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Rachel Jacobson holding a small orange kitten

Meet Rachel Jacobson! Rachel is representing the Dubuque Regional Humane Society in the DBQ Dances with the Stars Competition on June 3, 2023. Read more below about the event, Rachel, and how you can support her in bringing home the mirror-ball trophy!

The Dubuque Regional Humane Society is thrilled that Rachel has chosen to represent us in this amazing event. From now until June 3, ALL proceeds raised by Rachel go directly to DRHS. The contestant who raises the most money for their non-profit wins the mirror-ball trophy, so let's come together to help Rachel WIN and take home that trophy!

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Since its inception in 2010, Dubuque Dances with the Stars has raised more than 2 million dollars for over 100 local nonprofits. DBQ DWTS targets a community-wide audience to highlight, educate, and create awareness of the role nonprofits play in our community. The Dubuque Area Chamber of Commerce's Dubuque Dances with the Stars 2023 will be held Sat., June 3, 2023, at the Dubuque Grand River Conference Center. 


Tickets to this event are $50 and include light hors d'oeuvres, drinks, and entry to the event. If you are interested in tickets to support Rachel and DRHS, please reach out to Steve Manders at to purchase through the DRHS! More information about the event can also be found on the Dubuque Chamber's website.


Rachel Jacobson is originally from Bridgewater, Iowa. She earned her degree from Iowa State University in Event Management and Hospitality Management. She is currently the Sales Manager at the Hotel Julien Dubuque. In her free time, Rachel enjoys refurbishing old furniture, thrifting, baking, exploring A. Y. McDonald Park, and fishing with her fiancé. Her favorite shows include Friends, One Tree Hill, Yellowstone, and the Walking Dead. Rachel and her fiancé have three pets - a 5-year-old cat named Milo, a 2-year-old dog named Millie, and a 1-year-old dog named Clyde. 


“There are no words to describe how excited I am to be a part of this event! I'm looking forward to building relationships with the DRHS community, fundraising for their cause, and even learning how to hustle! If embarrassing myself on a stage helps even one animal, then count me in!”


Your gift provides care for thousands of lost, abandoned, neglected, rescued or surrendered companion animals as well as services to our community. It is also 100% tax deductible and directly supports the animals in our care on their paths home; builds families in the tri-state area and beyond; and promotes the life-enhancing bonds between animals and people.

No donation is too small to make a big difference!

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