Cherokee County Animal Shelter

Find Cherokee County Georgia animal shelters, puppy dog and cat shelters, pet adoption centers, dog pounds, and humane societies. Animal shelters provide information on adopting dogs, cats, and pets, animal care and rescue, and animal control.


Bucks Back Yard Animal Society 107 North River Drive Woodstock GA 30188 678-557-6149


Cherokee County Animal Shelter 1015 Univeter Road Canton GA 30115 770-345-7270

Dalmatian Club of Greater Atlanta Rescue 981 Bailey Road Woodstock GA 30188 770-442-0334

Peach State Sheltie Rescue, Inc. 110 Sunnybrook Lane Woodstock GA 30188 770-634-7130

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What is an Animal Shelter?

Household animals that no longer have homes are often brought to animal shelters. Animal shelters are safe places to bring animals that are abandoned or lost. Many shelters will also take in animals that are sick or injured. In some areas of the U.S., humane societies will also provide shelter for animals. Shelters often serve as pet adoption centers. Animal shelters are also open to household pets taken from owners who can no longer care for them, those who have mistreated them, or those who have violated animal welfare laws.

Shelters provide animal care, rescue, and animal control. They assist with adopting dogs, cats, and other pets. They also may offer services like spaying or neutering. Shelters may offer adoption. Local and county governments fund some dog pounds and animal shelters, while volunteers and donations provide further support.