LifeLine Shelters

From just a "virtual shelter" on our website in 2002 to five physical locations today, LifeLine Animal Project has grown to be the largest sheltering organization in Atlanta, providing care to over 15,000 Atlanta homeless animals each year.

LifeLine Dog House & Kitty Motel:
129 Lake Street, Avondale Estates

AdoptionsMon - Fri: 11am - 7pm, Sat - Sun: 11am - 6pm

Clinic: Mon - Thur: 8am - 6:00pm

LifeLine Cat Adoption Center:
3172 E Ponce de Leon Ave, Scottdale
Mon - Fri: 11am - 7pm, Sat - Sun: 11am - 6pm

DeKalb County Animal Services:
3280 Chamblee Dunwoody Rd, Chamblee
Mon - Fri: 11am - 7pm, Sat - Sun: 11am - 6pm

Fulton County Animal Services:
860 Marietta Blvd NW, Atlanta
Mon - Fri: 11am - 7pm, Sat - Sun: 11am - 6pm

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

LifeLine Animal Project's Animal Shelters

Since 2003, LifeLine  has run a private, no-kill adoption and rehabilitation program at our Avondale Estates Dog House and Kitty Motels. There we focus on animals that are 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.

Our dogs live in spacious indoor runs, paired together whenever possible to ensure proper socialization. Five outdoor playgrounds allow for plenty of group playtime. LifeLine's own in-house training program uses only positive reinforcement to help our dogs become the best companions ever. Kitty Motel residents enjoy a cage-free environment filled with all the toys and climbing towers cats love.

This year we expanded to a fourth shelter location, the Ponce Adoption Center, right around the corner from the Your DeKalb Farmers Market. Like the DeKalb and Fulton County shelters, our Ponce location is open to the public. This location only houses cats and we want to welcome any and all cat lovers to come by and volunteer with us. We have staff available daily from 8am-6pm and welcome volunteers anytime, whether helping us clean or just to give the kitties some attention.

LifeLine's Dog and Cat SheltersAt all of the shelters we run, 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 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 Dog House and Kitty Motels, saved over 12,000 cats and dogs last year. 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 in 2016.

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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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