Come any Saturday to Acworth Petco between 1-3pm with proof of ownership (contract or vet records) and I will microchip your pet for $20 cash, check or credit card.

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If you've adopted a dog from us or from somewhere else and are in need of assistance in caring for him, please contact us here and someone will be in touch with you to discuss.

Courtney takes photos of all our dogs available for adoption.

Are you having trouble re-homing your dog? Cherokee Humane Society can help!

Please see below for more information about how we can work together to find your pet the best new home he/she deserves.

Type A:

You Foster; We Adopt

We will work with you to make sure your dog is fully vetted (spayed/neutered, vaccinated, and on heartworm & flea/tick prevention). You bring your dog in a crate to pet adoptions at the Petco in Acworth every Saturday – drop off is at 10:50 AM, and pick up is at 4:00 PM. Once your dog has found his/her new forever home, the new owner keeps the crate, and Cherokee County Humane Society keeps the adoption fee. Your dog’s adoption process will be the same as all the other dogs in our program.

Type B:

You Foster; You Adopt

If your dog has been spayed/neutered and has a current rabies vaccination, then you send us three good pictures of your dog (make sure to include one headshot and one full body image) and a biography for your dog. We will post the information on our website as well as the main Cherokee County Humane Society website and list you as the main contact person for your dog. It will be your responsibility to screen potential adopters who contact you and to adopt your dog out to a new family.

Type C:

We Foster; We Adopt

If we have the space available, you surrender your dog to us. We will place the dog in foster care, where he/she will be fully vetted and adopted out. For this option, a donation is suggested to help us pay for food, medicine, and the spay/neuter surgery

Did you know.....

  • Euthanasia, due to pet overpopulation, is the #1 killer of our animals?
  • In 7 years, one female dog and her puppies can produce 67,000 new dogs!
  • In Metro Atlanta, over 100,000 animals are put to sleep each year!
  • Almost every county in Georgia has a kill rate of 90%.

1. What is spay/neuter?

Spaying or neutering refers to a surgical procedure to render a dog or cat unable to produce litters of puppies or kittens. In addition to halting reproduction, other health benefits include the prevention of certain types of cancers and behavioral problems that include roaming, fighting and "marking" territory. Click HERE to be redirected to learn more.

2. Why do it?

Whether you've recently adopted a pet or you're considering it, one of the most important health decisions you'll make is to spay or neuter your cat or dog. Learn more by reading the top 10 reasons to spay or neuter your pet HERE.

3. Low Cost Resources - Find a place

The comprehensive and searchable database of low-cost spay/neuter providers found HERE, made possible through PetSmart Charities, can help you find affordable services in your community. It is continually being updated, so please check back soon if you don't find any listings for your area at this time.

4. Financial Assistance