Thanks to Petfinder.org we have done long distance adoptions as far south as West Palm Beach, Florida and as far North as Michigan and New York. We do not transport or ship animals but anyone who wants to make a trip to beautiful north Georgia is welcome to adopt.
Who We Are
Pickens Animal Rescue is a not-for-profit organization located in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains in Pickens County, Georgia. We are a small hard-working group of volunteers working to secure forever loving homes for the stray, abandoned and unwanted dogs and cats of Pickens County. All of our pets are spayed/neutered prior to adoption at our own clinic, PAWS on Main, which is an after hours wellness and emergency clinic open to the public to meet the needs of the citizens of our county who need non-traditional hours for routine vet care and local emergency services. All PAR pets available for adoption are housed in foster homes or at our kennel facility known as the Rescue Ranch. The Rescue Ranch provides spacious inside and outside shelter for the dogs, with daily access to outside exercise yards and lots of TLC. Our cats are housed in their very own "cat house" which utilizes colony housing and access to outside if they choose. We also have a whelping room with separate quarters for pregnant and new moms and puppies. Our animals are friendly, social and eager to join your family.
Our year long fundraisers help us to keep our adoption fees as low as possible. The total adoption fee for our dogs is $100.00 and includes the registration cost for the microchip. The feline adoption fee is $75.00. At the time of adoption, all pets will be current on age-appropriate vaccinations, wormed, on flea/tick prevention and heartworm prevention if old enough. Cats have been tested for Felv/FIV and dogs tested for heartworms when age-appropriate.
We are a no-kill shelter so do not euthanize animals to make space for new ones. Once they become a PAR pet, we care for them until a loving forever home is found. When an animal has been with us for a lengthy amount of time, we have a program called Porch Pets, whereby we waive the adoption fee in order to help provide additional opportunities for them to find forever homes. All adopters complete the same adoption process regardless of if a fee is paid.
Our Mission: Find good, loving homes for the abandoned and abused animals in our community; and to reduce the problem of pet overpopulation through spay/neuter programs.
Adopting a Friend
Our adoption fees are currently $100.00 dogs, $75.00 cats. Animals denoted as "Porch Pets" or "Barn Cats" have had their fees waived and are available for adoption for no fee. All adopters complete the same adoption process regardless of whether a fee is paid.
We hold Pet Adoptions every 3rd Saturday of the month at the Woodstock PetsMart on Hwy 92. When enough volunteers are available in the warmer months, we also hold adoptions at the Woodstock Petsmart on the 1st Saturday. We do hold local adoptions at community events in our area -- check our website for information about any upcoming events. Our Rescue Ranch facility is open for adoptions every Saturday from 10 to 4 and we do visits Tuesday through Friday by appointment. You may call 404-202-2026 to schedule an appointment through the week or to get directions to the Rescue Ranch.
Volunteering and Donations
We are always looking for new volunteers to help us with our many projects. If you are interested in volunteering at a pet adoption event at PetSmart or a local event, volunteering at our Rescued Furniture Thrift Store or spending time volunteering at the Rescue Ranch, please call our helpline at 706-692-2772 and our volunteer coordinator will be happy to discuss volunteer opportunities available within our organization. This is a voicemail service so please do leave a message and a volunteer will contact you as soon as possible.
Check our webpage for all upcoming events!!!!! www.pickensanimalrescue.org
Come Visit Us!
See our Virtual Shelter at
or come to our Pet Adoptions, visit the Rescue Ranch, stop by the Rescued Furniture Thrift Store or visit our vet clinic - PAWS on Main. Information and hours of operation for all facilities is available on our website.
Pickens Animal Rescue Inc