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 2016

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Kids & Critters Camps

Our Kids & Critters campers have been very busy so far this summer! Camp kicked off with Officer Avenarius and his dog Tiffany giving a presentation about the K-9 unit. Campers learned all about how Tiffany was tr ain ed, her job on the force, and what kind of situations she is called in to work.   Officer Avenarius then let the kids see Tiffany in action.
Campers also heard from a few dog trainers, Tory Topping from Stone Hollow and Mel Heber from Paw In Hand. Tory Topping taught the campers about some common misconceptions and mistakes that people make when attempting to train their pets. After Tory had his dogs show off some tricks, the campers got to see a service dog in training. Mel Heber offered tips and tricks for owners when training, then assisted the children in training the dogs at the DRHS.

Aside from domestic animals, the campers were able to learn about other animals. Throughout the week, the children were taught about the gestation of different animals, what the babies of different species are called, and the different egg sizes of the animals. They got to act as archaeologists and "dig" out fossils that were frozen into an ice block. The campers also made bird feeders for their trees at home!

The campers got up close and personal with a variety of animals at our shelter. Aside from dogs and cats, the campers were able to socialize with a rabbit, a snake, and hairless guinea pigs! The campers even picked one of the animals from our shelter and worked all week to create a book about the story of that particular animal. At the end of the week, parents are invited to watch the kids present their animal's story. 


To help support our humane education programming.


Get Your Revenge | Dunk the Dentist

Langworthy Dental is holding their second annual Dunk the Dentist Carnival on Friday, June 22nd.  Proceeds benefit the animals at the DRHS so come join the fun and bring the family.  There will be bounce houses, games and activities for everyone! There will also be a live radio broadcast, food, raffles, prizes & much more!

Friday, June 22nd
Langworthy Dental 
989 Langworthy Street
3PM to 5:30PM

Party Taboo

Summertime can be perfect for backyard barbecues or parties, but remember that the food and drink you serve your guests may be poisonous to pets. Keep alcoholic beverages away from pets, and remember that the snacks you serve your friends should not be treats for your pet. Any change of diet - even for one meal - may give your dog or cat severe digestive ailments. Make sure to avoid raisins, grapes, onions, chocolate and products with the sweetener xylitol, since these are poisonous to pets.

For more Summer Pet Safety tips: CLICK HERE


Featured Pet

Bianca is a seven year old Labrador Retriever mix. She still waiting for her fur-ever family to take her to her home. Bianca knows how to sit and is a very loving girl.   Do have room in your home for the unconditional love Bianca will give?

Bianca is a part of our F.A.I.R. Program for behavior issues with other animals. We recommend she goes to a one animal home with no children under 10.

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Monthly Wish List
 The DRHS is in need of the following items: 

Dish Soap

Paper Towels

Soft Treats


More items are on our AMAZON Wish List! CLICK HERE

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