The Fulton County animal shelter will be open this Wednesday (August 23rd) but closed all day on Thursday (August 24th) due to the road closures surrounding the former president’s arrival at the Fulton County Jail located down the street from the animal shelter. To adopt or foster a dog on Thursday, please visit our Midtown shelter (981 Howell Mill Road NW) where there are over 100 dogs in need of homes this week. Thank you for your support!

The Fulton County Animal Shelter is out of housing space. We’re asking our community for help with stray pets so we can focus on emergency and critical situations. Animals in need will not and should not be abandoned. If you have found a healthy pet, please fill out a Found Pet Report. If you need other assistance please email but know that the response time is delayed due to incredibly high volumes of animals and people in need of assistance.  

If you lost a pet, please visit the shelter and check the lost pet website page.

Adopt a pet in July and choose your pet’s adoption fee! Our shelters are full of incredible pets waiting for homes, and to them, your love is priceless!
Click here to explore all our adoptable pets.


The Fulton County Animal Services shelter has received a positive test result for Canine Flu. The shelter will remain under quarantine through June 7th. Fulton County Animal Services Officers will continue to respond to calls for service for incoming animals, but we need the community’s help. PLEASE come adopt or foster a dog from our overflow housing shelter (LifeLine Midtown at 981 Howell Mill Road)! Learn more now by visiting our FAQ page.

Countdown to New Fulton Shelter!

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The brand new Fulton County Animal Services shelter is preparing to open for intake in December at 1251 Fulton Industrial Blvd NW, Atlanta, GA 30336! We must find homes for as many of the animals in our care as possible before the move. This includes dogs housed at the current Fulton County shelter on Marietta Blvd. and the LifeLine Midtown overflow adoption center.

To help us close the shelter, check out what’s happening in the coming weeks:

  • October 1st to 26th – Half-Off pet adoptions
  • October 27th to 29th – Fee-waived weekend
  • October 28th – Howloween Celebrations at Fulton County Animal Services
  • November 1st to 30th – $25 pet adoptions
  • November 24th to 27th – Black Friday Fee-Waived event
  • November 29th – Move begins!
  • November 30th – Last day LifeLine Midtown is open
  • December 2nd – Grand Opening Celebration


There are so many opportunities to make a difference in the lives of our city’s animals. We will need all of the help we can get to clear our Fulton County shelter and set ourselves up for success as we start the next chapter in our new building.


Caring for hundreds of pets in our shelters requires a lot of support. Make a donation, send some much-needed items from our Wish List, or start your own fundraiser on social media to spread the word.

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We are grateful for the hard work of so many teams to make this longstanding dream a reality. Here’s a look back on all of the milestones it took to get us here:

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