We wanted to adopt a new member to our family. This shelter was recommended to us. When we arrived there was several employee's sitting in lawn chairs outside smoking and the girl at the front desk treated us as if we were a nuisance. We were quite taken back by her hygiene. As we walked thru a room with puppies there were more employees outside another door smoking and no one bothered to make us feel welcome or assist us with finding the right pet for our family. We ended up visiting the Athens Shelter & adopted our new baby from them. They are super friendly and made adopting a new family member a wonderful experience. I would not recommend this shelter.