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Adopt a dog from the City of Macon Animal Control Shelter

When looking for a new family member in the canine form, there are many options available. One great option is to adopt from a local animal shelter or adoption agency. Here in Macon, one such agency is our own City of Macon Animal Control Shelter, located at 1010 Eleventh Street in downtown Macon.

Adoptions here are granted on a first come, first served basis and only cash is accepted. A picture ID is required on all adoptions and no holds can be placed on the dogs at the shelter. The adoption fee is $75, which includes a spay or neuter procedure, de-worming, and the first set of shots. Dogs over 6 months old are also tested for heartworms and given a rabies shot. These procedures are also included in the $75 fee.

The City of Macon Animal Control Shelter also greatly appreciates any donations of pet food and supplies including toys, blankets, and leashes, as well as any monetary donations.

There are two websites available for more information on the City of Macon Animal Control Shelter. The informational website is, while photos of the dogs available for adoption can be found at

It must be mentioned that, while the animal shelter provides the first set of shots for all dogs adopted, it is important that the new owner provides subsequent immunizations for their adopted pet. Puppies are vaccinated against parvo, cornona virus, distemper, and other viruses at six, nine, 12 and 15 weeks. A rabies vaccination is also given at 12 or 15 weeks, and the City of Macon requires documentation of rabies vaccination for all dogs in the city. The rabies vaccination and booster shots must be administered annually. Also, continuous heartworm preventative medication should be administered throughout the dog's life.

For any questions, information about volunteering, or submission of donations, the number at the Animal Control Shelter is 478-751-9200. The hours of operation are 9:30 to 4:30 Monday through Friday. Updates from the Animal Control Shelter can also be followed through Facebook at




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