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Second Life has two upscale thrift stores in the Atlanta, GA area that were created with the mission of giving homeless pets a second chance at life.
We have provided over $480,000 in cash grants to more than 40 animal charities and spay/neuter programs! Your support really does make a difference.
Our 5,000+ square foot main store sells gently-used clothing, housewares, electronics, home décor, books, furniture and more! In turn, we support animal rescue charities and spay/neuter programs with much-needed cash grants. Our newest Furniture, Decor and More store opened in November 2013 and is located next door - and features our furniture, artwork, lamps, decor, vintage and collectibles. Park once and shop twice! Find a treat for yourself and give homeless pets a second chance at life!
Since opening in 2011, our goal has been to offer our customers a unique and fun thrift store shopping experience where every purchase benefits homeless dogs and cats. Our store is bright, organized and fun! All items are donated so every visit is a treasure hunt – you never know what kind of goodies you’ll find – and new items are added daily. At Second Life, you will find everything from antiques to vintage to brand new items. Get consignment store quality at thrift store prices
You’ll find our store is geared to the bargain shopper and animal lovers- with fun animal motifs painted on the back wall, rescue and shelter information posted throughout the store – and our Chief Smile Officer, Riley, roaming the store and looking for a good ear scratch. We host pet adoptions on a monthly basis so animal rescue groups can find homes for their adorable dogs and cats.
Donations of gently-used items are needed year-round and can be donated during open store hours. No appointment is necessary. We are a 501(c)(3) organization and donations are tax deductible.
Well behaved pets on a leash who are up-to-date on vaccinations and
are preferably, spayed or neutered, are welcome. Their humans must be on a leash.
Find Your Fortune and Get Rich!
Meet our foster kittens in the Furniture, Décor and More store. These 2 sweet sisters are about 3 months old and are looking for their forever homes. Both are up for adoption through LifeLine Animal Project and do not need to adopted together, although we would love it if they were!
Their $65 adoption fee covers spaying, vaccinations and a microchip. It's an amazing deal for a lifetime of love - and you are giving them a second chance at life.
You can pick up an application at our Main Store or at Lifeline's clinic, a few blocks from our stores.
Lifeline Animal Project
129 Lake St, Avondale Estates
Phone: (404) 292-8800
Thanks To You...
Over $480,000 in Grants to Animal Rescue Charities!
Thanks to you...Second Life has donated more than $480,000 in grants to animal charities since our doors opened in January, 2011! We are so excited that our supporters have helped us give so many homeless pets a second chance at life!
Part of the Solution! Part of our focus is helping families be a part of the solution to pet overpopulation by providing grants specifically for spay/neuter of family pets.
At an average of $75-90 per procedure, this means you have helped between 1,650 and 1,960 dogs and cats take the "no mommy" and "no daddy" pledge.
We know there are many people that want to do the right thing but simply can't afford it...and we are happy to help!
You are the reason for our success! We couldn't do it without our supporters: our customers, our donors and our volunteers. Every person plays such an important role in our success in being able to help animal rescue organizations give homeless pets a second chance at life.
When you shop at our store, not only do you find unique treasures and bargains, but you are giving homeless pets a chance to find love. When you clean out your closets to donate, you make a difference. It's such an easy way to help!
- Spaying & Neutering of animals before they are adopted - to stop the cycle!
- Offering low cost spaying & neutering to family pets
- Vetting costs of animals brought into rescue
- Boarding of beloved pets who are affected by domestic abuse in the home
- Education promoting the human-animal bond
- Promoting pit bull awareness and education
- Rescuing animals from high-kill shelters
- And more!
More than 40 animal charities have benefited from Second Life and we hope to be able to continue to help others as we grow. Learn more about the great work these groups are doing in upcoming emails.
Both positions will also help with pick-ups and deliveries, which means you must be able to lift large, heavy items such as furniture, sofas, etc.
Pet-Themed Magnets are Back!
Show off your love for dogs, cats, chickens, mutts, horses, rescues...and more!
We also have "Save our Pets" decals to place on your front door to alert emergency responders that your pets are inside.
Come check out the selection while you have many designs to choose from. They make great gifts too for the pet-lovers in your life.
We also have new designs behind the counter so be sure to ask
Click on the photo to the right to view a larger image of the magnets.
Adopt Our Foster Dog, Gordy
Our Egyptian foster, Gordy, is back with us after being in his "forever" home for 9 months. His mom has decided she can no longer give him the attention he needs as she figures out changes in her life. We feel so sad for him as he has already had so much abandonment in his life.
He is up for adoption and looking for a home where someone is home a lot and can be patient with him as he adjusts to a new environment. He is such a big teddy bear with a lot of character. Look at his smile!
He's about 7-9 years old and is not a high-energy dog, so he'd be great with a family that just wants a big dog to love. Gordy loves riding in the car and would make a great road companion too! He just wants to be with his people.
We brought Gordy back from the ESMA shelter in Cairo, Egypt, where a large mixed-breed dog with a deformed paw had little chance of being adopted in his home country.
Fostering Saves Lives!
Both of our Chief Smile Officers, Riley and Lucky, were our foster dogs. We had no intention of keeping either dog, but once they found their way into our hearts, we knew they were home.
This is usually the first thing I hear from people when I talk to them about foster. "I could never give them up" or "I would keep every one." My answer is always along the lines of "I would rather cry tears of joy knowing they have a forever home than tears of sorrow knowing they never had a chance to get out of the shelter." It's the absolute truth.
We understand...it's hard not to fall in love with an animal quickly as they are so loving. Although we kept Riley and Lucky, there have been many more foster dogs that have left our homes and gone on to their forever families. Sure...it hurts a bit when they go their new homes...and we certainly miss them.
But you know what keeps us going...getting updates and stories about how happy they are in their new homes.
Fostering is one of the most rewarding things we have ever done and will ever do.
We post information about fostering often because we are such strong believers in its power to save lives.
Types of fosters needed include:
- Long-term - cruelty cases, military deployment, harder to place pets (special needs, shy, seniors, etc)
- Short-term - 2-3 weeks until the animal transported to rescues in the Northeast US
- Medical Care - pets recovering from heartworm treatment, medical procedures, mange...any medical needs.
- Mama's and babies - moms and their puppies or kittens who are too young to be adopted
- Happy, healthy dogs and cats - adorable, healthy dogs and cats (and other types of animals) who need a place to crash until their forever families find them