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 $250,000 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.

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Dog Adoptions with Bullseye Rescue!
Saturday, September 13!

Cuteness Overload!  Mark your calendar to join us next week on Saturday, September 13 from 11am - 2pm for dog adoptions with BullsEye Rescue!  


With the cooler weather on its way, it's a great time to adopt a pet. Just think about all the cool autumn walks you could take with your new best friend in the park as the beautiful red and yellow leaves fall all around you. Perfection! 

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Join Us For Our Monthly Storewide Sales!

Saturday, September 13

Save 40% off storewide in both stores on Saturday, September 13! 40 off and dog adoptions sign for Sept2014


It's a great day to stock up for autumn, back to school and more...and help homeless pets with each purchase!  

From comfy, soft sweaters to wool pillows in warm colors, we have something for every style.  Give your home and your wardrobe a refresh for less.  

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Second Life T-Shirts Are Here!
Order Yours Now!

The shipment of our new 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). See the form for shipping or in-store pickup options.  Shipping costs are additional

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

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

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 Meet our Newest Foster Kittens & Mamas

We have 2 new sets of foster kittens and their wonderful moms taking care of them. 

Our first set in our Main Store is mom Tranquil, a gorgeous calico and her two female babies, Butler and Carroll. The kittens are about 5-6 weeks old and are so much fun to watch. Mom is very sweet and will be available for adoption once her babies are weened. 

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Our second set is in our Furniture, Decor and More store. Surrogate mom Fanta is doing a wonderful job of caring for her four 3-week old kittens (they were orphans). 


Foster Home Wanted!  We are still hoping a foster home will step up for this family for about 3-4 weeks so the babies can grow up away from the noise and we can free up our cat condo for more kittens to find immediate homes. 
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Come meet them in both our stores for a dose of cuteness. And if anyone is able to foster the babies, please let us know. We can provide a cat condo and they would do so much better in a home environment.

To adopt, you can pick-up an application at Second Life or DeKalb County Animal Services.  

If you are interested in adopting, you can get approved by an adoption coordinator at the shelter. The adoption fee for September is waived!  It's normally $75, which is still a great deal and includes:

  • the spay/neuter surgery
  • a microchip
  • vaccinations up to their appropriate age 
  • a combo FELV/FIV test  

DeKalb County Animal Services / 845 Camp Rd, Decatur GA 30032 / Located about 2 miles away from our stores

Phone: (404) 294-2996 / Website:

Hours:  Sunday:  11:00 am - 4:00 pm / Monday - Wednesday: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm / Thursday:  10:00 am - 7:00 pm / Friday:  10:00 am - 5:00 pm / Saturday: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm / Closed on legal holidays  

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Adopt Us!  From Egypt to Atlanta 
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:  These two dogs came from Egypt in March 2014 and are still looking for their 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.

Agram (nicknamed Riley Jr.)

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Agram is a very sweet, gentle and grateful dog. All he wants his love and will put his paw to you to try and get your attention.  We call him Riley Jr. as his personality and mannerisms are so similar to our Chief Smile Officer, Riley!

Agram was adopted and loved by his new dad...but we found out that he can't live with cats (indoor or outdoor cats).  So, he came back to us last week.  

While in Egypt, he was languishing at the shelter since he had lived in a home and knew what he was missing. He was used to soft beds and car rides and walks. And now he lived outdoors with hundreds of other dogs. He stopped eating much and lost a lot of weight.

agram - on chair june2014We know there is a home out there looking for a mellow guy who just wants a soft place to cuddle and to share his love with a family. He is about 4 years old.  Agram is available for adoption through Royal Potcake Rescue.

Thank you to ESMA for giving him love and caring for him. They do amazing work for their 1,100+ dogs and cats in a country that doesn't value animals and given their limited resources. 

And thank you to Royal Potcake Rescue who took them into their rescue and are helping us find their forever homes. 

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Thanks to Our Supporters...
Over $250,000 in Grants Provided to Animal Charities

Thanks to you...Second Life has donated more than $250,000 - a quarter of a million dollars - 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!     

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.   


To date, we have provided more than $80,000 to organizations specifically for spay/neuter grants.  At an average of $75-85 per procedure, this means you have helped between 940 - 1,070  dogs and cats make 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. 

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 Second Life Expands!  

 Our Furniture, Decor & More Store is pen!

Second Life has expanded!  We ran out of space in our Main Store had no place to display all the great furniture, decor...and more donations we receive! We didn't go far...just next door to 89 N. Clarendon Ave (the former Avondale Antiques building). Now, you can park once and shop twice!

 Our Mfurniture store now openain Store isn't going anywhere and will still have the great selection and bargains our customers expect.  
Our new store offers furniture, decor, lamps, artwork, collectibles and vintage items - all donated by our wonderful supporters.  We are NOW OPEN so come visit us at both store.  Our days and hours open match our main store.
This is a great test of the perhaps someday, we can expand to other parts of the city...and country. Puppy & kitty steps first...