The DeKalb County Animal Services shelter is open six 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.

Starting Wednesday, April 13th, the DeKalb County Animal Services shelter will be closed on Wednesdays.

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.

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, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 11:00am – 7:00pm
Saturday – Sunday: 11:00am – 6:00pm

Animal Shelter | 404.294.2996 (follow the prompts for correct department)

General Information | 404.294.2949,

Adoptions |

Foster |

Volunteer |

Rescue Groups | 404.294.2963,

Community Support |

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

Otis Griffin, Animal Enforcement Supervisor: 404.294.2950

Animal Service Requests: 404.294.2996 x2 | animal service request form

Open Records Requests: 770.724.7474 |

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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