Athenspets is an all-volunteer 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to helping the neediest animals in the Athens (GA) area and the people who love them!



Athenspets is a hope and a prayer: that a group of dedicated volunteers, some in person, some virtual, can work to make life a little better for the neediest animals in the Athens, Georgia area and the people who love them. We spend time with the animals impounded at Athens-Clarke County Animal Services, providing exercise and socialization for them while learning about them in order to advertise them on social media and help match them with prospective adopters. We also raise funds and collect supplies to help with the extraordinary medical expenses of the shelter animals, make the lives of the shelter animals better, and help pets stay in good, if socially vulnerable, homes, through our Community Spay/Neuter Program and innovative Community Interventions Program.

We do our best to accurately portray each animal in our postings and conversations, but 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!

Shelter Hours

The shelter is open to the public Monday through Saturday 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM for stray intakes, reclaims, walk throughs, and adoptions. In addition, the shelter is open Sundays 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM by appointment for intakes, reclaims, and scheduled adoptions. 

You do not need an appointment to bring in a stray animal or to look to see if your lost pet is present, but calling ahead is helpful for the on-site staff. To schedule a time, please call 706-613-3540.

If there is a specific animal you would like to meet, or if you would like a staff member or volunteer to help match you with an animal, please call ahead to make sure the staff or volunteers are best able to assist you. To schedule an appointment, please call 706-613-3540.

Shelter Info


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

Make a difference!

Happy dogs. Happy cats. Happy life.

P.O. Box 1022
Athens, GA 30603
[email protected]