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About Us

The Dubuque Regional Humane Society (DRHS) is so much more than an animal shelter. It is an animal resource center that delivers upon the mission of protecting and promoting the well-being of companion animals by building life-long bonds between pets and people through adoption, humane education, community outreach, and the prevention of cruelty. Operating as a 501(c)3 non-profit, open admission, no-kill shelter the DRHS provides critical medical and behavioral interventions and compassionate care for over 2,000 animals annually that are lost, abandoned, surrendered by owners, or rescued from neglect. Our commitment, in tandem with our community, which spans three counties in three states and backs our mission, creates pathways to new homes and brighter futures for 100% of the healthy, safe and treatable animals in our care. We could not be more thankful for the thousands of people each year who choose to complete their family with an animal from the Dubuque Regional Humane Society! Meet our staff members and board of directors, learn about our history, and search our current employment opportunities using the links below.

Our Mission
DRHS protects and promotes the well-being of all animals by fostering respect for their inherent dignity.

Our Vision
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.

Our Values
Compassion. Accountability. Respect. Excellence.

Our Commitment 
The DRHS is committed to placing only healthy, treatable and safe animals into the tri-state community and beyond.

Contact Us

Contact Us


4242 Chavenelle Road
Dubuque, IA 52002




Tuesday - Thursday: 11 AM to 5 PM
Friday: 11 AM to 7 PM
Saturday & Sunday: 11 AM to 5 PM
Monday: Closed

Hadley's Dog Park

Member's Only
Operating Hours:
6 AM - 8 PM
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