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My name is Ginger!
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The Haven
Adoption process

Meet the Pet


Approve Application


Sign Adoption Contract

Facts about me

Domestic Shorthair/Domestic Shorthair
Orange or Red
Pet ID
Hair Length

My info

Small blue checkmark Spayed / Neutered

My story

Ginger is newly retired! At 9 years old, she is considered a "senior" cat, but only half-way through her life. The best years are yet to come, aren't they?! 👵
This little lady has a beautiful silver coat, soft fur, and multi-colored dapple hidden throughout. With gorgeous yellow eyes, she'll easily be the prettiest cat you've ever adopted.
Like a beautiful rose however, beware the thorns! 🌹👀 Ginger doesn't like to be held, and doesn't like other animals. She wants to be an only child. She is however very affectionate and enjoys head scratches and watching bird documentaries.

Thank you for your interest in adopting your next pet from The Haven. Each cat adoption fee of $125 includes spay/neuter, up-to-date vaccines, rabies vaccine and tag (age 3 months and up), microchip, deworming, flea/tick/heartworm preventative, testing for feline AIDS, leukemia, and heartworms, a free starter bag of Hills Science Diet, and coupons from area businesses.

Please make sure you review the following as part of the adoption process:
· Adopter must be 18 years of age or older.
· A current government-issued photo ID (no student IDs) - such as a driver's license, state ID, passport, military ID, etc.
· Have a Meet and Greet with the animal and our adoption coordinator (These can be a virtual Meet and Greet session due to COVID-19)
· Adopters are responsible for bringing their own travel carrier with them when picking up their new pet.
· The Haven accepts cash, check debit/credit cards, or money orders

The Haven

Contact info
The Haven
Pet ID
559 South Section Street, Fairhope, AL 36532

Their adoption process


Meet the Pet


Approve Application


Sign Adoption Contract

Additional adoption info

To Adopt an animal, please bring in the following information:

1. ID (preferably driver's license)

2. Proof of Address

3. If you rent, you will need to submit the contact info for your landlord

4. Veteriarian reference to ensure that prior pets were well cared for and that current pets in the household are up to date on their shots.

Following are forms that will get you started in the application process:

DOG: Before adopting a dog, we require an approved application, a signed contract, and a $90 donation to cover the dogs health-related and boarding expenses while in our care.

CAT: Before adopting a cat, we require an approved application, a signed contract, and a $65 donation to cover the cats health-related and boarding expenses while in our care.

All forms are saved as Adobe Acrobat PDF files and can be downloaded and printed from your computer

Go meet their pets

Hours of Shelter Operation:

Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri

10 am - 4 pm



10 am - 1 pm. ( we are closed for off-site pet adoptions held the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd weekend of every month)

More about this shelter


The Haven provides a shelter and finds adoptive homes for abused, neglected, homeless and neglected animals, treating them with love, respect, and medical care. Through education and volunteer programs, we promote community awareness of pet overpopulation and responsibility.

The Haven is a non-profit sanctuary for animals that will be cared for regardless of how long it takes to find them loving homes.


The Haven was the idea and dream of Dr. Teresa Marshall, a local veterinarian, who ran The Haven out of her clinic for eleven years. In 2001 The Haven became a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization. Also in 2001, the City of Fairhope offered use of part of the city animal shelter in return for The Haven providing veterinary care and staffing for the entire shelter. With this agreement both our need and ability to find homes for animals increased.

Many of the animals at The Haven have been neglected, starved, struck by cars, beaten, and/or otherwise abused so the veterinary care and rehabilitation is frequently extensive and expensive. All of the animals are spayed or neutered and receive all necessary veterinary care such as de-worming, vaccinations, heartworm testing, micro-chipped, feline aids and leukemia testing, and receive 30 days of FREE pet health insurance. Potential adopters are carefully screened. Current adoption fees are $65 for cats and $90 for dogs. We are a no-kill shelter so no adoptable animal is euthanized just because we don't find it a ready home- we just keep trying. Also, we ask that if any home situation/adoption does not work out for a Haven graduate, that the Haven is contacted so that we can find them the right home. We have the motto "once a Haven animal, always a Haven animal". We have frequent off -site pet adoption events, website marketing, and other active marketing, as well as adoptions at the shelter - all in an effort to place animals.

Another important role The Haven plays is educating the community on the importance of spaying and neutering their pets. Our quarterly newsletter is distributed containing updates from families that have recently adopted a companion for The Haven and many other pet related articles. We also have educational programs and information encouraging the humane care of animals- such as warning of the dangers of leaving pets in hot cars. We are becoming involved in the school system and discussing these issues with the children.

The Haven would not exist though without all the tireless work of its many volunteers. Volunteers tasks are near endless including office support, walking dogs, helping at adoption and fundraising events, and, yes, cleaning cages. The Haven does various fundraisers throughout the year to raise money for operations. Recent events have included a pet photo contest, a pet essay contest, a benefit luncheon featuring Fannie Flagg, and a pet Mardi Gras parade. The Haven also operates a resale shop of donated items with the proceeds benefiting The Haven. The resale shop also provides a volunteer opportunity for people who prefer not to work at the shelter itself.

The Haven is a relatively new organization that has made great strides in a short amount of time. We are proud of what we have accomplished, but we have a long way to go. We are striving to live in a society where loving, adoptable animals are not being killed. We need to change the mindset of our community that animals are disposable.

We appreciate your interest and if you have further questions feel free to contact us at (251) 929-3980, or at . Mail may be sent to P.O. Box 1063 Fairhope, AL 36533 .You may visit us at the shelter at 559 South Section Street in Fairhope, Ala. Finally, donations are always greatly appreciated and tax deductible as allowed by law as The Haven is a non-profit 501(c) (3) organization.