Second Life in the News

2024 Articles

AJC (January 2024): Everyday Heroes: Tanya Mahrous & Toby Tobias

2023 Articles

Bold Journey (December 2019): Meet Tanya Mahrous

2022 Articles

AJC (November 2022): Upscale thrift store donates over $2 million to pet charities

2020 Articles

GA Voice (July 2020): Thrift Store Gives Pets a Second Life

2019 Articles

11Alive (September 2019): Thrift store giving homeless pets a second chance (TV spot and web article)

Atlanta Pet Life (March 2019): Nonprofit Raises $1.25 Million for Animals in Need

2018 Articles

Decatur Dispatch (May, 2018):  Second Life Raises $1 Million for Pet Charities

The Dekalb Free Press (April 2018):  Second Life donates $1 Million for Homeless Pets

The Dekalb Neighbor (March 17, 2018):   Avondale Estates Pet Rescuers Celebrate 7 Years

Decaturish (March, 2018):  Second Life Thrift Store in Avondale Estates Raises $1 Million for Animal Rescue 

My AJC (March, 2018):  Avondale Estates thrift shop donates $1 million to save pets

Decatur Patch (March, 2018): Second Life celebrates over $1 Million donated to pet charities

Recent Mentions

Best Things Georgia (Powered by AmericanTowns Media, May 2018):  The 10 Best Thrift Stores in Georgia! (May 2018):

1. Second Life, Avondale Estates, GA

“This Atlanta-metro thrift store sells second hand goods for a great cause—giving animals a second chance at life. Their two locations are just a stone’s throw from each other, giving you twice the chance of finding hidden gems you just can’t live without. Foster cats are a mainstay in their store, so you’ll always have plenty of company as you browse.”

2017 Articles

Second Life Interview from Georgia Roof Pro

Thank you to Georgia Roof Pro for featuring us in their non-profit series.  Read about our journey…from how we started to where we are headed.

Small Thrift Store on Track to Raise $1 Million for Atlanta’s Homeless Pets (July 2017)

In the Hometown News publications:  Brookhaven Buzz, Decatur Dispatch, Dunwoody Dispatch, Lilburn Living, Midtown Messenger, Norcross News, Ponce Press and Tucker Times)





VoyageATL (May 2017):  Meet Tanya Mahrous Tobias of Second Life in Avondale Estates and Decatur

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Dekalb Champion Free Press (April, 2017)
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Atlanta Journal Constitution (March 2017):  Second Life thrift store gives second chances to homeless pets

Rob’s Rescues (March 2017):  Interview with the Founders

Atlanta Pet Life (December, 2016):  One Million Ways To Help Animals In Need
Read about our goal to reach $1 Million in grants to animal rescues!

Older Articles

The Champion: (April, 2014):  Spring cleaning for a great cause
Read how spring cleaning can help homeless pets!

Decaturish (August, 2014):  Second chance – Thrift store gives pets a lift
Read about how we help homeless pets

Decatur Patch (December, 2012):  Second Life Celebrates 2nd Anniversary
Read about our 2nd Anniversary Celebration.

riley-with-truck-1million-article-dec2016Decatur Patch (December, 2012):  Dog Travels 6,800 Miles Hoping For New Home
Read about Gordy’s trip from Egypt to find a new home.  After being adopted, he came back to us and is now part of our family.

Decatur Patch (March, 2012): From Egypt to Avondale — Two-Legged Dog And Friends Need Homes
The story of our Chief Smile Officer, Riley’s journey from Egypt with his 2-legged pal Mazi and a puppy

Decatur Patch (September, 2011):  Second Life Helps Homeless Pets
Our lifesaving store efforts are highlighted in this article

Second Life Mentions…

The Bright Side (October, 2016): PAWSitive Supporters Aid Cobb Pet Owners
Second Life supports PAWSitive Supporters in their efforts to reduce the community cat population through TNR (Trap. Neuter. Return.)

Atlanta Journal Constitution (July, 2016):  3 healthy ways to catch up with friends in Atlanta that don’t involve ‘Let’s do lunch’