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

April 14th through April 20th is National Animal Care & Control Appreciation Week!
Click here to learn more about the dedicated enforcement officers serving our community. 


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.


Euthanizing for Space

Hundreds of pets in our shelter in need of homes.

PLEASE help us save lives!

Adopt and Save Lives

Hundreds of pets in need of homes at DeKalb County Animal Services

Bring Home Your Best Friend

FREE Veterinary Services for DeKalb County Residents

DeKalb County and LifeLine Animal Project are partnering to provide free veterinary care to pets of DeKalb County residents. Free health exams, vaccines, microchipping, and spay/neuter surgeries are available now for pets in need. Learn more and register for an appointment for your pets today.


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.

Help More Lost Pets Get Home

Our Home Free Program will help more pets get back home for FREE! If you’ve lost your pet and they are brought to the shelter for the first time, we will waive reclaim fees and any dog-at-large citation so you can quickly reclaim them at no cost! If your pet is missing, don’t wait. Learn More below for steps to take and helpful resources.

Donate Today

Show your support for Atlanta’s animals with a gift today.

Get Involved

Make a difference in the lives of shelter pets. From volunteering and fostering to joining our lifesaving team, there are many ways to get involved. Everyone can help save lives.

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We need your help daily to ensure we have enough humane housing for the animals in need. Adopt or foster and save a life!

Updates on our current dog population can be found here.


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