Visit a LifeLine shelter any day in May and adopt your new best friend for just $20!
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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!
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Pet Help & Resources

Pet Help is Available

 If you need help with your pet, you have come to the right place. Whatever your situation, LifeLine strives to keep pets safe and with the people who love them. Did you find or lose a pet? Does your dog have behavior challenges? Does your cat have special medical needs? LifeLine can provide you with resources and assistance.

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Pet Care
  • Affordable Vet Services

    Our Community Animal Center clinic offers full-service, affordable veterinary care, including vaccines, dental care, emergency visits, surgery and more.

  • 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.

  • SNIP DeKalb

    SNIP (Spay Neuter Impact Program) is for DeKalb County residents who own cats or medium-large breed dogs and cannot afford to pay for low-cost spay/neuter services.

  • SPOT Society

    If you live outside of DeKalb County, check to see if free spay/neuter programs are offered in your county. If none exist in your county, SPOT may be able to help.

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Training Resources

Whether you have adopted a new pet or need help with your current pet, we can provide you with 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 a FREE week of dog training + 20% off for life, and GoodPup will make a generous donation to help us care for more pets in need.

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General

There’s No Place Like A Home

As we look ahead to the future of animal welfare, LifeLine joins a growing national effort to see more pets in homes, and out of the shelter, than ever before.

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Animal Care

Bringing a New Dog Home

You’ve adopted a new dog! This new love in your life is excited to become your new best friend. Follow these tips for a smooth transition into your home.

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Inclusive Pet Housing
  • PawsBetweenHomes.org

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

  • MyPitBullIsFamily.org

    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.com

    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.

  • AirAnimal.com

    If you are moving 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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Safety and Preparedness
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  • Natural Disasters

    The Humane Society provides vital resources for how to keep pets safe and make a plan in the event of a natural disaster.

  • Fire Safety

    Following these safety tips from Captain Gary Menard of City of Decatur Fire and Rescue could make all of the difference for you and your pets in the event of a fire.

  • Hot Weather Tips

    Ensure your pets are safe and comfortable by following LifeLine's hot weather tips during the summer months.

  • Cold Weather Tips

    Ensure your pets are safe and happy by following LifeLine's cold weather tips during the winter months.

Military Assistance
  • DogsOnDeployment.com

    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.

  • PetsForPatriots.com

    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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Field Services

If you see animal cruelty, you may be the only voice for that animal. When you report animal cruelty or neglect, you may remain anonymous, and one less animal will continue to suffer. You may request Field Services for dog bites, injured animals, dog or cock fighting, loose animals, welfare checks or license/rabies vaccination violations.

FULTON COUNTY

Call 404-613-0358, ext 2.
Monday – Friday, 8:00AM to 7:00PM
Saturday – Sunday, 10:00AM to 6:00PM

Officers are available after hours for emergencies only (animal cruelty, animal bites, etc.).

DEKALB COUNTY

Call 404.294.2996, ext 2.
Monday – Friday, 8:30AM to 5:00PM
After hours and weekend calls will be routed to 911.

Officers are available after hours for emergencies only (animal cruelty, animal bites, etc.).

Community Support

We're Here To Help

Our pet help team is dedicated to providing personalized assistance to pet owners so they can keep the pets they love. These resources include lost pet assistance, training and behavior, low-cost medical care, temporary pet housing and more.
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Community Cats

Our Community Cat Program offers Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) assistance and discounted spay/neuter surgeries and vaccines to humanely manage community cat colonies.

Microchipping

A microchip provides your pet with permanent ID that can be scanned by vet clinics and shelters for free to retrieve your contact information. We offer microchipping for only $25. 

Healthy Pets

At Healthy Pets events, we provide free vaccinations, microchips, vouchers for free spay/neuter surgeries, pet supplies and much more for pets in DeKalb and Fulton County.

Pets for Life

Our Pets for Life program provides free spay/neuter surgeries, vaccinations, licensing, supplies (leashes, collars, crates), veterinary care and pet resources for Fulton County residents living in these zip codes: 30310, 30311, 30312, 30314, 30315, 30318 or 30331.

Stay Together Fund

If your pet has an unexpected illness or injury and you are unable to pay full-price for veterinary care, our Stay Together Fund may be able to help. For more information, email clinic@lifelineanimal.org

Safety Net Fostering

If you’re facing a crisis and need short-term housing for your pet, LifeLine may be able to help. Our Safety Net program provides temporary homes for pets whose owners are facing hardship. Pets of qualified program participants will be placed in a home with a short-term foster parent until the situation is stable, and a reunion can take place.

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SUPPORT THE STAY TOGETHER FUND

Your gift today will help ensure that pets will not suffer because full-cost veterinary care is not accessible.
Together, we will help keep pets with the people who love them.

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