Resources for Pet Owners



microchip is a non-removable form of identification. About the size of a grain of rice, a microchip contains a personal identification number that stays with your animal forever. The microchip is inserted under the skin of your companion with an injection; it is a safe and easy procedure!

Make an appointment with us, bring your pet and proof of ownership (contract or vet records), and our team will microchip your pet for $20. Cash, check, and credit cards accepted.


The Shugart Family Deceased Pet Care

For more than 46 years, the Shugart Family of Deceased Pet Care Funeral Homes has provided respectful, compassionate care for pets and the families that love them.

Shugart is Georgia's only accredited pet funeral home and state-certified pet crematory.



Are you having trouble re-homing your dog?

Option 1. We will work with you to make sure your dog is fully vetted (spayed/neutered, vaccinated, and on heartworm & flea/tick prevention). You bring your dog in a crate to pet adoptions every Saturday – drop off is at 10:50 AM, and pick up is at 4:00 PM. Once your dog has found his/her new forever home, the new owner keeps the crate, and Cherokee Humane Society keeps the adoption fee. Your dog’s adoption process will be the same as all the other dogs in our program.

Option 2. If your dog has been spayed/neutered and has a current rabies vaccination, then you send us three good pictures of your dog (make sure to include one headshot and one full body image) and a biography for your dog. We will post the information on our website as well as the main Cherokee Humane Society website and list you as the main contact person for your dog. It will be your responsibility to screen potential adopters who contact you and to adopt your dog out to a new family.

Option 3. If we have the space available, we can accept your animal’s surrender to us. We will place the dog in foster care, where he/she will be fully vetted and adopted out. For this option, a donation is suggested to help us pay for food, medicine, and the spay/neuter surgery.



If you've adopted a dog from us (or from somewhere else) and are in need of financial assistance in caring for him or her, please contact us! We will be in touch shortly.