The Main Shelter and Thrift Store are closing at 4:00 pm Friday, March 24, for a special event. Adoption visits are first-come, first-served. We recommend checking our current waitlist prior to your visit. Most other services are by appointment only, including reuniting lost animals, surrendering a pet, wildlife rehabilitation, and more.
If you would like to help DCHS but you cannot fit into your lifestyle the traditional DCHS volunteer commitment to serve a regular weekly, 2-3 hour shift for six months, you may be interested in our Companion Animal Foster volunteer opportunity.
Companion Foster Parent — [pdf]
Provide a home for animals too young to be adopted, pregnant or new moms, those in need of extra socialization, those overly stressed at the shelter and those recovering from illness or injury.