GARD adopts out nationwide. Intakes only from Georgia Counties and nearby South Carolina Counties.
Georgia Animal Rescue and Defence, Inc. is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit animal charity and a licensed 509(a)2 no-kill animal shelter that is funded entirely by private contributions, and receives no government funding. GARD was founded in 2006 by, and is privately owned by, a family of animal lovers who have dedicated their lives to saving animals and educating others regarding the pet over-population problem.
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Come Meet our Pets:
GARD is open every day from 2:00 to 6:00PM EST. We also normally hold adoptions at PetSmart in Pooler, GA on Saturdays. Please check our website for adoption event details.
Our Adoption Process:
If interested in adopting an animal, please read the GARD Adoption Guidelines first at http://www.gardonline.org/?page_id=2294 and then complete an adoption questionnaire at http://www.gardonline.org/?page_id=1938 If approved, you will have to complete the adoption contract located on our website and pay an adoption fee which can range from $50 and up depending on the animal.
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.