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Animal Shelter

The Walker County Animal Shelter serves the North Georgia community by providing animal control and humane care for the animals that are lost, abandoned and unwanted. We strive to place every adoptable animal into good loving homes and encourage good pet guardianship through programs such as spay/neuter to help end the homeless plight of our companion animals.

Adoption Hours:
Monday through Friday - 10:00am to 4:00pm
Saturday - 8:00am to 1:00pm

We are located at 5488 North Marble Top Road next to the Walker County Landfill.

Adoption fee for dogs is $65 and $30 for cats. 

The Walker County Animal Shelter will host a “12 Hours of Christmas Adopt-A-Thon” on Saturday, December 16th. The event will run from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the shelter, located at 5488 North Marble Top Road near Chickamauga.
The shelter will offer special adoption pricing during the Christmas Adopt-A-Thon. Dogs will be $30, while cats will be $15. Regular adoption fees run $65 for dogs and $30 for cats. All animals available for adoption will be spayed or neutered and vaccinated for rabies.
“We hope this event will encourage someone interested in pet ownership to give the gift of family to one of our shelter pets,” said Stephanie Lea, Shelter Rescue Coordinator. “A new home would be greater than the grandest gift mentioned in the ‘12 Days of Christmas’ song. Inspired by that theme, we want to adopt out at least one animal every hour during the adopt-a-thon.”
Community members are also encouraged to drop by the shelter between 2:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. during the Christmas Adopt-A-Thon for pet photos with Santa. A professional photographer will be available, providing printed photos for a nominal fee, or you can use your own camera for free. Visitors are also invited to tour the shelter during the event.


Contact Us
5488 North Marble Top Road
Chickamauga, GA 30707-3756
(706) 375-2100

After hours, call 911 if it's a life threatening emergency.

We are also on facebook at
Walker County GA Animal Shelter

For wild animal concerns, contact the Department of Natural Resources at 706-295-6041.

To report large animal cruetly or neglect, call the Department of Agriculture at 404-656-4914.

We recently became a Fellow with Target Zero, a non-profit organization helping us to improve care at our animal shelter, make adoptions easier and reduce the cycle of unwanted pets. You can read their assessment of our shelter here.

Follow our progress. See our current shelter stats here.

Looking for a low cost Spay/Neuter option? The following resources are available in our community:

Wally's Friends in Red Bank, TN

ChattaNeuter in Chattanooga, TN

National Spay Alliance Foundation in Dalton, GA


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