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.

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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