for our animals as they await their new forever home. For as little as $25 we can purchase a 50 pound bag of quality food for our dogs or puppies! Read More Donate Now

Help us Enrich Their Lives..
If you ask a dog owner what a Kong is, most likely they will reply that it is a toy for dogs, not an over-sized Gorilla who wreaks havoc on Manhattan. The Kong has become one of the most well known dog toys and for good reason. Made of hard rubber, it is very durable.

The Kong Company offers second hand Kongs for 85% less than the retail value for shelters! At such an amazingly low price, you can buy several with just $10 or $20 dollars! Please help us give them a better life while here at the shelter.... Donate towards the purchase of a Kong today!!

Kuranda Beds
Donate a Kuranda bed and bring comfort to a homeless pet (or two) for years! By donating a Kuranda bed to a homeless dog, you will provide a dry, soft, comfortable place for her to sleep during her time at our shelter. Donate a bed in your name, or send one as a gift in the name of your sweetheart, friend or family member. The beds are sent directly to the shelter in the donor's name at a discount of about 30%! Read more

Join the Humane Educational Society Saturday, August 1st at 6:00pm at Celebration Center, a fantastic new venue at Lee Pointe- for our eighth annual Paws for the Cause party featuring Rescues on the Runway. Guests can enjoy a three course meal as well as complimentary wine, beer, and margaritas. Bid on an eclectic array of silent and live auction items or try your luck on a door prize. Enjoy Chattanooga's most unique runway show; we'll feature some of our special shelter pets that have found their forever homes along with some great companions who are available for adoption. Besides delicious food and a good time, this event offers an opportunity to give back to your community and have a great time doing it! We hope to see you there!

Purchase Tickets

A Sample Of Auction Items -

Condo for a week in beautiful Big Sky, Montana - Large 3 BR/3bath in Mountain Village with view of Lone Peak. Winter or summer - fantastic skiing, world class fly fishing, rafting, hiking, & just 48 miles north of Yellowstone.

Electric guitar signed by The Rolling Stones

Sheet music signed by Taylor Swift

Hot Air Balloon Ride For 2 - Float for an hour above the tree tops and below the clouds. When you land celebrate with a Champagne toast or soft drinks. Rides can be taken close to home, or while on vacation. You or the gift recipient can choose from over 200 locations. You do not have to choose your location until you are ready to book your flight.

Airplane Ride Stearman - One hour ride in World War II Stearman over downtown Chattanooga and the surrounding area. The Stearman is an open cockpit biplane used for training during and after WWII. Goggles and leather helmet furnished; bring your own scarf. Departs from Dallas Bay Skypark in Hixson. Evenings or weekend only.

Amphibious Plane Ride - One hour ride in Lake Amphibious Airplane for two. Landing on Chickamauga Lake and the Tennessee River, taking off and water landing is included. Swimming is encouraged but not required. Flight departs from Dallas Bay Sky Park in Hixson flying over downtown Chattanooga and the surrounding area. Safety equipment furnished.

Join HES for a moonlight cruise down the Tennessee River on August 29th at 10:30 PM. Guest can mingle with adoptable dogs, enjoy an open bar, light refreshments and dancing! Howl at the Moon with HES and help animals in need on this two hour cruise!

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For animal abuse in the City of Chattanooga, please call the McKamey Animal Care Center
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