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!

Help us build the first cat sanctuary in Alabama.

This facility will offer a safe space for cats that are positive with FeLV (feline leukemia) and FIV (feline AIDS), with hopes of providing a space for education and adoption. The facility will be converted from the original GHHS Thrift Store on the Johnson Road property.

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.
Pets Adopted in 2021
Volunteer Hours in 2021

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.

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Season's Greetings

Support Tinsel Tails

Share the spirit of the Holiday Season with our Furry Friends currently residing at GHHS. Your sponsorship will be used to ensure our pets have a warm and safe home while they wait on their FURever Family. Your contribution will be recognized on social media and on the Dog/Cat Kennel at the GHHS Shelter. Your involvement is critical to our success. Thank you again for your help!