Help line phone number: 706-692-2772
Pickens Animal Rescue, Inc. is the parent organization of
PAWS on MAIN. Founded in 1997, Pickens Animal Rescue
continues to offer an alternative for our citizens
finding homeless or unwanted dogs and cats in our community.
Being a 501c3 non-profit GA corporation, we survive from
personal donations as well as grants awarded each year. PAR
is not affiliated with any government entity but are
governed by a 5 member Board of Directors. A copy of our
policy on euthanasia is found on our website as well as our
statistics on spay/neuters and pet adoptions throughout the
past several years.
The outstanding volunteers of Pickens Animal Rescue work
together through fund raising events, fostering pets,
working at pet adoptions, picking up donations, answering
the help line, toting animals to/from vet appointments and
working at our Rescued Furniture Thrift Store. It requires a
lot of hours to maintain the care and funding needed to
house approximately 70 dogs and 30 cats on any given day
throughout the year.
Our dogs and cats are kept until a permanent home can be
found and we don't euthanize just to make room or because
the animal has been with us for any certain period of time.
We are very proud of our adoption statistics and the many
families we have been given a chance to work with in
selecting their new family pet.
The Rescue Ranch in Talking Rock was purchased in 2003 to
house the many dogs and cats that we care for since there is
never enough foster homes available. The Rescue Ranch offers
a comfortable, well maintained, friendly environment for the
animals and potential families wanting to visit the pets.
Our staff takes great pride in the care of the animals, 7
days a week, every day of the year! The 6 acres of
land houses 5 separate play yards for the dogs and the cats
enjoy and indoor/outdoor play area as well. The whelping
room is critical to the care of nursing mother dogs and the
health of their puppies.
Our website shows not only photos of our pets available for
adoption, but also many views of the ranch itself. Please
take a few minutes to visit us on-line at http:\\www.pickensanimalrescue.org