Governments of Floyd County and City of Rome, GA

Floyd County

Public Animal Welfare Services (P.A.W.S.)

Public Animal Welfare Services (P.A.W.S.) is located at 99 North Avenue, Rome, GA and is responsible for all animal control operations including field operations, shelter management and care, and the animal adoption/rescue program for Floyd County Animal Control (P.A.W.S.).

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General Information:

Physical Address: Phone: 
99 North Ave (706) 236-4537
Rome, GA 30161
Mailing Address: Fax:
P.O Box 946 (706) 233-0032
Rome, GA 30162-0946

Please note that Animal Control Officers are not available to go on calls, such as to pick up stray animals, on weekends (Saturday—Sunday).

Hours of Operation
Adoption Hours Surrender Hours Telephone Hours
Monday 9am - 5pm 9am - 4pm 8am - 5pm
Tuesday 9am - 5pm 9am - 4pm 8am - 5pm
Wednesday 9am - 5pm 9am - 4pm 8am - 5pm
Thursday 9am - 5pm 9am - 4pm 8am - 5pm
Friday 9am - 5pm 9am - 4pm 8am - 5pm
Saturday 1pm - 5pm 9am - 12pm


  • To shelter lost, unwanted and neglected animals.
  • To prevent suffering and provide healthcare services to sheltered animals.
  • To provide comprehensive adoption and rescue programs.
  • To prevent human injuries and the spread of disease by humanely capturing and containing free-roaming animals.
  • To assist members of the community in becoming more responsible at pet ownership by creating public education programs and providing helpful information.
  • To consistently work to improve our performance through education and by putting forth dedication to our mission.
  • When unavoidable, to humanely provide euthanasia.


  1. Where can I take a look at animals that are available for adoption?
  2. Where do you get your animals?
  3. If an animal was surrendered by its owner, won’t it have behavioral problems?
  4. I want to adopt an animal. What do I do?
  5. How much does it cost to adopt an animal?
  6. If I adopt a dog or cat, am I required to have it fixed? How many animals do you adopt out?
  7. How much does it cost to spay/neuter an animal?
  8. Is there a leash law in Floyd County?
  9. Help! I’ve lost my pet. What do I do?