Fee-waived adoptions Friday, Feb 4th through Monday, Feb 7th! Adopt today »

April 10th through April 16th is Animal Care & Control Appreciation Week!
Click here to learn more about the dedicated enforcement officers serving our community. 

Effective immediately, the DeKalb County Animal Services shelter will only be accepting animals from emergency situations or in critical need as we are out of housing space.
Please visit our FAQs regarding emergency shelter protocols at this time.

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.

RABIES ALERT: On November 2, 2021, a RACOON was captured in the 2300 Block of North Eiffel Ct in Decatur that later tested positive for rabies.

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Animal Enforcement

DeKalb County Animal Enforcement Officers are here to support pets and the people who love them in all our communities. Going well beyond traditional animal control, Animal Enforcement Officers address animal-related issues and are working to improve the quality of life for animals and people in DeKalb County.

Things to Know

As a pet owner, its important to stay informed about DeKalb County’s animal ordinances. A few important reminders are summarized below as the weather warms up this spring.

Keeping People & Pets Together

Based in Atlanta, LifeLine Animal Project is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit with a mission of ending the euthanasia of healthy and treatable animals in county shelters. We are the largest animal welfare organization in Georgia. LifeLine manages the shelter division of DeKalb County Animal Services and works with DeKalb County Animal Enforcement Services. We look at the root causes of pet homelessness and work with our community to provide accessible pet care. Our goal is to keep people and pets together.

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