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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.


For The Week of 6/12 - 6/18



Current Dog Population
Updated Daily



Target Population
At or Below by Tuesday at 7pm

Our ultimate goal is to be below the optimum humane capacity of 475 dogs housed in our shelter. We are working in increments each week to achieve this, but until we can make that goal a reality, unfortunately, euthanasia is a potential outcome for any animal brought into the shelter given this space crisis. Please come adopt today and save a life.

Dogs Most At Risk

Content Warning and Trigger Warning: Euthanasia of Companion Animals

Given the overwhelming number of dogs housed at DeKalb County Animal Services, our team is faced with making extremely difficult and expedited decisions regarding their pathway to a home. The dog profiles you see on this page are most at risk of euthanasia and therefore have a critical need to leave the shelter behind

At-risk dogs are those who need some extra advocacy to make it out of the shelter. This may include, but are not limited to, risks associated with behavioral concerns, quality of life concerns, behavioral deterioration in the shelter or length of stay. These risks, when paired with our extreme overcrowding, lead to deterioration in a shelter environment. Due to our space capacity and limited resources, we can no longer house them at the shelter and are seeking placement with a foster or adopter where we know they will thrive.

To foster or adopt a dog you see on this page, please visit the shelter immediately and speak with our team to see if they would be a good fit for your home. We are open to the public 7 days a week. However, please know that any dog who finds a home will make an impact. We want to empower those who come to adopt or foster to make the best matches for their homes and lifestyles while still saving lives.

See additional photos and learn more about each dog through our ADOPT page! All adoptable pets can be searched using their name or unique animal ID.


Other Resources:

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