Fort Payne Animal Shelter

Find Fort Payne 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.


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


Dekalb County SPCA PO Box 653 Fort Payne AL 35967 256-845-9463

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

Friends for Life, Inc. 2491 County Road 140 Gaylesville AL 35973 15.8 miles from Fort Payne 256-422-5224

Misfit Haven Animal Rescue Inc. 536 Brock Road Summerville GA 30747 19.9 miles from Fort Payne 706-766-8539

Scottsboro Animal Control 210 Abby Ln Scottsboro AL 35769 23.9 miles from Fort Payne 256-259-6511

Scottsboro Animal Shelter 222 Howard Street Scottsboro AL 35768 23.9 miles from Fort Payne 256-259-6511

Chesapeake Bay Retriever Relief & Rescue 420 Scoggin Road Northwest Rome GA 30165 27.4 miles from Fort Payne

Second Chance Shelter 130 County Road 398 Boaz AL 35957 27.5 miles from Fort Payne 256-561-2411

Albertville Animal Hospital: Trapp Ellen DVM 530 Alabama 75 Albertville AL 35950 31.4 miles from Fort Payne 256-878-5321

Pet Connection 1953 Blacks Bluff Road Southwest Rome GA 30161 31.6 miles from Fort Payne 706-235-2913

Walker County Animal Shelter 5488 North Marble Top Road Chickamauga GA 30707 32.0 miles from Fort Payne 706-375-2100

Boaz Animal Control 112 Broad Street Boaz AL 35957 32.5 miles from Fort Payne 256-593-6812

Rome/Floyd Humane Society 518 Broad Street Rome GA 30161 32.8 miles from Fort Payne 706-234-7979

Etowah County Animal Shelter 12071 US Highway 278 E Piedmont AL 36272 34.2 miles from Fort Payne 256-492-0801

Gadsden Animal Control 90 Broad Street Gadsden AL 35901 35.7 miles from Fort Payne 256-549-4508

Guntersville Animal Hospital 1609 Henry Street Guntersville AL 35976 36.2 miles from Fort Payne 256-582-3184

Humane Society of Etowah County 1700 Chestnut Street Gadsden AL 35901 36.2 miles from Fort Payne 256-547-4846

Floyd County Animal Control 431 Mathis Road Southeast Rome GA 30161 36.7 miles from Fort Payne 706-236-4537

Polk County Animal Control 1215 Veal Street Cedartown GA 30125 38.1 miles from Fort Payne 678-901-4665

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.