Stress can be a big factor on a dog’s adaptability in the shelter. Happy hour allows members of the community to help with problem by getting the animals out of the kennel environment and allowing them to get exercise.

What is Happy Hour?

Happy Hour is a program at the shelter where members of the community can check an approved dog out between the hours of 12-4PM on Mon-Tue or Thur-Fri. We do not do happy hour on Saturday.

What do I need to participate?

We will need to take a copy of a valid driver license and have you fill out a participation contract.

Where can I take the dog?

You can take the dog anywhere that dogs are allowed. The main thing we require is that you DO NOT let the dog off leash or take the dog to an off-leash dog park.  Also, due to a legal request by the University of Alabama we ask that you do not take the dogs onto the University’s campus.

The Rules

Please abide by the rules listed below. Failure to do so may result in losing the privilege to participate in the Happy Hour program.

1. You must be over 18 to participate.
2. Do not EVER allow the animal off leash.
3. Stay with the dog at all times.
4. Only 1 dog per car.
5. Return the Animal by 4:00 PM.

If you have any questions you can contact the office receptionist for more information about the Happy Hour program.