DeKalb County Animal Shelter

Find DeKalb County Georgia animal shelters, puppy dog and cat shelters, pet adoption centers, dog pounds, and humane societies. Animal shelters provide information on adopting dogs, cats, and pets, animal care and rescue, and animal control.


A Welcome Home Animal Rescue 2580 Northeast Expressway Northeast Atlanta GA 30345 404-329-9006


Animal Action Group 734 South Candler Street Decatur GA 30030 404-378-4230

Atlanta Beagle Rescue, Inc. 1619 Jobeth Avenue Southeast Atlanta GA 30316 404-889-5041

Avondale Estates Animal Control 129 Lake Street Avondale Estates GA 30002 404-292-8800

Chamblee Animal Control 3210 Cumberland Drive Chamblee GA 30341 770-986-5019

DeKalb County Animal Control 845 Camp Road Decatur GA 30032 404-294-2996

Furkids Animal Shelter 2650 Pleasantdale Rd Atlanta GA 30340 770-613-0009

Georgia F.E.R.R.E.T.S. 443 Patterson Avenue Scottdale GA 30079 404-343-1245

Georgia Humane Association 379 Poplar Lane Way Decatur GA 30030

PAWS Atlanta 5287 Covington Highway Decatur GA 30035 770-593-1155

The Cat's Meow Rescue 19 Carteret Place Decatur GA 30032 910-709-1773

Where are the animals at an Animal Shelter from?

Some animals are brought to shelters by owners who cannot care for them. Others are rescued from abuse or neglect. Stray or lost animals may be brought to shelters by the general public or animal control agencies.

Do Animal Shelters euthanize unwanted or hard-to-adopt animals?

Some shelters have a firm no-kill policy and will strive to find homes for every animal they receive. Due to limited space and resources, other shelters may have to euthanize certain animals that are less suitable for adoption because of health or behavioral issues. Animal control agencies may euthanize animals that have not been adopted within a certain timeframe or animals that have shown aggression.

Can anyone adopt a pet from an Animal Shelter?

Generally, any member of the public may adopt a pet from an Animal Shelter. Some Animal Shelters will first screen or interview an individual in order to assess their suitability as a pet owner.