October 13, 2021

Wiregrass Humane Society

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Wiregrass Humane Society Pet Adoption

The Wiregrass Humane Society has existed for decades, but it saw a renaissance in the early 1990s. Prior to the current structure, the animals were housed in a mobile home. Gradually, dog runs were created and upgraded, and in 2000, the facility that houses our present animals was completed following a capital contributions drive. The building would not be possible without the generosity of Wiregrass residents and the City of Dothan in providing WHS with a fifty-year lease on the land.

In addition, the WHS is a non-profit public service organization dedicated to alleviating animal suffering. Except for our shelter personnel, the WHS is entirely run by volunteers. We get no federal, state, or local money, therefore we rely entirely on private donations from kind community members.

Location and contact details:

TEL: 334-792-6693 

Jerry Drive is the address of the Wiregrass Humane Society.

36303 Dothan, Alabama

We are open Monday through Sunday. 12:00-4:30

Wednesday is a holiday.

Adoption Procedure

Our major purpose as an organization is to link animals in need with people or families who will care for them. To that end, we've put in place some policies that will give you the best chance of a successful adoption. Follow these steps to find a new family member.

Select the ADOPTABLE tab to view our available animals for adoption, allowing you to spend less time inside the shelter.

The adoption application is the first step in the process. Fill out the PDF form (right), save it, and email it to us at [email protected], or print it and bring it to the shelter. You can also acquire a copy if you go to the shelter.

Fill out the adoption form completely and as thoroughly as possible. This will assist the shelter manager in determining which animal will be the best fit for you.

At our location, we do not accept same-day adoptions. This is to ensure that you have enough time to make the best decision for you and the potential new family member, as well as to allow us time to update any preventatives and recheck for any vaccines before the pet is returned to his or her new family.

If you already have pets, we will arrange for a "meet and greet" so they can meet your prospective new family member before finalizing your adoption.

Our manager will carefully consider your application if you meet and fall in love with an animal. We will contact personal references, vet references, and landlords, and if your application is approved, we will typically be able to notify you the next day to set up a time for you to come and pick up your new family member.

There are only FOUR prospective adopters in the building at any given moment. If there are already four people in the shelter, you will be requested to remain in your car until someone comes to collect you when you are allowed to enter.

We have protocols in place to ensure that everything is sterilized, and our employees will wear masks and keep a safe distance.

We ask that potential adopters use masks and adhere to all safety precautions.

Adoption fees: 

$150.00 for dogs and $95.00 for cats (certain breeds may incur an additional charge)

The adoption price covers the following:

Vaccinations and deworming at the proper age

  • Neuter or spay
  • Microchip
  • Keep up with monthly flea, tick, and parasite prevention.
  • FIV/FeLV screening (cats only)
  • Heartworm testing and up-to-date monthly treatment (dogs only)
  • Carrier made of cardboard (cats only)
  • Free pet insurance for 30 days
  • Any post-adoption vaccines will be at the adopter's expense. Wiregrass Humane does not cover veterinarian costs incurred after adoption.

If you adopt a pet and need dog training services, contact us today!

We would like our readers to know that the information in this guide may be sourced from secondary sources and may therefore contain inaccuracies. We will correct them if and when they are brought to our attention or we discover them through our editing process. If you have any concerns about this post, please contact us immediately and we will rectify issues. DISCLAIMER: The material contained in this post is for general informational purposes. It is not intended to constitute or express legal or medical advice. Any pet related material referenced herein are substantially based on general principles and may not be applicable to your particular situation. Laws can often be different from one jurisdiction to the next. Alpha Instincts is not a pet adoption agency or state entity.

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