The Dubuque Regional Humane Society
is an independent 501(c)3, non-profit organization.  We do not receive funding from the federal, state, or county governments.  We operate through the generosity of people like you.       


Issue | July 2017

ASPCA Delivers

The Dubuque Regional Humane Society (DRHS), over the next six weeks, will receive over 120 animals from shelters in Mississippi, Arkansas, Texas, and Oklahoma. These animals come from shelters with high euthanasia rates so the ASPCA will transport these animals to safety at the DRHS.

There are seven total transports with over 90 dogs and 34 kittens arriving in Dubuque. 

July 19: dogs made the trip from Hattiesburg, MS
July 20: 34 Kittens under 16 weeks arrived to find homes here in Dubuque 
August 4: Dogs from Stilwell, OK & Denison, TX
August 9: Dogs from Little Rock, Conway, 
Bauxite and Jonesboro, AR
August 15: Dogs from Stilwell, OK & Denison, TX
August 22: dogs from Little Rock, Conway, Bauxite and Jonesboro, Arkansas
August 29: Dogs from Stilwell, OK & Denison TX

If you can help, we could use your support to cover spay/neuter surgery costs and/or the overall care for these animals with any donations of dog and cat toys, treats, paper towels, bleach, or monetary donations. If you can help, please drop off or mail to: 4242 Chavenelle Road, Dubuque, Iowa 52002. 


September 14, 2017
The Grand River Center | 500 Bell St. Dubuque, IA

Join us at our Tails at Twilight Gala! 
This is our largest event of the  year which raises critical funding  for  necessary, 
and sometimes  lifesaving, medical care.

5:30 to 6:00 - Registration 
5:30 - Happy Hour, Cocktails, Entertainment, Silent Auction Begins 
7:00 - Dinner followed by Live Auction and Raise Your Paw

Experience the joy of turning homeless into home.


Keep Cool

Dogs and cats can become dehydrated quickly, so give them plenty of water when it is hot outdoors. Also make sure your pet has a shady place to escape the sun if outside, and when the temperature is very high, don't let your dog linger on hot asphalt. Being so close to the ground, your dog's body can heat up quickly, and sensitive paw pads can burn; parked cars, even with windows open, become very hot in a short amount of time, and this can lead to heatstroke or death.

Click here for more Summer Pet Safety Tips 


Wish List
The DRHS is in need of the following items:
Training Treats
Dish Soap
Paper Towels
Heating Pads

More items are on our AMAZON Wish List! CLICK HERE

Adoptable Pets

Adopt Dogs           Adopt Cats               Adopt Critters
Last Chance Registrations

K ids entering second through sixth grades can spend their summer afternoons learning all about animals, participating in activities and seeing demonstrations by local experts. Campers make friends, have fun with arts and crafts and have hands on time with animals at the DRHS.

Week Camps
1PM to 4:15PM
Day Camps
8AM to Noon for 2nd & 3rd Grade
1PM to 4PM for 4th to 6th Grade

August 7-11 (4th to 6th Grade)
August 2nd

Click on the link below to register your camper! 
Scholarships still available. 

Thank you to our Scholarship Sponsors: 
Fidelity Bank & Trust  and R.W. Hoefer Foundation

Thank you to the following volunteers who served 10+ hours or 
volunteered  at a special event in the month of June!  
Their time and efforts have truly made an impact on the animals at the DRHS!

Laurie Fedje
Laura Feipel
Logan Frommelt
Nicki Frommelt
Tina Burcham
Cassie Holmes
Ashley Klein
Hannah McCool
Bob Merrick
Kassandra Meyer
Madeline Monahan
Mike Mulligan
Judy Pladna
Saige Pladna
Jill Reimer
Caden Weber
Brendan Weber

Culver's and Dairy Queen are our July Paws Up Sponsors.  These two sponsors donated a sweet, cool treat for every Paws Up volunteer for the hot days to come.  Thank you to those individuals who help make a difference in the lives of the animals at the DRHS.

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