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Athens Clarke County Animal Control

125 Buddy Christian Way (Dog Shelter)
150 Buddy Christian Way (Cat Shelter)
Athens, GA 30605
(706) 613-3540

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:

Athens Clarke County GA

About Our Shelter:

Refer to the animal's ID number when contacting animal control (see phone numbers below.).
These postings are monitored daily by volunteers but cannot be up-to-the-minute accurate. For the most up to date information, please call the shelter. Stray animals in Athens have a 5 day hold period after entering the shelter (excluding Weds. when the shelter is closed.) Owner surrendered pets have no hold period. Animal Control tries to keep every animal as long as possible, but if the shelter is full and more animals are on the way, they must euthanize. Staff and volunteers work to promote adoptions and rescues to keep euthanization rates as low as possible.

DOG SHELTER: (706) 613-3540.
Open 10AM-4PM daily except Wednesdays and holidays.

The shelter number is (706) 613-3887.
Open 10AM-4PM daily except Wednesdays and holidays.

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Donate to Our Shelter...

Please see our website for donation and volunteer information.

Come Meet our Pets:

Animal control is open from 10AM-4PM every day except Wednesday.

Our Adoption Process:

Adoption fees are $50 at Animal Control plus the cost of any veterinary services required (including the spay/neuter and Rabies vaccines)
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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.