Gwinnett Animal Shelter

GCAWE Center and Animal Intake Closed Thursday, May 21

The Gwinnett County Animal Welfare & Enforcement Center will be CLOSED on Thursday, May 21, 2015 from 11:30am until 1:30pm due to manditory training of all employees.  During this two hour block, field operations will also be limited to emergency only operations.

Also on this date the Animal Intake section of the Center will be closed all day.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and we thank you for your understanding.

Animals available for adoption

Gwinnett Animal Shelter Hours and Location
Click here to view the shelter hours of operation and location.

Support the Animal Welfare & Enforcement Shelter

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Enforcement Shelter with a tax-deductible contribution

Gift Certificates For Adoption Fees!!

Many times during the holidays people will want to get a pet for a friend or a family member, but which one to choose??  Giving the gift of a pet can make a child’s wishes come true!!  Instead of gifting an animal, we are happy to provide the new option of purchasing a gift certificate for adoption fees which can be given as a gift!!  This way your loved ones can come in and pick their new family member to make sure it’s just the right fit!!  Gift Certificates are now available year round in the front office of the shelter, they cannot be purchased on line or over the phone.  Please contact the shelter for more details at 770.339.3200!! 

Need Advice?
Click here for numerous Pet Behavior Tip Sheets.  These tip sheets cover many common problems of pet ownership and are provided by The Humane Society of the United States.  Topics include Barking Issues, Housetraining Your Pet, Fearful Cats, Kitten Development, Selecting The Right Pet For Your Kids, and many more topics. Check it out!

Volunteer at the Animal Shelter

Spay and Neuter Information

Rabies Alerts

No current rabies alerts.

What does a rabid animal look like?

Rabid animals may act tame. They may also display strange or unusual behavior. They may act aggressive, avoid food and water, foam at the mouth, or have trouble moving. Stay away from any unknown animals, especially wildlife. Report any animal acting unusual to Gwinnett County Police Animal Welfare and Enforcement at 770.339.3200.

How can I help protect myself and my family from rabies?

  • Make sure your pets get their rabies shots regularly
  • Keep your pets on your property
  • Do not leave garbage or pet food outside. Food left out may attract wild or stray animals
  • Stay away from wild, sick, hurt, or dead animals. Do not pick up or move sick or hurt animals. If you find a wild, sick, or hurt animal, call Gwinnett County Police Animal Welfare and Enforcement at 770.339.3200.
  • Do not keep wild animals like raccoons, skunks, foxes, and coyotes as pets. It is dangerous and also illegal
  • Teach your children not to go near, tease, or play with wild animals or strange dogs and cats

Contact Information
Chip Moore, Manager

Monica Peete, Open Records Requests Only

Rescue Officer


To report an animal bite: Call 911 for medical attention first. The 911 operator will call us about the animal. To report cruelty cases or an injured, sick, or vicious animal call us at 770.513.5700.

To file a complaint (barking dogs, etc.) call 770.339.3200 during regular office hours.

Pet Listings
To see pictures of some of the many dogs and cats who need a good home right now, click in the left navigation bar.

Lost Animals
To reclaim your lost pet from the Shelter, bring identification (drivers license or Georgia ID) and proof of ownership, such as vet records.

Lost or Found
To report a lost or found animal, please visit to make the report.  A notice will be emailed to the shelter if the location entered is within Gwinnett County and the notice will also be posted at the shelter.

Please remember that it is still your responsibility to come to the shelter and look for your lost pet. Strays are held for a minimum of five days and then may be offered for adoption, rescue, or, in extreme cases, euthanized. The website and the lost/found directory are only updated Monday through Friday so it is preferable that you visit the shelter to look for your pet.

Please always insure that your pet is properly identified with a collar and tag and/or a microchip!

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