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Adoptable Pets at Petco
Columbia County Humane
Society holds weekly pet adoption sessions at Petco on Saturday from
11:00-4:00. The store is located in Mullins Crossing, 4209 Washington Road,
Evans, GA. CCHS is working toward the goal of
constructing a permanent shelter that will have an expanded schedule for
adoptions. At the present time, however, most of our available animals are
cared for in foster homes, with our volunteer foster families limited to
showing their animals during our weekend hours.
At the CCHS, our philosophy emphasizes finding a good match between an
animal and a perspective adoptive family. Some of our animals may have
special needs or requirements (such as not being good around children or
other animals) that may limit the type of family that can adopt them. Our
volunteer staff will be happy to answer any of your questions about a
particular animal during our adoption hours.
Please Note: CCHS requires a secure, fenced-in yard to adopt a dog or
puppy. The fence can be of any material (wood, iron, chain-link, etc.), but
must be a physical fence (i.e. not an invisible fence) appropriate to the
needs of the particular dog. Cats and kittens must be inside only pets and
not be allowed to roam freely outside. We require home inspections for all
of our dog and puppy adoptions. Since all of our staff are working volunteers
and must travel to the perspective home, we limit adoptions to perspective
families living within a 50-mile radius of Augusta and it may take several
days before an inspection can be done and the adoption process completed.
Sorry, but we are not able to make any exceptions to these requirements.
There is an adoption fee that covers the animal's microchip,
spaying/neutering, rabies vaccination, and other necessary vaccinations.
Most animals, if old enough, will have already been spayed or neutered at
the time of adoption. If not, you will receive a certificate to take to one
of our participating vets to use as payment for this procedure. All of our
adopted animals also receive two months of free pet insurance, provided by Sheltercare.
We do a two week "trial" period with all of our adoptions. This
trial period is intended to give you and your new pet time to interact with
one another in your home environment, making sure that he or she is going
to be a good fit into your family. If for any reason you decide the
adoption isn't working out, we will be happy to take the animal back and
refund your adoption fee. We will always take back an animal adopted from
us, but can only refund an adoption fee during this trial period. We want
to make sure that the animals adopted from us are never abandoned or
dropped off at animal control.