Shelter Partners

Shelby Humane Society's Shelter Partners Program, founded in November 2006, is a volunteer driven (literally) transport program providing second chances for nearly 8,000 dogs to date.  Please visit our Shelter Partners Blog to see how the transport program changes the lives of so many.




From November 25th, 2014 - January 3, 2015, you can purchase an ornament
online or at Hollywood Feed or Whole Foods to help fund our Shelter Partners program!  If you prefer to complete your transaction via phone please call 610-0938.







Each Shelter Partners trip costs SHS $1,200. In 2010, we began an ornament sale fundraising effort during the holidays to benefit the Shelter Partners program. Still going strong today, the sale has been successful in preparing shelter pets for their 2nd chance at a lifelong home. Individual ornaments may be purchased for $60. Disclaimer: If the dog you select is adopted, sponsored by another party, or otherwise cannot make the trip, another dog will be sent in its place.


 Sponsorship makes a wonderful gift for loved ones. E-mail Sara at if you would like to learn more about Gift Sponsorship.








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.




This program would not be possible without the dedicated volunteers who are willing to drive 15-23 hours to make these life-saving trips possible. We are always in need of additional drivers so we can make more trips and save more lives!




Please visit our Happy Tails page which includes adoption day photos and updates for many of the dogs that have benefited from this wonderful program!



Download the Shelter Partners Driver Overview Information
Download the Driver Questionnaire