Animal shelter offers new hours, free Fridays in January

Shelter and office hours at Gwinnett Animal Welfare have changed for 2020.  

“The new schedule allows us to better care for the pets in the shelter while serving the residents of Gwinnett,” said Alan Davis, director of Gwinnett Animal Welfare and Enforcement. “We want to thank everyone who adopted, rescued, fostered, volunteered, and supported Gwinnett Animal Welfare in 2019. We look forward to sharing more success stories of pets reunited with their families and finding forever homes in 2020.”

New hours of operation:

Adoptions: Monday through Thursday from noon to 6:00pm; Friday and Saturday from 11:00am to 4:00pm. The shelter is closed on Sunday.              

Administration: Monday through Thursday from 9:30am to 6:00pm; Friday and Saturday from 9:30am to 4:00pm. The office is closed on Sunday.

Road Operations: Daily from 8:00am to 10:00pm.

Animal Receiving: By appointment only; please call 770.339.3200 for appointment.

Also, Gwinnett Animal Welfare is celebrating national Walk Your Dog Month with the return of Free Fridays throughout January.

“We have many dogs at Gwinnett Animal Welfare that are perfect workout partners to help you start the year right and achieve your fitness goals,” said Davis. “We have dogs of all sizes, ages, and energy levels just waiting to find the right running buddy or the perfect human to guide them through a nice walk at a park. We also have some senior dogs and beautiful cats for adoption for those whose goals include a slower pace.”

If your resolution includes making life a little bit better for a shelter pet, Gwinnett Animal Welfare encourages you to discover the joy of fostering a pet.

“Providing a loving, temporary home for a vulnerable pet is one of the most rewarding ways to give back in 2020,” Davis said.

For more information about available dogs and the foster program, please contact the shelter at 770.339.3200.

All pets adopted at Gwinnett Animal Welfare have been vaccinated, neutered and microchipped, and are ready to start the new year with a new family. Dogs that have tested heartworm positive will be treated before going home. The standard adoption fee is $45 for dogs and puppies and $30 for cats and kittens.

Gwinnett Animal Welfare is located at 884 Winder Highway in Lawrenceville. For more information, including available pets, adoption specials and events, follow us @GwinnettAnimalShelter on Facebook or visit .