Adoption Process


PAWS Atlanta follows an adoption process to ensure that each cat or dog is placed in a safe and loving forever home. When you first arrive to the shelter, we welcome you to meet our animals and see who you connect with. Please feel free to sit and cuddle a kitty in our Cat Cottage or take a pup for a stroll on our walking trails.

Once a match is made, an adoption application and interview is completed. This is an open conversation to ask additional questions. We also request that all family members (including your pup(s)) meet the new dog or cat to make sure s/he is the right fit for everyone.

All adopters must be 21 years of age or older with a valid form of picture identification. Please note, PAWS Atlanta reserves the right to refuse adoption to anyone for the protection of our animals. In some cases, we ask adopters to submit to a home inspection prior to finalizing the adoption. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.

Downloadable Applications

Please see our adoption applications to start the adoption process!

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