Free Sanctuary Tours! Register Early for 2020 Tours 2020 Tours begin at 1:30pm and end at 3:30pm Feb 15 Valentines Tour March 14 & March 28 April 11 & April 25 May 9 & May 16 Click here to register. Our tours are currently free to the public. We encourage guests to donate any amount they feel comfortable with to help us continue to provide care for the 160+ residents who call Full Circle home.
For the safety and well-being of our rescued resident animals, please leave companion animals at home.
Q: How much are tickets?
A: Our tours are currently free to the public. We encourage guests to donate any amount they feel comfortable with to help us continue to provide care for the 160+ residents who call Full Circle home.
Q: Where are you located?
A: Our address is 961 White House Pkwy, Warm Springs, GA 31830 Some search results show us as being located in Pine Mountain which is not where we are! We are south of Atlanta in Warm Springs. Our gate has a large sign with our name and logo outside it, and a white fence.
Q:When are you open?
A: We are open limited dates, to make sure our rescued residents spend the majority of their time in peace and quiet. We have two tour dates per month during the spring/summer, with some fewer dates leading into fall and winter. Please check our website regularly to see dates to visit
Q: How long is the tour/what are the hours?
A: In 2020, tours last from 1:30pm to approximately 3:30pm. Guests are advised to come at least 10 minutes prior to the start of the tour.
Q: Can I show up late and just tour the grounds on my own?
A: Gates close at 2:00 and remain closed. Our tour is guided to ensure the safety of our residents. Please do not arrive after 2:00. If you are going to be a few minutes late, please contact us prior to the tour to let us know, so we can have staff available to check you in and catch you up to the tour group. Visitors arriving after 2:00 may not be let in to the grounds and are welcome to join a future tour.
Q: How do I sign up for the tour?
A: Click on the registration link above!
Q: What does the tour consist of?
A: The tour is a guided walking tour of the sanctuary, where you will follow a staff member and learn about some of our residents, and about the industries and systems where they came from. There is no graphic content on the tour, but guides will be providing information about the realities of animal agriculture. Some signs around the sanctuary have images of industrial farming. Please wear outdoor-appropriate shoes and bring water and sunscreen.
Q: If it's raining, is the tour cancelled?
A: Tours proceed in all weather, unless you are contacted by staff to let you know that the tour is cancelled. Cancellations typically only occur in extreme thunderstorms or tornado watch conditions. If it's only raining, we're still touring!
Q: Can I feed the animals?
A: Guests will not feed the residents, because care staff needs to carefully monitor the diets of all residents. Guests are welcome to bring produce to donate which is much appreciated, but will not be able to feed it to residents themselves.
Q: What produce donations should I bring?
A: Our favorite produce to receive include melons, light greens (romaine, iceberg, etc), berries, pineapples, apples, pears, tomatoes, and carrots.
Q: Can I pet the animals?
A: There is limited interaction with residents on the tour. The main focus is to learn about the residents and be respeciful of their space. If an animal approaches you, you are invited to interact with them, but if they walk away we will leave them alone.
Q: Can I adopt any of the animals?
A: We do not have an adoption program because we are a lifetime home for these residents. You can sponsor an animal here and donate to their lifetime care.
Q: Can I bring food?
A: You can bring your own lunch as long as it is vegan (no animal products: no meat, dairy, eggs, honey, or similar items). Guests who do not abide by this rule may be asked to put these items away.
Q: Can I bring my dog?
A: Outside animals, including dogs, are not allowed on the property. If you have a service animal, please email email@example.com to make accommodations. If you arrive at the sanctuary with a non-service dog you will be asked to leave.
Q: Can I bring my dog and leave them in the car?
A: Dogs cannot come to the sanctuary and remain in your vehicle. Guests who bring dogs on site will be asked to leave.
Q: Is the tour accessible to those with physical disabilities?
A: Our tours include unpaved roads and parts of the tour are uphill. The tours visit most of the animal enclosures from the fence so visitors with wheelchairs or other mobility aids will be able to participate. We welcome visitors who use scooters or wheelchairs. If you require any special accommodations, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org to ensure we can make your tour experience as good as possible. Unfortunately at this time we do not have accessible bathrooms on site. ADA accessibility is a future goal for our organization.
Q: I cannot make it to your organization on the weekend but still want to visit. Am I able to?
A: Please contact email@example.com to discuss weekday volunteer opportunities. Those wishing to become weekday volunteers are highly encouraged to attend at least one weekend volunteer workday.