HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — Thinking about inviting a new dog or cat into your life? Huntsville Animal Services is "turning back the clock" with retro-price adoption fees
Adopters can take advantage of retro pricing starting at $10. The adoption package includes vaccinations, spay/neuter surgery, microchip, a City license and a free bag of dog food. Some exemptions apply.
The Foster-to-Adopt Program allows you a 14-day trial period with the dog and is for someone interested in adopting an adult dog, but would like to ‘test drive’ the dog at home. Although this is a very successful program, HAS warns owners that all new pets should be given at least 3 months to settle into a new home and new routine.
The Sleepover Program allows you to take home a pet for 1 to 4 nights. Upon returning the pet to the shelter, you'll complete a form sharing all the information collected about the pet during their visit including information such as: did the pet like other pets, housebroken, tolerates cats, likes children, etc. This program helps HAS develop a profile for the shelter pet.
Another foster program called the Foster to Rehome program is for sick pets, aged pets, and underaged puppies and kittens. Additionally, sometimes a fostering party takes care of the dog until it becomes adopted. These volunteers take appealing photos of the pet inside a home and along with a narrative about the pet’s personality are submitted to be posted on the HAS Facebook page.
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.