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Our Mission

Atlanta Pet Rescue & Adoption (APRA) is a non-profit, volunteer-based, no-kill shelter dedicated to rescuing and rehabilitating dogs and cats so they can be adopted into safe and loving forever homes.


  • Adoption: We rescue unwanted or mistreated animals so they have a second chance in loving forever homes that are the best fit for them. Unlike other rescues, we provide the medical care and enrichment/training to make our animals adoptable pets. Our goal is to match them with owners who will properly care for them for the remainder of their lives.
  • Education: We educate the public about responsible pet ownership through counseling, presentations and seminars, and distribution of educational materials. Whether shelter visitors leave with a pet or not, they will leave with knowledge that makes them better pet owners.
  • Responsibility: While we endeavor to reduce and hopefully someday end homelessness for dogs and cats in metro Atlanta, we conscientiously manage our adoption fees, donations and other funds to provide quality care for rescued animals and sustain our operations.


APRA provides a multifaceted enrichment program to ensure the maximum well-being of our animals so they are able to transition successfully to new, forever homes. Also, we give back to the community through outreach programs for area nursing home residents, at-risk youth, and injured soldiers transitioning to civilian life.

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