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Animal Shelter

The Gwinnett County Animal Shelter houses lost, stray, or surrendered animals.
If you're interested in adopting a new pet or if your pet is lost, the Gwinnett County Animal Shelter is a great place to begin your search. 

Gwinnett County
Animal Welfare and Enforcement
884 Winder Highway
Lawrenceville, GA  30046

Shelter Phone:  770.339.3200
Shelter Fax:  770.339.3235


Animal Assistance
Call 770.513.5700, the Gwinnett County Police non-emergency number, for assistance with animal complaints, cruelty, sick, injured, or vicious animals. An Animal Control Officer will be notified.

To report an animal bite, dial 911 for medical attention first. The 911 operator will contact Animal Welfare and Enforcement.

Shelter Office Hours
Monday – Thursday, 8:30am – 6:00pm
Friday – Saturday, 8:30am – 4:00pm
Closed Sunday
Adoption/Kennel Hours
Monday – Thursday, 11:00am – 6:00pm
Friday – Saturday, 11:00am – 4:00pm
Closed Sunday
Animal Receiving Hours
Monday – Thursday, 8:30am – 5:30pm
Friday and Saturday, 8:30am – 3:30pm
Closed Sunday
Roving Road Operations
Daily, 8:00am – 10:00pm

2017 Shelter Closings
At peak seasons, such as prior to holidays, the shelter may not accept surrendered pets due to lack of space.

Monday   January 16 Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Monday   February 20  Presidents Day
Monday   May 29  Memorial Day
Tuesday   July 4  Independence Day
Monday   September 4 Labor Day
Friday   November 10  Veterans Day
Thursday   November 23 Thanksgiving Day
Friday   November 24 Day after Thanksgiving
Friday   December 22 Christmas Eve
Monday   December 25 Christmas Day