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Adopting A Friend

Adoption Policies

Each year, HSNEGA helps hundreds of animals find loving homes. Our Adoption Center team will work with you to find the right dog, cat, or critter for your home. Our objective for pet adoptions is to select the best-suited match between an animal and an adopter. This process helps us maintain a very low return rate.
We use an interview process to ensure each animal adopted will be matched to the most compatible new owner. During this process, we review any medical or behavioral information relevant to the animal, review services available to adopters, and explain our policies.

For a complete list of our adoption policies, please visit our Website at http://www.humanesocietyofnortheastgeorgia.org/adoptions/adoption-procedures-policies/


Adoption Fees

The adoption fee for pets at the Humane Society of Northeast Georgia typically ranges from $75 to $300 per animal. All animals are spayed or neutered before being place for adoption, and the adoption fee also covers vaccines and tests appropriate for the age of the animal, including the following:


  • Spay/Neuter Surgery
  • Microchipping
  • Distemper-Parvo Vaccination
  • Canine Bordetella Vaccination
  • Rabies Vaccination
  • Deworming
  • Flea Prevention Treatment
  • Negative Heartworm Check
  • Heartworm Prevention Treatment
  • Health Exam by a Veterinary Professional
  • Spay/Neuter Surgery
  • Microchipping
  • Feline Distemper Vaccination
  • Rabies Vaccination
  • Negative Feline Leukemia/FIV Test
  • Deworming
  • Flea Prevention Treatment
  • Health Exam by a Veterinarian Professional

HSNEGA ocassionally has other companion pets available for adoption, like rabbits, gerbils, ferrets, and exotic birds. Their adoption fees vary.  

In some cases, it may be determined that an animal is not suited for an adopter because the adopter’s needs, expectations, and/or resources are not conducive to the animal’s history or behavior. Sometimes that means HSNEGA staff will work with the adopter to find an animal better suited for their lifestyle. Other times, that means denying an adoption or requesting families wait before adopting if they are expecting major transitions in the new future such as moving into a new house, having a new baby, or dealing with an older dog who is having health issues.
After the adoption process is complete, HSNEGA will follow-up with email and/or phone inquiries to make sure the animal is adjusting to his or her new home. We also offer resources to adopters who may have questions regarding helping an adopted animal adjust to their new home including a behavioral helpline that is free of charge to all adopters.

Who We Are

Serving the community since 1913, the Humane Society of Northeast Georgia (HSNEGA) provides vital services to animals and people alike. Our goal to create a community recognized for responsible for pet ownership and humane treatment of animals through offering basic pet wellness and spay-neuter services, public education, and placement of companion animals.

A private, non-profit organization that receives no public or government funding, HSNEGA receives no monies from national humane organizations or county, state or federal government funds. Instead, we are supported solely by private donations, grants, bequests, investments, and fees for services.

What We Do

HSNEGA is a selective admission shelter, meaning we take in healthy animals from owners, other animal welfare organizations and rescue groups as our capacity allows. We do not euthanize based on duration of stay or space. Instead, animals stay with us until they find a new forever home.

Come Visit Us

The Humane Society of Northeast Georgia is located at 845 West Ridge Road in Gainesville, Georgia. The facility boasts 65 indoor runs and separate rooms for cats, kittens, and small dogs and puppies. The contained facility also allows for in-house medical procedures such as spay/neuter surgery and other necessities for maintaining pet health.

Hours of Operation:

Adoption Hours:
Monday through Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Sunday 12-5 p.m.

Announcing extended adoption center hours every Thursday from 5pm-7pm.


Driving Directions:

Traveling North on I-985:

Take I-985 North to Exit 22 (US 129/Gainesville/Jefferson). Turn Left onto Highway 129 North/ GA 11N. Turn Right at the first Traffic Light, onto West Ridge Road. The Humane Society is about a quarter of a mile on the Right.

Traveling South on I-985

Take I-985 South to Exit 22 (US 129/Gainesville/Jefferson). Follow Turn Pike and make a Left onto Highway 129 North/ GA 11N. Turn Right at the first Traffic Light, onto West Ridge Road. The Humane Society is about a quarter of a mile on the Right.

Traveling from Jefferson Area:

Travel on Highway 129 North into Gainesville. Past the I-985 Intersection, turn Right at the first Traffic Light onto West Ridge Road. The Humane Society is about a quarter of a mile on the Right.

Contact Humane Society of Northeast Georgia


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