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Atlanta Humane Society

981 Howell Mill Rd NW
Atlanta, GA 30318

Our Mission

The Atlanta Humane Society is a no-kill shelter providing 60,000 direct points of care to animals each year through sheltering and adoption, veterinary care, and community outreach. We operate out of three locations in metro Atlanta and help find nearly 10,000 animals loving homes each year. As one of the oldest charities in Atlanta, we have been caring for our community and her animals for more than 148 years.

We believe the relationship between humans and animals has deep significance, and we call on our city and each other to take action. Together we put up a united front against cruelty, neglect, and displacement. With a heart to better lives, we connect homeless animals with good homes and neglected animals with safe spaces—uplifting our community by instilling compassion.

We’re proud to be able to work together with animal advocates, other animal welfare organizations, and our community partners to save lives.

Adoption Policy

Falling in love? Great! Our adoption process has changed due to COVID-19. We’re currently doing adoptions in two ways depending on whether an animal is physically housed at one of our locations or in a foster home.

If you’re interested in adopting an animal currently housed in our Alpharetta or West Midtown facilities, please visit during our open adoption hours. If you're interested in adopting an animal currently housed in foster care, please start by filling out our Adoption Application at Starting Saturday, September 25, our Duluth location will be open for pop-up adoption events every Saturday from 12:00-4:00 p.m.

Please keep in mind that our Petfinder profile is slightly delayed, so an animal listed here may already be adopted. To see all currently available animals listed in real time, please visit

  • day hours
    Monday CLOSED
    Tuesday 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    Wednesday 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    Thursday CLOSED
    Friday 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    Saturday 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    Sunday 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

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