Local Spotlight: Wiregrass Humane Society

Wiregrass Humane Society

Finding homes for our furry friends takes a village. A fact the Wiregrass Humane Society knows well. This community nonprofit connects pets with loving families—and cares for our feline and canine friends who are still waiting.

About the Society

The Wiregrass Humane Society dates back decades, but underwent a revival in the early 1990s. Before occupying its current space on Jerry Dr. in Dothan, the society used a mobile home as its home base. However, after generous contributions and an ambitious capital campaign, the society moved into its current facility in 2000. The City of Dothan and Dothan’s residents warmly allotted the Wiregrass Humane Society a 50-year lease of the land.

Driven chiefly by volunteers, the society serves as a nonprofit for the Wiregrass region and employs only a handful of non-volunteer workers. Support comes exclusively from private donations; the society receives no funding from local, state, or federal resources.

A Community Caretaker

The Wiregrass Humane Society links pets with loving families, caretaking for pets while they wait to be adopted. While the society does not serve as a stray shelter, it does take in surrendered pets, if space permits.

In addition to its vital role as caretaker, the society facilitates adoptions through PetSmart every weekend. The organization also participates in the PetSmart National Adoption Weekend four times throughout the year.

The society engages regularly with the community at large, partaking in events and even setting up some of their own. These include Mardi Gras and St. Patrick’s Day parades at Solomon Park and Christmas at Vaughn-Blumberg. A major fundraising campaign occurs every July called the Best Pets of the Wiregrass. The 12-day contest, hosted at the Wiregrass Commons Mall, selects the cutest pets to be featured in the upcoming year’s Wiregrass Humane Society calendar.


For pets in need, it takes a village to find homes. The Wiregrass Humane Society certainly is a community caretaker for Dothan and the Wiregrass region.

Our property abides by all fair housing laws concerning companion and service animals. We are also breed restrictive, not weight restrictive. There is a $300 nonrefundable pet fee with a two-pet limit. See for yourself how we provide the Dothan lifestyle you deserve. To learn more about local living, you’ll want to get to know our blog!