Blount County’s Animal Shelter

Blount County Alabama Animal Shelter, the Animal Adoption Center of Blount County
Animal Adoption Center of Blount County in Cleveland, Alabama

blount county's shelter

The Animal Adoption Center of Blount County
5554 County Highway 1
Cleveland, Alabama 35049

Visiting the shelter

  • Pubic Hours: Tuesday–Friday 11–4:30, Saturday 9–2.
  • Entrance Gate: Use the call box (see photo below) when you pull up to the gate.
  • To Adopt or meet adoptable pets, make an appointment or simply come to the shelter. See Adopt for fees and other info.
  • Appointments are appreciated by the shelter staff, and are required when surrendering a pet. Schedule at 205-625-6026. Facebook members can click the blue "Book Now" button on the shelter's Facebook page or if it's not working, message the shelter.
  • See below for information on volunteering, donating, fostering, or assistance with or surrendering your own pet.
Blount County Alabama Animal Shelter, the Animal Adoption Center of Blount County
Use the callbox on the left to request entrance to the shelter.

volunteering at the shelter

The shelter welcomes volunteers: visit the animals, walk the dogs, pet the cats and kittens, play with the adult dogs and puppies, provide much-needed socialization that improves health and happiness and helps ensure a great home. You'll learn about animals and about the shelter. Kids ages 6–16 must be accompanied by an adult guardian.


A foster program is in the works; watch for information here and on Facebook.

Visit or call to donate via credit card, check, or cash. You will receive a donation receipt.

  • The shelter always needs dog food and newspaper.
  • Purchase food, toys, supplies from the shelter's Amazon wishlist, or this second wishlist.
  • Sponsor or donate toward an animal's adoption fee. By reducing the upfront cost, your contribution helps animals find homes. You can name a specific animal to support, if you'd like.
  • To make a general donation, please specify "special projects" to ensure that your donation goes to the shelter.

Please consider including the shelter in your trust or will. It is these gifts that enable the shelter's larger projects and purchases.

assistance with your pet or surrendering your pet

For help with your own pet (such as if you need pet food during a hardship), or if you think you need to re-home your pet, see Assistance.

Blount County Alabama Animal Shelter, the Animal Adoption Center of Blount County
A mere two days after the Animal Adoption Center requested toys, the community flooded the shelter's dogs and cats with gifts. If you'd like to send something, the shelter maintains a wishlist on Amazon. Donations to counties (including the shelter) are tax deductible in Alabama. Photo by AAC.

animal control

  • In the City of Oneonta, call 205-274-2150.
  • Elsewhere in Blount County, call 205-625-4193, or call the Sheriff's Office non-emergency line at 205-625-4127.