Birmingham Animal Shelter

Find Birmingham 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.


Adopt a Golden Birmingham PO Box 361753 Birmingham AL 35236 205-290-7788


Alabama Animal Adoption Society 2808 Crescent Avenue Birmingham AL 35209 205-871-6351

Cat Welfare Society 4317 Fair Oaks Drive Birmingham AL 35213 205-879-2728

Friends of Cats and Dogs 3923 Montevallo Road South Birmingham AL 35213 205-879-4574

Greater Birmingham Humane Society 300 Snow Drive Birmingham AL 35209 205-942-1211

Greater Birmingham Humane Society Animal Control 6227 5th Avenue North Birmingham AL 35212 205-591-6522

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

Save Our Strays PO Box 43057 Birmingham AL 35243 205-967-6711

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

Southern Furbaby Rescue 320 Hillmoor Lane Birmingham AL 35209 205-540-7147

The Emergency Animal Rescue Service 225 Glasgow Road Birmingham AL 35224 205-744-3373

Weimaraner Rescue of the South 1420 Cresthill Road Birmingham AL 35213 205-531-2983

Vestavia Animal Control 1280 Montgomery Highway Vestavia Hills AL 35216 6.6 miles from Birmingham 205-978-0151

Alabama State Animal Shelter 5220 Princeton Way Hoover AL 35226 12.1 miles from Birmingham 205-982-6801

Zilla's Fuzzy Friends Ferret Shelter Rescue 6520 Water Works Road Mount Olive AL 35117 12.2 miles from Birmingham 205-585-4171

Bessemer Humane Society 1230 15th Avenue North Bessemer AL 35020 13.0 miles from Birmingham 205-425-0610

Alabama Animal Rescue 45 Hunters Trce Pelham AL 35124 16.3 miles from Birmingham 205-621-2157

Pelham Animal Control 3162 Pelham Parkway Pelham AL 35124 16.6 miles from Birmingham 205-620-6416

Exotic by Nature Exotic Pet Sanctuary 511 1st Street Southwest Alabaster AL 35007 19.9 miles from Birmingham 205-664-8738

Alabama Equine Rescue PO Box 517 Odenville AL 35120 24.7 miles from Birmingham 205-680-1862

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.