Happy Hour Program
Happy Hour is now via appointment only. Hours have been extended to 10-5 and we will allow it on Saturdays for the foreseeable future. Schedule your Happy Hour appointment by clicking here.
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 10 am and 5 PM on Monday through Tuesday or Thursday through Saturday.
What do I need to participate?
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.
Where can I take the dog (or not take the dog)?
DO NOT take the animal to any dog park (public or private) where dogs run free. 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.
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 allow the animal off leash or to run free for any reason.
3. Stay with the dog at all times.
4. Only 1 dog per car.
5. Return the Animal by 5:00 PM. 6. No interactions with other animals at all.
If you have any questions, you can contact the office receptionist for more information about the Happy Hour program.