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Huntsville Animal Shelter is the official animal shelter for the local council. It provides a pickup service for unwanted, abandoned and neglected dogs. It also has a small volunteer group who help to care for the animals. All of the needed funds to run this shelter come from the council and from adoption fees. The organization often holds free adoption days to encourage the local community to adopt the rescued animals. They also offer a spay and neuter assistance program, along with pet licensing. The Huntsville Animal Shelter is an all-around great shelter that helps these special animals in need.

Then there's the fabulous Greater Huntsville Humane Society. It is a No-Kill establishment whose purpose is to find forever homes for the many animals in its sanctuary. This animal shelter is often full and only accepts surrendered animals if they have had all their vaccinations, been spayed and neutered, and have no behavioral problems. It has a wide support network with numerous volunteers on board and relies on donations for support.

Ark Inc. is another local shelter committed to their no-kill policy. They value their mission statement and vision to re-home as many homeless dogs into the wider community as possible. They provide all of the medical care that the animals need, spaying and neutering these creatures before finding them loving forever homes. To support this wonderful place, you are welcomed to volunteer your time or to make a monetary donation to help them keep their doors open. 

Upcoming Dog Friendly Events in Huntsville

  • Admission FREE!
    Month February
    Duration During the Evening

    #1 The Dog Ball


    If you're looking for an amazing event, this is it! “The Dog Ball” has been going for the last 28 years, raising close to $100,000 for some of them! The event runs during the month of February. It features a dog show, videos, and a lovely presentation of dogs who are ready to be adopted. It’s a formal event so you need to have your ballgown ready. The night promises to be an extremely entertaining and exciting to-do. 

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  • Admission FREE!
    Duration Every Thursday

    #2 Paws for Reading


    Held at the Greater Huntsville Humane Society animal shelter, your family can experience one-on-one time with an incredible dog or cat. At this great event, you can get your small children to read their favorite book to an animal in need of love and attention. It is a great way to encourage children to read while also giving care to the pups who need it the most. Your children will adore this unique adventure and the animals will adore your children’s attention! It is held every Thursday inside the animal shelter.

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  • Admission FREE!
    Month September
    Duration 9am to 3pm

    #3 Huntsville Obedience Training Club's Annual Dog Fair


    The Annual Dog Fair is a pup-tastic event held every September. Located in Monte Sano State Park, this annual event will rock your dog's socks off. They show off dog tricks set to various dance tunes, displaying the fruits of agility and obedience training. There are also loads of competitions and contests. The event is free, but parking at the venue will cost a small charge. This is your chance to have a blast with the family and get your 4-legged, furry friend a chance to groove to the music!

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  • Admission FREE!
    Month October
    Duration 5.30pm to 9.30pm

    #4 Galaxy of Lights


    Hosted by the Huntsville Botanical Gardens, this extraordinary display of lights will delight both your human family and your pet pooches. One special night of this festival is designated specifically for families with dogs. This is where the magic begins, as you let yourself get mesmerized by the lights while your pup has the time of his life. Gather your furry friends and rally on down to the Galaxy of Lights festival. Adult Members cost $6, Children $3 and Dogs $1. Non- members cost $7, Children $4 and Dogs $1. It's truly a magical experience.

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  • Admission FREE!
    Duration Thursdays March-Oct.

    #5 Biergarten – US Space and Rocket Center


    Every Thursday between March and October this marvellous center hosts the German Biergarten, which provides fine German cuisine and entertainment. The imported German beers, wines, and food is incredible! Your 4-legged friend is also welcome during these paw-some nights. There is a lot of dancing, so wear the right footwear so you can groove with Fido. This is a taste of another culture, and it is refreshingly entertaining. Come see for yourself!

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