Greater Birmingham Humane Society

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All aboard! It's Barking for Bucks time!

Boxerpups heartOn August 2nd and 3rd, the GBHS will hold its 5th annual telethon to raise money to help care for our homeless pets. Once again, the event will be broadcast LIVE from our adoption center on WBRC Fox 6, Saturday and Sunday, from 7 to 9 a.m.

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After the telethon on Saturday
, join us for the festivities here, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. We'll have adoptable pets, music, face painting, yummy food trucks, rescue groups, and vendors offering pet supplies and services. Bring the whole family AND your GBHS alums for a fun day!

Birmingham Mountain Radio will have a live remote and other vendors will include: Just Happy Hounds, Alabama Spay/Neuter Clinic, Friends of Cats and Dogs, Cahabones, Jazzy J Designs, Hollywood Feed and NOLA Ice. If you'd like to help save lives AND promote your business, contact us at or call 205-397-8524.

Special thanks to our generous sponsors:

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It's not too late to become a sponsor and get live TV and radio coverage during our telethon. Just call Ramona Graffeo at 205-397-8539 for details TODAY!

WE WON! Thank you for voting!

safe_image.php.jpgThanks to you, the GBHS has won $5,000! 
Our supporters are the BEST, and our pets are the real  winners of this competition!

We are so grateful to everyone who voted us the best nonprofit in StyleBlueprint Birmingham's $5,000 Charity Giveaway! The GBHS receives no federal, state or governmental funding, which is why opportunities like this are so important to us. The welfare of our homeless pets depends on you and you have just helped us save even more lives!

Take your "Walk for a Dog" every day

WFAD Logo With Border7.pngThe Walk for a Dog program is a revolutionary dog-powered fundraising tool for animal shelters. Support the Greater Birmingham Humane Society simply by walking your dog! Download the app on your phone (available for both Android and iPhones) and use it each time you grab for the leash. It’s healthy for you, your dog and for the GBHS.

Go to, install the free app, and start Taking your Walk for a Dog every day. You can add the GBHS as the shelter you are walking for in the setup menu of the app. Be sure to encourage your friends to participate and help get the word out. The more people walking for the GBHS, the more donations we'll receive!

Leave your mark – Buy a brick

bldg bricks.jpgSay how much you care about the homeless pets of Birmingham and become a visible part of the pathway leading to the Greater Birmingham Humane Society.

Purchase a brick for yourself, your family, your pet, your business, in honor or memory of a loved one, or for the pet lover who has everything. Whether a tribute or a memorial, a brick laid in the walkway at the GBHS will forever celebrate that special person: two-legged or four-legged!

To order your brick(s), please click here for the order form. If you need assistance, please contact Ramona Graffeo at 205-397-8539 or

Have your birthday party at the GBHS!

Happy BirthdayStarting in April, celebrate your child’s birthday at the GBHS! We're pleased to be able to offer an educational and fun experience for kids of all ages.

The $75 birthday party package includes two hours of party time for up to 10 kids, a tour of the adoption center, a meet-and-greet or playtime with a child-friendly GBHS pet, and more fun activities.

Invite Rover and Mittens, the GBHS costumed mascots, to stop by for a photo-op (for an extra $15). Click here for details.

Owning a dog is a commitment in time and caring

Dog Training Graphic.jpgNew classes are scheduled for 2014! The GBHS offers dog training classes at the adoption center to ensure your puppy or dog knows how to behave properly in its new home.

Basic Home Manners training is basic obedience and manners for  puppies and adults.

Advanced Manners (for graduates of Basic Home Manners) is a mixed introduction into the next levels of dog training, including: Canine Good Citizen skills, intro to Therapy Dog training, Rally Obedience, and perhaps intro to Agility handling. The curriculum being flexible and determined by skill levels and desires of the enrolled students.

Sessions run for six weeks with one-hour classes in the evenings and are limited to six participants. Cost is $100 per six-week session and registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. In order to participate in the classes, your dog must be current on all shots and vaccinations prior to attending.

To register or if you have any questions, please contact Sign up today! Learn more…

Open your heart and home to a wonderful senior pet

NinaThink of a pet that is already trained and doesn’t chew or scratch everything in sight — a pet who will love you unconditionally. That’s what you get when you adopt a senior pet.

The Greater Birmingham Humane Society has a special program, Seniors for Seniors, that offers a great way to match personalities and help find forever homes for older pets. Any senior citizen (age 55+) can adopt a dog or cat, five or more years old, for only $25.

Won't you consider giving one of our wonderful senior pets a new home? Click here to find a lovable mature companion just for you!

Rescue Partners Program

Behr.jpgThe Greater Birmingham Humane Society recognizes that responsible rescue organizations are valuable partners when adoption from our facilities is not in the best interest of an animal. We intend to partner with organizations that exhibit best practices, which includes humane treatment of animals in their care, while also making valid attempts to responsibly adopt pets in their program. In our efforts to provide the most suitable homes for our pets, we ask that all rescue organizations complete a profile and return it to the GBHS.


We want YOU to become a GBHS Foster Parent

April4Feeding_sm.jpgWe all want to save more lives each year. And the number of animals we can save depends on the how many people will open their hearts and homes to foster them. Young kittens and puppies need foster care until they are old enough to be spayed and neutered, and are then ready to be adopted. Adult pets who are injured, undergoing heartworm treatment, or have recently given birth need foster care until they are well enough to find their forever homes. You can give these special pets a second chance at life by fostering.

Being a foster guardian is a rewarding experience unlike any other. If you'd like to help, please contact our Foster Care Coordinator today!

Pets Adopted
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(as of 7/21/2014)



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