DRHS protects and promotes the well-being of all animals by fostering respect for their inherent dignity.
DRHS envisions a community where every pet has a permanent and loving home, companion animals are spayed or neutered and all animals are treated with respect and compassion.
How We Are Funded
The Dubuque Regional Humane Society (DRHS) is a private, publicly supported non-profit organization. We have contracts to house animals from Jo Daviess County, and the City of Hazel Green. We are not, however, a part of the city or county governments. We do several major fundraising events each year, including a garage sale in March, our pledged pet walk/run “Scruffy Shuffle” in May, a fall gala in September, and our Christmas Appeal each December.
We could not exist without donations and these fundraising activities. More than 49% of DRHS's operating funds come directly from donations. 31% of our funding comes from animal services such as adoptions, boarding, creamations and burials.