Dawson Animal Shelter

Find Dawson 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.


Humane Society Animal Resources of DeKalb 2062 County Road 88 Fort Payne AL 35968 10.2 miles from Dawson 256-845-9463


Second Chance Shelter 130 County Road 398 Boaz AL 35957 10.7 miles from Dawson 256-561-2411

DeKalb County Animal Control 2601 Jordan Road Southwest Fort Payne AL 35968 12.0 miles from Dawson 256-304-0474

Boaz Animal Control 112 Broad Street Boaz AL 35957 15.5 miles from Dawson 256-593-6812

Albertville Animal Hospital: Trapp Ellen DVM 530 Alabama 75 Albertville AL 35950 15.5 miles from Dawson 256-878-5321

Dekalb County SPCA PO Box 653 Fort Payne AL 35967 17.2 miles from Dawson 256-845-9463

Gadsden Animal Control 90 Broad Street Gadsden AL 35901 20.8 miles from Dawson 256-549-4508

Humane Society of Etowah County 1700 Chestnut Street Gadsden AL 35901 20.8 miles from Dawson 256-547-4846

Guntersville Animal Hospital 1609 Henry Street Guntersville AL 35976 22.2 miles from Dawson 256-582-3184

Scottsboro Animal Control 210 Abby Ln Scottsboro AL 35769 24.3 miles from Dawson 256-259-6511

Save the Animals 224 West Grand Avenue Rainbow AL 35906 24.7 miles from Dawson 256-442-0044

Etowah County Animal Shelter 12071 US Highway 278 E Piedmont AL 36272 25.3 miles from Dawson 256-492-0801

Rainbow City Animal Control 3700 Rainbow Drive Gadsden AL 35906 25.4 miles from Dawson 256-413-3052

Friends for Life, Inc. 2491 County Road 140 Gaylesville AL 35973 26.0 miles from Dawson 256-422-5224

Scottsboro Animal Shelter 222 Howard Street Scottsboro AL 35768 26.5 miles from Dawson 256-259-6511

Happy PAWS Haven, Inc. 59 Granada Road Arab AL 35016 32.4 miles from Dawson 256-653-1674

Rockin' P Rescue, Inc 885 Roy Webb Road Jacksonville AL 36265 32.7 miles from Dawson 256-435-3849

CARAA at Arab Animal Shelter PO Box 522 Arab AL 35016 32.9 miles from Dawson 256-738-0272

Jacksonville Animal Control 1112 Francis Street West Jacksonville AL 36265 34.8 miles from Dawson 256-435-3582

Misfit Haven Animal Rescue Inc. 536 Brock Road Summerville GA 30747 36.8 miles from Dawson 706-766-8539

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.