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.

Rescue Groups

Rescue groups play a critical part in achieving our lifesaving mission to end the euthanasia of healthy and treatable pets in metro Atlanta. These organizations have accounted for an average of 27% of our total lifesaving outcomes! Your group can be part of this incredible mission.

We welcome rescue groups within the state of Georgia and from out-of-state. Georgia organizations must be licensed by the Georgia Department of Agriculture and provide a copy of their shelter license and list of agents authorized by your group to rescue. For out-of-state groups, we’ll need a copy of the paperwork that your state requires to operate your rescue or shelter.

Becoming a LifeLine rescue partner starts with completing our digital Rescue Group Application form. We’ll ask a few simple questions about what types of pets you care for and general operational policies. Please have your Georgia Department of Agriculture Kennel License, Agency Transfer Authorization Document and/or other state requirements. 

If you have any questions, please reach out to our Rescue Coordinator via email at

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group of rescue partners standing in front of a transport van

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