Columbus Animal Shelter

Find Columbus Georgia 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.


Allied Cats of Columbus 1343 Peacock Avenue Columbus GA 31906 706-324-1399


Columbus Animal Control 1152 Cusseta Road Columbus GA 31901 706-653-4512

Muscogee County Humane Society 4900 Milgen Road Columbus GA 31907 706-563-3647

Paws Columbus 5734 Windsor Drive Columbus GA 31909 706-565-0035

Phenix City Animal Control 709 12th Street Phenix AL 36867 8.0 miles from Columbus 334-291-4847

Russell County Humane Society PO Box 1719 Phenix AL 36868 9.4 miles from Columbus

Russell County Animal Shelter 1706 4th Street South Phenix AL 36869 9.7 miles from Columbus 334-297-2632

Begin Again Farms, Inc. PO Box 242 Hamilton GA 31811 17.6 miles from Columbus 706-628-4303

Harris County Animal Shelter 10244 Highway 116 Hamilton GA 31811 17.7 miles from Columbus 706-628-4000

Chattahoochee Humane Society 3265 Fairfax Bypass Valley AL 36854 25.1 miles from Columbus 334-756-9377

Lee County Animal Control 1111 Auburn Street Opelika AL 36801 30.9 miles from Columbus 334-737-7013

Kaser's Pet Rescue 1234 Old Country Road Auburn AL 36830 33.0 miles from Columbus 404-510-4016

LaGrange - Troup County Humane Society 1390 Orchard Hill Road LaGrange GA 30240 35.0 miles from Columbus 706-298-3608

Auburn City Animal Control 365 North Donahue Drive Auburn AL 36832 36.5 miles from Columbus 334-501-3090

Auburn University Control 118 Extension Hall Auburn AL 36849 36.8 miles from Columbus 334-844-5670

Lee County Humane Society 1140 Ware Drive Auburn AL 36832 37.5 miles from Columbus 334-821-3222

Meriwether County Animal Shelter 263 McLaughlin Rd Greenville GA 30222 38.5 miles from Columbus 706-672-2966

Chihuahua-Toy Breed Rescue & Retirement 6145 County Road 28 La Fayette AL 36862 43.7 miles from Columbus 334-864-0453

Boykin Spaniel Rescue 94 Sunrise Drive Eufaula AL 36027 44.2 miles from Columbus 334-687-4950

Thomaston Upson Humane Society 157 Wildwood Drive Thomaston GA 30286 44.7 miles from Columbus 706-647-1881

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.