Want to road trip with the GBHS?

We have a great need for transport drivers to take animals to Washington, D.C.

Spay and neuter laws are more strict in other areas of the U.S., making it harder to find an animal to adopt. That means pets are in high demand in places like Washington, D.C. We fill that need by taking animals from our facility to the Washington Animal Rescue League, where there is a much higher chance they’ll be adopted to a loving forever home.

That’s where you come in! You can make a real difference by volunteering to help the GBHS in this way.

img_1065We are looking for people who are willing to learn to drive T.A.R.A. (a 16ft state-of-the-art RV) and make the drive to give a group of pets a fresh start.

We need two drivers to complete a transport scheduled for April 10th with WARL.

You must have a good driving record and be willing to learn to drive T.A.R.A. as soon as possible. 

Don’t worry, a GBHS staff member will teach you the ropes and make sure you are completely comfortable before sending you on the transport.

If you are interested, or for more information, please call (205) 942-1211 or e-mail swilson@gbhs.org.

You can learn more about our recent transports by reading a blog post or watching the video below.


Mug Shots 2013 voting opens tomorrow

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The dogs’ portraits have been taken, and now it is time to vote for your favorite “mug” in Mug Shots 2013.

Go by A’Mano in Mountain Brook (2707 Culver Rd.) to donate a dollar and cast your vote! Whichever pooch wins will be hung on the GBHS wall of fame.

To see more pictures of the contestants, head over to Irene Thames Gardner Photography’s Facebook page.

Mug Shots wall of fame at the GBHS.

Mug Shots wall of fame at the GBHS.

Canine adoption special through March 10!

Today through Sunday, March 10, all dogs and puppies are only $75!

That means just $75 for a pet who is already spayed or neutered, up to date on vaccinations, AND microchipped!

Hurry in soon–special pricing ends this Sunday, March 10th.

If you’ve been thinking about adopting, now is the time to do it!

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“Maddie On Things” will put a smile on your face

If you haven’t heard of Maddie the Coonhound yet, you are missing out.

Theron Humphrey rescued her from an animal shelter in Atlanta, GA, and discovered that Maddie had an awesome talent. Now, her owner has published a book, titled Maddie On Things.

Watch the video below to hear her impressive story.

Unfortunately, Maddie on Tour is not coming to Alabama, but you can see the map here.

Your furry friend doesn’t have to know how to balance on a basketball goal to be amazing.  Every animal has its own story and we want to hear how that has become your story.

If you’ve adopted a pet from the GBHS, please consider sending us an e-mail to let us know how you are doing! Feel free to give an update in the comments section of this post. We love receiving photos and stories from you!

Photo courtesy of Theron Humphrey.

Photo courtesy of Theron Humphrey.

PetSmart partnership adoption

The GBHS is proud to announce that we have a new partnership with the Hoover PetSmart.

On Sunday, March 17, the very first on-site adoption event will take place from 11am-4pm.

Dogs of all ages from the GBHS will be available for adoption at PetSmart.

This is a very exciting opportunity for the GBHS and PetSmart, and we are looking forward to many more events like this one in the future!

Camera-ready Carlisle featured in “The Bark”

A puppy named Carlisle was lucky enough to be fostered in the home of a professional photographer.  His foster mom submitted a photo of him to The Bark, where he was featured in issue 73 of the magazine! Check it out on Chikadeez’s blog.

Carlisle has since been adopted and is with his new family.

Morals of the story:

Adopt from the GBHS and you may have a celebrity on your hands!

Foster pets from the GBHS and you can help create a wonderful story that will help send them to loving forever families, whether the animals you care for are published or not.

Photo courtesy of Chikadeez Photography.

Photo courtesy of Chikadeez Photography.

March ARTreach is for the dogs (and cats)!

Four Seasons in Homewood is hosting ARTreach, an event with a spotlight on a different non-profit each month.  In March, they have generously extended the invitation to the GBHS! Generation Dog has also joined in on the fun for this can’t-miss event.

There are a few different ways to get involved:

  1. Join us at Four Seasons for evening of live music, art and wine tasting at ARTreach on March 21, from 5-8pm. There will be two featured artists–Adelaide Booth and Susan Lanier.  Both were chosen because of their affinity for animals and will be present at the event. We will be there with a couple of small adoptable dogs, and you can pick up some gourmet dog treats, courtesy of Generation Dog.
  2. Throughout the month of March, present the flyer below at both Generation Dog and Four Seasons and they will donate 10% of your purchase to the GBHS.*
  3. Send in a picture of your cat or dog to Liz Lane at Four Seasons (liz@4seasonsantiquesandart.com) by March 16 to enter the pet picture contest.  Your animal’s picture will appear on Four Seasons’ Facebook page, from March 17-21, and the photo with the most ‘likes’ will win a prize! The winning dog’s owner will receive a custom pet portrait by Adelaide Booth, while the cat with the most ‘likes’ will win a Susan Lanier cat sculpture. The winners will be announced at ARTreach, and you must be present to claim your prize!

This is sure to be a fun event with something for everyone. Be sure to drop by and see us!

Present this coupon at Four Seasons or Generation Dog during the month of March!

This flyer is valid during the month of March!*

*Some restrictions may apply