Shelby Animal Shelter

Find Shelby 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.


Boykin Spaniel Rescue 366 Lake Shore Drive Shelby AL 35143 205-669-0580


Shelby Humane Society 381 McDow Road Columbiana AL 35051 5.8 miles from Shelby 205-669-3916

Montevallo Humane Society 545 Main Street Montevallo AL 35115 16.2 miles from Shelby 205-665-1264

Exotic by Nature Exotic Pet Sanctuary 511 1st Street Southwest Alabaster AL 35007 16.3 miles from Shelby 205-664-8738

Alabama Animal Rescue 45 Hunters Trce Pelham AL 35124 17.3 miles from Shelby 205-621-2157

Pelham Animal Control 3162 Pelham Parkway Pelham AL 35124 18.1 miles from Shelby 205-620-6416

Coosa Valley Humane Society PO Box 1090 Sylacauga AL 35150 18.8 miles from Shelby

Sylacauga Animal Shelter 41 Shelter Ln Sylacauga AL 35151 18.8 miles from Shelby 256-245-2500

Hoover Animal Control 2020 Valleydale Road Birmingham AL 35244 20.5 miles from Shelby 205-444-7760

Chilton County Humane Society 139 Shade Tree Drive Clanton AL 35045 20.6 miles from Shelby 205-755-9170

Shelby County Mobile Adoptions 2652 Valleydale Road Birmingham AL 35244 21.2 miles from Shelby 205-408-0250

Alabama State Animal Shelter 5220 Princeton Way Hoover AL 35226 22.9 miles from Shelby 205-982-6801

Vestavia Animal Control 1280 Montgomery Highway Vestavia Hills AL 35216 25.3 miles from Shelby 205-978-0151

Greater Birmingham Humane Society 300 Snow Drive Birmingham AL 35209 27.4 miles from Shelby 205-942-1211

Southern Furbaby Rescue 320 Hillmoor Lane Birmingham AL 35209 27.9 miles from Shelby 205-540-7147

Alabama Animal Adoption Society 2808 Crescent Avenue Birmingham AL 35209 28.4 miles from Shelby 205-871-6351

Cat Welfare Society 4317 Fair Oaks Drive Birmingham AL 35213 28.8 miles from Shelby 205-879-2728

Friends of Cats and Dogs 3923 Montevallo Road South Birmingham AL 35213 29.0 miles from Shelby 205-879-4574

Weimaraner Rescue of the South 1420 Cresthill Road Birmingham AL 35213 30.2 miles from Shelby 205-531-2983

Bessemer Humane Society 1230 15th Avenue North Bessemer AL 35020 30.5 miles from Shelby 205-425-0610

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.