As an advocate for the animals who are homeless, I share with you our local Animal Rescue Shelters. They benefit our communities by taking in dogs and cats that are helpless and provide them a safe, warm place to sleep, play and eat until they can find a permanent loving home. It is through the support of dedicated volunteers and donations from local contributors that continue the outreach for these shelters to provide healthy, happy homes for animals in need.


Furrier Homes Animal Rescue

An all-volunteer, foster home based, certified 501(c)(3) animal rescue organization based in South Alabama. The mission and vision is to save animals of all sizes and all species by placing them into loving, forever homes. Furrever Homes operates through foster homes, Facebook, Petfinder and adoption events as well as serving as educators in our communities by encouraging responsible pet ownership. Visit their website and like them on facebook to keep up with the latest on animal news and their needs.

Furrever Homes Animal Rescue


Stray Love Foundation Magnolia Springs, Alabama

The Stray Love Foundation assists in placing animals that have been “left behind” when their owners pass away.  Often these are older animals that are in need of extra care and love as they feel loss too!  It is the foundations goal to get the stray population reduced through spay/neuter and to provide every animal with a loving home. To date, Stray Love has successfully placed over 472 healthy dogs, puppies, cats and kittens in forever homes and assisted owners with expenses.

 Stray Love Foundation

“By adopting just one dog you won’t change the world. But, you certainly will change the world for that one dog.”

Baldwin County Humane Society

Established in 1979 as a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit, the Baldwin County Humane Society (BARC!) is a no-kill adoption agency – rather than a shelter. Their goal is to eliminate the number of abused and abandoned pets through spay/neuter, education, rescue and adoption.

Since 1993 they have offered a “Pawsitive Therapy” program, bringing pet therapy to nursing homes and assisted living facilities in Baldwin County.

BARC – Baldwin County Humane Society

Dog Parks at the Beach

Unleashed in Orange Beach Dog Park

Unleashed is a shaded park with two separate fenced areas, for small and large dogs. Located at 27920 Canal Road between Sportsman Marina and Walker Avenue in Orange Beach, Alabama. Parking is available in the Sportsman Marina east parking lot.
For more information call 251-981-6629

City of Gulf Shores Dog Park

Close to the Bodenhamer Recreational Center, at 308 Clubhouse Road, is the Gulf Shores Dog Park. This dog friendly fenced park is filled with beautiful trees, benches and drinking water for your furry friends to have fun place to run.

The Dog Pond at the Gulf State Park

Whether a local or visiting our gulf coast, this is a great place to take your family pet for a run and outdoor fun! Located on the west end of the Gulf State Park parking lot, under the Gulf Adventure Center on Lake Shelby. The Park is currently working to add improvements to include fencing, trees, seating, etc. but will remain open while making these changes.