Our Shelters
Our Shelters

From just a "virtual shelter" on our website in 2002 to three physical locations today, LifeLine Animal Project has grown to be the largest sheltering organization in Atlanta, providing care to over 16,000 homeless animals each year.

In order to help us maintain a safe environment, you may inquire about adopting a specific pet prior to coming into our shelters. View our adoptable animals!


LifeLine Community Animal Center:

3180 Presidential Drive, Atlanta, GA 30340

  • Monday - Friday. 11:00am - 7:00pm
  • Saturday - Sunday. 11:00am - 6:00pm


  • Spay/Neuter: Monday - Thursday. 8:00am to 5:00pm
  • Wellness: Monday - Saturday, 9:00am to 6:00pm


DeKalb County Animal Services:

3280 Chamblee Dunwoody Rd, Chamblee, GA 30341
Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 7:00pm; Saturday - Sunday: 11:00am - 6:00pm


Fulton County Animal Services:

860 Marietta Blvd NW, Atlanta, GA 30318
Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 7:00pm; Saturday - Sunday: 11:00am - 6:00pm


Our Dog House & Kitty Motel in Avondale Estates and Cat Center in Scottdale are no longer open. If you would like to drop off donated items, please bring them to any one of our shelters.


In early 2013, LifeLine submitted bids and was awarded the contracts to manage both Fulton County Animal Services and DeKalb County Animal Services, two open-admission municipal shelters. We have already made tremendous and measurable progress at both county facilities, having lowered the euthanasia rate at each shelter by over 50% in a short period of time.


LifeLine Animal Project's Animal Shelters


Since 2003, LifeLine had run a private, no-kill adoption and rehabilitation program at our Avondale Estates Dog House and Kitty Motel. There, we focused on animals that were most at risk in county shelters – dogs and cats needing individual care, medical treatment, or behavioral training before they are ready for homes of their own. LifeLine's in-house training program uses only positive reinforcement to help our dogs become the best companions ever. Kitty Motel residents enjoyed a cage-free environment filled with all the toys and climbing towers that cats love. The LifeLine Cat Adoption Center, close to Your DeKalb Farmers Market, only housed cats and we welcomed all cat lovers to come by and volunteer with us.


LifeLine recently said good-bye to its original location, the LifeLine Dog House & Kitty Motel in Avondale Estates, and the Cat Adoption Center in 2019 and opened the LifeLine Community Animal Center in Atlanta, GA. The Community Animal Center is an adoption destination and a state-of-the-art, full-service, affordable veterinary clinic — offering affordable care from minor surgery and dental work to x-rays and diagnostics. There are many areas in Atlanta that have little access to low- or no-cost vet care. By offering affordable, proactive wellness care, we can prevent many more animals from being unnecessarily surrendered or abandoned.


LifeLine's Dog and Cat Shelters


At all of our shelters, our experienced adoption counselors work to find the perfect match for every adopter and provide on-going support to ensure a lifelong relationship. We also know that by working together, we save more lives. Our support of other groups and shelters enables us to place many at-risk animals with other no-kill groups.

At the center of an expanding network of care, LifeLine's DeKalb and Fulton County Animal Services shelters, along with our private LifeLine Community Animal Center, saved over 16,000 cats and dogs in 2019. LifeLine is actively on its way to making our ultimate goal a reality: transforming metro Atlanta into a no-kill community that prioritizes saving the lives of its homeless pets.

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LifeLine Animal Project

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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