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At the DRHS, we understand that life sometimes changes course which could result in the need to find a new home for your family pet. In an effort to assist with this transition, we offer several options. 


To rehome your animal through the shelter, please call 563-582-6766. In this initial step, general information is gathered about your animal and your circumstances, allowing us to best determine next steps. Appointments help us maintain sufficient space and resources to care for all the animals being housed at the DRHS.  Appointments are typically scheduled approximately 2-4 weeks out with rehoming fees starting at $40 for cats and $75 for dogs.

The DRHS also now partners with to provide free* rehoming courtesy listings. This option allows you to rehome your animal directly to a new home without ever coming to the shelter.


Rehome by Adopt a Pet helps you safely find a new home for your pet. All you need to do is to set up your pet's profile (should take less than 10 mins). Once completed, your pet's profile will be posted on and be seen by millions of visitors each month!

*Use code RCXHAQTL2U8AD8Z for a free listing

The pets shown below are not pets at the Dubuque Regional Humane Society (DRHS) and require direct communication through This listing is a courtesy for those seeking to rehome and for animal lovers who are looking to find a new pet. The DRHS is not responsible for any health conditions or behavior issues the pets listed below may have. The DRHS and require that all pets are spayed or neutered within the first 30 days of adoption.

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