Thank you for your interest in Second Life, where cleaning out your closets and saving money means giving homeless pets a second chance at life!
Everything we do is focused on helping animals, but we are not a rescue. Instead, we opened our thrift stores to raise funds to help the rescue groups and spay/neuter programs that are already doing amazing work saving lives.
We operate 2 upscale thrift stores that share a parking lot and make shopping easy! New merchandise is added daily in both stores, so the treasure hunt changes everyday!
Our Main Store
Our 5,000+ square foot Main Store opened in 2011 and sells gently-used clothing, housewares, electronics, décor, books, and more! The variety is endless! 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.
Did you know we have sold 127,286 men’s and women’s shirts between 2015 and 2020? That’s a lot of shirts that have been given a second life!
Learn more about the store that started it all here.
Our Furniture, Decor & More Store
Special Notice. This store is temporarily closed due to COVID-19. Our Furniture, Decor and More store opened in November 2013 and is located next door. It features furniture, artwork, lamps, decor, vintage and collectibles. It’s a more intimate shopping experience and you never know what you might find! Learn more about this store here.
Second Life is a Part of the Community
Second Life is not just a store. We are part of the community and our goal is to make a difference by sharing our love for rescue animals. In addition to running our stores, we:
- foster cats from a local shelter to give them a chance to find their forever home.
- host adoption events for animal rescue groups to help find forever homes
- collect pet food and supplies for a pet food pantry, to help struggling families keep their pets.
- educate about the importance of spaying/neutering, so families can be a part of the solution to overpopulation.
- promote adoption and our love for rescue animals
We want our stores to be a destination for animal lovers and bargain shoppers!
Main Store: 1 N. Clarendon Ave., Avondale Estates, GA 30002
Furniture, Decor & More Store: 89 N. Clarendon Ave., Avondale Estates, GA 30002
We are located in downtown Avondale Estates, Georgia in the east Atlanta metro area. Our stores are located behind the Tudor Village (the Bavarian-looking buildings).
Look for our signs on the front and side of the stores with the Dalmatian head. Park Once. Shop Twice.
Our stores are located within:
- 1/2 mile: DeKalb Farmers Market
- 2 miles: Downtown Decatur & I-285
- 5 miles: Toco Hills, Emory & Northlake areas
- 10 miles: Inman Park, Grant Park, Tucker and Midtown areas
- General Information: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Donations: email@example.com
- Volunteer: firstname.lastname@example.org
Cash and Debit/Credit Cards ($3 Minimum Purchase for cards). No checks.
Marta bus stop in front of stores: #8 Route (starts at Kensington Station)
Handicap Accessible in Main Store
Mobile Ramp available to enter Furniture, Decor & More store
EIN Tax ID #: 27-2314419