Animal Shelters US (CSV Format)

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Last updated 06/24/2013

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Includes 2425 locations in the following areas:

  • United States: AK, AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DE, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WA, WI, WV, WY
  • some may be in: DC, MEX, ON, QC (near a border)

Summary: This is a location list of Animal Shelters in the United States.

Idea: CaptRC posted Sun, 10/18/2009 - 6:08 am in the "Idea: Animal Shelters" thread:

CaptRC wrote:

idea Several months ago I decided to adopt (and save) a new dog from an animal shelter. I have been visiting several shelters in and around Fort Worth, but I'm learning there are far more than I ever imagined. I thought what a great help it would be if my GPS could help save a pet and give him or her a new home. I could help get a list started if someone with the skills to put together a POI file wanted to get involved. Thanks, Roger ( )


Details: A purpose of this POI is to provide a location list for all Animal Shelters in the United States. A Google seasrch for "Animal Shelters by state" brought up some good websites. In the end, the location information for this POI was obtained from . The address information for each shelter in the lists at,, and were on a separate page, so I didn't use then.

Animal Shelters: An animal shelter is a facility that houses homeless, lost or abandoned animals; primarily a large variety of dogs and cats. The goal of today's animal shelter is to provide a safe and caring environment until the animal is either reclaimed by its owner, placed in a new home, or placed with another organization. Many progressive shelters temperament-test animals before they are put up for adoption (PUFA) to determine the appropriate home environment. In the past, a shelter was more commonly referred to as a "dog pound", a term that had its origins in the impoundments of agricultural communities, where stray cattle would be penned up or impounded until claimed by their owners. Some animal shelters euthanize animals that are not adopted within a set period; others have a policy of only putting down animals that are in distress due to age or illness.

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Change History

  • David King - Jun 24, 2013
    Updated geocode address for Sullivan County Animal Shelter in Blountville, TN

  • David King - Aug 19, 2012
    Added Kingsport Animal Shelter in Kingsport, TN

  • David King - Jul 3, 2012
    Added shelter in Kingsport TN (edit by GlobeTurtle)

  • VinceCANuvi - Jan 2, 2011
    Created and posted POI