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.

Pet Help & Resources

LifeLine strives to keep pets with the people who love them. Whether your dog has behavior issues or your cat has special medical needs, we’ll provide resources and assistance to help keep your human-animal family together.

With many families facing hardships, some find it challenging to care for their pets. The LifeLine Community Support team helps residents of DeKalb county keep their pets. This effort includes lost pet assistance, behavior training resources, free and low-cost medical care, pet supplies, temporary pet housing and more.

Pet Food and Supplies
Training Resources

Whether you have adopted a new pet or need help with your current pet, we can provide you with resources and solutions for your pet’s behavior. Many pet behavior challenges can be managed and corrected through training. These resources can help you to improve your pet’s behavior.

GoodPup provides private dog training with certified trainers who teach cues and advanced behavior on crate training, barking, begging and jumping. Sign up with GoodPup for one FREE week of dog training + 10% off for life, and GoodPup will make a generous donation to help us care for more pets in need.

Pet-Inclusive or Safety Net Housing


We understand that sometimes, due to circumstances beyond your control, you may have to give up your pet. Visit our Rehoming page for steps you can follow to find your pet a new home without having to surrender them to the shelter.

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