Adopt a Pet

Thank you for deciding to rescue your next furry friend!

1. The first step is to find a pet that will be the right fit for you and your family.

You can view our available pets online or you can come meet them in person at an adoption event.  For information about our upcoming adoptions events, please check our news & events listings. Adoptions are typically held at the PetSmart in Cumming, GA. Not all available dogs may be at every event so if there is a particular dog you want to meet please contact us. Please note that we do not do same-day adoptions; bringing a new pet into your family is a big decision that requires planning and consideration.

To be considered for a potential adoption, you will need to fill out an application.  This questionnaire will take 10-15 minutes to complete and gives us important information about the home you will provide for your new pet.  We do not charge an application fee.

Request an Application

Once your application is received we will contact you to let you know if we have any questions or if we would like to schedule a home visit.

2. Once your application is approved we can begin the adoption process.

The adoption agreement is a contract that finalizes the adoption.  In this document you will agree to take good care of your new pet and, should you ever decide you can no longer care for the pet, you will agree to return your pet to us.  Both your family and the Humane League will keep a copy of this agreement.

The adoption fee covers direct and indirect expenses incurred while the pet is in the rescue program. Our adoption fees covers the cost of Veterinary Health Checks, Spaying/Neutering, deworming, Heartworm Tests and preventative up to the time of adoption, Flea/Tick Preventative up to the time of adoption, as well as Rabies and general Vaccinations current up to the time of adoption. Adoption fees also contribute to an emergency fund that is used for special circumstances like surgeries. Adoption fees typically range from $200 – $300.

3. When the adoption is finalized it’s time to welcome your new pet into your family

Going to a new home can be an exciting but also overwhelming change for your new pet.  While you and your family will be understandably excited, try to keep the environment as low key and relaxed as possible while your dog adjusts.  Please read this great guide from Petfinder: Tips for the first 30 days of Dog Adoption

All pets adopted from the Humane League are fully vetted and microchipped but it’s a good idea to visit your vet for a checkup to get established.  We will provide you with vaccination records and your vet may like to have copies of this information to add to your pet’s file.

If you have questions at any time please contact us and we will be happy to help you.


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