Holidays are prime time for getting a new pet. And what better gift than a slobbery, wet kiss to melt the heart? So if you’re considering getting a pet this season, we encourage you to adopt, not shop! The Greater Birmingham Humane Society has so many adorable pets that are in need of a loving home. We recently took time out during this busy season to meet some very special furry friends.
Meet Mooshoo. Mooshoo has been at the shelter for a few months now. He is an 8-month-old German Shepherd mix. This playful guy has a growth issue with his feet, making his paws sit lower than a typical dog. This doesn’t affect his ability to love, play or walk, but he needs to go to a home that can support his unique needs as he grows older.
A GBHS staff favorite, Hershey is so calm for a 6-month-old puppy. She is a lab/terrier mix who adores everyone.
Savannah is a 5-year-old beagle mix who is currently in the foster care program at GBHS. The foster care program is always looking for short-term homes for kittens, puppies, dogs and cats who need need a little extra TLC before they can be adopted.
Zeta is a 2-year-old female, shorthair, seal-point cat.
This handsome pit bull, Kado, is 1 year old, and is as sweet as they come. Look at how he just snuggled right up to Elizabeth!
Khaleesi, a beautiful 3-month-old tortie, was surrendered because her owner couldn’t afford care for her and her litter mates. She has beautiful markings and loves to play.
This is Darla, an adorable, 2-month-old sharpie/lab mix.
And last, but far from least, meet Zhong. This handsome fella is one of the Shibu Inu puppies rescued from a Missouri puppy auction and transported with his litter mates back to GBHS. Can’t you just smell that sweet 3-month-old puppy breath?!
GBHS only accepts owner-surrendered pets and cares for them until they are adopted. They are not an animal control agency or a shelter for strays. All of these pets once belonged to someone who, for whatever reason, became unable to continue to care for them. GBHS receives no tax dollars and is solely funded through donations. If you don’t want or can’t have a new pet, but would like to help, the GBHS has a wish list of items they would love to receive, and they always accept monetary donations.
GBHS is located at 300 Snow Dr. in Homewood, and is open for adoptions on the following days:
Tues.-Fri., 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sat., 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Sun., 12 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Please note that all adoption applications must be submitted 30 minutes prior to closing to be considered for adoption the same day.
SB Note: Some of the pets featured here today may have already been adopted, but there are plenty more adorable animals at GBHS.
Special thanks to Gary Clark for taking these photos of our special furry friends. See the full array of services he offers at thegaryclark.com.