Adoption Information

Thank You For Your Interest in Our Pets
We are open to the public for adoptions, reclaims and surrenders, Monday through Friday from 11:00 am - 5:00 pm. We routinely do off site adoptions at other locations; please, contact the shelter for details at 706-790-6836.

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Temperament
The animals that we put up for adoption are given a basic behavioral assessment, we do not knowingly put aggressive animals up for adoption. However, we cannot guarantee or be liable for the behavior or future behavior of any animal.

Included in Your Fee
  • Adoption Fee
  • Feline distemper combination vaccination (for cats)
  • A general de-worming medication (for cats and dogs)
  • Micro-chipping with lifetime registration (for cats and dogs
  • Parvo/distemper vaccination (for dogs)
  • Kennel cough vaccination (for dogs)
  • Rabies vaccination (for cats and dogs)
  • Sterilization (spay or neuter- for cats and dogs)
  • Heart worm testing
Sterilization & Rabies Vaccination Procedure
All animals placed for adoption are sterilized (spayed or neutered).

Micro-chipping
Microchips and tattoos are the only two forms of permanent identification for pets. Identification tags can be easily removed, but it would involve a difficult and painful surgical procedure to remove a microchip or tattoo.
A microchip is no bigger than a grain of rice and is implanted under the skin. The chip carries a unique identification number, this number is recorded into a database that includes the name and contact information of a pet's owner. This database information can be updated and changed by the owner at any time, so that your contact information remains current.

Beginning July 30, 2011 all animals adopted through AAS will be micro-chipped with free lifetime registration. Animals are registered in a database after adoption by AAS staff. If your animal is lost and picked up by AAS, we will scan it, (as are all animals) and contact the owner for reclaim.

Future Care
It is suggested that you take your new family member for a check-up with a licensed veterinarian within 5 days after adoption.