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Please save lives! Please adopt, spay/neuter, and tag/microchip!  
SAVE  provides low cost spay/neuter assistance in Calhoun County.


Please support our mission and our animals:


  • Wish list items:  Bleach, Pine Sol, paper towels, bedding, cat litter. Gently used dog houses. Chain link fence panels and gates. Aluminum cans for recycling.  
  • Secondhand Tails Thrift Store:  All profits benefit our shelter. Secondhand Tails
  • Volunteer:  Can’t afford to donate but still want to help? Please volunteer!


Adopting A Friend

Are you ready to adopt? 

First, ask yourself these five questions:

1. Do I have the money?  The adoption fee is just the start. Can you provide quality food, safe toys, monthly flea/tick/heartworm prevention, and routine vet care?

 2. Do I have the time?  Dogs especially require training, active exercise, and socializing with the family.

3. Do I have a plan?  What will you do with your pet when you are at work? On vacation? If you have to move?

4. Do I have full agreement?   The entire family must be ready for a new pet, including any pets you already have. 

5. Do I have the commitment?   Unlike children, your pet will rely on you every day for his/her entire life. Are you willing to provide a lifetime of care?

So, are you really ready to adopt? 


Our Adoption Procedures, Fees, and Application

What to Expect After Adopting

Making Dog Adoption a Success (pdf)

Recommended Reading

Who We Are


Calhoun County Humane Society (dba The Animal Shelter) is a non-profit shelter for Jacksonville Alabama's homeless pets.



Adopters are encouraged to visit the shelter to make the right match. Please only bring small children after narrowing the field to a few dogs you want to meet in the outdoor play yard. The kennels are too loud and scary for small children.


An approved application is required and most dogs will need a fenced yard. Tethering, chaining, and roaming are unacceptable. 


All animals are vaccinated and will be spayed/neutered prior to leaving the shelter. This is a real bargain, as our adoption fee is much lower than the average vetting bill! 


Please adopt a shelter pet!




Come Visit Us

1201 Parkwood Drive, Anniston, AL 36201  MAP

Monday - Tuesday 

12 noon to 4 p.m. 



Thursday - Friday 

12 noon to 4 p.m.


12 noon to 3 p.m.



Oxford Exchange PetSmart:


  • Adoptable Dog: FIRST Saturday, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Adoptable Cats: in the Cat Condos



Contact The Animal Shelter