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Friends of DeKalb County-AL Animal Adoption Center

2601 Jordan Rd SW, Ft. Payne, AL 35968

Phone (256) 304-0474
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Areas Friends of DeKalb County-AL Animal Adoption Center serves

DeKalb County Alabama

Friends of DeKalb County-AL Animal Adoption Center's adoption process


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Please call the shelter @ 256-304-0474 when you arrive at the shelter for entry.

Additional adoption info

Adoption fees through the county shelter are $80.00 and only covers rabies vaccination, spay/neuter and microchip. If the pet is adopted after entering the foster care program, the fee may be increased to $125 as dogs over 6 months are then heartworm tested, and cats are Felv/FIV, and they also receive their 1st puppy/kitten boosters.

About Friends of DeKalb County-AL Animal Adoption Center

Friends of DeKalb County-AL Animal Adoption Center is a 501c3, non profit, all volunteer, foster based rescue and not the shelter staff.

Our mission is to improve visibility and increase awareness of the countless number of abandoned, homeless animals located in the DeKalb County-AL Animal Shelter, with the ultimate goal being to unite these deserving animals with the perfect family to call their own.

Whether it be by finding adopters for homeless animals, reuniting lost pets with their owners or increasing community awareness about important issues, our volunteers are dedicated to being a voice for the animals in our area that are in need.

However, we can not do this alone. There are numerous ways that you can help in this effort, including volunteering, educating, donating, fostering a pet until it is adopted and sharing pictures of animals that are posted on our page.

The list of ways to help is endless and can be tailored to meet whatever your needs may be.

For those of you interested in making a monetary donation, please send your donation via Paypal to

Any donations are greatly appreciated and can truly save lives.

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Support adoption and rescue. Why go to a dog breeder, cat breeder or pet store to buy a dog or buy a cat when you can adopt?

Why should you adopt?

Dog adoption and cat adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog or adopt a cat and you'll have a friend for life.

What is the difference between adopting a dog, adopting a cat, adopting a kitten or adopting a puppy versus getting dogs for sale, cats for sale, puppies for sale or kittens for sale from a dog breeder or a cat breeder?

When someone is breeding puppies or breeding kittens, they are creating new dogs and cats who need homes. Some people are interested in a very specific breed of dog, cat, puppy or kitten and they think the only way to find that specific breed is to buy a dog for sale or buy a cat for sale from a puppy breeder or a kitten breeder. Yet animal shelters are filled with dogs and cats who must find homes.

So rather than buying a dog or puppy for sale from a dog breeder or buying a cat or kitten for sale from a cat breeder, we encourage people to adopt a dog, adopt a cat, adopt a puppy or adopt a kitten at their local animal shelter, SPCA, humane society or pet rescue group.