Earth Day Adoption Event at Walker County Animal Shelter

Chickamauga, GA – “Reduce, Rehome, Relove.”  That’s the mantra this Earth Day at the Walker County Animal Shelter.

The Shelter staff will host a special Earth Day Adoption event on Saturday, April 20th.  Reduced adoption rates will be available for dogs ($45) and cats ($20) during the event and includes spay/neuter, rabies and core vaccination.  Those interested in adopting can save an additional $5 by donating recyclable items like newspaper, toilet paper and paper towel tubes and old t-shirts.

A number of activities will add to the excitement of adopting a pet.  Drop by the shelter to learn how to make homemade treats at the nature’s kitchen station, turn trash into treasure at the toy recycling station or discover all the ways you can help out by volunteering.

The Walker County Animal Shelter is located at 5488 North Marble Top Road in Chickamauga.  Earth Day Adoption event hours run from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

 

“My Furry Valentine” Speed Petting Event Coming to Walker County

Chickamauga, GA – Find a valentine for all seasons during the Walker County Animal Shelter‘s My Furry Valentine event on Saturday, February 9th.

The shelter will be offering speed petting, giving visitors a chance to flip through a photo album and select a potential valentine. The staff will then hook you up with four of your furry favorites.  You’ll then spend four minutes together, in hopes of making a match.

Adoption fees will be reduced during this event to $10 for cats and $20 for dogs.  The price includes spay/neuter, rabies and core vaccination.  Those making a match during this event will also receive a new pet owner starter pack, which includes toys, food, a leash and collar.

Human and doggy snacks will be available at the shelter during My Furry Valentine, which runs from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  The Walker County Animal Shelter is located at 5488 North Marble Top Road in Chickamauga.

Walker County Promotes Special Adoption Pricing, Rabies Clinics to Raise Awareness About Pet Health Issues

LaFayette, GA – Walker County Sole Commissioner Shannon Whitfield hopes to raise awareness about the importance of responsible pet ownership. During his most recent meeting, Whitfield proclaimed April 30 through May 5 as “Pet Health Awareness Week” in Walker County.

The week will be observed with special pricing at the Walker County Animal Shelter and Adoption Center, a number of rabies clinics and a public input session on animal care issues. Residents are encouraged to take advantage of these opportunities and make healthy choices for their pets.

For those looking for a new companion animal, the Walker County Animal Shelter and Adoption Center will drop the adoption fee on shelter dogs to just $25 during “Pet Health Awareness Week.” The special pricing begins April 30th, which is also “National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day.” Animals are spayed/neutered and vaccinated prior to being sent home with their new family.

Six rabies clinics will also be held throughout Walker County to coincide with “Pet Health Awareness Week.” Residents can have their dogs or cats vaccinated for just $15 (cash only) on the following dates and times:

Saturday, April 28:
1 p.m. to 2 p.m. – Gordon Lee High School
3 p.m. to 4 p.m. – Rock Spring Elementary
4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. – Naomi Elementary

Saturday, May 5:
1 p.m. to 2 p.m. – Chattanooga Valley Elementary
3 p.m. to 4 p.m. – Walker County Animal Shelter & Adoption Center
5 p.m. to 6 p.m. – Gilbert Elementary

In addition to these events, a public input session on animal care issues will take place on Tuesday, May 1st at 6 p.m. at the Walker County Civic Center in Rock Spring.

$25 for 25 Days Sweetheart’s Deal at the Walker Co. Animal Shelter

Dog with lipstick kisses on his face
Find the next love of your life at the Walker County Animal Shelter and Adoption Center. With Valentine’s Day quickly approaching, take advantage of our $25 for 25 Days Sweetheart’s Deal.
 

Now through February 15th, adopt a dog from us for just $25. Want a cat instead? Our frisky felines are just $14 during this promotion. We’ll even make sure your four legged cuddle buddy gets spayed/neutered and a rabies vaccination before heading home.

Adoption hours are Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Shelter is located at 5488 North Marble Top Road in Chickamauga, GA.

‘Adopt-A-Thon’ Pricing Extended at the Walker County Animal Shelter After A Successful Weekend

Chickamauga, GA – 24 animals found new homes during the Walker County Animal Shelter’s “12 Hours of Christmas Adopt-A-Thon” this weekend. The 17 dogs and 7 cats will be spayed/neutered and receive a rabies vaccination before joining their new families for the holidays.
The event featured special adoption pricing to encourage potential pet owners to tour the Walker County Animal Shelter, located at 5488 North Marble Top Road near Chickamauga. Thanks in part to lower fees and a visit from Santa, the Shelter doubled its goal of adopting out at least one dog or cat every hour during the “Adopt-A-Thon.”

Still, a number of people who visited the Shelter this weekend were unable to make a same day commitment. Recognizing continued demand and the benefits of placing more animals into loving homes, Shelter Director David Brown agreed to extend the special adoption pricing through the end of the year.

Adopt fees will be set at $30 for dogs and $15 for cats until the close of business December 30th. Regular adoption fees of $65 for dogs and $30 for cats will return when the Shelter reopens to the public on January 2nd. All animals available for adoption will be spayed or neutered and vaccinated for rabies before being released.

The Shelter is open for adoptions from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Saturdays. In observance of the holidays, the Shelter will be closed Monday, December 25th; Tuesday, December 26th; and Monday, January 1st.

WALKER COUNTY’s ANIMAL SHELTER OFFERS FREE ADOPTIONS DURING “PRICELESS PETS” PROMOTION!

Lots of people inside the Animal Shelter

Chickamauga, GA – Pets are priceless. Money can’t buy the memories and experiences they create with their owners. That’s why pets really are priceless at the Walker County Animal Shelter!

During the Memorial Day holiday weekend, the Walker County Animal Shelter will take an unconventional approach to encourage pet adoptions. On Friday, May 26th and Saturday, May 27th, the shelter will waive its regular adoption fee, offering pet seekers an opportunity to make a match and bring home a new family member for free.

The Shelter recently embarked on a new mission to increase the number of animals saved in Walker County and reduce euthanasia rates. As part of that effort, all dogs and cats of age are now vaccinated and spayed/neutered before leaving the facility. The Shelter has also strengthened connections with rescue groups capable of helping animals find new homes.

Dogs and cats housed at shelters often become stressed by their surroundings, making them more susceptible to illness. The longer an animal stays sheltered, the greater their chances of becoming sick. To reduce that risk, Walker County Animal Shelter staff now encourages pet owners who want to surrender their animals to foster them at home, allowing shelter staff to search for a new forever family.

While it’s still early, animal tracking data shows significant improvement. Through the first four months of 2017, nearly 79% of all animals brought to the Walker County Animal Shelter have been saved. This number includes animals adopted, sent to rescues and returned to their owners.

To maintain this momentum, the shelter needs more volunteers to walk, wash and train dogs. While searching for a match, pet seekers can add their name to an upcoming volunteer information and orientation session to learn how shelter service can be a rewarding experience.

“Priceless Pets” will be offered from 10am to 4pm on Friday, May 26th and 8:00am to 1:00pm on Saturday, May 27th at the Walker County Animal Shelter, 5488 North Marbletop Road, Chickamauga. Those who rent should bring proof of a pet friendly lease to speed up the adoption process.