All of our adoptions are $40. This fee includes: vaccination (DA2PPv dogs; FVRCP cats), deworming, a $15 voucher towards a rabies vaccine and information on discounted spay/neuter. There is no additional charge if an animal is already spayed / neutered. Heartworm and combo testing may be possible upon request if donated tests are available.
Use these helpful tips to make the adoption process go as smoothly as possible:
- Apply for Adoption: Applications can be completed at the shelter, emailed, faxed or submitted through the application form. Before applying to adopt an animal, please be ready to process the adoption and pick up the animal as soon as you are approved. Extended hold times are not possible in an open-intake shelter without putting other animals at risk. If you are not yet ready to adopt, please do not apply.
- Process the Adoption: Once your application has been approved, the office is open to process adoptions Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. (closed for lunch noon to 1 p.m.), and select Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The adoption fee is $40 (exact cash, check or credit).
- Spay & Neuter: GA State law requires all pets adopted from animal shelters be spayed/neutered. If the pet you are adopting is not already spayed/neutered, you must sign a contract to have it done within 30 days or by sexual maturity. This is not only the responsible thing to do, but it is required by GA State Law. Several generous local veterinarians have agreed to perform surgeries on pets adopted from animal control at a discounted rate. You must provide the shelter with the receipt from the veterinarian once the surgery is complete. Arrest warrants are issued for those who fail to comply with the sterilization requirements.
Right to Refuse Adoption
Adoptions are at the shelter's discretion and we have the freedom to accept or reject any application for any reason, whether stated or not. While we generally process applications first-come-first-serve, and generally place adoption applications before rescues, it is also our discretion to choose the order of applicants or to choose reputable rescues over adopters for any reason