At PAWS Atlanta, every life matters. PAWS Atlanta is a no-kill, nonprofit animal shelter located in Decatur, Georgia caring for hundreds of homeless animals each year. Our mission is to build a community of caring, by people helping pets and pets helping people. We are proud to have adopted more than 46,000 animals into permanent, loving homes since we began 50 years ago! Today, we remain the oldest and one of the very few no-kill animal shelters in Georgia.
• Pet Adoptions
• Low-Cost Veterinary Services
• Discounted Health Preventatives
• Behavioral Training and Educational Seminars
• Summer Camps
• Pet Food Bank
Why PAWS Atlanta?
• As one of the very few no-kill shelters in Georgia, we do not euthanize our residents based on time or space constraints. We heal their bodies, mend their spirits and offer them our unwavering love until they are adopted – no matter how long it takes.
• Our animals enjoy a beautiful 4.5-acre facility while they await their forever homes.
• Our dogs have access to a peaceful nature trail and their own off-leash park where they run free, off leash and thoroughly enjoy being dogs.
• Our cats have their own Cottage where they roam cage-free in spacious rooms filled with cat exercise towers and toys.
How is PAWS Atlanta funded?
We receive no funding from federal, state or county governments. The vital services we offer to the community are made possible by our program fees, fundraising and the thoughtful generosity of our supporters. Donations to PAWS Atlanta are tax deductible.
Where does the funding go?
Your financial support literally makes the difference between neglect and nurturing, sickness and health, loneliness and a loving home to the homeless animals in our community.
Make a tangible difference in the lives of Metro Atlanta animals with your gift to PAWS Atlanta.