Rehoming Your Pet

ACHS is now accepting new cats for adoption! ACHS will ensure that your cat is placed in a great home. All adopters must fill out an adoption application and they are screened to make sure it is a good fit for the family and for the cat. Be advised that space in the adoption program is limited, as it is run by volunteers who have full-time jobs. A donation is requested to assist with vet care to prepare pet for adoption. Donation amounts vary case by case. If you would like to enroll a cat in our adoption program, download and complete our Cat Intake Form, then e-mail it to info@athenshumane.org.

If you want to rehome your pet yourself, Petfinder.com has great tips for choosing a responsible adopterPetRescue.com is another great resource, with a phone interview sheet to screen adopters and even an adoption contract.

PLEASE do not advertise your pet as “free to good home”! People called “bunchers” often collect these pets and resell them for laboratory research. Yes, this is happening in the Athens area! Click here to learn more about bunching and the dangers of “free” pets.

Are you looking for a new home because of problems with your pet? Click here to read about some common behavioral problems and how they can be overcome. Also, visit our Caring for Your Pet page to watch videos on training issues.

Have you found a dog or cat that was wandering loose? Our Lost and Found page has tips on reuniting pets with their owners.