Greater Huntsville
Humane Society

We are dedicated to furthering humane treatment of animals and providing adoption services.

Established over 50 years ago, the Greater Huntsville Humane Society is financially supported by generous private donors, grants, and local sponsorships. Each year thousands of dogs and cats find loving homes through our adoption and rescue programs.

What would you like to do?

Adopt a Dog

Give a furever home to one of our pawesome pups

Adopt a Cat

Find the purrfect cat to complete your family

Foster a Pet

Give an animal a temporary home and lots of love

We are animal rescue

Located in Huntsville, Alabama, we are a private, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and serve the community of North Alabama.

We regularly work with other shelters to find the very best for our four-legged friends.

We are a no kill animal shelter

We find FURever homes for all animals in our care.

We never euthanize any pet entrusted to us.

Want GHHS at your next event?

We’d love to support your event, but we get many requests regularly. Please use the event request form to provide your event details, and we will contact you for further information!

Books available for purchase

Based on a real life rescue story!

A Morkie Story is a charming children’s book that spotlights a real rescue story. Read along as Spencer and the team from the Humane Society work to save 5 precious morkies from a hoarding situation here in North Alabama. We hope that a child in your life is entertained by the cute hand drawn illustrations and is also educated about the GHHS mission. Your purchase means the world to us as all proceeds of the book go toward our continued mission of furthering the humane care and treatment of animals and providing adoption services for the unwanted and homeless animals in our community.
Special thanks to
for their creative support!

It's all for the animals

Our programs and initiatives transform the lives of our four legged friends and our community. All GHHS programs, such as King’s Community Kitchen, HHOT Dogz, and the Pet Wellness Clinic, drive our mission forward and create an avenue to find proper placement for pets in our community.

King's Community Kitchen
Providing low-income pet owners with dog and cat food assistance in times of need.
King's Kitchen
Pet Wellness Clinics
Recurring veterinary care offered at the shelter for reduced rates but maximum care.
Pet Wellness Clinics
Three Tails Resale
The GHHS Thrift Store supports our mission by reselling gently used goods and clothing.
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Rescue: One Life at a Time

The Greater Huntsville Humane Society has been rescuing North Alabama’s homeless animals for more than 50 years. Our mission is dedicated to supporting the humane care and treatment of all animals and providing adoption services to homeless and unwanted animals.

Keep Up to Date

Every animal has a story to tell. As you join our community to give animals second chances in our area, we hope you’ll follow along with the success of our mission outlined in the following blog articles.

Unrestricted Funds for Animals

Your Pet Pal Membership creates a general fund account that allows us to use your donation without restriction. This helps us to cover emergency animal care expenses for the animals who need it most.

100% of your donation goes back to the animals!

100% of every sale goes back to the animals.