Furkids houses hundreds of rescue cats, kittens, dogs and puppies in our rescue program. Once you have located the animal you would like to adopt (online or through an adoption center), the first step towards adopting is to fill out an adoption application. Our volunteers work hard to respond to all adoption applications or inquiries within 24 – 72 hours. Below are some of the frequently asked questions regarding our adoption policies and procedures. If you have any further questions regarding our adoption policies or procedures, please e-mail us at adopt@furkids.org.

For additional information on low cost spay and neuter, feral cat assistance, and many other local assistance programs please visit our Resources page.

Adoption

Our Adoption Fees for Cats:

Cats 6 months+ are ALWAYS ADOPT ONE, GET A BUDDY FOR FREE!!!

  • $85 for one or two adult cats (6 months of age and older)
  • $125 for one kitten (under 6 months of age), $200 for two, $250 for three, $300 for four 
  • $175 for one adult cat and one kitten
  • No adoption fee for senior cats (10 years and older), FeLV and FIV+ cats
  • Discounts
    • Individuals over 62 years of age will receive 15% off adoption fees
    • Members of the military, those in the medical field, education and first responders receive 50% off adoption fees.
    • SPECIAL PROMOTIONS

Our Adoption Fees for Dogs:

  • $300 for puppies 6 months and under
  • $275 for adult dogs 
  • $75 adoption fee for senior dogs (8 years and older)
  • Discounts
    • Individuals over 62 years of age will receive 15% off adoption fees
    • Members of the military, those in the medical field, education and first responders receive 50% off adoption fees.
    • SPECIAL PROMOTIONS

The adoption fee includes FIV/FeLV testing for cats, Heartworm testing for dogs, age appropriate vaccines, flea and deworming treatment, spay/neuter and a lifetime microchip. All services are completed prior to adoption. Records will be emailed to you at time of adoption.

  • You must be at least 21 years of age to apply.

  • Your current animals must be up to date on rabies and spayed or neutered. Dogs should be current on flea, tick and heartworm medications.

  • Adoption applications may take up to 24 to 72 hours to process.

  • Our kittens (6 months and younger) may require an appropriate animal companion; your adoption counselor will review with you. 

  • Please note that some of our cats and kittens are a part of a bonded pair, which cannot be separated.

  • Members of the military, those in the medical field, education and first responders receive 50% off adoption fees.

Applicants are required to sign a binding adoption contract.

Yes, we have more than 100 dogs in our program and they are kept at our Alpharetta facility, Sadie’s Place or in a foster home. Visit https://furkids.org/dog-adoptions for details and listings of our adoptable dogs.

General

Most of our animals arrived abandoned and homeless, many are from kill shelters on their last day and others are from owners who can no longer care for them.

In 2019 we saved 4,446 dogs and cats.

In 2019, we adopted out 3,711 cats and dogs into loving homes.

Our operating budget is approximately $2,000,000 per year. Atlanta Magazine compared Atlanta’s top animal shelters and Furkids was noted to have the lowest percentage of our budget dedicated to administrative expenses. Also noted was that for every $1,000 we accept in donations, we place more pets into permanent homes than virtually every other organization, and we care for more animals on a daily basis than any other shelter.

The majority of revenue comes from donations from individuals. The rest comes from our fundraising efforts (our thrift store and special events) and a small portion comes from our adoption fees.

To ensure the safety of our volunteers and staff, we are open by appointment ONLY. To set up an appointment with our dog shelter, please call 678-624-1003 or email dogadoptions@furkids.org. To set up an appointment with our cat shelter, please email adopt@furkids.org.

CAT SHELTER / CAT ADOPTIONS

5235 Union Hill Road, Cumming GA, 30040
770-613-0880

CAT SHELTER HOURS:
Monday: 10 am to 5 pm
Tuesday: 10 am to 5 pm
Wednesday: 10 am to 5 pm
Thursday: 10 am to 6 pm
Friday: 10 am to 6 pm
Saturday: 10 am to 4 pm
Sunday: 10 am to 4 pm
Open by appointment only.

DOG ADOPTIONS / SADIE'S PLACE DOG ADOPTIONS

1520 Union Hill Rd. Alpharetta, GA 30005
678-624-1003

To ensure the safety of our volunteers and staff, we are open by appointment ONLY. To set up an appointment with our dog shelter, please call 678-624-1003 or email dogadoptions@furkids.org. 

DOG SHELTER HOURS:
Monday: 10 am to 5 pm
Tuesday: 10 am to 5 pm
Wednesday: 10 am to 5 pm
Thursday: 10 am to 6 pm
Friday: 10 am to 6 pm
Saturday: 10 am to 4 pm
Sunday: 10 am to 4 pm
Open by appointment only.

FOR ALL LOCATIONS AND HOURS for Thrift Stores, Adoption Centers as well as Shelters CLICK HERE

 

FOR VOLUNTEERS

We are open seven days a week to scheduled volunteers. A staff person usually arrives by 8:00 a.m. and the last staff person leaves around 8:00 p.m. Medical volunteers are usually at the shelter until later in the evening. If you want to work an evening shift, please be sure to coordinate with our Volunteer Manager to ensure that someone will be on hand to assist you.

See all locations and hours here.

We introduce cats into the rooms at the shelter through a cage so we can take the introduction slowly. We also keep cats in the hallway in cages if they are semi-feral and need taming down or if they are on a special watch.

Volunteering

Furkids welcomes children of all ages to volunteer in various roles. If you are under 16, you will need to be accompanied by a parent or guardian each time.

Furkids provides a great opportunity for large groups. Please contact our Volunteer Manager at volunteer@furkids.org and she will explain the volunteer options and schedule your visit.

We have approximately 300 cats in our shelter. We need help providing fresh food and water in the rooms, cleaning the litterboxes, sweeping and mopping, cleaning in the kitchen, etc. We also need help socializing with the cats. There are also opportunities for special training to care for the cats in our quarantine and isolation areas.

Training and orientation usually take approximately two hours.

If volunteering at our shelter, our Volunteer Manager will be responsible for confirming your place on the schedule. If volunteering at an adoption center in one of our PetSmart or Petco locations, your time will be coordinated by the volunteer adoption center manager for that particular location.

We appreciate as much notice as possible. Please call the shelter number or email our Volunteer Manager at volunteer@furkids.org.