One of the best things about animal-friendly cities is the dedication we can find towards finding homes for the homeless pets of the region. This is true of Birmingham, Alabama, more than we could have imagined. Not only are there great associations available such as the ASPCA locations, but there are some pawsome people running their own 501(c)3 rescue organizations as well.
For example, you'll probably want to stop in and visit the outstanding people at Hand in Paw, an agency dedicated to animal-assisted therapy for us humans. We couldn't resist giving them a mention, as these programs help a lot of homeless pups and purrs find a useful purpose and loving care.
When it comes to rescuing those wayward pups, the folks at Support Paws do a great job of fostering for the Shelby County Humane Society, as well as taking in lost souls when they can. They make sure to provide immediate veterinary care for those in need and work hard to rehabilitate furbabies before they go on to their fur-ever homes.
Finally, the shining star for rescuing pups in need, and humans too, is Soldiers for Strays. The paws-itively amazing people that manage this program are dedicated to more than just finding and rescuing guardian breeds and bulldog breeds. They have made it their mission to provide the perfect combination of services by aiding many veterans in finding housing, source employment, and get back on their feet in society. We think they are ter-ruff-ic!
While you're there, be sure to check out the University of Alabama Arboretum where you and your four-legged comrade can enjoy 60-acres of pure beauty. Just remember to show your manners by cleaning up after your pet and leash their enthusiasm out of respect for the wildlife.
Be sure to stop in at the after party, too! Good People Brewing Company will have music and a variety of food trucks available. They'd love to see you and your furry friend! Get out and have a great run, then fill up on pawsome food and some interesting drinks before heading home to brag and wag about your day.
The event supports a host of local shelters who have been fighting to find homes for the many homeless furbabies of the area. What better reason to come out and enjoy the party?
The mini-events of Do Dah Day will have you and your furbabies rolling in the fun. From the parade to the kids' area and the live bands, there is something for everyone to enjoy. Don't forget to stop in at one of the many t-shirt stands and grab yourself a piece of memorabilia!
What better way to get some exercise, enjoy time with your pet, and see some of the most lovely scenery in the country? Don't forget a camera for your waist pack, as there is plenty of wildlife to provide great photo opportunities! Just remember to show your manners and clean up after yourself in order to provide the same great experience for other trail-goers.