We're celebrating Adopt a Shelter Cat Month with reduced adoption fees for cats and kittens from June 17th-23rd. Learn more here.

DCHS is a donor-supported, private non-profit. We are not affiliated with any government agency or national animal welfare organization. We receive the majority of our funding from the generosity of people in our community.

We are an open admission shelter accepting all animals that need assistance regardless of age, health status, or temperament. DCHS has an adoption guarantee, meaning all healthy or treatable animals can stay at DCHS as long as it takes to find a loving home.

As one of the nation's leading animal welfare organizations, DCHS offers humane education programs, community-based care for pets, foster care for animals for victims of domestic abuse, a pet food pantry, dog training classes, wildlife rehabilitation, and much more. Our volunteers and professionals come together every day in the spirit of Helping People Help Animals, and together create a culture of compassion, empathy, integrity, and accountability.

Our History

Adoption Guarantee

Stray Holding Facility

DCHS Funding

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

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Board of Directors


Leadership Team

Doug Brown

Assistant Executive Director

Sarah Byerley

Director of Animal Operations

Amy Good

Director of Development and Marketing

Sara Hoven

Accountant and Building Director

Laurie Ringquist

Director of Customer Service

Development Team

Amy Good

Director of Development and Marketing

Sarah Linn

Development and Marketing Supervisor

Natasha Saidikowski

Donor Engagement Coordinator

Lisa Bernard

Public Relations Coordinator

Kelsie Matt

Development and Marketing Assistant

Paul Vornholt

Associate Director of Development

Olivia Haseley

Humane Educator - Education Programs Focus

Micaela Magel

Humane Educator - Camp Pawprint Focus

Volunteer Team

Laurie Ringquist

Director of Customer Service

Patty Zehl

Volunteer Coordinator

Vicki Fox

Canine Volunteer Training Coordinator

Kameya DeHaan

Cat, Critter, and Carestaff Assistant Volunteer Coordinator

Pets for Life Team

KeShaunta Kelly

Pets For Life Outreach Assistant

Gwen Lincoln

Pets For Life Outreach Assistant