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

Where are the animals at an Animal Shelter from?

Some animals are brought to shelters by owners who cannot care for them. Others are rescued from abuse or neglect. Stray or lost animals may be brought to shelters by the general public or animal control agencies.

Do Animal Shelters euthanize unwanted or hard-to-adopt animals?

Some shelters have a firm no-kill policy and will strive to find homes for every animal they receive. Due to limited space and resources, other shelters may have to euthanize certain animals that are less suitable for adoption because of health or behavioral issues. Animal control agencies may euthanize animals that have not been adopted within a certain timeframe or animals that have shown aggression.

Can anyone adopt a pet from an Animal Shelter?

Generally, any member of the public may adopt a pet from an Animal Shelter. Some Animal Shelters will first screen or interview an individual in order to assess their suitability as a pet owner.