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Our Featured Birmingham, AL Partner:

Greater Birmingham Humane Society

Dog adoption and cat adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog or adopt a cat and you'll have a friend for life! Contact us, or contact another local humane society, animal shelter or SPCA.

300 Snow Drive
Birmingham, AL 35209
(205) 942-1211
Email:
Website:
http://www.gbhs.org

Pets at Our Shelter:

Cities, Towns, and/or Counties We Serve:

Greater Birmingham, Jefferson County & surrounding areas

About Our Shelter:

The Greater Birmingham Humane Society's mission is to promote the humane treatment of animals and people through education, advocacy and services.

Donate to Our Shelter...

http://gbhs.org/donate

Come Meet our Pets:

Directions to shelter (300 Snow Drive):
From south of Birmingham - I-65 North to Lakeshore Exit. Left onto Lakeshore Parkway (1 1/2 miles) and right on West Oxmoor Road. Turn right onto Snow Drive at the second traffic light. Follow Snow Drive around past the US Postal Office. You will see signs for GBHS at the bottom of our driveway (which is right before the second right-hand curve on Snow Drive). Follow the drive up to the building.
**Snow Drive is a horseshoe which will take you back to West Oxmoor if you go too far. **

From north of Birmingham - I-65 South to West Oxmoor Exit. Right onto West Oxmoor Road. Turn left onto Snow Drive at the traffic light after Jack's Corporate Office and UPS. Follow Snow Drive around past the US Postal Office. You will see signs for GBHS at the bottom of our driveway (which is right before the second right-hand curve on Snow Drive). Follow the drive up to the building.
**Snow Drive is a horse-shoe which will take you back to West Oxmoor if you go too far. **

For more information please call us at 205-942-1211. We are open Sunday from noon to 4:30 p.m.; Monday CLOSED; Tuesday-Friday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.; and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. for adoptions. Animal visitation ends 30 minutes before closing time to allow ample time for the adoption process.

Our Adoption Process:

Fees for adopting a pet at the GBHS are as follows:

* Puppies 6 months & under: $100 (already spayed/neutered)
* Dogs over 6 months: $75 (already spayed/neutered). (With our Seniors for Seniors program, dogs age 5 and older may be adopted by senior citizens, age 55+, for $25.)
* Cat or kitten: $50 (already spayed/neutered)
* Rabbits: $25 (already spayed/neutered)
* Ferrets: $50 (already spayed/neutered)
* Guinea Pigs: $10 each or 2 for $15
* Hamsters: $10 each or 2 for $15 (includes a carrier)

The adoption fees include:

* Bath
* Flea & tick preventive
* Deworming treatment
* Initial vaccinations
* Rabies vaccination - for pets over 3 months
* Feline leukemia test - for cats 3 months and older
* Heartworm test - for dogs 6 months and older
* Heartworm preventive - for dogs 6 months and older
* Microchip, corresponding tag & registration
* Additional medical care as needed
* Spay/neuter surgery
* Daily care

Why should you adopt?

Dog adoption and cat adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog or adopt a cat and you'll have a friend for life! What is the difference between adopting a dog, adopting a cat, adopting a kitten or adopting a puppy versus getting dogs for sale, cats for sale, puppies for sale or kittens for sale from a dog breeder or a cat breeder? When someone is breeding puppies or breeding kittens, they are creating new dogs and cats who need homes. Some people are interested in a very specific breed of dog, cat, puppy or kitten and they think the only way to find that specific breed is to buy a dog for sale or buy a cat for sale from a puppy breeder or a kitten breeder. Yet animal shelters are filled with dogs and cats who must find homes. So rather than buying a dog or puppy for sale from a dog breeder or buying a cat or kitten for sale from a cat breeder, we encourage people to adopt a dog, adopt a cat, adopt a puppy or adopt a kitten at their local animal shelter, SPCA, humane society or pet rescue group.