Dog adoption and cat adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog or adopt a cat and you'll have a friend for life! Contact us, or contact another local humane society, animal shelter or SPCA.
11am – 5pm, Tuesday – Sunday
Adoptions are held Tuesday through Sunday from 11 am until 5 pm. (please note that our selection on weekdays is limited to those pets not in foster homes) at
4874 S Atlanta Rd SE
Atlanta, GA 30339
You may complete an application online and bring it with you to our adoption center, or complete one at our adoption center. Please carefully read each of the instructions below before you submit an adoption application.
Instructions For Adopting an Atlanta Pet Rescue & Adoption Dog or Cat:
All household members, including current dog(s), are required to attend the adoption interview, and if you currently have pets in the household you must bring along a copy of their most current medical records with proof of vaccinations, heartworm prevention, and proof of spay/neuter.
All applicants must be 23 years of age and must complete an adoption application.
For the best selection of pets, please plan to arrive at our adoption center early and bring your patience. This is an important decision and sometimes it takes a while. We do not hold or reserve animals. You must come in person and be interviewed in person in order to adopt.
Complete the adoption application online and print. You can bring the printed application to the shelter for your in-person interview, or you can fill out an application in person at the shelter. If we have questions or concerns or need clarification on any of your responses, we will address them when you are at the shelter.
As part of the adoption process, you will be required to sign a contract promising to take care of your new pet, keep its vaccinations and heartworm preventative current, and return the pet to us if you choose not to keep it.
Our adoption fee varies depending on the breed and age of the pet. For most dogs it is $275, however some purebred dogs can be as much as $425, and our adoption fee for most cats is $125. If you have any questions about the adoption fee of the pet you are interested in, please email us. The adoption fees help us cover our rescue expenses and provide veterinary care for the animals.
The adoption fee includes spaying or neutering, heartworm test and rabies shot if the dog or cat is old enough, and routine vaccinations. Dogs over age 6 months are tested for heartworms; cats and kittens are tested for feline Leukemia and Aids. All are treated for fleas, ticks and intestinal parasites. Adoptions fees can be paid by cash, Visa or Mastercard. We do not take checks.
Why should you adopt?
Dog adoption and cat adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog or adopt a cat and you'll have a friend for life! What is the difference between adopting a dog, adopting a cat, adopting a kitten or adopting a puppy versus getting dogs for sale, cats for sale, puppies for sale or kittens for sale from a dog breeder or a cat breeder? When someone is breeding puppies or breeding kittens, they are creating new dogs and cats who need homes. Some people are interested in a very specific breed of dog, cat, puppy or kitten and they think the only way to find that specific breed is to buy a dog for sale or buy a cat for sale from a puppy breeder or a kitten breeder. Yet animal shelters are filled with dogs and cats who must find homes. So rather than buying a dog or puppy for sale from a dog breeder or buying a cat or kitten for sale from a cat breeder, we encourage people to adopt a dog, adopt a cat, adopt a puppy or adopt a kitten at their local animal shelter, SPCA, humane society or pet rescue group.