Best Friends in Atlanta

An Update to Best Friends in Atlanta (October 2020)

We are excited to announce that Best Friends programs in New York and Atlanta have combined forces to create a new collaborative East Coast corridor solution to lifesaving.

Atlanta programs are transitioning out of their current facility to a fully virtual foster-based model, a transformation already supporting lifesaving work through COVID-19, and will grow to support lifesaving programs all along the East Coast. To learn more about this change focused on sustained lifesaving impact, please read Julie Castle’s blog post.


Best Friends works collaboratively with Atlanta-area shelters, animal welfare organizations and individuals to save the lives of pets in shelters in the region and all across the country. Join this lifesaving work today.

For up-to-date COVID-19 information about adopting, fostering or volunteering, please visit our COVID-19 Updates page.

Foster with Best Friends in Atlanta

Fosters wanted! Fostering is one of the biggest ways you can have an impact on a pet’s life. Best Friends’ Atlanta foster program saves lives every day and it’s easy to get started. Sign up to foster today!

Adopting a Pet

All adoptions for animals are now virtual! Interested in an adoptable animal? Schedule a meet and greet with their foster parent.

Meet local adoptable dogs and cats here. Interested in learning more about a specific animal or have a general adoption question? Email our adoptions team at

Looking to meet even more pets? Find a network partner near you.

View Adoptable Pets

Volunteer Opportunities

Best Friends Lifesaving Dog and Cat Transport Program

Best Friends in Atlanta works collaboratively with animal shelters across Georgia and the Southeast to save the lives of homeless dogs and cats by transporting them north to increase their adoption opportunities. This program fills a critical role in reducing shelter overpopulation in the Southeast and is an extension of our work being done in Atlanta and the Southeast region. This program is growing and has many opportunities to get involved, including temporary fostering of transport animals, vehicle set up, and driving assistance. For more information, please email or visit our volunteer page.

Cobb County Community Cat Program

The Community Cat Program has transitioned to Good Mews Animal Foundation. Please contact them for help with TNR or cat-related issues in Cobb County. They can be reached at or 770-262-0514.

Questions? We’re here to help. Please feel free to contact us at