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.
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
(Closed on Mondays and Holidays)
Tuesday - Saturday: 9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Sunday: 2 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Animal intake stops at 5 p.m. daily. In you need assistance, call the Police Department's Non-Emergency number at (770) 499-3911.
- 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.
You must have an I.D. (Drivers License, Georgia I. D., Military I.D., or passport) and have the proper fees for the adoption.
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.
To reclaim or adopt an animal a Driver’s License, Georgia I. D. Card, Military I.D., or passport is required.
We accept personal checks drawn on local banks, credit cards, debit cards, and cash.
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.
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.
If you are looking for a specific breed of animal, the Animal Control office will help you identify pure-bred animals in the shelter. If we do not have what you are looking for, animal control personnel can put you in contact with a specific rescue group.