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Ferret Shelters in Alabama

Grady, AL 36036
334 301-3558
By Appointment Only
We are a small ferret-only rescue in Central Alabama. Our shelter offers new owner classes, adoptions, nutritional advice & help with behavioral issue.

10016 Allison Drive SE
Huntsville, AL 35803
256 457-3284
We are the only non-profit ferret shelter in the North Alabama area. We are located in Huntsville, AL and have just incorporated this year. We are currently filing for our 501c3 status with the IRS. Our family owned several ferrets before we felt the need to help these wonderful creatures find forever homes when their present owners are no longer able to care for them in the way they deserve.
Zilla's Fuzzy Friends
Ferret Shelter & Rescue

6520 Waterworks Road
Birmingham AL 35117
Director: James Barr
Email 205 585-4171
We accept ferrets that are unwanted, unloved or any reason. We help find homes for all ferrets all colors sexes all conditions. We are a home based shelter but no ferret goes unloved. If no home is found for any reason the ferrets will remain here and become part of the family.

Dog & Cat Shelters in Alabama

Alabaster, AL 35235
We are a rescue that takes in litters, orphaned puppies, nursing and pregnant mommas. We have a network of foster homes that all dogs stay in while under our care. All dogs stay within the program until they are adopted. Each of our animals are in foster homes. There is not one specific place to view them. So, visits have to be arranged on an individual basis.

6140 Rangeline Road
Theodore, AL 36582
251 443-1198
Animal Rescue Foundation is a non-profit organization founded in December 1995 and dedicated to promoting the welfare and humane treatment of animals, through rescue, fostering and placement. Adoptable cats and dogs awaiting a permanent, loving family are placed in our foster center, hence its name, the ARFanage. We operate solely from donations. Adoption donations are $95 for dogs, $70 for cats. All pets placed for adoption have been socialized, evaluated and seen by a vet. All are micro chipped, up to date on shots, up to date on heartworm preventative and spayed/neutered before placement. We practice non-lethal population control, including early-age spay/neuter. ARF advocates on behalf of all individual animals about the humanity of sterilization, not euthanasia, as an effective solution to reproduction and unnecessary breeding.

PO Box 1572
Oneonta, AL 35121
205 807-7281
Another Option Cat Rescue is a small, no kill rescue in Blount County. We rescue cats from all walks of life, including pregnant/nursing mamas as well as orphaned litters. All cats remain in our care for however long it takes us to adopt them out to an approved loving home.

Valley Av
Birmingham, Alabama 35209
205 834-7860
Our mission at Big Hearts and Wet Noses is to rescue, care for, treat, and adopt out as many abused and homeless animals as we possibly can while spreading the word about the horrible facts of animal abuse and all it's different forms. We thank you for your support and time.

PO BOX 267
LaFayette, AL 36862
954 989-9766 (voicemail)
A 501c3 Not-For-Profit Organization dedicated to rescuing, rehabilitating and finding homes for abandoned, abused and neglected Toy Breeds.

P.O. Box 2517
Evergreen, CO 80437
303 674-6442
EAPL is a nonprofit, volunteer organization dedicated to providing aid to lost, abandoned and suffering animals through rescue, shelter and education. Since our inception in April 1981, we have provided a better life for thousands of animals.

PO Box 640561
Pike Road, AL 36064
334 322-1811
German Shepherd Rescue of Central Alabama is an all volunteer 501(c)(3) non-profit, 'No Kill' rescue organization. We rescue German Shepherds out of shelters and from abusive situations. We take in abandoned and stray dogs, and we take owner surrenders as space allows. All dogs are neutered or spayed, current on shots and have tested negative for heartworms before they are placed in their forever home. These dogs are kept in private homes and will be shown by appointment only to APPROVED applicants. We do our best to help out any German Shepherd dog in need (primarily in the state of Alabama); unfortunately, we have limited space and finances. It takes time and money to get most of our rescue babies up to good health and full adoption status. We also help people who are having problems with their German Shepherds. We would like to help owners work through the problems rather than have to give their dog up.

59 Granada Rd
Arab, AL 35016
256 653-1674
Founded in 1997 by Silvia and David Harvey, Happy PAWS Haven (Progressive Animal Welfare System) is located in Arab, Marshall County, Alabama.

Happy PAWS Haven, Inc., a no-kill, no-kennel, spay and neuter Companion Animal Shelter, received the IRS 501(c)3 Federal Non-profit Agency status in January 2002. Our EIN number is 72-1519078. This allows all donations to be tax-deductible that follow IRS guidelines.

47 County Road 170
Jemison, Alabama 35085
205 646-3070
Joe Jackson's Dog World Inc. is a 10 acre dog park where people can come and bring their pets and just have a relaxing time with their dogs. It will also have an RV park hopefully by the fall of 2013. Also in the plans are horse trails so we can hopefully create a unique outdoor experience for everyone. It will also encompass a Dog Rescue; including a sanctuary building built on the property in which there will be a two bedroom/ 1 bath apartment, an inside and outside dog training facility, and a muti-purpose/bathing area. On the main floor, there are runs for the rescue dogs. At night, they will be housed in dens located there. Each rescue will have a den, in which they’ll sleep and have cover from the elements, and a run, in which they will be able to move around and experience the day, when not in the dog park. Joe Jackson's Dog World Inc. is a no-kill dog sanctuary.

2726 Bynum -Leatherwood Rd.
Anniston, Alabama
256 238-0380
Non profit, 501 c, we are a small facility and a no kill shelter.

The League for Animal Welfare (L.A.W. ) is an all volunteer organization dedicated to finding homes for all adoptable dogs and cats. We also are strong supporters of Spay / Neuter programs.

Our funding comes from donations, bake sales, yard sales, roadblocks and a variety of other activities. We have no ties to any government program.

2804 Hwy 84 West
Daleville, AL 36322
334 598-2473
Since 2002, Lil' Tykes Rescue & Adoption has been providing education and outreach to our community of pet owners. Our outreach also includes taking in local stray and unwanted dogs as well as rescuing dogs from high-kill shelters throughout Alabama, some parts of Northwest Florida, and other surrounding areas.

Once in our care, we provide our companion pets with spay/neutering, heartworm testing (and treatment if positive), and all needed vaccinations. Additionally, we provide medical treatments for open wounds, broken bones, skin problems, dental and eye problems. We also rehabilitate dogs that come from abusive situations.

We have a no-kill policy and place as many dogs as possible in happy forever homes in our area. And, whenever needed, a sister shelter in Florida has had good success finding safe & happy forever homes for some of our unplaced rescued dogs.

1700 McMeans Ave
Bay Minette, AL 36507
251 937-8811
The North Baldwin Animal Shelter is a non profit privately funded, “no kill” animal shelter which opened in June of 2010 in Bay Minette, Alabama. The state of the art facility, boasts more than 7,000 square feet and sits on 5 acres at 1700 McMeans Avenue in Bay Minette. Our shelter was established as a place to care for animals from the Bay Minette City Animal Shelter until adoption. We now accept animals as space permits on a hardship basis. The animals are first vet checked, spayed or neutered, vaccinated and then transported to the shelter where they will remain until adoption.

Our dogs are housed in nice sized indoor/outdoor runs and are let out 2-3 times a day in our large fenced yard space. Volunteers spend the afternoons walking the dogs through beautiful nature trails. Our cats and kittens spend most of their day cage free in well sized cat rooms complete with cat toys and climbers. Visitors are typically welcomed at the door by a number of friendly small dogs lucky to spend the day as our lobby greeters.

Opp , AL 36467
334 488-6614(Please email before calling)
We are a private entity that does rescue in our immediate area of lower Alabama and West Florida. We are actually now located in Alabama. Our Veterinarian works closely with us to health check any animal leaving this facility. We are also solely funded by adoption fees so each dog placed will have an appropriate adoption fee, to its size and medical attention required when it arrives. Adoption of a friend is a life long commitment so please, take your time and be sure that you are prepared to keep your pet for all of it's life. Often there are special needs dogs that we have that are not suitable for homes with children or other animals.

Have patience with us once you have filled in the application, as our only goal is to match the best home with the available dog. A rescue is a very special Poodle. They come to us with hope and desire - desire to find the love that has been missing in their life. They are not perfect but with love and attention they will make the most wonderful loyal friends.

If you are looking for a specific color, temperament, style and size, you need to contact a breeder. If you are seeking to assist in saving a life, giving a very loving animal a true forever home and willing to share your time, patience and love in a life long commitment, then please contact us.

19135 Nuclear Plant Rd
Tanner, AL 35671
256 233-4343
Peace Love and Animals is a non-profit NO KILL animal shelter in Tanner, AL. We are supported by an amazing staff of volunteers that work any and all hours to help our dogs, as well as the two wonderful owners of the shelter, Cathy and Mike.

PO Box 862
Auburn, AL 36831-0862
256 896-469
Rescue k911 is a non-profit, no-kill organization dedicated to reducing overpopulation, abuse and neglect of domestic animals. Rescue K911 is run entirely by compassionate like-minded professionals who volunteer their time and resources to help save the lives and then care for these animals. Since 1997, we have successfully placed over 1,000 animals in loving homes.

We are a 501(C) 3 Non profit Organization, our Tax ID# is 63-1253858.

P.O. Box 962
Scottsboro, Alabama 35768
256 259-2390
256 886-1384
Safe Haven is a 501c-3 non-profit organization. This No-Kill organization has been locally established since 2006. Safe Haven rescues pets who have been abandoned, abused or surrendered. More than 2,000 animals have been saved and given a new life. The main source of rescue pets is the local city shelter. Animals are taken from the shelter just before they are euthanized. Once rescued, animals are then spayed/neutered, brought up to date with shots, checked for heartworms, and treated for fleas and ticks (as funds are available). Animals are then put up for adoption.

PO Box 1133
Blountsville, AL 35031
No-kill animal sanctuary and rehabilitation center located on 144 acres in beautiful North Central Alabama.

To alleviate the suffering of animals.
Providing sanctuary or referral to appropriate facilities.
Educating the public to the plight of animals and their needs.
Promoting compassion and humane treatment for all animals.
Encouraging compliance with applicable local, state, and federal laws and animal welfare statutes.

A 501(c)3 non-profit, no-kill animal sanctuary and rehabilitation center located on 144 acres in beautiful North Central Alabama.

General Information
Over the years, as a no-kill facility, we have had a steadily growing population of "un-adoptables"...the ones that were passed over in the adoption process, for whatever reason. We are now housing 80+ dogs in a true sanctuary environment. Many of these dogs are over 7 years old. Please help us continue to provide them with a wonderful place to live out their lives.

P.O. Box 43057
Birmingham, AL 35243
Save Our Strays is a non-profit all volunteer organization developed and founded on the principle that no animal in our care will be put down. We realize that we can’t save all of the animals in need, but what we can do matters to each one we do save.

Decatur, AL
256 351-1862
STRNA, or Scottish Terrier Rescue of North Alabama was officially formed in 1995 and has since rescued and placed or helped in placing dozens of dogs in new homes. I decided to concentrate my rescue efforts and keep myself from being overwhelmed, so I dedicated myself to Scottish Terrier rescue.

I rescued my first Scottie almost 6 years ago. She was a stray, and in terrible shape. I took her to the vet's office and she was running a very high fever. Her hair was missing from her shoulders back, she was skinny and covered in fleas and ticks. The vet's were worried that she might have distemper. It was nearly 3 weeks before she began to recover, but she pulled through very well. She now lives with her adoptive family and has a wonderful life. Her owners named her Madeleine. Since then I have rescued many more animals, not all Scotties, and found them permanent loving homes as well.

130 County Road 398
Boaz, AL 35957
256 561-2411
We are a no-kill, limited admission shelter. Alabama law dictates that a dog only has to be held seven days once it is picked up by animal control (Alabama ST 3-7A-8). For that reason we acquire most of our dogs from local animal control departments. Only rarely are we able to accept a dog from the general public. However, our Facebook page is always open to anyone who wishes to post pictures and information on free animals needing a home.

At Second Chance Shelter we want dog care and adoption to be a favorable, uplifting experience for people and pets alike. While we occasionally we have to deal with the tragic side of animal welfare we strongly prefer to focus on providing a positive life from rescue forward.

SSTR is a 501c 3 Non-Profit charity organization, dedicated to rescuing, rehoming and providing sanctuary care for abandoned, abused and homeless toy breeds. Focusing on Shelter and Puppy Mill Dogs.

Open to foster homes in the New England area- we have transport available.

139 Bo Cole Road
Huntsville, AL 35806
The ARK, Inc., a non-profit organization, was incorporated in 1990 to help rescue unwanted, sick, injured, orphaned, and abandoned animals. Through newsletters to members, pet shows, and many other special events, The ARK helps promote proper care and humane treatment of animals.

The ARK was incorporated for the purpose of rescuing animals from shelters before they are put to death. The ARK's main mission is to ensure a good quality of life for each animal rescued by adopting it to responsible citizens that will provide care and a loving home.

559 S. Section Street
Fairhope, Alabama 36532
251 929-3980
The Haven is a no-kill animal shelter that has been recoginzed for having one of the highest save rates in the state of Alabama. Because of this, many people want to bring their pets to us that they can no longer keep or strays they have found to us as an alternative to bringing them to an open admission animal control shelter. The Haven would love to be able to help every animal, but we must remain realistic and be responsible for the animals we already promised our services to, Therefore, we pull homeless cats and dogs from our local partnering open admission animal control shelters. The Haven does not take animals from the general public. Our animals that are pulled from partnering AC shelters are usually scheduled to be euthanized due to overcrowding, illness and/or injuries. Our partnerships have steadily reduced the number of animals euthanized and also reduced the number of animals from entering the shelters over the past several years. We do offer assistance with re-homing pets, but the pet owner must be able to foster the pet until a furever home can be located.

2615 6th Street, Suite 2
Tuscaloosa, AL 35401
WAAR is a non-profit tax-exempt, animal rescue and re-homing organization dedicated to the rescue of animals who have been abused, abandoned, lost, starving, those living in unbearable conditions and those facing certain euthanasia in the Metro Animal Shelter. We are sorry but we cannot take animals from the public . . what funds we have must be spent on the many homeless animals rescued from our local shelter. We receive no local, state or federal funding. Donations from our many friends and our own efforts, thru fundraisers, are our only source of income. Medical expenses for the animals we rescue represent 100% of every donated dollar.