Community Programs

Pet Therapy
Pet Therapy ambassadors for the DRHS make visits in the community to provide people with the happy, healthy benefits associated with animal interaction. We currently make visits to 17 area facilities.  In 2013, we had over 218 hours of pet therapy
If you are interested in a pet therapy visit at your business or organization, please contact DRHS Community Outreach Coordinator Courtney at 563-582-6766 or via email at


PAWmobile Adoptions
The DRHS goes to various locations in the community to speak with the public about our shelter and show animals that are currently available for adoption.  Any animals that are at the PAWmobile Adoption site can be adopted on spot.  
To set up a PAWmobile event contact Tara at or call 563-582-6766.