Shelby County Animal Shelter

Find Shelby County Alabama animal shelters, puppy dog and cat shelters, pet adoption centers, dog pounds, and humane societies. Animal shelters provide information on adopting dogs, cats, and pets, animal care and rescue, and animal control.


Alabama Animal Rescue 45 Hunters Trce Pelham AL 35124 205-621-2157


Boykin Spaniel Rescue 366 Lake Shore Drive Shelby AL 35143 205-669-0580

Exotic by Nature Exotic Pet Sanctuary 511 1st Street Southwest Alabaster AL 35007 205-664-8738

Hoover Animal Control 2020 Valleydale Road Birmingham AL 35244 205-444-7760

Montevallo Humane Society 545 Main Street Montevallo AL 35115 205-665-1264

Pelham Animal Control 3162 Pelham Parkway Pelham AL 35124 205-620-6416

Shelby County Mobile Adoptions 2652 Valleydale Road Birmingham AL 35244 205-408-0250

Shelby Humane Society 381 McDow Road Columbiana AL 35051 205-669-3916

What is an Animal Shelter?

Household animals that no longer have homes are often brought to animal shelters. Animal shelters are safe places to bring animals that are abandoned or lost. Many shelters will also take in animals that are sick or injured. In some areas of the U.S., humane societies will also provide shelter for animals. Shelters often serve as pet adoption centers. Animal shelters are also open to household pets taken from owners who can no longer care for them, those who have mistreated them, or those who have violated animal welfare laws.

Shelters provide animal care, rescue, and animal control. They assist with adopting dogs, cats, and other pets. They also may offer services like spaying or neutering. Shelters may offer adoption. Local and county governments fund some dog pounds and animal shelters, while volunteers and donations provide further support.