All LifeLine shelter locations are currently open with safety protocols in place for our teams and visitors. For information about the outbreak happening in our shelters, including how you can support the animals recovering in our care, please visit our FAQ page.

Visit a LifeLine shelter any day in May and adopt your new best friend for just $20!
Click here to explore all our adoptable pets.

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.

Woman reunited with her dog at DeKalb County Animal Services




Pet Care
  • Affordable Vet Services

    Our Community Animal Center clinic offers full-service, affordable veterinary care, including vaccines, dental care, 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.

person giving medical care to an adoptable kitten
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.

Animal Care

Safety Tips: Dog Bite Prevention

Nearly 5 million people report dog bites each year in the U.S. In this blog, we will cover some basic information to help prevent dog bites and keep the community and their animals, safe.

two dogs laying on dog beds in a home

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.

Inclusive Pet Housing

    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.


    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.


    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.


    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.

Smiling dog outside of a home
Safety and Preparedness
  • 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

    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, 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.

Pets for patriots program celebrates our military, veterans and petsets.
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.


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.).


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.


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

Home Free

Our Home Free Program will help more pets get back home for FREE! 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!


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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