Almost all DCHS and Wildlife Center services are by appointment only. If you found a lost animal, need to surrender a pet, found wildlife in need of help, or require another service, please call before coming to the shelter.

Event Sponsorships

Sponsoring an event at DCHS is an excellent opportunity for your business or organization to reach a wide audience, while supporting thousands of companion, barnyard, wild, and exotic animals that come through our doors each year. DCHS's extensive online and media presence helps connect you with tens of thousands of supporters.

With sponsorship levels from $500-$20,000, we have opportunities for any group to support the shelter. As an event sponsor, you'll receive recognition, support the lifesaving work of DCHS, and connect with fellow supporters, while leaving all the event planning to us!

Learn about event sponsorship opportunities

Host an Independent Fundraiser

Independent fundraisers hosted by individuals, groups, and businesses in our community make a large impact for DCHS.

Are you interested in hosting a fundraiser for DCHS but don't know where to start? Review the DCHS Independent Fundraiser Toolkit for information on how to host an independent fundraiser and how DCHS can help promote your event to make the largest impact for the animals in our care. Please complete the Independent Event Information Form in the document and submit to events@giveshelter.org to register your event!

Looking for other ways to support DCHS throughout the year? Check DCHS's event page to see upcoming independent events scheduled throughout our community. Be sure to check back regularly to see what new adventures your fellow supporters have dreamed up to support DCHS!

Group Volunteering

Gather your colleagues, friends, neighbors and make a difference for the people and animals that rely on DCHS. Your team will tour DCHS's Main Shelter, assist with mission critical tasks, and socialize with adoptable animals!

Learn about our amazing Group Volunteering opportunities here!