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The Atlanta Humane Society has taken up the responsibility of caring for all animals for over 146 years. Every year they prepare enough space for pets that have been abandoned or mistreated by their owners and helping to place 10,000 animals in loving new homes able to shower them with compassion.
They have three locations around the Atlanta area:
This non-profit organization has remained a champion in veterinary care, adoption and sheltering, and community outreach. Atlanta Humane Society’s number one objective is to say no to animal displacement, neglect, and cruelty.
You need to fill out a pre-adoption form. The adoption paperwork and interview typically takes up to 1 hour to complete, but your new pet will be ready to go home that same day. Weekends are busier and your adoption can take 1-2 hours or more. Make sure you arrive at least 30 minutes before closing because the team at the Atlanta Humane Society doesn't process new adoption applications at the end of the day.
They accept cash, credit cards, and debit cards for payment of adoption fees. Atlanta Humane Society does not accept personal checks.
Adoption fees vary by the pet typically fall in the $100-$250 range.
Our writing team is hard at work researching this shelter's adoption process and fees, so this page will be updated soon!
In the meantime, here's some nice-to-know info that applies to nearly every animal shelter, humane society, and rescue.
Because shelter dogs are full of love!
Is it because they know you saved them and love you harder for it?
I can't say for certain, but yes.
Jokes aside, there are three things all shelter dogs need to thrive in their new home:
Older shelter dogs, generally 1+ years old, may have experienced a lot of trauma, which often results in one of 8 common behavioral issues:
These issues are correctable! Your dog isn't broken, they're just damaged. You can fix them with enough love, patience, and a good training plan.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, finding good dog trainers can be hard. Like everything else, dog training is moving only. but there are great online dog trainers that are proven to work and can help get your new pup on the right path.
You can learn a lot about an animal welfare organization just by looking at their name.
Adoption processes vary drastically from organization to organization, but here are some general tips that apply in most instances. Note that we'll use the term "shelters" here for simplicity but it includes all types of rescue organizations.
If you have any questions about adopting an animal (what you'll need, what to expect, etc.) feel free to contact the PetLists team!
If you're looking to adopt a new dog, our Dog Adoption Guide is a must-read. It has everything you need to know about bringing a shelter dog home:
And we're adding new guides all the time.