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WHY ADOPT FROM BIG CANOE ANIMAL RESCUE?

  • We are a community no kill animal rescue.
  • We have over 50 volunteers who work at the shelter 3 times a day, 7 days a week.
  • We are small enough to give each dog or puppy individual attention each day.
  • Our dogs receive the best Veterinary care. Each dog or puppy is up to date on shots.  All adult dogs are neutered or spayed.
  • We have a financial program to spay or neuter puppies after adoption when they are ready.
  • We take the time to match the right dog with the right owner.

WHAT MAKES OUR DOGS SO SPECIAL?

 

  • All our dogs receive Obedience Training and know on average 5 to 8 different commands.
  • Our trainer, Doris Dressler, is a CPDT (Certified Professional Dog Trainer).
  • Field Training is a daily exercise program for each dog and reinforces the obedience training they receive.
  • Our kennel environment allows the dogs to play together and become very socialized with other dogs. 
  • Our intimate community and large volunteer staff  allow our dogs to socialize with  people of all ages.

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WHEN CAN YOU VISIT WITH OUR DOGS?

  •  Email Address:  bigcanoeanimalrescue@gmail.com
  • Open House:  Our facility is open to the public every Saturday from 10:00am to 1:00pm.
  • By Appointment:  We welcome folks to call to make an appointment to see a dog that they might have an interest in adopting if they can not  come to Open House.  Call us at 706-268-1346

 

WHAT KIND OF HOME ARE OUR DOGS/CATS LOOKING FOR?

 

  • All our animals are adopted as family pets and not outside dogs.
  • You must be over the age of 21 and own the home you live in.
  • We prefer children to be older than 5 years old, however, we do make exceptions
  • We prefer folks to have prior experience with owning a dog and understand the personal and financial commitments to owning a dog/cat.

 

WHAT IS OUR ADOPTION PROCESS?

 

  • We require an application be completed (email us at bigcanoeanimalrescue@gmail.com
  • We will check references
  • We do a Home Visit prior to the final adoption
  • Our adoption fee is $175 for Dogs and $75.00 for Cats

 PLEASE SEE OUR DOGS/CATS PICTURES & VIDEOS

Who We Are

Big Canoe Animal Rescue is a small no kill shelter in the north Georgia mountains located half way between Jasper and Dawsonville.  Though a small shelter of 8 dog runs, we care for and place approximately 100 dogs a year to loving homes. 

We have recently added a cat shelter as well.

    

Built as a facility to handle the packs of dogs that ran through the area nearly 20 years ago, our role has expanded.  We have an outreach program to help those who can't afford to spay and neuter their pets.  Another one of our outreach programs assists our neighbors who may not be able to afford dog food.  We are networking with other local shelters.  We have also started an education program for school children in Dawson and Pickens County, teaching children responsible pet ownership and the importance of neutering and/or spaying your pet.

  

If you are interested in making a donation to help take care of our dogs or support our outreach programs, please make your checks payable to Big Canoe Animal Rescue and mail them to:
   

Big Canoe Animal Rescue
10676 Big Canoe
Jasper, Ga.  30143

Come Visit Us

DIRECTIONS VIA GA 400

 

 

Take GA 400 North approximately 31 miles from I-285 to Hwy. 369.  Turn left and travel 12 miles to Yellow Creek Road.  Turn right and follow 10 miles to the end.  Turn right again and go 1/4 mile to Steve Tate Hwy.  Turn left and continue 3 1/2 miles to the Big Canoe North Gate.  The shelter is on the left just after you pass through security.  At the very first stop sign, turn left. 

 

DIRECTIONS VIA GA 400

Travel 31 miles on I-575 to Hwy 1-9, and turn right.  Hwy 108 becomes Hwy 53.  Follow Hwy 53 straight ahead to Steve Tate Hwy.  Follow above directions to the shelter.

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