Saving one dog at a time through
community outreach and rescue.

Our Mission

Working in partnership with our community to educate, cultivate, and facilitate the compassionate care and treatment of animals in high kill shelters in North Georgia, as well as assist those who need help to keep their pet.

Community Outreach

When times get tough, we support members of our community so they can keep their pets. This includes heartworm preventative medication, vaccinations, annual examinations, and food. Our goal is to reduce the number of owner surrenders at local shelters.

We're committed to spay and neuter through education and facilitation. We work with veterinarians to provide low cost spay and neuter surgery options. We recognize that low cost may still be too expensive and provide sponsorship on a case-by-case basis. Please contact us if you need assistance

Dog Rescue

We rescue our dogs from high kill North Georgia shelters and ensure they pass our behavioral tests, are medically fit and vaccinated, and spayed or neutered. They are fostered in loving homes before being adopted out to carefully screened forever homes.

About Us

Save 1 at a Time is an all-volunteer, non-profit animal rescue organization dedicated to saving the lives of homeless animals and educating the community on responsible pet ownership. We also do Community Outreach to help families keep their dogs so they do not feel they have to bring them to the shelter. We do not have our own facility. Instead, our dogs stay with temporary fosters while they wait to find their forever home. Our volunteers are more than just volunteers, and our dogs are more than just dogs. We are family and we welcome you to become a part!

Our Founders

Jennifer Clancy

Jen Clancy riding her horse

Involved in rescue and community outreach for more than 15 years. She dearly loves the animals and wants them put in the best homes possible. She has helped many families out with food and spays and neuters in the past. Her rescue ethics are top notch! She is a horse lover and spends her spare time at the barn and riding her horse. Jen is married and has 3 children and 3 dogs and lives in Johns Creek.

Julie O'Hara

Involved in rescue for about 10 years, Julie has a love for puppies and labs but does really love them all! She has fostered for all the rescues she has volunteered for, from litters to seniors. She will even put a dress on a pup to help get them attention at adoptions! She is married, has 2 children, 4 grandchildren, 3 dogs and lives in Canton.

Our Partners

Kent Veterinary Clinic

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K-9 Coach

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Veterinary Care Center

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