Second Life Upscale Resale

Second Life has two upscale thrift stores in the Atlanta, GA area that were created with the mission of giving homeless pets a second chance at life.  

Our 5,000+ square foot main store sells gently-used clothing, housewares, electronics, home décor, books, furniture and more!  In turn, we support animal rescue charities and spay/neuter programs with much-needed cash donations.  Our newest Furniture, Decor and More store opened in November 2013 and is located next door - and features our furniture, artwork, lamps, decor, vintage and collectibles.   Park once and shop twice!  Find a treat for yourself and give homeless pets a second chance at life!  

Since opening in 2011, our goal has been to offer our customers a unique and fun thrift store shopping experience where every purchase benefits homeless dogs and cats. Our store is bright, organized and fun! All items are donated so every visit is a treasure hunt – you never know what kind of goodies you’ll find – and new items are added daily. At Second Life, you will find everything from antiques to vintage to brand new items. Get consignment store quality at thrift store prices

You’ll find our store is geared to the bargain shopper and animal lovers- with fun animal motifs painted on the back wall, rescue and shelter information posted throughout the store – and our Chief Smile Officer, Riley, roaming the store and looking for a good ear scratch. We host pet adoptions on a monthly basis so animal rescue groups can find homes for their adorable dogs and cats.

Donations of gently-used items are needed year-round and can be donated during open store hours. No appointment is necessary. We are a 501(c)(3) organization and donations are tax deductible.


 Well behaved pets on a leash who are up-to-date on vaccinations and
are preferably, spayed or neutered, are welcome.  Their humans must be on a leash.

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Second Life Expands!  

Our Furniture Store is Now Open!

Second Life has expanded!  We are out of space in our current store and have no place to display all the great furniture (and more) donations we receive! We didn't go far...just next door to 89 N. Clarendon Ave (the former Avondale Antiques building). Now, you can park once and shop twice!

 Our mfurniture store now openain store isn't going anywhere and will still have the great selection and bargains our customers expect. 
Our new store will offer furniture, decor, collectibles and vintage items - all donated by our wonderful supporters.  We are NOW OPEN so come visit us at both store.  Our days and hours open will match our main store.  
This is a great test of the perhaps someday, we can expand to other parts of the city...and country. Puppy & kitty steps first... 


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Dog Adoptions & Storewide Sales - Saturday, April 12 

Cuteness Overload!  Mark your calendar to join us on Saturday, April 12 for dog adoptions with  BullsEye Rescue! It's a great day to celebrate Spring by finding your bullseye - adoptions april2014new best friend! 
Just imagine all the long walks in the parks with a cuddly pup!   What a great workout plan!  Even if you're not looking to adopt, come out and support their rescue efforts and thank them for giving the dogs a second chance at life.  Come meet their adorable dogs at our stores from 11am- 2pm. 
These adorable dogs are in foster homes now...and are dreaming of finding their forever homes and families. 
If that isn't enough, you can also save big storewide in both stores!  Save when you shop - 40% in our Main Store and 25% in our Furniture, Decor and More store! Mark your calendar to stop by - and and help us spread the word! 
It's a great day to refresh your home decor for spring, update your wardrobe for warmer weather...and help homeless pets with each purchase!  


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Donate Pet Food and Supplies to Help Struggling Families

pet buddies food donation sign nov2013Help struggling families feed their pets throughout the year - and provide a little joy with some toys. We are especially in need of dry dog food, cat food, kitty litter and flea preventative and any kind of toy. Let's all help family pets stay with their families! 

It's such a simple solution to a growing problem.

Drop off the items at our store anytime we are open. We will have a bin up front for small items...or larger items can be unloaded in the back!  Thank you for helping make a difference for needy pets this holiday season. 

Donations are accepted year-round and are always needed.   We are partnering with Pet Buddies Food Pantry and Lifeline Animal Project to make a difference. divider dadada gray1

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Riley loves being our Chief Furniture Tester in our Furniture, Decor & More store!  One of the favorite items he's tested is this super comfortable chair! While this great chair has been sold, come check out other items that would be perfect for your apartment or home!  

How to Help

Donate: Clothing, housewares and more are needed year-round
Volunteer: Can you spare a few hours? Help is always needed!
Shop: Your purchases help us support animal rescue.
Promote: Spread the word about our store - through Facebook, email, word-of-mouth!
Adopt: Save a life. Adopt a pet today!
Foster: Foster homes save lives. Become one today.

Every bit helps.  Rescuing animals is a team effort.

Grant Application

Are you an animal rescue organization or animal charity in the Atlanta area?

As we grow, we would like to be able to help other animal charities reach their missions.

To be considered for future grants, download our Grant Application Form and follow the instructions on the form. To date, more than 20 organizations have received grants from Second Life.  Yours could be one of them. 

Grant Application Form-Apr2014.docx


Our New Website!

Welcome to our new website.  We hope you find it to be a great resource for: 

  • learning about our store, our mission and organization
  • staying up-to-date on our upcoming adoptions, events and sales
  • how to volunteer or donate to Second Life
  • learning about the benefits of adopting and fostering
  • finding pet resources to help you locate the nearest shelter or rescue group
  • understanding how you can be a part of the pet overpopulation solution by spaying/neutering your pet - and finding a low-cost spay/neuter clinic
  • and more!

It is still a work in progress and we are always open to suggestions!  If you have any comments or suggestions, fill out our form here and let us know.