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April 14th through April 20th is National Animal Care & Control Appreciation Week!
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The DeKalb County Animal Services shelter remains open with enhanced safety protocols for our teams and visitors. DeKalb County Animal Services Officers will continue to respond to calls for service. For more information about the outbreak, including how you can support animals recovering in our care, please visit our FAQ page.

The DeKalb County Animal Shelter is out of housing space. We’re asking our community for help with stray pets so we can focus on emergency and critical situations. Animals in need will not and should not be abandoned. If you have found a healthy pet, please fill out a Found Pet Report.
If you need other assistance, please email pethelp@dekalbanimalservices.com.
Response time is delayed due to incredibly high volumes of animals and people in need of assistance.

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!
Click here to explore all our adoptable pets.

Residents in the area of Luxuria Court in Tucker should be aware that a RACCOON exposed to a family pet was captured on March 12, 2024. Test results later revealed the raccoon to be POSITIVE for RABIES.


The DeKalb County Animal Services shelter is open seven days a week until 7pm on weekdays and 6pm on weekends, giving you plenty of time to find a new best friend!  Below you’ll find animal services and animal enforcement contact information along with our hours of operation and location.  We look forward to seeing you soon.

The DeKalb County Animal Services shelter is closed to the public on Wednesdays.

The DeKalb County Animal Services shelter prioritizes animals from emergency situations or in critical need. We are out of housing space. We’re asking our community to assist in helping found pets get home.

Animals in need will not and should not be abandoned. If you need assistance, please email pethelp@dekalbanimalservices.com.

For more information on these emergency protocol changes, please click here.

For more information on how to help found pets, please click here.

For more information on how to find a lost pet, please click here.

What To Expect

We have recently updated our check-in process to better serve our community. Whether you’re visiting our shelter to adopt, foster or are in need of support for your pet, our team aims to provide a great experience. Please continue reading for the latest information on what to expect when you visit our shelter.

All visitors must enter through the left front entrance marked “Adoptions”. Upon entering, please first complete our short Check-In form so we can better understand the reason for your visit. If you have brought any pets with you to the shelter, please do not bring them inside until you’ve checked in and received further instructions from our Greeter. You may be asked to wait for a brief period of time in your car until the appropriate staff or volunteer is available to assist you.

Visitors interested in adopting a pet do not need an appointment, and will be allowed to walk through the building to meet our shelter pets! If you are interested in fostering a pet, we ask that you please visit this link to learn more about the program and fill out a short form. Walk-ins are also welcome, but filling out the form and making an appointment first helps us better prepare for your visit.

For donations, please utilize the drop off bins located immediately inside the entrance to the shelter. If the bins are full, please ask our Greeter for assistance.

For life-threatening emergencies, call 911.

Animal Shelter Division

(Managed by LifeLine Animal Project)

DeKalb County Animal Services
3280 Chamblee Dunwoody Rd, Chamblee, GA 30341
Monday – Friday: 11:00am – 7:00pm
Saturday – Sunday: 11:00am – 6:00pm

LifeLine observes the following holidays, and our shelters and clinics are closed on these days: New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King Day, Memorial Day, Juneteenth, 4th of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.

Animal Enforcement Division

(Managed by DeKalb County Gov.)

DeKalb County Animal Enforcement
Mailing address: 3630 Camp Circle, Decatur, GA 30032
Monday – Friday: 8:30am – 5:00pm
Saturday – Sunday: Emergencies Only

DeKalb County Animal Enforcement: 404.294.2996 x2

Fax: 404.294.2947

Cruelty Report Hotline Number: 404.294.2939

Department of Sanitation (for deceased animals): 404.294.2900

Tamica Pack, Animal Enforcement Coordinator: 404.294.2091

Murray Ruth, Animal Enforcement Supervisor: 404.294.2950

Animal Service Requests: 404.294.2996 x2 | Animal Service Request Form

Open Records Requests: 770.724.7474 | DKPDOpenRecords@dekalbcountyga.gov

DeKalb County Animal Services Advisory Board

Meets the 3rd Thursday of every month at 6:30 pm

Click here for the Zoom link
Use password: 246229

LifeLine Animal Project has many locations, including two county shelters, a private shelter, a low-cost spay/neuter clinic, a full-service veterinary clinic and a Pets for Life program center. If you want to adopt a pet or need veterinary care, please visit one of our locations. We hope to see you soon.


Adopt the love of your life! Our adoptions include the pet’s spay/neuter, vaccinations and microchip. Our adoption counselors can help you find the perfect match for your family.


LifeLine helps make vet care accessible to everyone. We offer full-service, affordable, quality veterinary care at two locations in metro Atlanta.

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