Cherokee County Humane Society (Acworth, Georgia 30102) has been saving lives since 1975.
Its efforts in 2016 saved more than 1,700 four-legged souls from being euthanized, and helped them find their forever homes.
Atlanta Doberman Pinscher Rescue was officially licensed on February 7, 2006 under the articles of incorporation of the Atlanta Doberman Pinscher Club. Our purpose is to rescue abandoned and unwanted dogs and place them in safe, loving homes.
Our adoptable dogs are housed in foster homes in different areas of metro Atlanta. Our available dogs are listed on the Our Available Dogs page. Other dogs available for adoption in the Atlanta area are listed under Other Available Dogs.
If you are interested in meeting one of our adoptable dogs, first read our adoption policies. If you feel you are eligible to adopt one of our rescues, please click the email link associated with that dog and send us an email. We will ask you a few questions up front, then email you an adoption application.
Castaway Cats Rescue of Coastal Georgia is a state licensed, non-profit, 501(c)(3) cat rescue working in the Savannah, Richmond Hill, Hinesville, Brunswick, Ludowici, and Jesup communities.
Our rescue is not like other shelters. In fact, we are not really a shelter at all! We specialize specifically in rescuing cats and kittens. Our animals aren’t kept in pens or cages, but raised in homes with children and other animals to give them the best chance of transitioning into their forever homes.
We ensure a full range of veterinarian services are provided. Every cat adopted from our rescue is spayed or neutered before it leaves. Other services include all required immunizations, flea treatments, deworming, and feline disease testing.
Since 2004, Mostly Mutts (Kennesaw, Georgia 30152) has been working to reduce the number of animals euthanized at local shelters in metro Atlanta. We work closely with animal control officers to save adoptable dogs that are often moments away from being put to sleep. Often, these dogs are sick and injured and require rehabilitation. Mostly Mutts provides housing, health care, training, and physical and emotional care to them until they can be placed in a new home. We hold weekly adoption events to help each dog find their “fur-ever home.”
Mostly Mutts does not take in dogs that are owned, unless under extreme circumstances. We feel that these pets need to be “re-homed,” instead of “rescued.” However, we will offer assistance to owners that need to find new homes for their animals.
Since animal overpopulation continues to be a huge problem in our community, promoting spaying and neutering is another important goal of our organization. All of our dogs are spayed or neutered before they are adopted out, and we encourage all pet owners to help “stop the littering” by having their pets fixed. Not only does it result in a healthier, happier pet, but also a healthier, happier community! You can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn about affordable spay/neuter options.
The mission of the Georgia English Bulldog Rescue (Winder, Georgia 30680) is to first ensure the safety and well-being of all English Bulldogs that we take in and second to educate the public in the care of English Bulldogs. We rehabilitate and re-home English Bulldogs that are sick, neglected, abused, or injured. Moreover, we provide a safe alternative to shelters for owners that are faced with the already difficult decision of finding a new home for their English bulldog.
We have rescued over 150 bulldogs since forming in 2009. We have approximately 20-25 ENGLISH BULLDOGS in foster care at any given time. At this time, we are unable to offer owners financial help when faced with a medical or surgical emergency. We hope to be able to offer some assistance in the future.
The service dogs at Canine Assistants (Milton, Georgia 30004) assist children and adults with physical disabilities or other special needs in a variety of ways. Some of the tasks the dogs perform include turning lights on and off, opening and closing doors, pulling wheelchairs, retrieving dropped objects, summoning help, and providing secure companionship. While all of these functions are vitally important in helping a person obtain greater freedom, perhaps the most impressive gift the dogs provide is social, rather than physical, in nature. The dogs eliminate feelings of fear, isolation, and loneliness felt by their companions. One Canine Assistants recipient made the value of this gift quite clear when asked by a reporter what she liked most about her service dog. Immediately, she responded, “My dog makes my wheelchair disappear.”
In addition to service dogs and companion dogs, Canine Assistants also trains and provides seizure response dogs for certain recipients. As with some of the service dogs, these dogs are adopted from various organizations and selectively screened for personality, temperament, and general health. Following general training, seizure response dogs are trained to perform one of the following behaviors, depending on the recipient’s need: remain next to the person during the course of a seizure, summon help in a controlled environment, or retrieve a phone prior to the seizure when indicated by the recipient. Certain dogs may even develop the ability to predict and react in advance to an oncoming seizure once they are placed with their recipient.
Service and seizure response dogs have a magical effect on their recipients. They assist with physical and emotional needs – enabling a person to achieve greater independence, confidence, and happiness overall.
95% of donations to Canine Assistants go directly to the training and placement of service and seizure response dogs with children and adults throughout the country.
The Winging Cat Rescue (Griffin, Georgia) is an Internet-based organization that rescues abandoned cats and kittens from high-kill shelters. They are then fully vetted and available for adoption.
The rescue is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in the state of Georgia.
Greyhounds Galore (Macon, Georgia 31211) is a non-profit greyhound rescue and adoption organization.
Former/retired racers have nowhere to go when their racing career is over. Too many of them are euthanized for this reason. They need caring homes. They make wonderful pets and are forever grateful for the home that you provide. They will return many times over the love that you give to them.
Gwinnett Humane Society (Lawrenceville, Georgia 30046) was founded in 1979 to promote animal welfare. GHS strives to prevent cruelty to animals and to reduce pet overpopulation by educating the public regarding humane treatment of animals, promoting responsible pet ownership, and encouraging spaying/neutering of companion animals.
GHS is a volunteer-supported, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization supported entirely by private donations. It does not operate a shelter. Animals in the GHS adoption program are housed in private volunteer foster homes.
Save Our Pets Food Bank (Atlanta, Georgia 31106) is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping families keep their pets in their home. When Save Our Pets Food Bank started in 2008, it had no idea that the need for its services would continue to grow. Save Our Pets Food Bank doesn’t see the need decreasing any time soon. This includes free pet food on a monthly basis and soon, low-cost heartworm care.
The initial mission of Save Our Pets Food Bank was to help pet owners in the Atlanta, Georgia area. The food bank has gone far beyond those area boundaries now and has helped over 300 pet food banks get started nationwide. SOPFB recently joined an Alliance of Pet Food Banks around the country. The purpose of this was to come together to get the attention of pet food manufacturers nationwide. With millions of pets in rescues and shelters throughout the country it is heartbreaking to know that so much pet food is dumped by manufacturers instead of giving it away to organizations like a pet food bank.
SOPFB is very grateful to be a part of this alliance and knows it will make a tremendous impact on how the organization operates in the future. The most important thing is getting the pet food and help to those in need.