If you're a new pet parent or are about to become one, you're likely gathering everything you need for your new four-legged family member.
In addition to buying all the supplies you need, you may be browsing Atlanta vets, or at the least, trying to find a place to get the necessary puppy vaccinations.
Getting your pup vaccinated is extremely important to keep them as healthy and happy as possible, and these vaccines start as early as 8 weeks of age.
Vets will typically recommend rabies, bordetella, and the DHLPP (distemper, hepatitis, leptospirosis, parvo, and parainfluenza). Some pet parents may also choose to get the Lyme disease vaccine if you plan to frequently take your puppy to wooded areas. Vet costs are not cheap, so these can add up quickly.
So where can you get low-cost puppy vaccinations near Atlanta? Thankfully, this pet-friendly city has a wide range of options, from walk-in vaccine clinics to comprehensive wellness centers.
1. PAWS Atlanta
PAWS Atlanta is an animal shelter located in DeKalb County, Georgia. In addition to finding forever homes for cats and dogs, they also hold vaccine clinics every other Sunday at 10 a.m. There is no appointment required, but you must pay with a debit or credit card. The pricing for their Puppy Packs is below:
Puppy Pack 1: $68 DHPP/C, bordetella, strongid
Puppy Pack 2: $71 DHLPP/C, bordetella, strongid
If you rescued a grown up pup, you can choose from one of their Dog Packs, which range from $59-$67 depending on what your dog needs.
The largest animal welfare organization in Georgia, LifeLine Animal Project holds vaccine clinics at both their Community Animal Center and College Park location. These are appointment only events, and pet parents can call 404.292.8800 or email [email protected] to reserve their spot.
The Puppy Package is $45 and includes the DHPP vaccine (distemper, hepatitis, parainfluenza, and parvovirus) and dewormer for roundworms and hookworms.
The dates for 2022 vaccine clinic dates are below, and occur between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.:
Community Animal Center: 4/8, 4/9, 4/22, 4/23, 5/13, 5/14, 5/27, 5/28, 6/10, 6/11, 6/24, 6/25, 7/8, 7/9, 7/22, 7/23, 8/12, 8/13, 8/26, 8/27, 9/9, 9/10, 9/23, 9/24, 10/7, 10/8, 10/21, 10/22, 11/4, 11/5, 11/11, 11/12, 12/2, 12/3, 12/9, 12/10.
College Park: 4/16, 5/21, 6/18, 7/16, 8/20, 9/17, 10/15, 11/19, 12/17
Located less than 30 miles from Atlanta, Planned PEThood offers low-cost vaccine clinics on select Saturdays. These are offered exclusively by appointment and for healthy pets only. If your pet needs additional medical treatment, you can book an appointment at their Wellness Clinic.
A $25 deposit is required for your appointment and will go towards the total cost of your bill. The pricing for services is below, but keep in mind that all vaccine clinic appointments require a veterinary exam.
Puppy - $30: Vet exam, canine distemper/parvo vaccine, dewormer
Basic - $40: Vet exam, canine distemper/parvo vaccine, dewormer, rabies vaccine (1yr)
Standard - $80: Vet exam, canine distemper/parvo vaccine, dewormer, rabies vaccine (1yr), heartworm test, kennel cough (bordetella)
Although their free vaccine clinics are currently on hold, the Atlanta Humane Society offers Pet Wellness Care Services, which include vaccinations, annual exams, heartworm prevention, and more.
3-year vaccines (such as rabies and feline/canine distemper) are $40 per vaccine, and any 1-year vaccine is $20.
Those with puppies under one year of age must make a veterinary appointment.
5. PALS Atlanta
PALS Atlanta's mission is to provide support and ongoing care to Atlanta residents living with disabilities, ensuring that pets and their parents remain together.
For dogs, they administer DHPP, which includes distemper, hepatitis, parvovirus. and parainfluenza.
Pups coming to this vaccine clinic must be at least 12 months of age, so if you have a brand new puppy, this isn't the best option for you.
The Petco store in Springlake offers a vaccination clinic on Tuesdays and Sundays from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
The pricing for their low-cost puppy vaccinations in Atlanta are as follows:
Healthy Dog/Puppy — $85
Round/Hook Dewormer (included if necessary)
Healthy Dog Plus — $105
Round/Hook Dewormer (included if necessary)
Heartworm Test ** $10 Package upgrade includes a 4DX test to check for tick-borne diseases
Pet parents can also add on additional vaccinations such as a rabies vaccine (1 or 3 year) for $22 and the canine Lyme vaccine for $28.