Please click on the pet list link below if you would like to adopt a pet, rescue a pet or if you have lost a pet and want to see if your pet is in our shelter.
Please note that not all pets are pictured -- if you have lost a pet we strongly advise that you come to the shelter in person to look for your lost pet.
Adopting a Friend
Adopting a new companion is easy! Adoption fees for dogs or cats are $35 per animal. This includes microchip implantation and registration. Georgia law requires that all pets adopted from a shelter must be spayed or neutered. Adopters must have their pets spayed or neutered within 30 days. We accept cash or check only for adoption fees.
We love to work with animal rescues! Please consider rescuing a deserving dog or cat from our shelter. We must have the following documents for any rescue group, animal, or Humane Society that we work with:
- Rescue group application - available online here or at our shelter
- Georgia Dept. of Agriculture License for Georgia rescues OR an Out of State License for approved out of state rescues
- A letter from the rescue president for agents authorized to pick up animals from our shelter or temporarily pull animals for medical treatment
Information and instructions on rescue licensing is available on the Georgia Dept. of Agriculture's website.
Our shelter holds all strays for 72 hours (3 days) to allow the owner time to reclaim them. After that time, animals can be adopted, rescued or euthanized. Therefore, it is very important that you visit our shelter as soon as you lose your pet and continue to visit until it is found. Owners should also post lost pet signs in at least a 3 mile radius of where your pet was lost, and at local vet clinics and animal control departments. All pet owners should keep ID tags on their pets and/or microchip their pets so it can be quickly returned to them if it is ever lost. Our shelter scans every animal that comes in for microchip information.
We love our volunteers! If you are interested in volunteering, fill out an application online or at the shelter. All volunteers must be at least 18 years of age. After your application is approved, our volunteer coordinator will contact you to schedule orientation. New volunteers will be assigned to work with another volunteer or shelter staff until they are comfortable on their own.
Giving up Your Pet
The county shelter does not accept owner surrenders. We will be happy to provide you contact information for local rescue groups that may be able to provide assistance to you. You may find a list of these local groups online at Spot Society.ORG or you may also contact the Douglas County Humane Society for additional assistance with food or veterinary bills.