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Wiregrass Humane Society

255 Jerry Drive
Dothan, AL 36303

Our Mission

The Wiregrass Humane Society (WHS) is a non-profit organization with the mission of relieving animal suffering, providing healthy companion animals for adoptive families, and making the Wiregrass area a better place to live by encouraging responsible pet ownership and by providing valuable services to the community.

Adoption Policy

The process begins with the adoption application. You can fill in the PDF form on our website, save, and email it to us at, or print it out and bring it in to the shelter. You may also get a copy when you visit the shelter. Completely fill out the adoption form with as much detail as possible. This will help the shelter manager know which animal will be the best fit for you. We don't do same-day adoptions at our facility. This is to ensure you have time to make the best decision for you and the potential new family member and to give us time to update any preventatives and recheck for all vaccinations before the pet goes home to his or her new family. If you have pets already, we will schedule a "meet and greet" so they can meet your prospective new family member before we finalize your adoption. If you meet and fall in love with an animal, our manager will carefully review your application. We will call personal references, vet references, and landlords, and when the application is approved, we will usually be able to notify you by the next day to arrange a time for you to come and pick up your new family member.

Recommended Pets

Recommended Pets