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Save a life and adopt a shelter pet!

Scroll down to meet all of our positively pawsome pups and cats!

Life is better when you adopt a shelter pet! Adopting an animal from Regional SPCA is an easy process which will help you find the dog or cat that is perfect for you and your family.


The first step is to fill out an online application. Only after an application is accepted will we make an appointment for you and your family to come meet the animal(s) you are interested in adopting.

Important information to know prior to completing an application

  • Animals are not put “on hold” for anyone for any reason
  • It is required that you bring your resident dog(s) to the shelter for a scheduled meet and greet of any dog you intend to adopt. Please be prepared to bring proof of vaccination of your resident dog(s) to the meet.
  • When you come to the shelter to meet a dog, come prepared to meet outside as our shelter is too small to facilitate meetings inside. As a result, proper footwear and clothing is suggested for the current weather.
  • Please be patient while meet and greets are scheduled. There are select volunteers who are allowed to handle such meets and therefore may not be able to schedule something right away.
  • Cats and kittens can go home the same day if your application is approved and there are no other pets in your home. Please come prepared to take your new pet home. Please ask us what you will need if you are unsure.
  • Finally, dogs are not sent home the same day you come to meet them. This is done so that you and your family, as well as the adoption staff have time to consider the meet and make sure we are doing what is best for the dog rather than bouncing them from place to place. If ultimately approved, we will schedule a time to come pick the dog up for a trial adoption. This will give you up to 2 weeks to make a decision on officially adopting or bringing the dog back to the shelter.

Adoption Fees

$325: Puppies under 6 months old can go home as soon as they are 10 weeks or older. The adoption fee includes the spay/neuter (scheduled at the time of adoption if under 6 months with one of our vets), microchip, Rabies vaccination, 5-in-1 vaccination (against canine distemper, canine hepatitis, adenovirus, parainfluenza, and parvovirus), Lyme vaccination, Bordetella vaccination, worming, nail trim and flea treatment (if necessary).

$250: Dogs 6 months and older. Fee includes the spay/neuter, microchip, heart worm testing (our dogs are on heartworm preventative when they leave the shelter), Rabies vaccination, 5-in-1 vaccination (against canine distemper, canine hepatitis, adenovirus, parainfluenza, and parvovirus), Lyme vaccination, Bordetella vaccination, nail trim and flea treatment (if necessary).

$125 ($175 bonded pair): Cats and kittens. Fees include the spay/neuter, microchip, FIV/FeLV testing, Rabies vaccination, distemper shots, worming, nail trim and flea treatment (if necessary).

All cats and kittens available are in foster homes and not at the shelter. Want to see us help more cats and kittens? Apply to foster!

Payment can be made by cash, check, or credit card and is due prior to or at the time of adoption.

Pilot would like to remind you why adopting a shelter pet is awesome.

1. Adopting is cheaper than buying a puppy or kitten. Your new furry family member comes fully vetted, fixed, microchipped, and ready to cuddle their way into your heart. 

2. You will bring a super awesome animal into your life who will love you forever (more than they already do)

3. You are opening a spot for another animal that needs a safe space as they wait to find their home.

When adopting a dog, please consider the one no one else thinks of...they're very often the best ones to adopt.

Want to apply to adopt one of these awesome animals?

Please use the online adoption form below.

Our goal is to ensure the welfare of the pet by placements in the best possible home.

Please understand that not all families and pets are compatible.

Every effort is made to match traits exhibited by a pet with the characteristics you desire.

We DO NOT adopt on a "first come, first served" basis.

As an adopter, you must:

  • Be 21 years of age or older and have identification showing present address.
  • Be willing and able to invest the time and money required to provide proper care for the animal. The estimated annual cost to care for a healthy pet is over $600.00.
  • Be prepared to pay an adoption fee of $250.00 for dogs and $325 for puppies (6 months and under), and $125 for cats. Adoption fees are non-refundable.
  • Consent to reference checks (veterinary and personal) and home visits.
  • Complete an application and sign required contracts upon acceptance of application. Two-week foster-to-adopt (aka trial adoption)  options are strongly encouraged before finalizing an adoption.
  • Understand that, if for any reason contractual obligations are not met, ownership of the animal will revert to Fulton County Regional SPCA. If for any reason the pet has to be “given up,” it is to be returned to Fulton County Regional SPCA.
  • Submission of any application is not a guarantee of being approved to adopt any animal.



Please add adopt@fcrspca.org to your allowlist as email as our preferred method of contact.
If you do not hear from us, check your spam folder and/or contact us through our website or social media.

You will receive a copy of your application upon successful submission from regional@bounce.sheltermanager.com.
We are a volunteer-only organization and as such, it takes time for us to process all of the reference and vet checks.
Please allow us two weeks to process your application.

This is a long application and is best filled out on a computer.
We do not recommend filling out on a mobile device.