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Dog Days at the Garden gives pets and their humans a space to exercise together

This daily event at the Huntsville Botanical Garden allows people and their pups to not only get some exercise, but to connect with nature.

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — Huntsville Botanical Garden is hosting a daily event that allows you and your dog to stroll through the garden together. 

The pandemic has left many people and their pets stuck in the house and far less active.

This event provides a way for both of you to get some exercise and connect with nature.

Dog Days at the Garden continues through Sunday, February 28.

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"Getting outside is an important part of our physical and mental well-being, especially this time, during COVID-19, where you may be spending more time indoors at your own home than usual. And so, it's really important for people to get outside, connect with nature. Studies have shown that spending time in nature can have tons of different health benefits," said Anna Beck, Director of Communications and Special Projects at the Huntsville Botanical Garden.

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Bringing your dog to the garden costs three dollars for the day or 15 for the whole season.

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Looking for a new best friend to take on those garden walks? From Feb. 5-Feb 13, Huntsville Animal Services has reduced their adoption fee for most adult large dogs is reduced to $10-$35. This includes the pets’ spay/neuter surgery, vaccinations, microchip, heartworm check, a City license and a free bag of dog food.  

The Huntsville Animal Shelter is open Monday through Saturday for adoptions. Hours are Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., on Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

Click here to see some of their adoptable animals or find Huntsville Animal Services on Facebook.