Do you want to add a new pet to your family?
If you are interested in adopting, please call 770-428-5678. If you reach our voice mail, please leave a detailed message, and one of our counselors will return your call to schedule an adoption appointment. We welcome appointments at our no-kill shelter between the hours of 12 pm – 5 pm, Monday through Saturday.
We do our best to match potential adopters with our adoptable pets to ensure a good fit for both your household and the animal. For all potential dog adoptions, we first require a home/fence check to be conducted by an HSCC representative as a part of the adoption process.
Things to consider:
Bringing a new pet into your life and household is an important decision and commitment; this is a family member you will be responsible for over the next 10 to 25 years. It's important to think about your lifestyle, work schedule, existing family members (both human and animal), medical issues, and any other relevant concerns to help you make an educated decision.
Adoption should be a thoughtful process, and a bond should form between the adopter(s) and the animal prior to adoption. Adopting an animal isn't something you should do for a gift, as a surprise, or on the spur of the moment. Any new adopter will need time to prepare themselves, their environment, and an acclimation space for their new companion. Although intentions may be good, it is unfair to inflict the responsibility of pet ownership upon someone who was not given the opportunity to make that decision for him or herself. Housetraining a new puppy/dog, teaching a new kitten/cat not to scratch the furniture, assuming the ongoing costs of providing food and veterinary care, etc. can be stressful and demanding.
The addition of a new pet to any household should be a joyful time. If you wish to give the gift of animal companionship to someone, a better alternative would be to prepay the adoption donation and allow the recipient to choose their potential pet. It is so rewarding to see a bond form between a shelter animal and its chosen human. You could even create a feline or canine gift basket for the recipient and provide the adoption donation within.
Keep in mind that adopted pets need an acclimation period in order to become comfortable in a new environment and to learn about their new family. Be patient and allow them the time to do so at their own pace, no matter how excited we, as humans, might be about the new furry family member.
If it turns out that adoption may not be a good choice for you right now, we encourage you to volunteer at a local animal rescue organization until the time is right. Not only will you fulfill your animal interaction need, but you will also help animals in need.
The adoption donation for cats/kittens is $125, which does not fully cover costs already incurred by the HSCC. All of our cats and kittens (12 weeks and older) are spayed/neutered, microchipped, tested for FIV/FeLV, and up to date with required vaccinations before they are adopted.
If you would like a kitten younger than 12 weeks old, we can refer you to other resources.
We typically house mostly small breed dogs. The adoption donation for dogs/puppies is $175, which does not fully cover costs already incurred by the HSCC. All of our dogs and puppies (12 weeks and older) are spayed/neutered, up to date with required vaccinations, microchipped, heartworm tested, and treated with heartworm and flea preventative before they are adopted.