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

What is an Animal Shelter?

Household animals that no longer have homes are often brought to animal shelters. Animal shelters are safe places to bring animals that are abandoned or lost. Many shelters will also take in animals that are sick or injured. In some areas of the U.S., humane societies will also provide shelter for animals. Shelters often serve as pet adoption centers. Animal shelters are also open to household pets taken from owners who can no longer care for them, those who have mistreated them, or those who have violated animal welfare laws.

Shelters provide animal care, rescue, and animal control. They assist with adopting dogs, cats, and other pets. They also may offer services like spaying or neutering. Shelters may offer adoption. Local and county governments fund some dog pounds and animal shelters, while volunteers and donations provide further support.