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.

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Pets for Life

LifeLine’s Pets for Life (PFL) outreach program honors the love people have for their pets. We help keep people and their pets together by connecting them to resources and closing the gap that exists in areas where people have little or no access to pet wellness resources.

Our PFL focus area includes seven Atlanta zip codes (30310, 30311, 30312, 30314, 30315, 30318 and 30331) where 38% of people live below the poverty line. PFL provides free pet food, free veterinary care, free pet supplies, free transportation, free behavior assistance and more to these communities with the goal of helping to keep pets with the people who love them.

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With Pets for Life, LifeLine is providing free veterinary care, services and information to pets and people who otherwise have limited or nonexistent access to pet wellness resources. We’re transforming Animal Services into a community-driven resource for public safety and a better quality of life for pets and the people who love them."

Keeping People and Their Pets Together

Whether we’re delivering free pet food to people in crisis, making free housecalls with our veterinary staff or keeping pets warm with free dog houses and straw, our PFL program helps people and improves the lives of pets. You can make a difference in the lives of people and their pets by supporting our outreach efforts with a tax-deductible donation today.

You can also help us stock the Pets for Life pet pantry with critically needed supplies by donating through CUDDLY! Create a care package, select individual items or donate funds directly and quickly to our Pets for Life team as they work to support families most in need.

For questions about our Pets For Life program, please contact the Pets For Life Team by using our contact form below or by calling 1.888.297.1683.

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