Weekend Warriors

Whatever your weekend plans are, our shelter pups would love a mini vacation with you. Our dogs benefit greatly when they take a break from the shelter, and the information that you share about them helps us better match them with potential adopters.

Dog wearing Adopt Me harness on a hike.

Due to COVID-19, we strongly recommend that all participants adhere to CDC guidelines of social distancing while participating in the Weekend Warriors program.

Pets eligible for this program primarily include medium to large dogs. We ask that you commit to at least three days: pick up on Friday and drop off on Sunday. You are more than welcome to keep the dog as long as you’d like after that. We’ll provide you with a crate and food for the weekend!

Complete the Dog Foster Questionnaire below and select “Weekend Warrior” in the dog foster programs question.



  • We’ll provide you with a sturdy leash, collar, an “Adopt Me” vest/bandana, crate, starter food, and the dog’s LifeLine business cards.
  • Place a towel or sheet in your car for the dog to rest on.
  • Make sure you are comfortable with the dog. We want both you and the dog to have a successful outing.


  • Keep the dog on a leash and in your control (within 6 feet of you) at all times while in public.
  • Dog parks are NEVER allowed, and avoid feeding the dog human food.
  • Enjoy different Atlanta sights like the Beltline, Piedmont Park, Arabia Mountain, Kennesaw Mountain, etc.
  • Take many photos and videos, and send to content@lifelineanimal.org.


If you have any questions during your weekend getaway, you can email:

Send photos, videos, and details: content@lifelineanimal.org.

a dog and his owner kayaking down a river

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