Stress can be a big factor on a dog’s adoptability 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 10-5PM on Mon-Tue or Thur-Sat.

What do I need to participate?

You will need to go to the Happy Hour page on our GivePulse volunteer management software and become a member. Once you become a member you will need to watch the Orientation video and then register, where you will be asked questions about the video. When you finish that you can sign up for Happy Hour!

Click Here to Sign Up For Happy Hour!

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 5:00 PM.

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