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Etowah Valley Humane Society

Etowah Valley Humane Society

Etowah Valley Humane Society began in 1996, as an adoption outlet for Bartow County Animal Control. In October of 2006, EVHS opened the doors of the new Shelter located at 36 Ladds Mountain Road, in Cartersville, Georgia. EVHS is a private, non-profit 501(c)3 corporation, organized and existing under the laws of the State of Georgia.


From lost and found pets, to how to begin the adoption process, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions.

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Etowah Valley Humane Society

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Learn more about your pet, microchips, the benefits of spaying and neutering, pet safety & more!

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Happy Stories

Lara & Charlie

Lara met Charlie at EVHS when she was volunteering at the shelter in 2011. He stole her heart and became a constant companion both at home and at work and was loved by all!

Lara & Charlie

Pet Care Tips

  • How To Correctly Approach & Greet A New Dog It's really important that we teach our children (and ourselves) how to correctly meet a new dog. It's fun for kids to meet new dogs, but it's not always fun for dogs to meet new people. Here are a few things to keep in mind: 1. [...]

  • If you're a senior who spends a lot of time at home, you're in the perfect position to get a pet. A furry companion can keep you company and will benefit from the attention you're able to give them. However, getting an animal is a commitment and you need to prepare. Etowah Valley Humane Society [...]

  • Veterinarians can implant these tiny devices in all kinds of pets – including cats, dogs, birds and reptiles. Each chip carries a unique number that is links in an online database to the name and contact information of the pet's owner.  

  • All pet owners and lovers want to do what’s right for their furry family member. That means giving them the best foods, treats, toys, and medical care. It also means educating themselves on pet safety at home and away from home. For over 50 years, March has been designated as Pet Poison Prevention Awareness Month. [...]