Alabama - Dog-Friendly Listings


Welcome to dog-friendly Alabama! Wherever you go you want to know which businesses are the most friendly and helpful for your dogs. This state guide should point you in the right direction. Don't forget to add your reviews to this ultimate resource.

Some Top-Rated Businesses

Veterinarians & Specialists, Boarding & Kennels
9200 Hokes Bluff Road
Centre, AL 35960
Nichols Animal Hospital treats patients from kitten to cow. Dr. Nichols, an Auburn graduate, provides multiple services for your pet needs.

Daycare, Boarding & Kennels, Training & Obedience
10975 Potter Tract Rd
Grand Bay, AL 36541
Classes include puppy socialization, manners, and obedience; in-home consultation and private lessons are also available. Other services include puppy and adult boarding, day care and pet loss/grief counseling. Contact: Frances Dauster

Animal Shelters
1071 Airport Road
Pell City, AL 35128
The local city/county shelter for Pell City and St. Clair County.

Pet Boutiques
108 S. 8th Street
Opelika, AL 36801
A unique dog boutique with designer clothes, collars and accessories for your dog and great gifts for pet lovers.

General Pet Stores
1928 Hwy 31 S
Pelham, AL 35124
Pet Supplies Plus is a smaller store than your larger stores such as PetSmart. They allow pets inside to shop with their parents and have great prices on many products. They dont sell Cats and Puppies, but some locations do sell Bunny's, Ferrets, Reptiles & Fish.

Veterinarians & Specialists
1007 Katherine Street
Cullman, AL 35055
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

Groomers & Spas
113 Ryland Ridge Circle
Huntsville, AL 35811
Pet Grooming!

Animal Shelters, Rescue Organizations
4200 Brooke Avenue
Gadsden, AL 35904
The HSEC was formed in 1973, with Richard Malone, a former Alabama State Representative and Dr. James Isbell, a local veterinarian, as two charter members who are still affiliated with us. Cindy Forsman and Pat Martin joined soon after and are current members until 2005 when Cindy Forsman sadly resigned. Mary Camp a bookkeeper at the time, was the President of the Board in the late ’70s and was an instrument in acquiring our 501(c)(3) status. Our original goal was to become an alternative to the City Dog Pound, which was wretched. We had a donated panel truck and several volunteers who picked up strays and unwanted animals and took them to neighboring counties’ shelters, in particular Calhoun County. Later we rented a variety of buildings: a lawnmower repair shop, an empty house next to Mary Stewart’s animal clinic in Rainbow City, a “building” under Broad Street Bridge, and finally, a facility in Burns Park behind what is now Public Wholesale. It was the condition of the Burns Park location that prompted Louis Kitchens, then President, to find out what the budget was for the City Dog Pound. She went to the City Council with a proposal for us to take over at nearly a 50% savings to the city and they accepted. The shelter was opened at 1700 Chestnut Street in a city owned building, which was furnished to us in exchange for a portion of their contract amount. Agreements were subsequently made with Attalla, Rainbow City, Southside, and Etowah County. The HSEC no longer picks up stray animals (an Animal Control function) but does assist in cruelty investigations and houses all animals brought in by the public, strays, and cruelty cases brought by Animal Control. In 1994, the Board of Directors had become mostly inactive with the exception of Louis Kitchens, the President. Dr Janderlich moved back to the area and visited the shelter to offer his services and advice since he had been active at the Humane Society in Georgia. He was distressed by the overcrowding, disease, and unsanitary conditions, which had developed without management or Board oversight. Cindy Forsman made many follow-up calls to shelter visitors and worked to address complaints with the President. When no improvements were made, a new election was held and a Manager and employees were replaced. A clean-up was initiated and conditions were turned around. Vicki Meeks, our current Director, was hired and hands-on, working board members were installed. We began a semi-annual newsletter, low-income spay/neuter program, membership drive, a fund-raising program, a humane education program, an intensive PR campaign, and an ongoing education/training plan for our employees. By 2000, Board Members were seriously shopping for a new building site as the shelter, a former City paint shop, deteriorated beyond repair. An architect was hired and floor plans were submitted to the Board. In February 2004, the Gadsden Industrial Developmental Board deeded us 5.18 acres on Brooke Avenue. Board Members, shelter employees and volunteers worked diligently to ensure we met our financial goals. In June of 2007, construction started and due to good weather and hard work the new facility on Brooke Avenue was opened to the public Jan 2, 2008. Without the generosity of donors and support from the community this dream would have never happened. The Board members and staff thankfully open the doors to the citizens of our community the 2- legged and 4-legged alike!

Veterinarians & Specialists, Emergency Services, Daycare, Groomers & Spas, Boarding & Kennels
5761 Hwy 90 West
Theodore, AL 36582
Services include basic veterinary care such as immunizations, blood work, etc., but additional services include (and are not limited to) artificial insemination, grooming, behavioral therapy, boarding (suites and indoor/outdoor kennels), day care, digital radiology/scopes, emergency/critical care, endoscopy, hospice, internal medicine, nutritional counseling, pain management, and surgery (general, laser and scopes). Is a Maddie's Fund participant. Open M-F 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.; Sat 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.; Closed Sun.

Veterinarians & Specialists, Groomers & Spas, Boarding & Kennels
3076 HWY 14
Millbrook, AL 36054
This is the vet clinic where we take our 4 pets. The staff there are friendly and it is a very clean clinic. We have taken our 14 year old dog to get a tumor removed and they were great with him. When our Beagle got hit by a car, he had to have surgery and they fixed him up very well, now he is running freely again! Beside it , they have a grooming business too. We have taken our Beagle, Buster, ther once and we were very pleased with his bath ear cleaning and nail clipping. We really recommend the Ark Animal Veterinary Clinic!

Veterinarians & Specialists, Groomers & Spas, Boarding & Kennels
1110 Main Street East
Hartselle, AL 35640
This a North Alabama veterinary clinic. Friendly vets will give you honest diagnosis not try to milk you for money. There is a wide verity of flea and other medication available at reasonable prices. All in all I am glad I live 3 mile away from it! :)

Boarding & Kennels
297 Gilley Rd
Gadsden, AL 35903
We have several litters of Siberian Husky puppies available, colors available are black.white, red/white, and gray/white with blue eyes, short and woolly coats available. Our puppies come with Full AKC reg., de-wormed, 1st vaccinations, and vet checked. We have be raising Husky puppies since 2004, have a county and state business license, and have been inspected by the American kennel Club and the local Humane Society. References available, including our vet. Check out our website for more info. Contact us at 256-494-9433 or

Boarding & Kennels
11069 A1 Highway 174
Branchville, AL 35120
This is a n excellent kennel. It's the only place I use when Domino needs to be boarded. They only accept cash & checks NO credit cards

Groomers & Spas, Boarding & Kennels
195 West Valley Avenue
Homewood, AL 35209
Pet Grooming and Boarding overnite. The owner, Aaron really cares for the pets that he grooms. I highly recommend his services.

General Pet Stores
1825 B 29th Ave South
Homewood, AL 35209
Generation Dog is an upscale boutique with unique gifts for dogs and dog lovers. Also located on site is the Rub-a-Dub Dog Bath House & Spa, which offers bathing, grooming and spa services for our pampered pooches.

Animal Shelters
381 McDow Road
Columbiana, AL 35051
Animal Shelter and Adoption

Animal Shelters
4950 Triana Blvd
Huntsville, AL 35805
Animal Shelter and Adoption

Animal Shelters
2812 Johnson Road
Huntsville, AL 35805
Animal Shelter and Adoption

17595 State hwy 180
Gulf Shores, AL 36542

19800 Oak Road West
Gulf Shores, AL 36542

54 Seibold Creek Rd.
Guntersville, AL 35976

6845 S. Saulty Rd.
Langston, AL 35755
RV resort/campground

250 Fisher Road
Hope Hull, AL 36043

P.O. Box 82
Shorter, AL 36075


Cottondale, AL 354453

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