Second Life Upscale Resale

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 $315,000 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.

petfriendly

 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.

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Open on Tuesdays for the Holidays!

It's hard to believe the holiday shopping season is almost here...but it is!  Second Life will be giving you extra shopping days in November and December when weopen Tuesdays in December 2014 open on select Tuesdays during the two months.  

Make sure to mark your calendar to see our great finds on these bonus days.  

Note:  Second Life will be closed extra days around the Christmas and New Year's holidays to give our volunteers and employees time to be with their families.          

Christmas Holiday Closings
Tues. Dec. 23 / Christmas Eve (Dec. 24) / Christmas Day (Dec. 25)

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40% Off Storewide Sales & Dog Adoptions!

Cuteness Overload!  Join us for dog adoptions with Bullseye Rescue on Saturday, December 13 from 11am - 2pm.  Come out and meet the adorable dogs who are all hoping to find their forever homes in time for the holidays.  
 
We can't believe some of these amazing dogs haven't been adopted yet - we just don't get it.  They are gorgeous,friendly, loveable pups...it is their turn to find forever homes so the rescue can focus on saving more lives.  
 
Plus, we are hosting or monthly 40% off storewide sales in both stores!  Along with Santa Paws visit, it's going to be a great day for homeless pets!  Make sure you get your pet's photo with Santa!  
 
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Some exclusions apply. 

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Photos with Santa Paws - December 13! 

Santa will be visiting our Second Life stores on Saturday, December 13 from 11am-3pm to bring joy to all!

Bring your dog, cat or other furry pets to meet Santa and receive a digital file of your photos for just a $10 donation to Bullseye Rescue.   Let your pet tell Santa their holiday wishes...and maybe they will come true!  

Register in advance so there is no waiting - and select a time that works for you.  For just a $10 donation, you will receive a digital file of the photo so you can print it in any size, post it to Facebook and more!  What a great deal for a lifetime of memories! 

Plus, if you register, pay in advance (by Friday, December 12) and bring your pet to see Santa, you will be entered in a drawing to win a $15 gift certificate to Second Life!  Register online now!  There is no obligation to pay in advance unless you want a chance to win a gift certificate!  Walk-ins welcome!

Click on the image for a larger view.

 
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Celebrating Our 1-Year Anniversary
For Our Furniture, Decor & More Store!

On November 17, 2013 we opened the Furniture, Decor and More store in order to keep up with the quantity of donations coming in. It is hard to believe a year has passed and we want to thank our customers, donors and volunteers for their continued support.  

We are always amazed at the quality of donations we receive so we can help give homeless pets a second chance at life.  Animal lovers are generous people!  

From kitschy to traditional...from modern to antique...and everything in between...we have a great mix of merchandise to satisfy any decor style. Shop often as new items are put out daily! 

Thank you for making a difference to animals in our community.

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Volunteers Needed!  
We are short-handed - literally!

tanya and sharon gimpy volunteers needed oct2014

If you have ever thought about volunteering, your help is especially needed during the next 2 months.  Both Tanya, our co-founder, and Sharon, our volunteer coordinator, have had recent surgeries and aren't at 100% quite yet.  We are short a few hands (and a couple of feet too). 

We can really use a few extra hands on deck to help with the busy holiday months. We are flexible with your schedule and there is no minimum number of hours per week required.  No training is necessary - just a willingness to help. Even an hour to hang clothes on the racks would be helpful. 

Ask for Sharon in the store or call 678-974-5681 for more info. For more information about our volunteer needs, visit the Volunteer page on our website.  Thanks!

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Donate Holiday String Lights 
Working and Non-Working Lights! 

Holiday decorating season is almost here!  Donate all your holiday lights to christmas lights - oct2014us...whether they work or not.  
 
We love the beauty of all the holiday decorations, including the magic of the lights.  But as it goes every season...some of the lights that worked perfectly last year no longer shine bright.  
 
Don't toss them - donate them to Second Life for our metal recycling program!  We can turn your burned out bulbs into funds to give homeless pets a second chance at life. 
 
If they are in working we condition...we sell them in our stores. If they are not working, we recycle them!  Just mark "for recycling" on the bag/box when you donate so we don't spend time testing them.   Thanks!

For a list of other items we collect, visit our Donations page

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Order your Second Life T-shirts!

Great Holiday Gifts!

life is great shirts available sept2014The shipment of our t-shirts has arrived! 

They are now available to purchase in our store or through PayPal by completing the attached form.  

There a limited quantities in each size and color so get yours before it's too late. T-shirts are $15 for one or $25 for two (plus tax). It's only $6 to ship 1 or 2 shirts!  See the form for shipping or in-store pickup options.  

Click here to print out the T-Shirt Order Form.

For information about t-shirt measurements, visit our Facebook Album

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Our Volunteers Are Wonderful! 

We had a great turnout at last Volunteer Work Day as our crew came together to get the store ready for the holidays, restock our shelves after 

recent sales and to create a great shopping experience for our customers.  

Our volunteers truly are the backbone of our organization and we wouldn't be helping homeless pets today if it weren't for their dedication and commitment. Please thank them the next time you're in our store - we certainly can't thank them enough for all they do. 

Come shop this week!  The store looks fabulous and you can get a head start on your holiday shopping - so you can relax in December.  

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Looking for a Second Chance at Love!

Check out our Facebook album (you don't need to join Facebook to view)

Second Life is not a rescue organization.  We prefer to help the many rescue organizations and animal charities with cash grants to help them meet their mission. However, one of the founders of Second Life is originally from Egypt and visits her family when she can.  

She is a big supporter of the Egyptian Society for Mercy to Animals (ESMA) shelter in Cairo, Egypt.  This shelter is privately-run and has over 1,100+ dogs and cats in their care - with most of the adoptions and support coming from abroad.  Their staff and volunteers give so much of their time, love and life to caring for these animals in a country that does not value animals or pets.  

We help out by bringing dogs back to the US who have little chance of getting adopted in Egypt.  We believe rescue knows no boundaries and we will help an animal in need - no matter where it was born.   Meet our other special needs dogs here, including 2-legged Mazi, 3 1/2 legged Angel and Gordy who were given a second chance! 

ramses - jun2014 collageRamses:  He came from Egypt in March 2014 and is still looking for his second chance at love.  

Ramses is a 4-year old beauty.  He was originally rescued from the desert near Cairo by an American man who, when he left Egypt, decided it wasn't worth paying to bring him along because he was "just a rescue."  He wasn't doing well at the shelter so their founder asked us to bring him back and give him a chance at love. 

He finally made it to the US...where he deserves a family who looks at him as a member of their family.  When we met him at the shelter, he was in one of their kennels and wouldn't come out because he was depressed. Now look at him.

Ramses is just a happy dog who loves to play with all dogs.  He ramses - june2014 on Tobys lapwould do great in home with another dog that loves to play or an active person who loves to run.

If you or someone you know is looking for a dog with a unique story and great personality, Ramses may be for you!  

Ramses is available for adoption through Royal Potcake Rescue.  We thank them for taking these "Tutcakes" into their program to give them a second chance at life. Or, for more information about Ramses, send an email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  and his foster parents can give you information.

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Thanks to Our Supporters...
Over $315,000 in Grants Provided to Animal Charities

Thanks to you...Second Life has donated more than $315,000 - 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!     
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A new focus starting in 2013 was sponsoring spay/neuter surgeries for
low-income families so we can keep unwanted pets from ending up in shelters.   

One of our main focuses is sponsoring spay/neuter surgeries for low-income families so we can keep unwanted pets from being born and ending up in shelters.

To date, we have provided more than $90,000 to organizations specifically for spay/neuter grants. At an average of $75-90 per procedure, this means you have helped between 1,000 - 1,200 family-owned dogs and cats take the "no mommy" and "no daddy" pledge.

We couldn't do it without our supporters - our customers, our volunteers and our donors. 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 bargains, but you are giving homeless pets a chance to find love.  

More than 40 animal charities have benefited from Second Life and we hope to be able to continue to help others as we grow. 

Look how many unwanted pets you helped save from being born: 

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