DCHS is a private, non-profit, community-supported organization and is not affiliated with any government agency or national animal welfare organization. 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

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Board of Directors

BOARD AGENDAS AND MINUTES

Leadership

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

Gwen Kochan

Associate Director of Development

Natasha Saidikowski

Donor Engagement Coordinator

Korinne Pollison

Community Fundraising Coordinator

Lisa Bernard

Public Relations Coordinator

Kelsie Matt

Development and Marketing Assistant

Volunteer Team

Laurie Ringquist

Director of Customer Service

Patty Zehl

Volunteer Coordinator

Kaitlyn Breaux

Satellite Adoption Centers Coordinator

Nikki Darga

Canine Volunteer Training Coordinator

Vicki Fox

Cat, Critter, and Carestaff Assistant Volunteer Coordinator