Content Warning and Trigger Warning: Euthanasia of Companion Animals
Given the overwhelming number of dogs housed at Fulton County Animal Services, our team is faced with making extremely difficult and expedited decisions regarding their pathway to a home. The dog profiles you see on this page are updated daily and have the most critical need of leaving the shelter behind, including at-risk dogs, urgent dogs, and urgent dogs with a deadline. They are displayed below starting with the most urgent then to the at-risk dogs. Each will have a photo banner that indicates their status.
Many of the dogs listed below have minor behavioral or health issues which, when paired with our extreme overcrowding, lead to deterioration in a shelter environment. Due to our space capacity and limited resources, we can no longer house them at the shelter and are seeking immediate placement with a foster or adopter where we know they will thrive. “At-Risk” refers to a decline in behavior we’ve witnessed in specific dogs as well as dogs who are otherwise disadvantaged in the shelter setting (i.e. dogs housed in an area of the shelter that doesn’t get much walk-through traffic from the public). “Urgent” means they have continued to deteriorate and have the most pressing need to leave the shelter behind. “Deadline” refers to the last day they can be placed in a home before being euthanized.
Our goal is to provide transparent counseling and set each dog and family up for success when making a match. We will do our best to work with all interested adopters, including those who reside out of state. However, foster homes must be located within a reasonable travel distance to our shelter in the case of medical or behavioral emergencies. Please understand that each dog you see on this page has unique needs and may not be suited for all home environments. Some dogs have a minor bite history or would do best in a home without other pets. Their profiles below include a brief description of these needs.
For adopters and fosters who are interested in a dog seen on this page that can go home with resident pets, we encourage controlled introductions and are happy to help with meet and greets at the shelter. More information on this process can be found here.
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