Athens Pets Who Need A Home

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Do you want to add a furry friend to your family and do something good for the Athens community at the same time? Adopt a pet from a local shelter or organization! During the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, animal shelters in the Athens area have dogs, cats and other pets ready and waiting for someone to take them home.

There are thousands of dogs, cats and other animals of all ages and sizes without a home across Georgia — and many of them are located near you. In the search for a lovable new family pet, consider checking out a local facility. If you aren't sure if you have time to take care of a pet year round, many shelters also offer opportunities to foster pets until they are placed in appropriate homes.

If you need some help in your search, Patch and Petfinder have you covered. We put together a list each week of all the pets recently put up for adoption in your area. Whether you're a dog person, or if cats are more your thing, there are several great options available. Click on any listing for more information, or to start the adoption process.

Editor’s note: This list was automatically generated using data compiled by Petfinder. Please report any errors or other feedback to content@patch.com.

Mipha - Athens, GA

  • Name: Mipha - Athens, GA

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: Circle Of Friends Animal Society Inc, Athens, GA

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Tuxedo Domestic Short Hair Mix

  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats

  • Description: "Mipha is a calm, loving adult cat with the perfect mix of playful and cuddly. She will sit beside you..." Learn more

Link - Athens, GA

  • Name: Link - Athens, GA

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: Circle Of Friends Animal Society Inc, Athens, GA

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Tuxedo Domestic Short Hair Mix

  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats

  • Description: "Link is a cuddly kitten who loves snuggling up with humans or his mom! He has plenty of kitten energy..." Learn more

Marie - Athens, GA

  • Name: Marie - Athens, GA

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: Circle Of Friends Animal Society Inc, Athens, GA

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Domestic Long Hair

  • Good With: Kids and cats

  • Description: "Marie is a gorgeous long-haired kitten with an adorable soft and squeaky meow. She was found living outside with her..." Learn more

May - Athens, GA

  • Name: May - Athens, GA

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: Circle Of Friends Animal Society Inc, Athens, GA

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Tuxedo Domestic Short Hair Mix

  • Good With: Kids and cats

  • Description: "It's difficult to get non-blurry photos of May because she is a very busy kitten! She loves to play with..." Learn more

Bonk - Athens, GA

  • Name: Bonk - Athens, GA

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: Circle Of Friends Animal Society Inc, Athens, GA

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Tabby Domestic Short Hair Mix

  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats

  • Description: "Adoption Application - http://fs17.formsite.com/cofas/catform/All of our cats and kittens are fostered in homes so we know their personalities. They..." Learn more

Simba

  • Name: Simba

  • Species: Dog

  • Location: Circle Of Friends Animal Society Inc, Athens, GA

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, Great Pyrenees

  • Good With: Kids and dogs

  • Description: "***Please Read Entire Post**The first step is to complete an adoption application via our website, www.cofas.org (click on Adoption..." Learn more

Crumbs - Athens, GA

  • Name: Crumbs - Athens, GA

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: Circle Of Friends Animal Society Inc, Athens, GA

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Large, Male, Domestic Short Hair Tabby Mix

  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats

  • Description: "Crumbs is one chill little dude! All he wants is to cuddle with a human or find a warm lap..." Learn more

William

  • Name: William

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: Oconee County Animal Services Shelter, 1171 Branch Rd, Bishop, GA

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Male, Domestic Short Hair

  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats

  • Description: "Found stray - very sweet and fine around other cats and small dogs. Please complete an application and you will..." Learn more

Teensee

  • Name: Teensee

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: Oconee County Animal Services Shelter, 1171 Branch Rd, Bishop, GA

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Female, Domestic Short Hair

  • Description: "Please complete an application and you will be contacted to set an appointment as soon as it is approved.Adoption..." Learn more

Mordecai

  • Name: Mordecai

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: Oconee County Animal Services Shelter, 1171 Branch Rd, Bishop, GA

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Male, Tabby

  • Description: "Please complete an application and you will be contacted to set an appointment as soon as it is approved.Adoption..." Learn more

Neese

  • Name: Neese

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: Madison Oglethorpe Animal Shelter, 1888 Colbert-Danielsville Road, Danielsville, GA

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair

  • Description: "Please call the shelter at (706) 795-2868 to schedule a meet and greet.Madison Oglethorpe Animal Shelter is a non-profit..." Learn more

Johnny

  • Name: Johnny

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: Madison Oglethorpe Animal Shelter, 1888 Colbert-Danielsville Road, Danielsville, GA

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair

  • Description: "Please call the shelter at (706) 795-2868 to schedule a meet and greet.Madison Oglethorpe Animal Shelter is a non-profit..." Learn more

Echo

  • Name: Echo

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: Madison Oglethorpe Animal Shelter, 1888 Colbert-Danielsville Road, Danielsville, GA

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair

  • Description: "Please call the shelter at (706) 795-2868 to schedule a meet and greet.Madison Oglethorpe Animal Shelter is a non-profit..." Learn more

Sebastian

  • Name: Sebastian

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: Madison Oglethorpe Animal Shelter, 1888 Colbert-Danielsville Road, Danielsville, GA

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair

  • Description: "Please call the shelter at (706) 795-2868 to schedule a meet and greet.Madison Oglethorpe Animal Shelter is a non-profit..." Learn more

Agatha

  • Name: Agatha

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: Madison Oglethorpe Animal Shelter, 1888 Colbert-Danielsville Road, Danielsville, GA

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair

  • Description: "Please call the shelter at (706) 795-2868 to schedule a meet and greet.Madison Oglethorpe Animal Shelter is a non-profit..." Learn more

Ambrose

  • Name: Ambrose

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: Madison Oglethorpe Animal Shelter, 1888 Colbert-Danielsville Road, Danielsville, GA

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair

  • Description: "Please call the shelter at (706) 795-2868 to schedule a meet and greet.Madison Oglethorpe Animal Shelter is a non-profit..." Learn more

Prudence

  • Name: Prudence

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: Madison Oglethorpe Animal Shelter, 1888 Colbert-Danielsville Road, Danielsville, GA

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair

  • Description: "Please call the shelter at (706) 795-2868 to schedule a meet and greet.Madison Oglethorpe Animal Shelter is a non-profit..." Learn more

Dorcas

  • Name: Dorcas

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: Madison Oglethorpe Animal Shelter, 1888 Colbert-Danielsville Road, Danielsville, GA

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair

  • Description: "Please call the shelter at (706) 795-2868 to schedule a meet and greet.Madison Oglethorpe Animal Shelter is a non-profit..." Learn more

Luta

  • Name: Luta

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: Madison Oglethorpe Animal Shelter, 1888 Colbert-Danielsville Road, Danielsville, GA

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Female, Domestic Medium Hair

  • Description: "Please call the shelter at (706) 795-2868 to schedule a meet and greet.Madison Oglethorpe Animal Shelter is a non-profit..." Learn more

Lainey

  • Name: Lainey

  • Species: Dog

  • Location: Madison Oglethorpe Animal Shelter, 1888 Colbert-Danielsville Road, Danielsville, GA

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Pit Bull Terrier

  • Description: "Lainey is a 3-year-old ball of joy. She gets along with most dogs her size and all people. She will..." Learn more

Macie

  • Name: Macie

  • Species: Dog

  • Location: Madison Oglethorpe Animal Shelter, 1888 Colbert-Danielsville Road, Danielsville, GA

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Pit Bull Terrier Mixed Breed Mix

  • Description: "Please call the shelter at (706) 795-2868 to schedule a meet and greet.Madison Oglethorpe Animal Shelter is a non-profit..." Learn more

Zatobin

  • Name: Zatobin

  • Species: Dog

  • Location: Madison Oglethorpe Animal Shelter, 1888 Colbert-Danielsville Road, Danielsville, GA

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Labrador Retriever Doberman Pinscher Mix

  • Description: "Please call the shelter at (706) 795-2868 to schedule a meet and greet.Madison Oglethorpe Animal Shelter is a non-profit..." Learn more

Hessey

  • Name: Hessey

  • Species: Dog

  • Location: Madison Oglethorpe Animal Shelter, 1888 Colbert-Danielsville Road, Danielsville, GA

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Catahoula Leopard Dog Mixed Breed Mix

  • Description: "Please call the shelter at (706) 795-2868 to schedule a meet and greet.Madison Oglethorpe Animal Shelter is a non-profit..." Learn more

Meeko

  • Name: Meeko

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: Madison Oglethorpe Animal Shelter, 1888 Colbert-Danielsville Road, Danielsville, GA

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair

  • Description: "Please call the shelter at (706) 795-2868 to schedule a meet and greet.Madison Oglethorpe Animal Shelter is a non-profit..." Learn more

Binx

  • Name: Binx

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: Madison Oglethorpe Animal Shelter, 1888 Colbert-Danielsville Road, Danielsville, GA

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair

  • Description: "Please call the shelter at (706) 795-2868 to schedule a meet and greet.Madison Oglethorpe Animal Shelter is a non-profit..." Learn more

Angel

  • Name: Angel

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: Madison Oglethorpe Animal Shelter, 1888 Colbert-Danielsville Road, Danielsville, GA

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Domestic Long Hair

  • Description: "**I'm currently in a foster home. Submit an adoption application online at www.moaspets.com/adoptionapp, and our Program Coordinator will set up..." Learn more

Milo

  • Name: Milo

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: Madison Oglethorpe Animal Shelter, 1888 Colbert-Danielsville Road, Danielsville, GA

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair

  • Description: "Please call the shelter at (706) 795-2868 to schedule a meet and greet.Madison Oglethorpe Animal Shelter is a non-profit..." Learn more

Millie

  • Name: Millie

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: Madison Oglethorpe Animal Shelter, 1888 Colbert-Danielsville Road, Danielsville, GA

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair

  • Description: "Please call the shelter at (706) 795-2868 to schedule a meet and greet.Madison Oglethorpe Animal Shelter is a non-profit..." Learn more

Jax

  • Name: Jax

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: Madison Oglethorpe Animal Shelter, 1888 Colbert-Danielsville Road, Danielsville, GA

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair

  • Description: "Please call the shelter at (706) 795-2868 to schedule a meet and greet.Madison Oglethorpe Animal Shelter is a non-profit..." Learn more

Buster

  • Name: Buster

  • Species: Dog

  • Location: Madison Oglethorpe Animal Shelter, 1888 Colbert-Danielsville Road, Danielsville, GA

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Chihuahua Terrier Mix

  • Description: "Please call the shelter at (706) 795-2868 to schedule a meet and greet.Madison Oglethorpe Animal Shelter is a non-profit..." Learn more

Sonar

  • Name: Sonar

  • Species: Dog

  • Location: Madison Oglethorpe Animal Shelter, 1888 Colbert-Danielsville Road, Danielsville, GA

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Australian Cattle Dog / Blue Heeler Mixed Breed Mix

  • Description: "Please call the shelter at (706) 795-2868 to schedule a meet and greet.Madison Oglethorpe Animal Shelter is a non-profit..." Learn more

Duke

  • Name: Duke

  • Species: Dog

  • Location: Madison Oglethorpe Animal Shelter, 1888 Colbert-Danielsville Road, Danielsville, GA

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Beagle Boxer Mix

  • Description: "Please call the shelter at (706) 795-2868 to schedule a meet and greet.Madison Oglethorpe Animal Shelter is a non-profit..." Learn more

Sassy

  • Name: Sassy

  • Species: Dog

  • Location: Madison Oglethorpe Animal Shelter, 1888 Colbert-Danielsville Road, Danielsville, GA

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Female, Mixed Breed

  • Description: "Sassy and Duke were surrendered to the shelter after they showed up at the lady's house. She could not keep..." Learn more

Cowboy

  • Name: Cowboy

  • Species: Dog

  • Location: Madison Oglethorpe Animal Shelter, 1888 Colbert-Danielsville Road, Danielsville, GA

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, American Bulldog Pointer Mix

  • Description: "Please call the shelter at (706) 795-2868 to schedule a meet and greet.Madison Oglethorpe Animal Shelter is a non-profit..." Learn more

Olive

  • Name: Olive

  • Species: Dog

  • Location: Pup And Cat Co, Winder, GA

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, German Shepherd Dog

  • Good With: Kids and dogs

  • Description: "Olive is a 1 year old shepherd mix. She is great with kids, and dogs. Please no other alpha females..." Learn more

Phoenix

  • Name: Phoenix

  • Species: Dog

  • Location: Pup And Cat Co, Winder, GA

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Female, German Shepherd Dog

  • Good With: Kids and dogs

  • Description: "Isn't she stunning?? Phoenix is a 3 year old, 40 pound German Shepherd who loves kids and people! She loves..." Learn more

Zeus

  • Name: Zeus

  • Species: Dog

  • Location: Pup And Cat Co, Winder, GA

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Large, Male, Boxer Bull Terrier Mix

  • Good With: Kids and dogs

  • Description: "Zeus is a 1.5-2 year old Boxer. He is SOOOOO LOVING and gentle. He is house trained, crate trained, and..." Learn more

Sam3

  • Name: Sam3

  • Species: Dog

  • Location: Alcovy Pet Rescue Inc, Monroe, GA

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Male, Chihuahua Jack Russell Terrier Mix

  • Good With: Dogs

  • Description: "Sam3 is one of 6 puppies that were born 10/14/2020. We believe Sam3 is a chihuahua/JRT mix based on what..." Learn more

Amy

  • Name: Amy

  • Species: Dog

  • Location: Alcovy Pet Rescue Inc, Monroe, GA

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Female, Chihuahua Jack Russell Terrier Mix

  • Good With: Dogs

  • Description: "Amy is one of 6 puppies that were born 10/14/2020. We believe Amy is a chihuahua/JRT mix based on what..." Learn more

Olivia

  • Name: Olivia

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: Walton County Animal Control, 1411 S. Madison Ave., Monroe, GA

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair

  • Description: "See www.waltonpets.net for current status and the adoption application.Shelter ID#: 5136Sex: female, not spayedAge: approx. 1 year..." Learn more

Ollie

  • Name: Ollie

  • Species: Dog

  • Location: Walton County Animal Control, 1411 S. Madison Ave., Monroe, GA

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, American Bulldog Pit Bull Terrier Mix

  • Good With: Kids

  • Description: "See www.waltonpets.net for more info, current status, and adoption application.Shelter ID#: 5124Sex: male, not neuteredAge: approx. 3..." Learn more

Izzy

  • Name: Izzy

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: Humane Society Of Morgan County, 1170 Fairground Road, Madison, GA

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair

  • Description: "IzzyFemaleGray DSHDOB: 3/25/2011Izzy is one of the sweetest kitty-cats you will ever meet. She has been..." Learn more

Bevvy

  • Name: Bevvy

  • Species: Dog

  • Location: Circle Of Friends Animal Society Inc, P.O. Box 1235, Greensboro, GA

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Large, Female, Boxer Hound Mix

  • Good With: Kids and dogs

  • Description: "Bevvy and her siblings are definitely mixed breeds with hound, boxer, aussie, and great pryenees in them for starters. They..." Learn more

Skeeter

  • Name: Skeeter

  • Species: Dog

  • Location: Dirt Road Doggies Rescue Inc, PO Box 79, Gillsville, GA

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Small, Male, Dachshund Terrier Mix

  • Good With: Dogs

  • Description: "Skeeter has not had a great loving life prior to being rescued but his little chunk of personality doesn't know..." Learn more

This article originally appeared on the Athens Patch