dogadoptionfamily Best Places To Adopt Puppies and Kittens in Atlanta

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Atlanta has everything you’ll need to find and fall in love with a new, furry family member. Rescue a puppy or kitten that has been abandoned or mistreated; not only will you gain a friend for life, but you’ll also provide a loving home for a needy animal.

Atlanta Pet Rescue & Adoption Inc.
720 14th St.
Atlanta, GA 30318
(404) 815-6680

Price:  $275-$325 for dogs and $125 for cats.
Hours: Tues to Fri –11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Saturday – noon to 5:00 p.m. 

This no-kill shelter regularly canvases animal control facilities to save cats and dogs from being unduly euthanized. The animals are handled with love and care, treated, vaccinated and spayed or neutered. To date, Atlanta Pet Rescue & Adoption Inc. has placed more than 9,000 cats and dogs in loving homes. The shelter houses about 40 dogs/puppies and 10 cats/kittens at a time.

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PAWS Atlanta
5287 Covington Hwy.
Decatur, GA 30035
(770) 593-1155

Price:  $175-$225 and $75-$100 for cats and kittens
Hours: Mon – noon-4:00 p.m. Tues to Fri – noon to 6:00 p.m. Sat and Sun – 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

PAWS Atlanta just celebrated its 45th anniversary, and its dedication to matching adoptable pets with loving owners is stronger than ever. Founded in 1966, PAWS Atlanta is a private, nonprofit no-kill animal rescue organization that provides love, nutrition, medical care and basic training for homeless pets until permanent, safe homes are found. In addition to pet adoption services, PAWS Atlanta also provides low-cost vaccinations, spay and neutering services, and education.

Humane Society of Forsyth County
4440 Keith Bridge Rd.
Cumming, GA 30041
(770) 887-6480

Price: $200 to $300 for puppies and dogs; $90 to $120 for cats and kittens.
Hours: Daily – 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

The Forsyth County Humane Society is one of the city’s few no-kill shelters in the area. The shelter is run by volunteers and receives no funding from the state or local governments. The facility is open seven days a week for adoptions and houses up to 25 dogs and 35 cats, who roam freely in comfortable rooms. In addition to adoptions, the Humane Society of Forsyth County also offers low cost spay and neutering programs for cats and dogs.

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Jackie Kass is a freelance writer from Atlanta with more than twenty years of writing experience. Her work can be found at

Comments (3)
  1. Great article to spread the word about adoption.

    1. Boe says:

      Ah VERY interesting makes so much sense too. I did buy a laser peintor for my kittens used it a few times they did like the chase but it seemed there was something missing NOW I know why. They do much prefer interaction with me they love Da’Bird and one boy likes two particular toys to play fetch with. I promise to not subject them to frustration and anxiety again I promise! Thanks so much for this post!

    2. Eliza says:

      Thank you thank you to everyone that elephd set up, sell, monitor, take down and especially those wonderful customers that purchased from our garage sale. We hope you found lots of treasures! You elephd us surpass our goal. We raised over $1900 for the Animal Rescue Project!! Let’s make this an annual event, next year let’s double that, shall we? The funds help us spay and neuter our adoptees, provide their vaccinations and vet care, feed them, and provide a roof over their heads until they find their forever homes. But we’re not the final solution. You are, so help us find the dogs and cats permanent homes. Thank you again, so much for your generous support!

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