Best Friends Animal Society
Saving lives in Atlanta
You can make a difference in the lives of animals in your community.
Last year, hundreds of thousands of loving dogs and cats were killed in shelters like those here in Atlanta just because they didn’t have safe places to call home.

Best Friends in Atlanta is working to change that by collaborating with shelters, rescue groups and individuals across Georgia and the Southeast to save the lives the dogs and cats through adoption, foster and transport programs.

Best Friends also funds and works with Good Mews community cat program to spay and neuter and vaccinate community cats in Atlanta and the surrounding areas.

You can help by adopting, fostering volunteering and advocating. Working together, we will make Georgia and the entire country no-kill by 2025.

Atlanta

Adopt to help save lives

When you adopt a dog or cat who’s been patiently waiting for a place to call home, you’re saving a life.

Plus, you’re creating space for another homeless pet in Atlanta to be rescued. You might not feel like a hero, but to one animal, you’re the entire world.

Find out more about pet adoption through Best Friends in Atlanta.

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Volunteer to help save lives

Passionate, caring people like you who volunteer to help the animals are the heartbeat of our organization here in Atlanta.

You can help homeless pets and make a tremendous difference in Atlanta by fostering, transporting, event volunteering and more. Explore our many volunteer opportunities.

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Find help and services in Atlanta

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Events: make a difference for pets

Have fun and connect with fellow animal lovers through a variety of local and national events, big and small.

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Bring home a big dog in October! 
They're a ton of fun and they also make great pals, but big dogs around the country need your help today because many of these lovable goof-balls aren't making it out of shelters fast enough.

Looking to adopt other dogs (and cats) in Atlanta? Find out more about pet adoption through Best Friends in Atlanta.

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Strut Your Mutt
No matter where you call home, you can join us October 22 for our virtual Strut Your Mutt Day, a fundraising event for everyone.

Give to save lives

Your contribution supports our lifesaving work and helps shelters nationwide achieve no-kill.

You’ll be helping to save the lives of homeless pets here in Atlanta and around the country when you make a gift to the animals.

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Recent tales from Atlanta

Looking for a little inspiration? Check out these pets and their stories of hope, love and resilience.

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Shop to save lives
When you shop at the Best Friends store, the proceeds go right to work providing lifesaving care and companionship to animals in Atlanta, at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary and around the country.

Contact us

1692 Oak Street SE
Marietta, GA 30060
404-815-6680
contactatlanta@bestfriends.org

Open by appointment only for prescheduled adoptions and pickups.