Animal Care and Control

The Animal Care & Control Shelter is a division of the Rockdale County Department of Recreation & Maintenance. Rockdale County and the City of Conyers are served on an equal basis. The division provides field services, loan of cat traps, and receives unwanted/surplus dogs and cats. The shelter offers pet adoption and serves as a community resource for information regarding animals. The shelter also serves as a quarantine facility for biting animals, under the direction of the Environmental Health Department.

Hours of Operation:
Monday – Friday  8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday (Once Monthly) 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
January 18 February 15 March 21
April 18 May 16 June 20
July 18 August 15 September 19
October 17 November 21 December 19

Click here to view October 22, 2019 Animal Control Ordinance Changes


The Rockdale County Animal Care and Control Shelter receives many calls regarding common issues for residents and pet owners.  Below are some frequently asked questions, along with the answers.

I found a yellow card on my door. What does it mean?

The yellow cards left by a Rockdale County Animal Control Officer are used to advise that a complaint has been made on a dog at the residence and that the occupant/pet owner is being warned about a possible violation of a certain area of the Animal Control Ordinance.

To find out details about the complaint, contact the Animal Control Shelter. Warnings do not have to be issued before a citation is given, but when possible Animal Control Officers will advise citizens of a violation and ways to correct before court action is taken.

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