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Pet Adoption

Each Year the Dubuque Regional Humane Society (DRHS) helps find homes for over 2,800 lost, abandoned, neglected, rescued, or surrendered companion animals the DRHS cares for annually.


  • View our current adoptable dogs, cats, and critters using the buttons above

  • Visit the shelter and meet your potential new best friend in person

  • If you currently have dogs in your home, we recommend a dog-to-dog introduction at the shelter prior to adoption

  • Complete an adoption application at the DRHS

  • Take your new addition home!

  • The visitation and adoption process takes approximately 45-60 minutes to complete.

All adoptions from the Dubuque Regional Humane Society include the following:

  •  Spay or neuter surgery

  •  Deworming and fecal exam

  •  Flea and tick treatment

  •  Distemper combination vaccination

  •  Rabies vaccination

  •  Bordetella vaccination (dogs only)

  •  Microchip implantation

  •  FeLV/FIV test (cats only)

  • Transition bag of dog or cat food courtesy of Theisen's Home Farm & Auto and Hill's Science Diet Pet Food

  • Litter (cats only) courtesy of World’s Best Cat Litter

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