COVID-19 Response: Shelter is open for limited visitors

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In an evolving response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the shelter kennel has reopened with a maximum occupancy of 25 people.

When visiting the shelter, patrons should follow CDC guidelines such as:

  • Practice social distancing; maintain a distance of six feet or more between people from different households at all times
  • Wash your hands thoroughly and frequently; use hand sanitizer
  • Practice coughing and sneezing etiquette
  • Wear a face covering as much as possible when in public
  • Stay home if you’re feeling sick or exhibiting symptoms of illness


What to know before you go:

  • The shelter has limited occupancy; you may be directed to wait in your car or in our Education Room. Please follow the posted signage
  • There are no holds of animals at any time
  • Completing the online adoption/foster application will help to speed the process when you arrive for your meet & greet with potential new pets
  • You can bring family members and current pets to your meet & greet, but please be mindful of the maximum capacity and others waiting their turn
  • Gloves are available for visitors
  • As always, all adoptable pets have been spayed/neutered, vaccinated, and microchipped
  • Per County ordinance (Sec. 66-7), overnight camping is prohibited


Gwinnett Animal Welfare is following all guidance provided by the CDC and the National Animal Control Association in response to COVID-19.