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View Pets Available for Adoption

Cobb County Animal Services has many adoptable animals housed at their shelter located at 1060 Al Bishop Drive in Marietta Georgia. Many breeds of animals can be found housed at our facility ready for adoption.

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View Pets Available for Rescue

Sometimes animals have a hard time getting adopted due to injuries or extensive care required. The pets listed here are available for licensed rescue organizations. Rescue organizations do not need an appointment to pick up the available pets.

Although our intent is to adopt animals, our main concern is to make sure that animals are adopted into loving homes capable of handling the new pet.

Cobb County Ordinance gives Cobb County Animal Services the right to deny, limit the amount of adoptions by any individual, and to require adopters to sign an adoption agreement/contract with every adoption. This is for the safety of the animal being adopted.

Hours for Adoptions and Reclaim

1060 Al Bishop Drive
Marietta, GA 30008

Appointments are preferred for adoptions though it is not mandatory. Appointments are required for owner surrenders.
(Closed on Mondays and Holidays)
Tuesday - Sunday: 10:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Animal intake stops at 4 p.m. daily. If you need assistance after hours, call the Police Department’s Non-Emergency number at (770)-499-3911.

Price List

  • Dog and Puppy Adoption $115.00
    All dogs and puppies have received basic vaccinations (including rabies), been de-wormed, and have been spayed/neutered. All canines 6 months of age and over have been heart worm tested.
  • Cat and Kitten Adoption $115.00
    All cats and kittens have received basic vaccinations (including rabies), been de-wormed, and have been spayed/neutered. All felines have been combo tested.
  • Rabies Observation Boarding Fee $15.00 per day
    Collected from owner reclaiming animal that was quarantined for rabies observation.

Gift Certificates for all adoptions are available upon request!

If you are coming to reclaim your animal please bring proof of rabies vaccinations and your driver's license as an ID.

General Questions

What do I need to do to adopt a pet from Cobb County Animal Services?

You must have an I.D. (Drivers License, Georgia I. D., Military I.D., or passport) and have the proper fees for the adoption.

How old do I have to be to adopt an animal?

You must be eighteen (18) years of age to adopt an animal from our shelter; this is because the adoption agreement is a legally binding agreement.

What identification do I need to adopt an animal or reclaim my animal?

To reclaim or adopt an animal a Driver’s License, Georgia I. D. Card, Military I.D., or passport is required.

Do you accept checks, debit cards, or credit cards?

We accept personal checks drawn on local banks, credit cards, debit cards, and cash.

Can I bring my animal to Cobb County Animal Services for adoption?

Yes, but we would love to provide you with other options before you resort to bringing your animal to us. We have employees and volunteers that would love to try to help you keep your animal or help you place the animal in a new home yourself. Sometimes the issue that is causing you to contemplate getting rid of your pet can be resolved with additional information about your particular animal or assistance from a rescue group.

Do you adopt any other type of animal besides cats and dogs?

No, animals such as fish, birds, ferrets, hamsters, gerbils, guinea pigs and reptiles are rarely turned into the shelter. When we do get these animals, we have rescue groups that take possession of them. These groups are very knowledgeable of the specific needs of these animals and they adopt them out from their rescue group.