Free Pet Adoptions for Veterans

To thank veterans for their service, Delta Clipped Wings and the United States Marine Corps Coordinating Council of Georgia are teaming up with the Atlanta Humane Society to provide free cat adoptions, and free adoptions for dogs one year and up to veterans.

Pets provide companionship and health and emotional benefits for people who love and care for them.  Adopting a pet is a mutually-beneficial experience we would like to offer to our honored veterans.

Adoptions are limited and first-come, first-served.  This program allows for one adoption per veteran – some exceptions may apply (for example, when a bonded pair is being adopted). Free adoptions for veterans apply for all cats, and dogs one year and up.

In order to qualify for this program, an individual must show one of the following:

  • Common Access Card (CAC Card)
  • Retired Veteran’s ID Card
  • Veteran Hospital Identification Card
  • DD Form 214 (Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty)

If you are a Marine, you can complete the Companion Dog Program application on the Marine Corps Coordinating Council of Georgia’s website for added adoption benefits. Please note, your application must be approved by the Marine Corps before adopting.

Come visit us today at either shelter location:

Howell Mill Campus
981 Howell Mill Road NW
Atlanta, GA 30318

Mansell Campus
1565 Mansell Road
Alpharetta, GA 30009

If you have any questions, please contact the AHS Adoption Department at (404) 875-5331.

All veterans are subject to our basic requirements for adoption and we reserve the right to refuse adoption to anyone for any reason.  More information is available HERE.


United States Marine Corps Coordinating Council of Georgia

, Cobb County Honorary Commanders Alumni Association