The Humane Society of Northwest Georgia


The Humane Society of Northwest Georgia was founded in 1977 as the Dalton Humane Society, Inc. In 1988, the name changed to the Humane Society of Northwest Georgia, Inc. In 2006, property for our previous facility was leased from Dr. Charles Wade’s family. In October 2008, the Advisory Board was formed and in 2018, the Advisory Board was replaced by the current Board. In September 2019, we moved into our new facility.


We currently adopt out between 700 and 800 cats and dogs per year. We are excited about the future growth of the Humane Society of Northwest Georgia and our ability to better serve the animals and citizens of our community. With time and continued financial support, we hope to save even more dogs and cats and to educate our community about animal welfare and humane care. We hope to be a place where people can come to learn  kindness to animals and values such as fairness, compassion, and respect.  We’d also like to be a place where volunteers enjoy and benefit from caring for animals in need and also to be a temporary safe haven for pets of domestic abuse victims.


Our vision is a community where no healthy adoptable pets are euthanized.  Thank you for your interest in learning about us by visiting our website at