About Us


VOLUNTEER PROGRAM WEBSITE: http://www.barrowpets.org/

Please submit all volunteer applications to tamela@pawtropolis.com.  We are all volunteers so please allow up to 48 hours for a response. Thank you!




Adopting A Friend

If you are interested in adopting an animal, please come visit the shelter and fill out an Adoption Application. 

We require proof of Current Rabies Vaccinations on all animals currently in a potential adopters residence, as well as proof of ownership for your property.  If you do not own and rent your property, then a letter of approval from your landlord is required for an potential applicants.

If you have any questions, feel free to email Kendra Turk at kturk@barrowga.org

Who We Are

Mission Statement

The mission of the Barrow County Department of Animal Control Services is to promote responsible pet ownership; enforce state and local animal control laws, and to provide a temporary shelter for stray, unwanted and homeless animals.

Our Vision

The Barrow County Animal Control Services strives to be recognized as the adoption center of choice, a resource of animal information, and a professional enforcement unit for animal welfare.

Our Values

  • We value the opportunity to provide a humane response to animal related issues and concerns.
  • We value the opportunity to provide quality services in a fair, responsible, courteous, and efficient manner.
  • We value the opportunity to work in partnership with others to create a safe and compassionate quality of life environment for both the animals and citizens of Barrow County.
  • We value the opportunity to work in an environment that fosters humane care to those animals entrusted to us in an atmosphere of trust and respect.

General Information

The Barrow County Department of Animal Control is responsible for the enforcement of the Animal Control Ordinance. The department:

  • responds to stray and nuisance animal complaints from citizens;
  • investigates complaints regarding animal cruelty, animal bites and rabies exposure;
  • conducts semi-annual rabies Clinics to prevent the spread of the disease in the community;
  • educate the public concerning animal care and welfare issues;
  • responds to calls for shelter and care assistance of animals during local emergencies.

The Animal Shelter is located at 616 Barrow Park Dr in Winder and may be reached by telephone at 770-307-3012 or fax at 770-867-1660. The Department consists of eight full time employees including a Director, two Kennel Technicians and five animal control officers.

Come Visit Us

The Shelter is Open to the Public on:

Mon, Tues, Thurs & Fri    8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Wednesday      1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Saturday   9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

 The Shelter is Closed on:  Sundays, and Holidays.

Barrow County Animal Control Shelter
616 Barrow Park Drive Winder, GA 30680
Department Contacts:
(770) 307-3012 Phone (they will not return long distance calls)
(770) 867-1660 Fax
Kendra Turk- kturk@barrowga.org

Contact Barrow County Animal Control


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