GHHS is no-kill animal shelter in Huntsville, Alabama.

With numbers rising and more of us popping up positive, protocols are going to be changed temporarily. Effective January 14, 2022, all staff and volunteers will be required to wear a mask at all times. We will continue to encourage masks and hand sanitizer for our guests. We will have signs posted encouraging to wear a mask and it’s recommended.

At the shelter we will limit one family at a time in the cat room, dog kennels, and waiting areas. This is going to be very similar to our past experience with limiting traffic within the shelter. If numbers continue to rise and places shut down, we will only allow approved applicants in the shelter.

We need everyone healthy and safe to “Unleash Possibilities” in 2022.


Read our Stories

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 blog articles below.

The following categories will keep you up to date with the mission of GHHS. Follow along with all our programs, events, and Pet Gazette Newsletter to stay in touch with the heartwarming stories at GHHS.

Also, quarterly, GHHS will update a list of the incredible supporters of our organization and publicly acknowledge those who keep our mission of providing forever homes for our furry friends moving forward.

Most Recent Posts

Donors Fall 2020

We offer our appreciation to the community of people who believe in the lifesaving work carried about by the Greater Huntsville Humane Society.

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2020 End of Year Letter

Through the highs and the lows of 2020, GHHS never quit. Our dedicated staff, volunteers, fosters, adopters, and Board of Directors adjusted to the new normal. We were never satisfied by all the reasons we could not do something; rather, we found ways we could.

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Dog Ball Logo Contest Winner

We’re proud to show off our new logo for our annual fundraiser, The Dog Ball. Read the full post to see the logo which won your vote!! Be sure to visit event’s home page at

Read More » In-Kind Grant

GHHS has received an in-kind grant of almost 400 items totaling over $5,000 from, whose mission is to amplify the power of good from other non-profit organizations.

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2020 Pet Photo

The 2021 calendar is now on sale! Each year, you submit your pets’ photos and vote for your favorites. The pet photo contest is a meaningful way to celebrate your pets while supporting GHHS.

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Donors Summer 2020

We offer our appreciation to the community of people who believe in the lifesaving work carried about by the Greater Huntsville Humane Society.

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Galentine’s Day Wine Tasting

An awesome experience for you and your BFF at The Wine Cellar on Whitesburg Drive, this Galentine’s Day event celebrates all the finer things in life while supporting animal rescue in North Alabama!

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Community Day 2021

On July 17, from 9 AM to 2 PM, there will be food and activities for everyone! Whether you are looking for services to provide care for your four legged friend or searching for ways to impact the Rocket City, GHHS Community Day has you covered.

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Pet Gazette Newsletters

Rescue, It Takes a Community

Upon arrival, we found several dogs at large. One dog was chained, two dogs were in outdoor kennels, while others were left to fend for themselves in the abandoned home. Read more about the collective effort to save dogs from a dire situation.

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87 Adoptions and $15k!

See how these tremendous people made a huge difference in the lives of over 87 animals who were cared for at the Greater Huntsville Humane Society.

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Thank you Tinsel Tails

Our end of the year campaign for 2021 – Tinsel Tails – was a resounding success! Thank you to everyone who sponsored a kennel this holiday season at GHHS. You helped us raise over $15,000 for animals in need in North Alabama.

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