Support Adoption and Rescue. Why go to a dog breeder, cat breeder or pet store to buy a dog or buy a cat when you can adopt?
Our Featured Pembroke, GA Partner:
Georgia Animal Rescue and Defence, Inc. (GARD)
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 Shelter:
Cities, Towns, and/or Counties We Serve:
GARD adopts out nationwide. Intakes only from Georgia Counties and nearby South Carolina Counties.
GARD is a non-profit, 501(c)3 / 509(a)2 state licensed no-kill animal shelter dedicated to saving and protecting the lives of homeless and neglected dogs and cats in our area. We also promote spaying and neutering of all companion animals and our goal is the eventually establish a low cost spay/neuter clinic on site at our shelter. GARD was founded by Joy Bohannon, 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 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. Joy Bohannon, her husband Phil Rutherford, and her mother JoAnne Bohannon, sold their homes in Vermont and moved to Georgia in 2005 for the sole purpose of helping to one day end the slaughter of innocent and healthy dogs and cats in shelters. In Vermont, and throughout the Northeastern U.S., the pet over-population problem is not quite as severe as it is in the South; mainly due to harsher winter weather conditions, stricter spay/neuter regulations, and access to more low cost spay/neuter clinics. They know the over-population problem is everywhere they just chose the area of the U.S. where it is the worst to place their efforts and passion into making things better. With Phil working a full time job to pay the bills, they began volunteering with a few local Animal Control shelters for a year. It soon became apparent that the best way to make a big difference and have the control that they needed was to purchase their own property and establish a no-kill animal shelter. The GARD Animal Shelter was born in 2006.
Come Meet our Pets:
GARD holds adoptions at the shelter every Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday from 2:00 to 6:00PM EST. The GARD shelter is closed on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays.
Our Adoption Process:
If interested in adopting an animal, please read the GARD Adoption Guidelines first at http://www.gardonline.org/GARD_Adoption_Guidelines.pdf and then complete an adoption questionaire at http://www.gardonline.org/adoptionapp.htm 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.