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.

Pet Help & Resources

LifeLine strives to keep pets with the people who love them. Whether your dog has behavior issues or your cat has special medical needs, we’ll provide pet resources and assistance to help keep your human-animal family together.

With many families facing hardships, some find it challenging to care for their pets. The LifeLine Community Support team helps residents of Fulton county keep their pets. This effort includes lost pet assistance, behavior training resources, low-cost medical care, pet supplies, temporary pet housing and more.

Veterinary Care
  • Affordable Vet Care

    The LifeLine Community Animal Center clinic offers full-service, affordable veterinary care, including vaccines, dental care, surgery and more. NEW! The Fulton County Animal Services Veterinary Clinic is now open offering yearly pet exams, vaccines and heartworm and flea and tick preventatives! Book an appointment today.

  • Low-Cost Spay & Neuter Services

    The LifeLine Spay & Neuter Clinic provides low-cost, high-quality spay/neuter surgeries and has performed over 150,000 procedures.

  • SPOT Society

    SPOT (Stopping Pet Overpopulation Together) Society funds and provides low- to no-cost spay/neuters for pets of financially disadvantaged residents of the metro Atlanta area.

  • Wellpet Humane

    WellPet Humane is a full-service veterinary clinic in Doraville, Georgia providing compassionate care, focusing on wellness and treating a wide range of medical issues common to dogs and cats.

  • Pets for Life

    LifeLine's Pets for Life program provides free spay/neuter services, pet supplies and pet food to Fulton County residents living in specific zip codes.

  • Community Veterinary Care

    Community Veterinary Care is a local non-profit Christian veterinary mission that helps those who cannot help their sick or injured pets due to financial hardship.

  • The Pet Fund

    The Pet Fund provides non-basic, non-urgent pet care funding, such as for cancer treatment, heart disease, chronic conditions, endocrine diseases, eye diseases, etc.

  • PALS Atlanta

    It is the mission of Pets Are Loving Support, Inc. (PALS) is to provide ongoing care and support to the pets of Atlanta-area persons living with disabilities due to HIV/AIDS and terminal illnesses, and the elderly.

  • Pet Buddies

    Pet Buddies is an outreach organization that provides spay and neuter sponsorship, temporary pet food and supplies to struggling pet owners, older people, people with disabilities, veterans, medically fragile individuals and people experiencing homelessness.

  • Care Credit

    Care Credit is a credit card for medical and veterinary care that charges no interest on purchases over $200 if the total amount is paid by the end of the promotional period.

Training Resources

Whether you have adopted a new pet or need help with your current pet, we can provide you with pet resources and solutions for your pet’s behavior. Many pet behavior challenges can be managed and corrected through training. These resources can help you to improve your pet’s behavior.

GoodPup provides private dog training with certified trainers who teach cues and advanced behavior on crate training, barking, begging and jumping. Sign up with GoodPup for one FREE week of dog training + 10% off for life, and GoodPup will make a generous donation to help us care for more pets in need.

Pet-Inclusive Or Safety Net Housing
  • Paws Between Homes

    Paws Between Homes provides temporary foster homes, supplies, and veterinary care to the pets of people who are being evicted or otherwise losing their housing. They serve low-income households in metro Atlanta.

  • My Pit Bull is Family

    My Pit Bull is Family is a 501c-3 nonprofit organization with a mission to end housing and insurance discrimination. They have the largest database of rental properties that welcome ALL pet breeds.

  • PetRelocation

    For more than 15 years, PetRelocation has been guiding pets and their people through the complicated process of moving, happily reuniting them in their new homes.

  • Air Animal

    If you are planning a move that will require your pet to travel by air, Air Animal can handle all the details ensuring a stress-free experience for you and your pet.

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  • Ahimsa House

    Ahimsa House is Georgia’s first and only organization dedicated to helping the human and animal victims of domestic violence reach safety together. They provide a number of free, direct services to people and pets in need.

  • Stay Together Furever

    Operating in north-metro Atlanta, Georgia, their mission is to provide dogs and cats with loving foster homes for up to 90 days for pet parents who are facing a major, temporary life crisis. They focus our efforts on lower-Income families and fixed-income seniors, those who may have no other choice but to surrender their pets due to overwhelming financial constraints.


We understand that sometimes, due to circumstances beyond your control, you may have to give up your pet. Read through the steps you can take to find your pet a new home without having to surrender them to the shelter.


If you’ve lost your pet and they are brought to the shelter for the first time, we will waive reclaim fees and any dog-at-large citation so you can quickly reclaim them at no cost! Free rabies vaccination and pet registration will be provided at the time of pick up, too.

Military Assistance
  • Dogs On Deployment

    Dogs on Deployment connects those in active duty, reservists, National Guard, veterans and first-responders with volunteers who will care for their pets while they have service commitments.

  • Pets for Patriots

    Pets for Patriots, a LifeLine partner, offers free memberships to U.S. veterans and provides members who adopt from LifeLine with a $150 pet gift card, discounts on vet care and pet supplies, as well as post-adoption follow up calls. LifeLine offers members free adoptions on eligible pets.

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