The shelter is open by appointment only. Folks who need to reclaim an animal or who have found a stray animal, or are interested in fostering, adopting, or rescuing, should call 706-613-3540 to make an appointment.   Athenspets is an all-volunteer 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to helping the animals at Athens-Clarke County Animal Services find permanent homes or rescue placements and to reducing pet overpopulation in the Athens area.   Have you found your furry soulmate as a result of Athenspets? Please share your success stories and photos with Allyson!

About Athenspets

This is a volunteer website. Please visit the Athens-Clarke County Animal Services website for complete information about the shelter’s animals and policies. While we do our best to accurately portray each animal, we are not professionals. Please come by to meet the animals for yourself prior to adoption and bring any family members (children, other pets, etc.) with whom it is necessary for the new pet to get along so you can judge for yourself whether the particular dog or cat is a good fit for your home.

How you can help

Regardless of how much time or money you have, you can help save lives at the shelter!

Shelter Hours

Athens-Clarke County Animal Services is open by appointment 11am-5pm every day except county holidays when it is closed. Please call 706-613-3540 with questions.

Shelter Info


125 Buddy Christian Way
Athens, GA 30605
Phone: 706-613-3540
Fax: 706-548-6620

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P.O. Box 1022
Athens, GA 30603