Circle of Friends Animal Society

Rescued is our favorite breed!

Small but mighty!

Circle of Friends is a small animal rescue organization located in Georgia that is 100% operated and funded by our amazing volunteers and donors. Most of our animals are rescued from rural animal control facilities, and are living in foster homes awaiting the day they meet their furever families! We hold weekly adoption events in Athens, Loganville and Macon!

May Events

Cinco De Mayo Fundraiser at Maria's Cantina

Thursday, May 5th, 5-9pm

1010 Market Street

Greensboro, GA

1st Annual Party! Chihuahua Races at 6pm! Jalepeno Eating Contest at 7pm! There will be pinatas and prizes for the whole family! Come out and also meet some of our foster dogs!!
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Dawgy Dash 5K

Saturday, May 7th, 7:30am

1002 S Main St, Greensboro, GA 30642

Come out for the 8th annual Dawgy Dash 5k being hosted by our dear friends at Durham Veterinary Clinic that the entire family (including your pups) can enjoy! All proceeds go to COFAS and this is one of our largest fundraisers of the year!
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PetSmart Adoptions

Saturday, May 7th, 10am-2pm

Athens and Loganville

Pet Supplies Plus Dog Adoptions

Saturday, May 7th, 10am-2pm

191 Alps Rd, Athens, GA

PetSmart National Adoption Weekend!

Friday, May 13th, 9pm to Sunday, May 15th, 11pm

Athens and Loganville

Come find your new best friend during PetSmart Charities National Adoption Weekend, happening across the entire country! We will have cats and dogs for adoption and merchandise for sale!

Lucky Dog Fun Day!

Saturday, May 21st, 9am-12pm

1103 Arnoldsville Road

Winterville, GA

Bring your best friend to Lucky Dog Agility in Athens for a morning of fun activities to benefit Circle of Friends Animal Society! Meet other pet owners and dog sport trainers, try a variety of dog sports, and give your lucky dog the best day ever!
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PetSmart Adoptions

Saturday, May 21st, 10am-2pm

Loganville

Pet Supplies Plus Dog Adoptions

Saturday, May 21st, 10am-2pm

191 Alps Rd, Athens, GA

PetSmart Adoptions

Saturday, May 28th, 10am-2pm

Athens and Loganville

Big News!

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We are so excited to announce that Circle of Friends has now officially moved into the PetSmart cat adoption center in Athens, GA on the Oconee Connector! We already have cats in both the adoption centers in the PetSmarts in Macon. Having cats in-store greatly increases the chances of our kitties getting adopted, as well as gives our organization great exposure to the local community!

Featured Cat

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Meet Coral! She is a super affectionate, one year old, marbled orange tabby who loves everyone (cat, dog, or person!). Coral is extra special because only 20% of orange tabbies are female. Pretty cool, right? She was a feral kitten from a colony in Athens that was trapped and brought into animal control. She was nearly euthanized before one of the caretakers at the shelter fell in love with her and decided to foster, but how could you not love that face? Coral’s foster mom had to be very patient with her because she was not very trusting of humans at first. It took several months to bring her around and turn her into the loving girl she is today, so chances are she’ll be a little shy in her new home at first. Coral LOVES to give head-butts and kisses, but is still hesitant about being picked up. She gets along with all of her cat foster siblings and the two large dogs that live with her. Coral will need at least one furry friend in her FURever home to keep her company while her people are away. She would prefer a household without young children that might try to pick her up.

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Mia is a fun, loyal dog that absolutely adores her people friends. She loves playing fetch and going on walks or hikes, but her favorite thing to do is cuddle on the couch and give you plenty of kisses! She knows basic commands and is ready to please, so she is a very teachable dog! She loves to run in open spaces and gets the biggest smile on her face when her humans play with her outside. She takes some time to warm up to new faces, but once she does, the bond is strong. She is absolutely perfect with cats and older dogs. She takes a little time to get used to new, energetic dogs, but once she gets to know them, they are best buds. Her happy attitude and goody personality will definitely win you over! This super girl is ready for her forever home!

Happy Tails!

Ringo and Chocolate were rescued when their lifelong owner passed away earlier this year. They were said to be littermates, having spent all of their 8 years living as spoiled house dogs with frequent trips to the groomer! It was very obvious the woman who owned them cared for them dearly, and such a shame that their was no place for her beloved companions in the family.


When we picked Ringo and Chocolate up and brought them to their new foster home at the dog farm, they were very anxious. However, within a few short days they began warming up to the other dogs and became very fond of their new foster moms, Amy and Kate! We initially did not intend to only adopt these two out together, but after seeing just how bonded they really were, we couldn’t have it any other way! Ringo and Chocolate were not only inseparable, but anytime they settled down in the house their bodies literally had to be touching! It was clear just how important they were to one another, and, after having their entire worlds turned upside down with the death of their human, we couldn’t bare the idea of them having to lose each other.


After months of adoption events and turning down applicants who wanted one or the other, our dream of keeping these old friends together came true! Jessica and Kyle fell in love with Ringo and Chocolate when they met them, and didn’t hesitate to fill out an application for them both! It was a very happy day for everyone involved when Ringo and Chocolate left together with their new, loving family. We are delighted to report that these boys have settled right into their new home, where they can continue to be best friends furever!

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If you follow any rescue group or animal control site, you’ve most likely seen the dogs that are labeled as heartworm positive, followed by a frowny sign. What does this mean? Is this dog going to die soon? Are my other dogs going to become infected? Can my children get heartworms?
Heartworm Disease in Dogs

Heartworm disease is serious, potentially fatal and should not to be taken lightly, however, often a dog can have heartworms, be treated for them, and recover without ever showing any signs of illness! The main downsides associated with heartworms are the cost (at least $400 to treat) and time (up to a year to be heartworm free).


Heartworms live exclusively in the bloodstream of our precious furbabies. Therefore, humans are not at risk of getting heartworms. Unfortunately, due to our massive mosquito population, Georgia is one of the highest risk states in the country for contracting heartworm disease. One of the reasons that heartworms are so problematic is because an environment with even one mosquito (harboring heartworm eggs and babies) could potentially infect your dog.

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Ultimately the take home message here is that your dog (and cat) is vulnerable to this disease year round and simple monthly prevention can keep you from having to go through the long, costly treatment process. Also your pup should be tested annually for heartworms, even if you give them monthly preventative (it’s very rare but there have been cases of resistant heartworms!). And though it is less common, cats can even become infected! Some of the most common brands used to prevent heartworms are Iverhart, Trifexis, Heartgard, Sentinel, Revolution and more.

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Though there are certain precautions you must take while a dog is being treated for heartworms, and there is a bit more of a cost involved, these dogs deserve forever homes just as much as all the other doggies in the shelter and they will love you even more for saving them! Make sure to talk to your veterinarian if you have any questions about heartworms and heartworm prevention!

Our foster homes are the life blood of our rescue. Since we do not have a physical shelter, we rely on our foster families to be able to provide a home to the animals we save. COFAS needs foster families to offer temporary care to dogs and cats waiting for adoption. Veterinary care is provided as is food for foster animals and any necessary crates, bowls and supplies. All we need from you is a loving home! If you are interested in fostering, please fill out an application linked below!

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Cat Foster Application

Fill out this quick form if you are interested in becoming a foster parent for kitties!

Dog Foster Application

Fill out this quick form if you are interested in fostering doggies!

Get Prepared!

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Prepare yourself for cuteness overload! Within the next few weeks we have several litters of kittens that will finally be old enough for adoption! We've had these kitties since they were only a few days old! If you are interested in a particular kitten, they are all listed on our Petfinder page and we are taking pre-adoption applications for these cuties!
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Help us show Eli how beautiful life can be! Eli was rescued on May 2nd in the nick of time from being euthanized in a rural animal control shelter, because his severe case of mange made it very unlikely that he would make it to rescue or be adopted. This case is indeed one of the worst we have seen and will be very expensive to treat, but we would have failed as a rescue if we had walked away, ignoring the potential shining through Eli's sweet brown eyes. Despite the pain we know he is feeling, his tail still wags when he greets you and he loves giving kisses!

Eli is not only suffering from a severe skin infection due to the demodectic mange, but he is extremely emaciated. Though the treatment process is going to be very long and expensive, we know that as each day goes by Eli will experience less and less pain. In the past, we wouldn't have been able to tackle these tough cases without the support received through donations--and Eli's case is no different! Every being deserves a life free from pain, and we look forward to the happy and healthy future awaiting him! We have set up a YouCaring funding page for Eli. Any amount you donate will go straight towards his care, so show him the compassion he so deserves!

Now, More than Ever!

This month is going to be one of the biggest months that COFAS has ever had! We have so many special events, in addition to our regular weekly adoption events! It is very exciting to get so much exposure for our organization and our furbabies looking for their forever homes, however, we can not do it alone! Now more than ever we need volunteers, foster parents, adopters, donors and even social media "sharers" to help us continue to grow and save more animals!
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