December 2007
Pet Corner

Adopt a Pet this Season


Adopt a Pet this Season

Are you thinking about a pet for Christmas? Is your family ready to make a long-term commitment, both in time and money? If the answer is a resounding "yes," then consider adopting a pet from a shelter or rescue group.

There are literally hundreds of thousands of pets who need homes. To find a shelter near you, check the yellow pages in your phone directory or see a listing by city in Pet Corner at alafarmnews.com.

While adopting a pet from a shelter isn’t free, it is usually less expensive than buying from a breeder and has the added benefit of helping a pet in need, an appropriate Christmastime value. Some people avoid animal welfare organizations because they want a purebred. They’re surprised to find that many purebreds end up homeless.

Alabama Animal Shelters by City (partial list)

AUBURN
Auburn University Canine Detection Program  334-844-4237
Dr. Meredith’s Rescue Critters  334-576-2700
Lee County Humane Society 334-821-3222

ALABASTER
Great Dane Rescue 205-663-3618

ALEXANDER CITY
Lake Martin Humane Society Animal Shelter 256-234-5533

ANDALUSIA
Andalusia Animal Shelter 334-222-8705
Andalusia Area Humane Society 334-222-8142  

ANNISTON
Anniston Animal Shelter 205-236-1581
Calhoun County Animal Control Center 256-231-0854

ARAB
Arab Animal Control/Paws on Parade Arab  256-586-1357 or 586-8124
Happy PAWS Haven, Inc. 256-653-1674
North Alabama Keeshond Rescue 256-586-6780

ATHENS
The Dog Pound  256-771-7889
The Humane Society of Limestone County 256-233-4021

BESSEMER
Bessemer Humane Society 205- 425-0610

BIRMINGHAM
BJC Animal Control 205-591-6522
Greater Birmingham Humane Society 205-942-1211 or 780-7281
Greyhound Pets of America 205-833-6654
Head to Tail Animal Care  205-279-3800
Pekinese Rescue 205-836-6612
Save Our Strays 205-967-6711 Email
Schnauzer Love Rescue Inc.  205-853-6709
Shelby County Mobile Adoptions 205-408-0250
Tailwagger Adoption Center 205-595-7281
TEARS  205-744-3373

BREWTON
Humane Society of Escambia County 251-867-6860

BRIDGEPORT
Faith, Hope and Charity Animal Shelter 256-495-2448

CALERA
Calera Animal Hospital Equine Rescue 205-668-2300

CAMP HILL
Rescue K9-1-1 Inc. 256-896-4694

CLANTON
Chilton County Humane Society 205-755-9170

CLAY
Australian Shepherd Rescue of Alabama  205-541-2875

CLAYTON
Barber County Humane Society  334-775-7477

CLEVELAND
Blount County Animal Shelter 205-625-6026

COLUMBIANA
Shelby Humane Society 205-669-3916

COTTONWOOD
Dirty Sally's-Pet Pals 334-691-3552

CULLMAN
Cullman County Animal Shelter    256-734-5448
CAAWA    256-739-9318

DALEVILLE
Lil' Tykes Rescue & Adoption    334-598-2473

DAPHNE
Daphne Animal Shelter 334-621-2831

DECATUR
Alabama Boston Terrier Rescue 256-637-2823
Animal Friends Humane Society 256-351-2347
Big Paws Great Dane Rescue of Decatur 256-654-0663
Decatur Animal Services    256-341-4791
Decatur Animal Shelter 205-351-7765
Paws Rescue    256-353-7787
Tennessee Valley Golden Retriever Rescue    865-558-3100

DOTHAN
City of Dothan Animal Shelter    334-615-4620
Dothan City Animal Shelter 334-793-0295
Heaven Scent Ferret Rescue/Shelter 334-899-7967
Wiregrass Humane Society 334-792-6693

ENTERPRISE
S.O.S. Animal Shelter     334-393-1743

EUFAULA
Eufaula Animal Shelter 334-687-1234

EVERGREEN
Evergreen Animal Shelter 334-578-7217

FAIRHOPE
Baldwin County Humane Society 251-928-4585
Baldwin Animal Rescue Center    800-547-6518
The Haven    251-929-3980

FLORALA
Love & Care For God's Animal 334- 858-7249
Saving Animals From Euthanasia (SAFE) 334-858-2955

FLORENCE
Florence/Lauderdale Animal Shelter    256-760-6676
N. Alabama Ferret , Persian & Small Animal Rescue    256-767-0875
Northwest Alabama Herding Dog Rescue Inc    256-389-3824
PAWS (Pets Are Worth Saving)    256-383-0690

FT. PAYNE
DeKalb County SPCA    256-845-9463

GADSDEN
Humane Society of Etowah County 256-547-4846

GREENVILLE
Greenville Animal Shelter 334-382-7806

GUNTERSVILLE
Guntersville Animal Shelter 205-582-3184

GORDO
Red Gate Farm Rescue    205-333-1365

GREENVILLE
Greenville Animal Shelter    334-382-7806

HARTSELLE
PCDS     256-773-2596

HOMEWOOD
Alabama Animal Adoption Society 205-871-6351

HAYDEN
2nd Chance Animal Sanctuary    205-590-4853
Crossing Paths Animal Rescue    205-559-7648

HEADLAND
Furry Friends Rescue    334-714-1179

HOMEWOOD
Basset Hound Rescue of Alabama Inc.    205-335-5260
Alabama Animal Adoption Society    205-871-6351

HUNTSVILLE
A New Leash on Life, Inc.    256-489-7387
ARK - Always for Animals Refuge Kindness 256-851-4088
Chase Animal Hospital    256-851-7297
Greater Huntsville Humane Society    256-881-8081
Green Cove Pet Hospital    256-882-0219
Huntsville Animal Services    256-883-3782
Internet Miniature Pinscher Service Inc.    404-425-2920
I.R.A German Shepherd Rescue 256-890-6121
The Ark Inc.     256-851-4088
Weimaraner Rescue of the South    256-721-9469

IRONDALE
Rescue Hope    205-833-4673

JACKSON
City of Jackson Animal Control    251-246-2461

JASPER
Walker County Humane Society 205-221-6621

LAFAYETTE
Chihuahua & Toy Breed Rescue    334-864-7665

LOCUST Fork
B.A.R.K.    205-681-0838

LOXLEY
Maddies Adoption Center    251-964-8888

MADISON
Madison City Police Department    256-772-5694

MOBILE
Mobile SPCA    251-633-3531
Animal Rescue Foundation    251-478-9743
Laurens Zoo Special Interest Adoptions    251-402-3039
Chaos and Critters    251-662-7847
City of Mobile Animal Shelter    251-208-2801

MONROEVILLE
Monroe County Animal Shelter 334-575-3427

Montevallo
Montevallo Humane Society 205-665-1264

MONTGOMERY
Alabama Border Collie Rescue    334-270-0627
Central Alabama Animal Services 334-872-5683
Dusty Trails Horse Rescue Inc.    334-284-2122
Heart of Dixie Basset Hound Rescue    334-240-1000
Humane Society Animal Shelter 334-281-8390
Montgomery Humane Society 334-409-0622 Email
Montgomery Humane Society    334-409-0622

MOULTON
Dixie Coonhound Rescue    256-974-1840

MUSCLE SHOALS
Colbert County Humane Society 205-381-4073

NORTHPORT
T-Town P.A.W.S. Inc.    205-339-7074
Metro Animal Shelter 205-345-7996

ODENVILLE
St. Clair County Humane Society 205-469-2493

OZARK
Little Doggies Rescue/Adoption    334-984-0404
Ozark-Dale County Humane Society    334-774-7387
Ozark Animal Shelter 334-774-2371
Ozark Animal Control Shelter 334-774-4633

PELHAM
Alabama Animal Rescue    205-621-2157
Alabama Wildlife Rescue Service 205-663-7930

PELL CITY
Pell City Animal Shelter    205-814-1567

PHENIX CITY
Phenix City Animal Shelter    334-291-4847
Cat & Dog Rescue    334-855-9540

PHIL CAMPBELL
Last Hope Pet Rescue    256-332-7984

PIKE ROAD
German Shepherd Rescue of Central Alabama    334-322-1811

PISGAH
Jackson County SPCA    256-451-8401

POINT CLEAR
J & L Golden Retriever Rescue    251-404-0045

PRATTVILLE
Prattville/Autauga Humane Society    334-358-2882

RAINBOW CITY
Southside / Rainbow City Pet Adoption Center    256-413-3052

SAND ROCK
Scochar's Helping Hands
5464 CR70, Sand Rock, AL 35983 256-523-4198 Email

SCOTTSBORO
Kayleigh's Haven    256-599-9649
Alabama Basset & Bloodhound Rescue    256-599-0457
Safe Haven Animal Shelter    256-259-2390

SEALE
Bow Wows and Meows Pet Rescue    334-855-9540
Deep South Alaskan Malamute Rescue    334-855-3982

SELMA
Central Alabama Animal Shelter
2950 Hwy 80 E, Selma, AL 36701 334-872-5683

SOMERVILLE
Morgan County Humane Society    256-778-9709

SUMMERDALE
Baldwin County Animal Control Center    251-972-6834

SYLACAUGA
The Haven Animal Rescue Foundation 256-245-2500
South Talladega Animal Shelter 205- 249-9358

TALLADEGA
City of Talladega
South St, W, Talladega, AL 35160 205-362-5856

TALLASSEE
Southern Skies Animal Sanctuary    334-283-1166

THEODORE
Lost Without You    251-391-0959

TONEY
A Cut Above the Rebelstar Standard Rescue    256-233-1144
The ARK Inc. 256-851-4088
Challenger's House    256-420-5995
Country Clinic     256-859-2221

TUSCALOOSA
Tuscaloosa Metro Animal Shelter    205-752-9101
ADAR Rescue     205-759-1100
Maddies Pet Rescue Project    205-345-5512
Humane Society of West Alabama    205-554-0011

TUSCUMBIA
Colbert County Animal Control Association    256-381-4073

TUSKEGEE
Macon County Humane Society    334-727-6050
Tuskegee Animal Shelter Office & Pound 334-724-2602
Tuskegee Animal Shelter 334- 724-1264

UNION SPRINGS
Bullock County Humane Society 334-738-2432

VALLEY
Chattahoochee Humane Society (CHS)    334-756-9377

VERNON
Lamar County Humane Society 205-695-6631

VINEMONT
Fairy Dogmother Rescue & Rehab, Inc.    256-338-0371

WETUMPKA
Humane Society of Elmore County 334-567-3377