Friendly Finders

Found a stray pet in Fulton County or DeKalb County? FIRST, check out our tips on What To Do When You Find a Stray Pet.

LifeLine's Friendly Finders program is an innovative way to help keep found animals out of the shelter and allow community residents to foster them for five days until they are available for adoption!

Shelters are very stressful places for animals. Animals that enter our facilities as strays need to be held, legally, for a designated period of time to allow owners the opportunity to be reunited with their missing pets. Instead of having these animals stay in the shelter, we offer an opportunity for the kind citizens who found them and brought them to the shelter to temporarily keep these animals in their homes.


If you are in current possession of a stray pet, please bring the pet to Fulton County Animal Services or DeKalb County Animal Services during business hours, depending on your county of residence. Our intake staff will provide you with further direction.


Benefits of our Friendly Finder program:

  • Pets stay healthier when they are not in a shelter environment. All animals will receive vaccinations before they leave the shelter.
  • Pets in foster homes are less stressed and more behaviorally sound. We have had so much success with our foster programs simply by getting animals out of the shelters and into homes, even for a few days.
  • We learn more about a pet's true personality from our foster parents. Your observations will help us better market the animal when they become available for adoption. This helps us find the best matches for our shelter friends.


What's involved in becoming a Friendly Finder?


We rely on community members like yourself to help provide the best options for the animals that come into our shelters. You can make a difference in an animal's life by becoming a Friendly Finder today.


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Founded in 2002 and now managing DeKalb and Fulton County Animal Services, LifeLine Animal Project is the leading non-profit organization working to end the euthanasia of healthy and treatable dogs and cats in metro Atlanta shelters. Together, we will make Atlanta a no-kill community.

LifeLine Animal Project is an IRS 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and all donations are tax-deductible.

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