Shelter Partners

Shelby Humane Society’s Shelter Partners Program, founded in November, 2006, is a volunteer driven (literally) transport program providing second chances for thousands of dogs. Shelter Partners moves pets from Shelby County, which is experiencing extreme animal overpopulation, to shelters in states where the success and enforcement of animal and spay and neuter laws and initiatives limit the number of pets available for adoption. Shelby Humane works with a dedicated group of partner shelters to find new forever families for dogs being transported. With rare exception, the dogs and puppies transferred are placed with adoptive families within a few days of becoming available for adoption at our partner shelters. For more information on how you can help, email


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