Newton County Animal Shelter

Find Newton 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.


Altered Feral State, Inc. 5362 Old Highway 138 Oxford GA 30054 770-712-8331


Black Diamond Rottweiler Rescue Lower River Rd Covington GA 30016 770-728-0558

Little Chosen Rescue House 90 Mountainside Lane Covington GA 30016 678-658-0557

Newton County Animal Shelter 210 Lower River Road Covington GA 30016 770-786-9514

Rotten Russell's Rescue Ranch 80 Salem Branch Road Covington GA 30016 770-633-7626

Where are the animals at an Animal Shelter from?

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.

Do Animal Shelters euthanize unwanted or hard-to-adopt animals?

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.

Can anyone adopt a pet from an Animal Shelter?

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.