Athens Area 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.
191 Alps Road
Athens, GA 30606
Pets at Our Shelter:
Cities, Towns, and/or Counties We Serve:.Athens-Clarke County and Oconee County
About Our Shelter:Serving the people and animals of our community for over twenty-five years, the Athens Area Humane Society is a no-kill shelter in Athens, Georgia for cats, kittens, and other small domestic animals such as rabbits, rats and guinea pigs.
Each year, the Shelter cares for approximately 1200 abandoned and stray animals, striving to adopt as many as possible into loving, lifelong homes. Please look around and get to know your Humane Society.
Come Meet our Pets:Meet our adorable adoptables
at Pet Supplies "Plus" in the Alps
Village Shopping Center at
Baxter and Alps in Athens. Mon - Fri 1pm - 7pm
Sat - Sun 12pm - 6pm
Our Adoption Process:Adopting a Pet
Meet Your Match
The AAHS has many wonderful homeless pets waiting to be loved. If you haven't already chosen a new companion, your Counselor can assist in finding a good match for you. You can even see some of them online!
Tell Us a Little About Yourself
Complete a cat adoption profile or small animal adoption profile & ask any questions you may have. As part of the adoption, your Adoption Counselor will ask for a veterinary reference and landlord approval.
Your Adoption Counselor will review your profile with you and go over how to get your home ready for your new pet. Preparing ahead for the newest arrival helps your pet feel safe and relaxed as it makes the big move from shelter to forever home.
If you are already prepared to bring your new pet home, he or she can go home with you as early as the same day!
Your Adoption Counselor will work with you to answer any questions you have and will go over your new pet's history and medical information. You'll also pay the adoption fee and sign the Adoption Agreement, which officially transfers your new pet's ownership to you.
Friends for Life
Take home the newest member of your family! Your Adoption Counselor will call in a few days to see how your new pet is adjusting and to answer any questions that may have come up. Even after we call you, please don't hesitate to call on AAHS if we can be of any assistance.
Adoption fees for cats and kittens range from $45 to $95. Reduced fees are available for multiple pet adoptions; ask our Adoption Counselors for more information.
Cat & Kitten Adoptions Include:
Spay or Neuter Surgery
Feline Leukemia Test
First Distemper Vaccination (FVRCP)
Rabbit adoption fee is $30.
Rabbit Adoption Includes:
Spay or Neuter Surgery
Other adoption fees are as follows:
Guinea Pigs $25
Hamsters, Rats, Gerbils $5
Please check with adoptions staff for fees to adopt other animals.