Canine CellMates...

“Utilizing shelter dogs to change 
the lives of incarcerated men.”

Atlanta Journal / Constitution Inspired Series - Canine CellMates 

Canine CellMates takes shelter dogs and places them with inmate handlers at the Fulton County Jail who give them the love and obedience training they need to recover from abuse and neglect. The result: The dogs find new homes, and the men find new ways to contribute.

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Physical Location:
981 Howell Mill Road, Suite 300
Atlanta, GA  30318
Mailing Address:
7742 Spalding Drive
Suite 393
Sandy Springs, GA  30092

a 501(c)3 GA charitable organization
Tax ID: 46-0765041

“Never believe that a few caring people can't change the world.  

For, indeed, that's all who ever have.” - Margaret Mead

We have a new temporary location. We are located at 981 Howell Mill Road, Suite 300, Atlanta GA 30318 at the former
Atlanta Humane Society location.

Our mailing address - also listed at the bottom of the page - is 7742 Spalding Drive, Suite 393, Sandy Springs, GA  30092

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Canine CellMates

Canine CellMates has been in the spotlight lately, thanks to Mercedes-Benz, and their Greatness Lives Here initiative. “The dogs are the backbone of the program,” Jacobs-Meadows said. “But this program is not about the dogs. It is about the men.”

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We are a 501(c)3 Charitable Org.  Second Leash on Life, Inc., DBA Canine CellMates # 46-0765041.

​​​​​Exciting Announcement!!
Luna, Jazzy, Bronco, and the bunch won the doggie lottery when they were selected from the hundreds of dogs at Fulton County Animal Services, a high volume, open intake county shelter, to participate in alternative sentencing programs run by nonprofit Canine CellMates — which pairs dogs to be trained by individuals charged with felonies under supervision.

To assist in placing the dogs as soon as possible, Kate Mara is partnering with the Animal Legal Defense Fund in promoting the benefits of alternative sentencing programs and covering the adoption fees for all remaining dogs. Recently the lease on the facility Canine CellMates had been utilizing ended and the building was sold, leaving the nonprofit without a headquarters. The dogs and the program  have temporary housing, but the organization is anxious to get their graduates placed while they look for their next permanent facility which will also serve as a training center. This yet to be identified facility will allow Canine CellMates to pull more eligible dogs from Fulton County Animal Control and offer them and criminal defendants a second chance at life.
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Stories of Canine CellMates' memorable moments, dogs & men  CLICK HERE

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