Easy Ways to Help

There are many ways to support our mission to give homeless pets a second chance at life. Read below for a quick summary of how you can make a difference…and then read more in each section for details.

Shop In-Store and Online!

Shop: Your purchases help us support animal rescue.

  • At our Second life store. Your purchases help fund our mission to help animals.
  • Our online Shopify store: Visit https://second-life-atlanta.myshopify.com/. Many items added weekly. Find many brand new and everyday items.
  • On eBay.  Bid on items for sale on our eBay charity site. Shop collectibles, vintage and hard to find items. If it shows 100% to charity – it’s one of our listings!
  • At other businesses.  Shop with Kroger, and iGive, and we receive a donation check from them.  Get the details on our Shop and Walk page.


  • DonateClothing, housewares and more are needed year-round
  • Merchandise for our stores: Donate your gently-used items from your home and closet.
  • Money so we can help rescues.  You can donate by cash, check, credit card or PayPal or Venmo (@secondlifeatl).  Learn more now.
  • Memorial and Tribute donations:  Donate money in memory or honor of a person or pet.  Find out how here.
  • Your time.  Volunteer!


  • Volunteer: Can you spare a few hours? Help is always needed.
  • In our stores.  Help us keep our costs down by volunteering at our stores
  • At festivals/events.  Help us promote Second Life in the community.
  • Behind the scenes.  Volunteer your skills (administrative, grant writing, etc.)

Promote Us!

Promote:  Spread the word about our stores and ways to help homeless pets.

  • Online media: FacebookInstagram
  • Distribute our postcards to pet-friendly businesses
  • Hand out postcards at garage sales to encourage people to donate.
  • Tell your friends and families about us and encourage them to shop and donate.

Adopt a Pet!

Adopt: Save a life. Adopt a pet today!

Foster a Pet!

Foster:  Foster homes save lives. Become one today.

  • Short-term:  Some organizations like Friends of DeKalb Animals and Ahimsa House need short-term fosters for pets in transition
  • Long-term:  Most rescues need foster homes until the pet is adopted.
  • Weekend:  Some organizations, like Fulton County and PAWS Atlanta offer weekend fosters to give the dogs a break from shelter life.

Foster homes are needed for kittens (including bottle-fed), moms and their litters, seniors, special needs…and every healthy animal waiting for a home!

Every bit helps.  Rescuing animals and saving lives is a team effort!