Tuscaloosa Metro Animal Shelter

Avaliable Forever Friends!


Our Featured Pet...

CHECK US OUT ON FACEBOOK!!! "BEAT THE HEAT" in August!! Come and adopt your new best friend for a reduced price. All dogs and puppies are $25 and all cats and kittens are $20. There is a refundable $50 spay/neuter deposit for all animals that are not altered at the time of adoption. We have many wonderful pets for you to choose from!! As a thank you for adopting, you will recieve a coupon for a free Sundae at Dairy Queen! >

Metro Animal Shelter microchips all dogs and cats that are over 4 months of age when they get adopted. We have joined 24HR Pet Watch and many other shelters to help companion animals reunite with their owners.


For rescue organizations ONLY: If you are a 501(c)3 rescue organization that is interested in rescuing one of our animals, please contact Kelley Strickland at gracie13101@yahoo.com. Your organization must provide us with a copy of your tax-exempt status, 2 personal references (either another rescue, adoptive home, etc), and a vet reference. For a rescue fee of $35, the animal will be spayed/neutered, heartworm or FeLV/FIV tested, up-to-date on shots (including rabies), dewormed, and microchipped. We try and save as many homeless animals as possible and enjoy working with all rescue organizations.
Our shelter uses the SAFER test that helps us identify dogs who will make wonderful pets, dogs that need a small amount of behavior modification, and dogs that will not make appropriate pets. Ultimately, this means better placements, safer in-shelter interactions, and fewer returns. This test, however, is not a guarantee of the dog's behavior once it leaves the shelter and is placed in a home environment. Any dog is unpredictable in a home setting. Our profile of each animal is a guideline ONLY to help us match the appropriate pet with a potential adopter.

Volunteer Opportunities

We are in need of dependable volunteers at the shelter. Volunteer opportunities range from bathing, socializing, and evaluating animals to assisting with adoptions at our adoption center in Pet Supplies "Plus". For more information contact Linda Workman at 752-9101.

Wish List

*Cat litter *Cat lap pads *Cat toys *Rawhide bones *Chew toys *Soft dog treats *Hot dogs *Cube cheese *Dog toys *Stuffed animals *Towels/blankets *Office Supplies *Laundry detergent *Liquid handsoap *Lots of VOLUNTEERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Who We Are

Opened in July of 1994, Tuscaloosa Metro Animal Shelter has taken in thousands of homeless and unwanted animals in Tuscaloosa County and beyond. We are funded by the City of Tuscaloosa, City of Northport and the Tuscaloosa County Commission. We have 108 dog kennels, 72 cat cages, and 15 isolation cages. We take in over 7,000 a year and adopt out over 1200 a year. Once a week we do spay & neuter surgery on our shelter animals only , so that we may help control the pet overpopulation.

Adopting a Friend

We require a $50.00 adoption fee on all puppies under 3 months of age and $35.00 adoption fee on all kittens under 3 months of age. A $50.00 adoption fee for all animals that are already spayed and/or neutered. A $50.00 deposit will be required on all unaltered puppies & kittens which will be refunded when proof of surgery is presented. All purebred animals will be fixed before being adopted.

Come Visit Us!

Our hours for adoption are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 10-5:30, Wednesday 8-11:30 and Saturday 8-11:30. We are located on 35th Street in Tuscaloosa, right off of I-359. We are right next door to Waste Management.
Tuscaloosa Metro Animal Shelter
3140 35th Street

Tuscaloosa, AL 35401
Phone: 205-752-9101

Email: mas@dbtech.net
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