Crossroads Animal Hospital is a great animal hospital that runs an adoption program for homeless animals. While some of the adoption animals live at the clinic, others are in foster homes.
Foster homes can take in dogs undergoing heartworm treatment, recovering from injuries such as broken legs, and litters. Dogs and puppies over 4 months who may become more adoptable by becoming housebroken, socialized and working on basic obedience training can also be placed in foster homes. Animals in need of foster homes are often posted on Crossroads’ Facebook page.
In addition to cats and dogs, there are occasionally horses or rabbits up for adoption. Adoptable pets’ adoption fees include spay/neuter. Adult animals are up to date on vaccinations and younger puppies and kittens are in the process of receiving their vaccinations. It’s best to call ahead if you wish to meet a certain pet since the horses and some of the cats and dogs are in foster homes.
Oconee Humane Society runs a small shelter in conjunction with the county animal control. Their adoptable pets include cats, dogs and occasionally other small animals. Foster homes are used for litters, dogs being treated for heartworms, and dogs awaiting transportation to rescues. OHS is actively working to reduce their euthanasia rate by using their urgent list to transfer dogs to non-local shelters, maintaining a low-cost spay/neuter program for Oconee County residents, and seeking foster homes and sponsors for heartworm-positive dogs.