Animal Shelter


Are you ready to adopt? Please visit the Shelter Pro Portal to view all of our current pets! You can also file a lost report on this site.

Due to COVID-19 Restrictions, we are closed for walk in service;  online applications and adoption appointment are available. Appointments allow us to better serve our citizens by scheduling sufficient time for each citizen. Masks are required when visiting the Animal Services building.  Persons experiencing a fever, cough, difficulty breathing, pneumonia, or has been in contact with someone who  tested positive for Covid-19 in the last two weeks is required to postpone their visit to a later date. 

In addition to our Shelter Pro portal  available dogs or cats in our care can be found on our Facebook page or through our Adopt-a-pet Profile 

Please use the following link for our Adoption Questionnaire and Appointment Scheduling: 

Every effort will be made to contact you if the animal you are interested in is adopted  before your appointment. You are welcome to select another pet to visit with during your appointment. 

 For dogs, meet and greets will be held out in our courtyard, weather permitting. Please make arrangements to bring your current dog and/or young children living in your household for the meet and greet. This is required to complete the adoption. All dogs have had their DAPP, Bordetella vaccines, a deworming, a flea treatment, and a lifelong registered microchip. You must be 18 or older and have a valid photo ID to adopt. We accept check, cash or card.

For our cats, meet and greets will be held in an interview room. All cats have had their FVRCP vaccine, a deworming, a flea treatment, and a lifelong registered microchip.

Adoption Fees:

Adult Dogs – over 6 months of age:

  •  $100 for altered (includes Heartworm test and Rabies Vaccine)
  •  $80 for unaltered (No Heartworm test and no Rabies Vaccine)
  • $20 to add on Heartworm test to unaltered dogs (total would be $100)

 Puppies less than 6 months old:

  • $150 for puppies ready to go (means 8 weeks or older at the time of intake and would only have 1 round of vaccines)
  • $200 for puppies that have had 3 rounds of vaccines (these would be live births or puppies that have been surrendered under the age of 8weeks)

 Adult cats over 6 months of age:

  • $60 for altered (includes combo test and Rabies Vaccine)
  • $40 for unaltered (no combo test and no Rabies Vaccine)
  • $25 to add on a combo test to any cats that have not been tested (total would be $65)

 Kittens under 6 months:

  • $80 regardless of how many rounds of vaccines they have had

Check out our Facebook page at  for adoption specials. Sponsorship/grants are accepted for adoptions and lower the adoption fees. Persons interested in donated funds for adoption promotions can contact the shelter to select a pet to sponsor.

Stray Animals

If you see a stray animal or a case of animal cruelty/neglect, call the Animal Shelter at 770.942.5961 and select option 2 during business hours. Please give a good description of the animal and a good location for it.  If it is an after hours emergency,(injured animals, animals that have bitten a human and aggressive animals) call 911 and an Animal Control officer will be dispatched. You may also drop off a  stray animal at the shelter by appointment using the following link:  An appointment ensures that someone will be available to serve you. 

Giving Up Your Own Pet

Douglas County Animal Control does not accept unwanted pets. It is recommended that if you’re planning to move to always inquire as to if the new landlord allows pets. If not and you plan to re-home the animal, owners are urged to advertise the animal themselves to ensure that their pet is going to a good home.

Leaving the animal with a rescue or humane organization should be your very last resort if you have to give up a pet because of the volume of animals they receive. You may call the animal shelter for contact information for the various rescue and humane organizations. You can also search online for "Atlanta Rescue Groups" for additional information.

View a local directory for metro Atlanta rescue groups. Owners can search either by dog or cat rescue, and can search for groups that rescue specific breeds as well.

Rescue Groups

We love rescue groups and appreciate everything they do! If you are with a rescue group please consider rescuing one of the wonderful pets at our shelter!


The Douglas County Animal Shelter also has many volunteer opportunities. Please fill out our volunteer application (PDF) if you would like to volunteer at the Douglas County Animal Shelter.

Spay & Neuter

There are too many unwanted pets in Douglas County and not enough homes to go around --- be a responsible pet owner and spay or neuter your pet! Low cost spay/neuter options in our area include:


Douglas County Animal Control is always in need of donations! We can use:

  • Canned Kitten and Puppy Food
  • Cat Litter
  • Dry Kitten and Puppy Food
  • Canned Cat and Dog Food
  • Dry Cat and Dog Food

  • Leashes
  • Royal Canine Mother and Baby Cat, Wet and Dry ( For neonatal kittens)
  • Paper Towels