About Atlanta Humane Society
About Our Shelter...
Atlanta Humane Society (AHS) is a 501(c)3 tax exempt nonprofit (IRS Tax ID# 58-0685900) and the oldest private charitable organization in Atlanta, founded in 1873 following a visit to the city by Robert E. Lee. The animal charity was originally chartered to protect women, children, and animals and remained a child protection and animal welfare society for 79 years. AHS, now a widely recognized pet adoption center, clinic, and educational program provider, was originally located on Marietta Street and moved to its location at 981 Howell Mill Road in the 1930s. Atlanta Humane Society's Mansell Road Adoption Facility was opened in December of 2011 in Alpharetta.
It is our mission to prevent neglect, abuse, cruelty and exploitation of animals and to assure that their interests and well-being are fully, effectively and humanely protected by an aware and caring society.
Atlanta Humane Society places approximately 8,000 animals into forever homes each year. AHS is committed to finding homes for all adoptable pets. We do not euthanize adoptable animals, and there are no time limits for the animals once they are in our care. We only humanely euthanize those animals suffering from significant medical issues or that pose behavior concerns. We are proud to be a part of the solution to ending pet homelessness and overpopulation in the Southeast United States.
Come Meet Our Pets...
Hours and Days of operation:
Both locations are open for adoptions Monday-Friday, 12-7pm; Saturday-Sunday from 11am-6pm
*Adoption selection should be made by one half-hour prior to closing.
The AHS' Howell Mill Campus is located at the corner of 10th St. and Howell Mill Rd. in NW Atlanta.
981 Howell Mill Road NW
Atlanta, GA 30318
AHS' Mansell Campus is behind the Racetrac gas station across the street from the Volvo dealership.
1565 Mansell Road
Alpharetta, Ga 30009
Our Adoption Process...
If you are interested in adopting, please come in during our adoption hours to meet our adoptable pets. No appointment is required. Once you find an animal you are ready to adopt, you will be asked to comeplete a preliminary questionnaire. We do not hold animals and all adoptions are done on a first come, first served basis.
The basic requirements for adoption from the Atlanta Humane Society are as follows: you must be at least 18 years of age with a valid, government issued, photo I.D.If you have other dogs or children, they may be required to meet the animal prior to adoption.