Find Fulton 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.
Ahimsa House, Inc. PO Box 3495 Alpharetta GA 30023 678-640-6706
Aiding and A-Petting PO Box 191652 Atlanta GA 31119 404-275-8384
Alpharetta Animal Shelter 1520 Union Hill Road Alpharetta GA 30005 770-613-0009
Animal Savers Rescue 19 Ivy Trail Northeast Atlanta GA 30342 404-610-4655
Atlanta Animal Rescue Friends PO Box 5336 Atlanta GA 31107 678-318-1886
Atlanta Humane Society - Howell Mill Campus 981 Howell Mill Road Northwest Atlanta GA 30318 404-875-5331
Atlanta Pet Rescue & Adoption 20 14th Street Northwest Atlanta GA 30309 770-351-7377
Cats In The Cradle PO Box 753 Alpharetta GA 30009 770-664-4355
Collie Rescue of Metro-Atlanta 1524 Cortez Lane Northeast Atlanta GA 30319 404-633-2337
Fulton County Animal Services 860 Marietta Boulevard Northwest Atlanta GA 30318 404-613-0358
Fulton County SPCA 875 Rice Street Northwest Atlanta GA 30318 404-872-2207
Furkids Animal Rescue, Inc. PO Box 191102 Atlanta GA 31119 404-816-6256
Humane Association of Georgia 1317 Hearst Drive Northeast Atlanta GA 30319 404-827-0603
Humane Community of America PO Box 450715 Atlanta GA 31145 404-325-0181
Milton Animal Control 16025 New Bull Pen Road Milton GA 30004 678-408-4858
New Rattitude Rat Terrier Rescue and Adoption PO Box 81462 Atlanta GA 30366
North Fulton Humane Society, Inc. PO Box 3324 Alpharetta GA 30023 770-772-7472
Second Chance Animal Rescue & Adoptions PO Box 1515 Roswell GA 30077 678-493-4999
Some animals are brought to shelters by owners who cannot care for them. Others are rescued from abuse or neglect. Stray or lost animals may be brought to shelters by the general public or animal control agencies.
Some shelters have a firm no-kill policy and will strive to find homes for every animal they receive. Due to limited space and resources, other shelters may have to euthanize certain animals that are less suitable for adoption because of health or behavioral issues. Animal control agencies may euthanize animals that have not been adopted within a certain timeframe or animals that have shown aggression.
Generally, any member of the public may adopt a pet from an Animal Shelter. Some Animal Shelters will first screen or interview an individual in order to assess their suitability as a pet owner.