Resources & Information for Pet Owners

The LaGrange – Troup County Humane Society strives to educate and encourage safe and humane handling of animals. The links & articles below are intended to provide you with information and reliable, reputable resources on a variety of topics regarding family pets. This is just a starting point in becoming knowledgeable on how to give your pet and family […]

Surrendering Your Pet

We understand that sometimes situations arise in which you are no longer able to care for your companion animal.  As a last resort, you may surrender your pet to the City of LaGrange Animal Shelter, which is an open admission shelter.  The LaGrange – Troup County Humane Society cannot guarantee that a pet will be […]

Tips for Successful Introductions

Are you adopting a dog into a family with other pets?  Dogs, cats, and other pets may not be instant friends, but there are things you can do to work toward a successful introduction.  The LaGrange – Troup County Humane Society along with the City of LaGrange Animal Shelter encourage you to bring existing family […]

Dog Body Language

Just like people, dogs communicate using “body language.” Your dog is communicating with his entire body, not just his tail or his voice. If you want to know how he is feeling, you’ll need to learn to read your particular dog’s body language. To get a sense of what your dog is trying to tell […]

Pit Bull Registration Requirements

The City of LaGrange Animal Control Division has revised its Pit Bull Ordinance so that the LaGrange-Troup County Animal Shelter is allowed to adopt out Pit Bull breeds.  The adoption process is a bit different from those of our other adoptions.  Our volunteers work in coordination with the Animal Control officers to assess which Pit Bulls are eligible for adoption.  They […]

Our History Begins

In 1978, Mrs. Gayle Register Bolton founded the LaGrange Troup County Humane Society in memory of her dog, Toastie.  After two long years of tireless efforts to raise the $66,000.00 needed to build the animal shelter, the doors opened on July 1, 1981.  The Callaway Foundation of LaGrange, Georgia provided half of the needed funds, […]