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Athens County Humane Society

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.

Pets at Our Rescue Group:

Cities, Towns, and/or Counties We Serve:

We are located in Athens County, Ohio. We adopt primarily to surrounding areas and occasionally neighboring states.

About Our Rescue Group:

The Athens County Humane Society's primary focus is to provide low-cost spay and neuter options for the public. We host monthly low cost mobile spay and neuter clinics. If you live in the area and need your dog or cat spayed or neutered, let us know so that you can be scheduled for one. All details about the process are on our website.

Learn more about us, how to meet our animals, and our adoption process at! See a complete listing of our adoptable animals at

Donate to Our Rescue Group...

Checks can be mailed or stop by one of our events!

Come Meet our Pets:

We have animals available through our Community Outreach program and through our foster care program. In addition to foster homes, some of our cats or kittens can be seen at satellite locations (local businesses). Leave a message on our voicemail (740-592-6047) or send us an email if there is a particular one you would like to meet. We do not have a shelter.

Our Adoption Process:

To adopt one of our animals:

1) Find the adoption questionnaire on our website:

2)Fill out the questionnaire and return it. This lets us get to know you and what you're looking for in a companion.

3) After we receive your questionnaire we will review it and contact you (this may take a couple of days).

4) Meet your next best friend.

5) If your family and the dog or cat are a good match in personality and lifestyle, then proceed with the adoption process which involves a contract and an adoption fee.

*A home visit may be a part of the adoption process.

The adoption process typically takes a couple days, and can be affected by the schedule of the adopter and the foster caregiver.

The adoption fee for all dogs are $100 and spay or neuter and vaccinations

The adoption fee for adult cats (6 mos. or older) are $50. Adult cats are spayed or neutered, vaccinated, and treated for fleas and parasites. Kitten adoption fees are $70 for a female and $60 for a male. Kittens are spayed or neutered, vaccinated, and treated for fleas and parasites.

Our Adopted Pets:

We have helped lots of pets connect with loving and caring owners. Check out our adopted pets list!

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.