Animal Shelter

Mission Statement:

Douglas County Animal Services holds the commitment of excellence in animal welfare, by giving a voice to the voiceless. Promoting responsible pet ownership through community engagement, spay/neuter awareness and ordinance enforcement, we pledge to be advocates for all animals in Douglas County.

Services Provided

Report a Concern/Service

To report a concern about animal safety, animal cruelty, stray animals, or other animal concerns please click the Citizen Service Center link or call 770-949-2000 to speak to a representative. Report a Concern/Service Here.


Are you ready to adopt? Please visit our multiple platforms to view all of our current pets: Petfinder; Adopt-a-Pet; Facebook

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. 

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: We accept check, cash or card.

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 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.

Rescue/Lost & Found

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 of where the animal was found. Please email to schedule an appointment for stray drop offs to ensure that someone will be available to serve you.

If you are missing your pet, please send us an email to with your information, along with your pets information, the date your pet went missing, and the area in which your pet was lost. Please also send in 3 pictures of your pet, one including a picture of the pets face). 

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. 

Rescue Groups

We love rescue groups and appreciate everything they do! If you are with a rescue group and interested in any of our animals please email for more information!

Owner Surrenders 

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.

Volunteer with Us!

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! Please also see our Amazon Wish List -all donations will be shipped directly to our facility! 

Donations we are always accepting: 

Wet / Dry Dog FoodLeashes / harnesses / collars
Wet / Dry Puppy FoodNew or gently used crates / carriers
Wet / Dry Cat FoodNew or gently used cat /dog toys
Wet / Dry Kitten FoodCat litter
Royal Canine Mother and Baby Cat (wet / dry)

Animal Services Advisory Board


Meetings are held the 3rd Wednesday of each month at the Animal Services building at 5pm