Pets enhance our lives.
These faithful companions significantly increase our quality of life with their unconditional love and friendship. The benefits pets provide are even more profound than we often realize. Pets are
So, when they are abused, neglected, and abandoned, it’s just wrong.
But when pets are rescued, cared for with compassion and kindness, and given a loving home, we all win. When you choose to help pets, you “Chews Joy!”
The current animal shelter is inconveniently located next to a sewage treatment plant, in a flood prone area. It is inadequate, outdated, and poorly equipped. The kennel rooms are poorly designed with no access to sunlight, plus many dogs and cats are housed exclusively in outdoor kennels fully exposed to harsh weather conditions. The current facility with its cramped, inefficient design cannot properly serve the needs of our community’s rescued animals. It is truly a depressing situation!
Preliminary plans and renderings for a 21,500 square foot, state of the art shelter facility are complete, and architectural plans are underway. We have a beautiful 6 ½ acre site fronting Highway 52 W just outside Ross Clark Circle. The new state-of-the-art shelter and adoption center will be attractive, welcoming, and functional.
- 120 Stainless Steel Dog Kennels
- Indoor/Outdoor Runs and Access to Natural Light
- Outdoor Play Yard with Privacy Fence
- Large Wooded Outdoor Walking Path
- 112 Cat Kennels with Attached
Litter Box Area
- Free Roaming Cat Rooms
- “Catios” So Cats Can Access the Outdoors Safely
- Medical Room for General Medical Needs
- Dedicated Grooming Rooms
- Prep Rooms for Feeding and Medicating
- Separate Intake and Quarantined Areas to Mitigate the Spread of Contagious Disease
- Specialized HVAC System for Air Quality and Odor Control
- Plumbing Drainage Systems Designed for Disease Prevention and Odor Control
Partner With Us.
With your support, this facility will address a critical need of the community and be a point of pride for all citizens. This shelter is not only an investment for the community, but will further enhance the quality of life for our pets and citizens for many generations to come.
To fill this urgent need, Wiregrass Pet Rescue and Adoption Center, is partnering with the City of Dothan, and Houston County to develop a premier, state-of-the-art shelter. Animal care, adoptions, fostering, volunteering, humane education programs, and community support programs will be offered at the Wiregrass Pet Rescue and Adoption Center.
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106 ADRIS PLACE
DOTHAN, AL 36303
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The Wiregrass Pet Rescue and
Adoption Center is a nonprofit
organization established to provide
humane care and shelter for lost and
abandoned companion animals, and
to find loving homes for all adoptable
pets. In addition to sheltering
companion animals we provide
resource programs that educate,
entertain, and inform so Wiregrass
area residents are equipped and
encouraged to treat pets with respect
Wiregrass Pets is led by
executive director, Rachel
Smith, and a dedicated board
of directors. Rachel is an
experienced professional who
brings direction and guidance to
the organization, and ensures
our mission and vision are
Our Board of Directors
Bryan Applefield – President
Beth Kenward – Vice President
Nikki McCord – Secretary Treasurer
Mayor Mark Saliba
is a big step forward in how we, in the
Wiregrass, care for homeless pets.
This facility will be a shining example
for how our community works
together to care for our animals,
provide community programming,
and include every age group. I am
excited and humbled to be part of this