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Furkids #petpARTners

Posted by Furkids Admin | Thursday, October 13th

At Furkids, we love it when our community gets involved, be it local businesses, organizations, service groups or schools. Hope Knight, an art teacher at Dolvin Elementary School, found a great way to get her students interested in helping Furkids animals through art!

It is a community service project called “PetpARTners”, and the goal, according to Knight, “is to raise awareness of the homeless pet population in our community and bring in more adopting families and donations.”

Knight’s students look at the adoptable pets on and create beautiful portraits based on the profile photos of each pet. “We are sharing them in our school social media sites and also plan on displaying then in local businesses,” said Knight. She says she got the idea upon visiting the dog shelter for the first time over Summer Break.

Knight posts all of the kids’ art on the Instagram account @SmartestArtists, and on Twitter by using the hashtag #petpARTners. She tells everyone,...


October Adoptions

Posted by Furkids Admin | Thursday, October 13th


Adopted Dogs

Hov | Lucille | Pedro Franco | Sargeant | Lucky | Rosie | Randall | Cindy Wilson | Gepetto | Angel | Jewel Akins | Tallahassee Lassie | Moon River | Trooper | Peggy Sue | Wooly Bully | Ginger | Chuck Berry | Huff | Bruce Springsteen | Sapphire | Prop Dog/Jake | Coco Cline | Bentley | Panda | Ricky Nelson | Conway Twitty | Carolina Moon | Rockin' Robin | Maybe Baby | Muddy Waters | Ashley | Keith Strickland | Heart | Pepper | T-Bone | Heinz | Spork | Relish | Chico

Adopted Cats

Ollie | Chianti | Kari Barbie | Cinnamon | Amore | Kylo Ren | Ducky | Jenny | Masika | Mouse | Cesar | Rajah | Rutledge | McLean | Leo Hunt | Abby | Silas | Neon | Tao | Freedom | Papermate | Toffee | Sal | Munchkin | Dorito | Cheeto | Claudette | Clarabelle | Phred | Roarke | Wednesday | Shang | Ming | Joey | Copperfield | Jacob | Opal | Neo | Que | Valencia | Augustus | Matilda | Pyewackett | Zoe | Duffy | Monet | Chipotle | Ken | Cookie Crisps | Medford | Koji | Calcifer | Salem | Wookie...


Fabulous Fall Finds at Furkids Thrift Stores

Posted by Furkids Admin | Thursday, October 13th

Have you stopped by the Furkids Thrift Stores recently? Wondering what items the three Metro Atlanta area locations have to offer? You may have heard that “Furkids has it all!” AND IT’S TRUE! We offer new and gently-used donated clothing, accessories, furniture, home décor, kitchen items, greeting cards and SO MUCH MORE for amazing prices! We’ve got brand and designer names! (Just look at this beautiful Misook set!)


With Halloween coming up, check out our amazing costume section!

Need to do some purging before the Holidays? Donate your items to Furkids Thrift Stores. We’ll even pick them up! Please send an email to to schedule a pick-up.

All profits from the Furkids Thrift Stores go toward helping animals in need at our cat and dog shelters. 

Furkids Thrift Stores locations: 

Peachtree Corners/Norcross
4015 Holcomb Bridge Road
Suite 400
Peachtree Corners, GA  30092

255 Scenic Highway
Lawrenceville, GA 30045



Furkids Brainchild 15th Anniversary

Posted by Furkids Admin | Thursday, October 13th

This week is incredibly special to all of us at Furkids. It was on October 11, 15 years ago that Samantha Shelton found a mother cat and her three kittens in her back yard. Samantha looked for a no-kill animal shelter to take them in but none had room. She soon found Friends of Animals and started volunteering with them to find homes for the kittens and mom. Just a few months later, Samantha began a foster-based animal rescue organization out of her own home. What started out as a mission to help four homeless animals, quickly became the largest cage-free, no-kill animal shelter in Georgia. Today, Furkids is blessed to have the help of 1,000 active volunteers, 33 employees, and celebrates over 20,000 animals saved. See the Furkids timeline here.

We are incredibly grateful to our founder and leader, Samantha Shelton, for her tireless commitment and her vision that continues to grow Furkids. Our important milestone is about you as much as it is about our humble beginnings. We have...


Over 50 Hurricane Matthew victims to arrive at Furkids

Posted by Furkids Admin | Thursday, October 13th

42 cats and nine dogs are being transported to Furkids Animal Rescue & Shelters after being left in the wake Hurricane Matthew’s destruction. Many shelters in coastal areas in the Southeast have been flooded, both literally and figuratively.​

Jamie Stillwachs from Brother Wolf Animal Rescue in Asheville, NC, said that a shelter in Marion County, SC was swept away by the rising river waters. “[It] doesn't look like they even have a shelter to go back to,” said Stillwachs. “All animals, staff and volunteers are holed up in an emergency center at this time.”

Samantha Shelton, Furkids founder and executive director, wants Furkids to be a safety net for the frightened families separated from their animals, the damaged shelters and their animals. 

“It’s terrifying for people to be forced to flee from the dangers of a hurricane, and it’s heartbreaking for families to be separated from their animal family members,” Shelton said.  “Furkids is opening our arms to...

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