Atlanta Rescue Dog Cafe

Making People’s and Pets' Lives Better

Atlanta Rescue Dog Cafe is an educational non-profit dedicated to the well-being of the community’s pets and its people.

Our mission is to reduce the inflow of pets into our area's already overcrowded shelters, and prevent incidents of animal cruelty - through humane education.

We achieve this by offering innovative and engaging programs emphasizing: empathy, kindness, compassion, and responsibility. Our goal is to reach as many Atlanta residents (especially students) as possible.

We are a platinum-level GuideStar organization

In 2019, we received a platinum rating on Guidestar, the highest award from this independent nonprofit rating agency. Essentially, that means we have high impact, are transparent and faithful to our mission, and are responsible financial stewards with the funds we receive.

Sooo...where's the cafe? Good question.

We're a "cafe" in the sense that a cafe is where conversation happens, and we're trying to generate conversation on what we - as a community - can do to promote positive human-pet relationships and prevent animals from ever entering shelters.

While our programs currently take place in educational, community, and corporate settings, our goal is to one day have a non-profit cafe with a dedicated educational space. And that would make us very happy.