About Alabama Rescue Relay

About Alabama Rescue Relay

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Alabama Rescue Relay (ARR) is a 501(c)3 organization dedicated to the transportation of Alabama shelter and rescue dogs to out of state rescue partners in the Midwest and FL.  These puppies and dogs would likely never be adopted in Alabama and many would face euthanasia due to the over-crowding of local shelters if not moved to our out of state rescue partners.  We arrange for out-of-state receiving partner rescues to intake, alter, and put them up for adoption as well as transport them. 

We typically work with the shelters in small Alabama towns like these: 

  • Animal Tails Rescue – Luverne, AL 
  • Bibb Co Pound – Brent, AL 
  • Bigbee Humane Society – Demopolis, AL 
  • Bullock Co HS – Union Springs, AL 
  • Calhoun Co Animal Shelter – Anniston, AL 
  • Chilton Co HS – Clanton, AL 
  • Choctaw Co Animal Shelter – Butler, AL 
  • Clarke Co Animal Shelter – Grove Hill, AL 
  • Etowah Co Animal Shelter – Piedmont, AL 
  • Greenville Animal Shelter – Greenville, AL 
  • Hale Co Animal Shelter – Greensboro, AL 
  • Monroe County Animal Shelter- Monroeville. AL 
  • Paws Crossed Rescue – Brewton, AL 
  • Sylacauga Animal Shelter – Sylacauga, AL 

The dogs traveling to Minnesota have a relay point in Deerfield, IL. After a long over-night drive, they are met by a volunteer team at dawn where the pups get walked and fed. Relay drivers take over driving the van on to Minnesota.  When they return, they Alabama driver takes the van back to base.  

Bigger dogs go to FL via van ground transport and most of the puppies are flown by volunteer pilots.