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Canine CellMates Dog Adoption Team

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ORGANIZATION: Canine CellMates

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
  • 92 people are interested

Calling ALL DOG LOVERS in Atlanta and Abroad! We need you!! The ADOPTION TEAM is looking to for some amazing volunteers. The adoption team is all about the love of the pups and the passion to want to get them adopted to the best homes and families imaginable! That means we are looking for:

1) Volunteers in Atlanta who would want to attend our Events (which are extremely fun) and handle, love on, walk, hang out and promote our doggies to anyone and everyone who comes to meet them!

2) Adoption volunteers who want to be trained in all aspects of our adoption process, to include vetting of potentail adopters, initial meet and greets, dog to dog and dog to cat intros, and home visits to make sure the the right fit for the family and for our pups.

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About Canine CellMates


4874 S Atlanta Road SE, Atlanta, GA 30339, US

Mission Statement

Our mission is to provide a better life for both the inmates in the Fulton County Jail and rescued shelter dogs from FCAS. During an intensive 10 week course consisting of education, training and overall care for the dogs, we hope to positively change both the dogs and the inmates. During the 10 week program, each inmate has the opportunity to train and bond with their assigned dog. At the end of the training course, our goal is for the dogs to pass an obedience test and graduate from our program into a wonderful, forever home. We also aim to provide viable job skills for the inmates and create a new overall lease on life for both the dogs and the inmates.


All of the dogs selected for our pro gram have undergone extensive temperament testing with our dedicated Behavior Assessment team. Upon arrival at their temporary home in the dormitory style setting within Fulton County Jail, each dog is assigned a primary inmate handler, team.

Certified dog trainers and training assistants conduct the training sessions throughout the 10 week course, using positive force free training methods to teach the inmates how to train and care for the dogs. Outside of the work in the classroom, the inmates spend time during the day with their dog, bonding and reinforcing the skills learned in class. We also have a strong educational component to our program -- we bring speakers in to talk about issues such as Breed Specific Legislation, Tethering - the dangers and the alternatives, resources like Ahimsa House, and other professionals both inside and outside of the animal rescue community. A common theme is One Person Can Make a Difference. We truly believe that, "When you know better, you do better."


Animals, Community


We'll work with your schedule.


901 Rice StreetMarietta AnnexAtlanta, GA 30318


  • Basic Computer Skills
  • Animal Care / Handling


  • Group


  • Driver's License Needed
  • Orientation or Training
  • Time commitment varies.
  • Good to excellent dog handling skills

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