Best Friends in Atlanta

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Best Friends Pet Adoption Center
4874 South Atlanta Road
Atlanta, GA 30339

Monday - Sunday:
Noon - 7 p.m.

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Working together to save animals

Best Friends in Atlanta works collaboratively with area shelters, animal welfare organizations and individuals to save the lives of pets in shelters in the region. The Best Friends Pet Adoption Center is a lifesaving hub for animals and a base for local programming and coalition-building to help the metro-Atlanta area in its final push to end the killing of dogs and cats in shelters, while strengthening the movement in the Southeast. Together, we will Save Them All.

Adopt a pet

By adopting a dog or cat, you are helping to Save Them All, one four-legged friend at a time. Click here to see available pets from the Best Friends Atlanta Pet Adoption Center.

Already spotted your new best friend? Just fill out the appropriate adoption survey prior to your visit!
Click here for our dog adoption survey.
Click here for our cat adoption survey.

Or, adopt from one of our local Best Friends Network Partners. Click here for a list of Network partners near you.

We are happy to answer your questions. Please feel free to contact us at

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Best Friends Mobile Adoption Vehicle

Atlanta, Best Friends Animal Society is coming to a neighborhood near you! Visit our Mobile Adoption Vehicle to meet your new best friend at these locations and upcoming events. See us on the road? Post your photo on Instagram and tag @bfas_atl #MAVSavesThemAll to win a prize!

Atlanta Brewing Co.
2027, 2323 Defoor Hills Rd NW, Atlanta
Saturday, November 17, 2018
2 p.m. – 5 p.m

Atlanta Brewing Co.
2027, 2323 Defoor Hills Rd NW, Atlanta
Saturday, December 22, 2018
2 p.m. – 5 p.m

Upcoming Events

Back in Black Adoption Event
Best Friends Pet Adoption Center
Black Friday weekend, November 23 – 26, 2018
Sleek. Chic. And oh so sweet! Adopt any black cat or kitten for free!

Cobb County Community Cat Program

Best Friends in Atlanta, in partnership with Cobb County Animal Services, operates the Cobb County Community Cat Program, which a humane and effective way to reduce the number of free roaming cats in Cobb county. Since the program began in February of 2016, over 2,000 outdoor cats in Cobb County have been sterilized, vaccinated and ear tipped.

The program provides:

  • Help humanely trapping free roaming cats so they can be spayed/neutered, vaccinated, ear tipped and returned to their home area. Ear tipping is the universal symbol of a spayed or neutered outdoor cat.
  • Assistance resolving issues with free roaming cats, like spraying, fighting and unwanted litters.

If you live in Cobb County and are seeing stray cats, we can help! Call 770-262-0514 or email

Click here for more information about Best Friends community cats initiatives, and tools and resources to help community cats in your neighborhood.

Click here for email updates

Who is Best Friends?

Best Friends Animal Society is a leading national animal welfare organization dedicated to ending the killing of dogs and cats in America's shelters. In addition to running lifesaving programs in partnership with more than 2,100 animal welfare groups across the country, Best Friends has regional centers in New York City, Los Angeles, Atlanta and Salt Lake City, and operates the nation's largest no-kill sanctuary for companion animals. Founded in 1984, Best Friends is a pioneer in the no-kill movement and has helped reduce the number of animals killed in shelters nationwide from 17 million per year to about 1.5 million. That means there are still more than 4,100 dogs and cats killed every day in shelters, just because they don’t have safe places to call home. We are determined to get that number to zero by the year 2025. Working collaboratively with shelters, rescue groups, other organizations and you, we will end the killing and Save Them All.

Best Friends is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

Together, we can Save Them All.