Animal Shelter


Are you ready to adopt? Please visit the Shelter Pro Portal to view all of our current pets! You can also file a lost report on this site.

Please visit our shelter during operating hours or view the adoptable pets at the website. When you know which animal you would like, you will need to come meet the animal and fill out our adoption questionnaire to complete the adoption. You must be 18 or older and have a valid photo ID to adopt.

The base adoption fee for all dogs and cats is $35.00. An additional fee for vetting includes: sterilization surgery, the rabies vaccine and a lifetime registration microchip. Any additional testing or vaccination records will be provided upon adoption. Fees will vary according to pet selected and will be posted for each animal. The rabies vaccine, by law, must be updated according to manufacturer’s specification with your vet. We accept check, cash or card.

Stray Animals

If you see a stray animal or a case of animal cruelty/neglect, call the Animal Shelter at 770.942.5961 during business hours. If it is an after hours emergency, call 911 and an Animal Control officer will be dispatched. Please give a good description of the animal and a good location for it.

Giving Up Your Own Pet

Douglas County Animal Control does not accept unwanted pets. It is recommended that if you’re planning to move to always inquire as to if the new landlord allows pets. If not and you plan to re-home the animal, owners are urged to advertise the animal themselves to ensure that their pet is going to a good home.

Leaving the animal with a rescue or humane organization should be your very last resort if you have to give up a pet because of the volume of animals they receive. You may call the animal shelter for contact information for the various rescue and humane organizations. You can also search online for "Atlanta Rescue Groups" for additional information.

View a local directory for metro Atlanta rescue groups. Owners can search either by dog or cat rescue, and can search for groups that rescue specific breeds as well.

Westside Animal Clinic

If you find an animal after Shelter hours, please take it to the Westside Animal Clinic and they will scan it for a microchip at no charge. The clinic is located at:
875 Thornton Road
Lithia Springs, GA 30122

Monday through Friday
6 pm to 8 am

Noon to Midnight

Midnight to 8 am

Open 24 hours

Rescue Groups

We love rescue groups and appreciate everything they do! If you are with a rescue group please consider rescuing one of the wonderful pets at our shelter!


The Douglas County Animal Shelter also has many volunteer opportunities. Please fill out our volunteer application (PDF) if you would like to volunteer at the Douglas County Animal Shelter.

Spay & Neuter

There are too many unwanted pets in Douglas County and not enough homes to go around --- be a responsible pet owner and spay or neuter your pet! Low cost spay/neuter options in our area include:


Douglas County Animal Control is always in need of donations! We can use:

  • Canned Kitten and Puppy Food
  • Cat Litter
  • Dry Kitten and Puppy Food
  • Canned Cat and Dog Food
  • Dry Cat and Dog Food

  • Leashes
  • Royal Canine Mother and Baby Cat, Wet and Dry ( For neonatal kittens)
  • Paper Towels