2013 H.A.L.T. Spring Session

Dogs from the 2013 spring session of the HALT (Humans and Animals Learning Together) Program are now available for adoption.  The HALT program pairs at-risk teens with dogs rescued from Young Williams Animal Center.  For four weeks, the teens are responsible for teaching basic obedience commands to the dogs.  While the teens are learning about patience, teamwork and understanding, the dogs are getting a second chance at life and learning some basic manners.

Below are descriptions of our “FAB 5”, as they are affectionately known:

1. Marty            Male, black Chihuahua mix weighing 7 lbs.                     He is bouncy and happy with a puppyish face.

2. Peanut          Male, black Chihuahua mix weighing 10 lbs.                    He is very docile and loves attention.

3. April              Female, white Westie/Terrier mix weighing 15 lbs.            She is laid back and docile and really wants to be a lap dog.

4. Emory           Male, Australian Shepherd mix weighing 30 lbs.              He is very pretty, loves attention and has a moderate energy level.

5. Zena             Female, blond Lab/Retriever mix weighing 47 lbs.           She is sweet ad playful with moderate to high energy level, but settles down quickly.

Our “FAB 5” will be making their debut on Saturday, April 20, 2013 at Petco in Farragut from 1:00 – 4:00 pm. Other opportunities to meet and greet our fabulous dogs include:

1. Saturday, April 27, 2013         1-4 pm                          Mast General Store, 402 South Gay Street, Knoxville, TN 37902

2. Sunday, April 28, 2013           Noon – 5:00 pm            Critterfest @ Maryville College

3. Saturday, May 4, 2013           1-4 pm                          Wild Birds Unlimited, 7240 Kingston Pike, Suite #164, Knoxville, TN 37919

4. Saturday, May 11, 2013         1-4 pm                          Mast General Store, 402 South Gay Street, Knoxville, TN 37902

Sunday, April 21, 2013 1-3pm New Concord dog park in Farragut

(HALT Spring Reunion Party – we have invited all of our volunteers past and current, our supporters, HALT dog graduates, families and friends (and dogs!) to come out and celebrate with us. It will be a great time to catch up with folks and see how some of our past graduate pups are doing. Plus, we’ll have our new class of dogs there so you can meet them too!

For more information:

Email:              [email protected]

Facebook:        http://www.facebook.com/HALTdogs

Adopt-A-Pet: http://www.adoptapet.com/adoption_rescue/83905.html

Website:           http://www.vet.utk.edu/halt/

YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/HALTDogs (videos of the dogs will be added here for each class)

Be a part of making a difference and adopt a HALT dog!