Free dog adoptions for National Dog Day

Posted by Dena Mellick August 25, 2015
Wallie, a 14 week blue heeler, waits to be petted by people attending an April PAWS for the Cause event. File Photo by Jonathan Phillips

Wallie, a 14 week blue heeler, waits to be petted by people attending an April PAWS for the Cause event. File Photo by Jonathan Phillips

Lifeline Animal Project, the nonprofit that runs DeKalb and Fulton County Animal Services, is inviting people to celebrate National Dog Day Wednesday, August 26, with free adoptions.

Lifeline announced on its website, “Adopt a dog on August 26 at any of LifeLine’s shelters, including DeKalb County Animal Services (DCAS), Fulton County Animal Services (FCAS) or LifeLine’s Dog House, and the adoption fee will be waived! Standard screening criteria still applies to ensure the dogs go to good homes.”

Lifeline’s CEO Rebecca Guinn said shelters normally have the highest intake of dogs during the summer, so it’s a good time to adopt. “With 30 to 40 animals entering the shelter daily, we need public support to help us save lives,” Guinn is quoted as saying. “By waiving adoption fees on National Dog Day we hope to see a record number of people coming into the shelter and giving our wonderful animals a new life.”

Here’s the full announcement with more details about adopting a furry friend:

LifeLine Animal Project is inviting everyone to celebrate National Dog Day with free adoptions! You read that correctly! Adopt a dog on August 26 at any of LifeLine’s shelters, including DeKalb County Animal Services (DCAS), Fulton County Animal Services (FCAS) or LifeLine’s Dog House, and the adoption fee will be waived! Standard screening criteria still applies to ensure the dogs go to good homes.

According to LifeLine Animal Project CEO Rebecca Guinn, National Dog Day is a great time to adopt a dog, because shelters typically have the highest intake of dogs during the summer. “With 30 to 40 animals entering the shelter daily, we need public support to help us save lives,” says Rebecca. “By waiving adoption fees on National Dog Day we hope to see a record number of people coming into the shelter and giving our wonderful animals a new life.”

Adopters will receive a dog that has been spayed or neutered, has had all vaccines and is microchipped – a $250 value — for no cost! We know from various studies that similar promotions can achieve huge lifesaving results. We want a ton of people to get excited about stopping by.

To see pictures of available animals, visit our DeKalb, Fulton, and Avondale shelter adoption pages. Our Decatur/Avondale shelter is located at 129 Lake St, Avondale Estates, GA 30002. Our Fulton shelter will be open from 11am-7pm at 860 Marietta Blvd NW, Atlanta, GA 30318. Our DeKalb shelter will be open from 10am-5pm at 845 Camp Rd, Decatur, GA 30032.

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Dena Mellick is the Associate Editor of Decaturish.com.

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