Most DCHS and Wildlife Center services are by appointment only, including reuniting lost animals, surrendering a pet, wildlife rehabilitation, and more. Adoption visits are first-come, first-served. We recommend checking our current waitlist prior to your visit.

Our Tagline

Helping People Help Animals

Our Vision

Communities are better with an ethic of empathy, care, and value for people and animals.

Our Mission

  • Foster compassionate human and animal connections
  • Forge safe, healthy, and thriving communities for animals
  • Provide care and transitional sheltering to animals
  • Provide leadership and guidance to the animal sheltering community and the public

Our Values

In support of our mission, we:

  • commit to honesty and integrity;
  • hold central the welfare and care of animals;
  • lead by example and with excellence, while embracing constructive change;
  • are fiscally responsible and accountable to our constituents;
  • embrace diversity and promote equity, inclusion and accessibility to all
  • are compassionate, respectful, and empathetic in EVERY decision and interaction, and
  • nurture an organization that values our employees and volunteers.