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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
Our 5,000+ square foot main store sells gently-used clothing, housewares, electronics, home décor, books, and more! In turn, we support animal rescue charities and spay/neuter programs with much-needed cash grants. Our 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
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.
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. Second Life Thrift Store benefits animal rescue in Stone Mountain, Decatur, Marietta and the metro Atlanta area. Donate your gently-used household items & shop!
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.
Call: 678.974.5671 Email:
Main Store: 1 N. Clarendon Avenue, Avondale Estates, GA 30002
Furniture, Decor & More Store: 89 N. Clarendon Avenue, Avondale Estates, GA 30002
Store Hours: / Monday: Closed / Tuesday - Saturday: 11-6 / Sunday: 12-5
Greyhound Meet & Greet - October 15
Where: At our stores
Learn about adopting this wonderful breed...many who are big couch potatoes and are just looking for soft beds to spend their days. Did you know they don't need a lot of space or a lot of exercise, even though they are big dogs?
Single Male Looking for Love!
Where: In our Main Store
Adopt Love! Meet our Foster Cat!
Phone: 770-593-1155 / www.pawsatlanta.org
Atlanta Kroger Shoppers
It's that time of year! Please Re-Register your Kroger card to continue support us. The program starts over every August!
Did you know you can support Second Life simply by registering your Kroger Plus Card and shopping at their Atlanta metro stores? After August 31, you will no longer be able to support us if you haven't re-enrolled.
Once your card is registered to our organization, your purchases at Kroger will be turned into cash donations from Kroger each quarter. It's simple and takes less than 5 minutes! Shop for groceries...and help homeless pets!
Our organization information is: NPO 29325 or Second Life Thrift Store.
TO USE THE KROGER COMMUNITY REWARDS PROGRAM:
Furniture Donations Needed
- Send an email to
. Indicate the following:
- a description of all the large items you would like picked up
- the latest date by which you need the items picked up
- the address where the items are located, including city
- whether it is a home or apt (and whether stairs are involved)
- whether someone strong will be available to help move the items
- send pictures (so we can determine space and labor requirements)
Now Hiring - Furniture Donation Specialist
Where: Pick up an application at our stores or download below
- heavy lifting (100 lbs. or more) on a regular basis
- outgoing, customer-focused individual
- able to work Saturdays and Sundays at a minimum (20-25 hours average)
- work in close proximity to animals and be an animal lover
Fun Pet-Themed Items for Sale!
Visit us inside our Main Store for a variety of new, pet-themed t-shirts, bandanas and magnets. Show off your love of animals!
Original Design T-Shirts!
Where: In our Main Store
When: While available
New T-Shirt Colors are Here! Show off your love of animals and promote our mission at the same time. They make great gifts for the animal lovers in your life! These are original, unique designs - not available anywhere else. AOur small logo on the back helps promote homeless pets.
Soft cotton Canvas and Bella by Canvas shirts. $20 each. Sizes M-2XL in both a unisex and a women's style.
The unisex shirts run true to size. The women's style runs about 1-2 sizes smaller.
Fun Pet-Themed Magnets for Sale!
Where: Main Store
When: While available
Check out our new selection of fun, pet-themed magnets that show your love for animals! From silly to serious to heartwarming, we have a magnet for every personality. Help support rescue, spay/neuter, your love of pets and more!
It's the perfect time to put the "It's Way Too Hot to Leave Spot" magnet on your car as a reminder. They are available in our Main Store.
Shop early! Supplies are limited. Some items may no longer be available.
Adopt Love! From Egypt to Atlanta...
When: Until adopted!
Paws Atlanta / 5287 Covington Highway, Decatur
Phone: 770-593-1155 / www.pawsatlanta.org
Over $665,000 in Grants to Animal Rescue Charities!
Your support has helped dogs and cats get needed medical care and life-saving surgeries, has helped families be a part of the solution by sponsoring their spay and neuter and has helped women fleeing domestic violence keep their pets safe until they are back on their feet...and more.
Every one of you plays key role in helping us give homeless pets a second chance at life. Like pieces to a puzzle...we couldn't do any of this without all of you.
Part of the Solution!
Reducing the number of unwanted pets from being born is a big part of our focus - there are simply not enough homes. To date, we have provided more than $230,000 to organizations specifically for spay & neuter grants of family pets and trap/neuter/return (TNR) of feral cats.
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 all of you. It takes teamwork from our customers, donors, volunteers and employees. 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, you are shopping for a higher purpose. Not only do you find great treasures at bargain prices, but you also give hope to homeless pets. 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.
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. 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