Athens, Tennessee - Pet Adoption

ATHENS, Ga. - A Clarke County woman says she adopted a dog from a shelter and then three months later a man called saying it was his dog and he wanted it back.

Athens-Clarke County Animal Control adopts approximately 750 dogs and cats per year

The inaugural Athens Pet Expo & Adoption event features adoptable dogs and cats, informational booths with local veterinarians, talks on dog behavior, training and child safety, scent demos and CGC testing, a pet Halloween Costume Contest, Musical Paws, photo booth and prizes.

Available Pets | Athens-Clarke County, GA - Official Website

Athens Canine Rescue has dogs and puppies for adoption. Adopt a pet in Athens, Georgia. and saves lives. or and you'll have a friend for life! What is the difference between adopting a dog, adopting a cat, adopting a kitten or adopting a puppy versus getting dogs for sale, cats for sale, puppies for sale or kittens for sale from a dog breeder or a cat breeder? When someone is breeding puppies or breeding kittens, they are creating new dogs and cats who need homes. Some people are interested in a very specific breed of dog, cat, puppy or kitten and they think the only way to find that specific breed is to buy a dog for sale or buy a cat for sale from a puppy breeder or a kitten breeder. Yet animal shelters are filled with dogs and cats who must find homes. So rather than buying a dog or puppy for sale from a dog breeder or buying a cat or kitten for sale from a cat breeder, we encourage people to adopt a dog, adopt a cat, adopt a puppy or adopt a kitten at their local animal shelter, SPCA, humane society or pet rescue group.

Animal Control | Athens-Clarke County, GA - Official Website

and saves lives. or and you'll have a friend for life! What is the difference between adopting a dog or puppy versus getting dogs for sale or puppies for sale from a dog breeder? When someone is breeding puppies, they are creating new dogs who need homes. Some people are interested in a very specific breed of dog or puppy and they think the only way to find that specific breed is to buy a dog for sale from a puppy breeder. Yet animal shelters are filled with dogs who must find homes. So rather than buying a dog or puppy for sale from a dog breeder, we encourage people to adopt a dog or adopt a puppy at their local animal shelter, SPCA, humane society or pet rescue group.

We attend adoption events every weekend


Each year, the Athens Limestone Animal Shelter accepts more than 3,000 dogs and cats from animal control officers in Athens and Limestone County and from citizens who find strays or can no longer care for their pets. Every effort is made to reunite lost animals with their families and to find loving, forever homes for every adoptable dog and cat.Athens-Clarke County Animal Control adopts approximately 750 dogs and cats per year. The cost of adoption is $50, which includes a certain vaccinations (distemper and parvo for dogs, feline leukemia and FIV for cats), an adoption information packet, and a implanted microchip. We transport all adopted dogs and cats that are at least 10 weeks old for spay or neuter surgery. You, as the adopter, are responsible for the cost of spay or neuter and for returning proof of surgery to Animal Control. Adopters must obtain a rabies vaccination for their dog or cat by the time the pet is four months old. We welcome both families and individuals to visit us and interact with the dogs and cats at our facility.