Yes. Paws Between Homes is an Atlanta organization that provides temporary foster homes for up to 90 days to the pets of people who are losing their housing. To see if PBH can help you, contact us here.
Federal nondiscrimination laws require landlords to allow tenants with disabilities to keep service animals or assistance animals. Even if the landlord does not allow pets, tenants with disabilities may request a reasonable accommodation to keep a service animal or assistance animal. Landlords are not allowed to charge pet fees or pet deposits for service animals or assistance animals. A service animal is a dog or a miniature horse that is individually trained to do work or perform tasks for the benefit of an individual with a disability. An assistance animal (an emotional support animal is one type) is an animal commonly kept as a pet that does work, performs tasks, and/or provides therapeutic emotional support for individuals with disabilities. An assistance animal does not need to be trained to perform the service. If the disability or need for the animal is not obvious, a landlord may request certain forms of verification. There is no official “registry” or “certification” for designating a pet as a service animal or assistance animal. For more information, contact a legal aid office or visit Opening Doors.