These are our top five favorite rescues of Atlanta. Please visit their websites and learn how you can get involved!
Angels Among Us Pet Rescue
Angels Among Us Pet Rescue, as featured in this article, is entirely volunteer-run. They pull a number of urgent animals, some needing extensive veterinary care. All animals go into foster homes where they are rehabilitated and lovingly cared for until they find their forever home. Since 2009, Angels Among Us has saved over 5,000 dogs and cats. They have weekly adoption events on Saturdays, and Sundays upon occasion.
Atlanta Pet Rescue and Adoption
Atlanta Pet Rescue and Adoption operates out of an incredibly nice facility in Smyrna, GA. They also save pets from kill shelters. They have adoption counselors who work with each family to find the perfect furry companion. Their annual Paws in the Park dog walk event gathers local rescues together to raise money for dogs in need.
Athens Canine Rescue
Athens Canine Rescue is located in the college town of Athens, GA, about an hour away from Atlanta. Through a small network of volunteers and foster homes, they are able to save the lives of dogs throughout the surrounding counties about to be euthanized. They have weekly adoption events held at avid supporter Pawtropolis.
Great Pyrenees Rescue of Atlanta
Great Pyrenees Rescue of Atlanta is committed to saving the lives of one of the noblest of dog breeds, the Great Pyrenees. They have devoted fosters throughout Atlanta who work diligently to find the best homes for this majestic breed.
Humane League of Lake Lanier
In addition to working to educate North Georgia about rescue, the Humane League of Lake Lanier is a group of volunteers and foster homes that believe in second chances for animals. They work tirelessly to find forever homes for the animals they save.