Adopt a dog (or two) for free Saturday at the Gwinnett County Animal Shelter.
Photo: Ana Ramirez/Austin American-Statesman
Photo: Ana Ramirez/Austin American-Statesman

Adopt pets for free Saturday at Gwinnett ‘Clear the Shelter’ event

Been thinking about bringing home a new furry friend? The Gwinnett County Animal Shelter is making it easier on your wallet this Saturday.

The shelter is participating in the national “Clear the Shelters” event, offering free adoptions in an effort to find as many homes for animals as possible. The shelter is not at capacity, but sees the event as an opportunity to free up space in case of a surge of pickups or an animal hoarding situation, said Alan Davis, Gwinnett Coutny Animal Welfare and Enforcement manager.


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From 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, you can take home any animal in the shelter’s custody for free. The adoption includes a veterinary exam, spay or neuter procedure, vaccinations and microchipping. 

If you miss the Clear the Shelters event, you still have opportunities to take home a free pet. The shelter offers “Free Fridays” in August, allowing free adoptions on Fridays through Aug. 31. Adoption fees have been reduced to $20 for all animals for the month of August, including the three roosters in the shelter’s custody. Dogs typically cost $90 to adopt and cats typically cost $30. 

The shelter is located at 884 Winder Highway in Lawrenceville.


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