We thank you for taking the time to check out the Des Moines County Humane Society! 

Help Our Cause

Your support and contributions will enable the Des Moines County Humane Society to continue to provide care to the stray and unwanted pets of Des Moines County, Iowa for years to come.  You can donate via Paypal or send a check to:

Des Moines County Humane Society

 P.O. Box 822, Burlington, Iowa 52601

Pay with PayPal or a debit/credit card

Shelter Info/Ways to Help

Dog or Cat of the Month

Dog or Cat of the Month

Dog or Cat of the Month


Each month we choose a dog or cat as our "pet of the month."  Check with the shelter to find out about this month's special pet that is in need of a FUR-EVER home.

Available Animals

Dog or Cat of the Month

Dog or Cat of the Month


We utilize www.petfinder.com to showcase our available animals.  Just visit their site, type in our zip code (52601) and take a look.  We also frequently utilize our Facebook page to post available animals.  If you are looking to adopt, please check out both of those sites and/or stop into the shelter during adoption hours.


Shelter Info & Hours:

Dog or Cat of the Month

Shelter Info & Hours:


Our adoption hours are:

Tuesday-Friday from 3-6pm

Saturday & Sundays from 1-5pm

We are closed on Mondays

If an animal is found in Des Moines County outside of our adoption hours, please call Police Dispatch at 319.671.7001 and an appropriate officer or deputy will be sent to assist you.

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How can you help our cause?


More Ways to Help Us:

We are always in need of Kuranda beds for our doggies... these beds keep our dogs up off the concrete floor and gives them a comfy, safe place to sleep. The Kuranda beds are a bit more expensive than the lower cost, less durable ones that are available on the market. These beds seem to last a few years before having to be replaced so they are much more cost-efficient in the long run. We are WISHING for the 35x23 size with green fabric (so they match our current beds). If you would like to donate a bed, it would be greatly appreciated. Beds can be shipped to: DMCHS, 2000 N. Roosevelt Ave., Burlington, Iowa 52601.



If you are interested in setting up a memorial, Trust, or after-life gift, our Director would be more than happy to meet you with to discuss options and provide any assistance you may need.


For a current list of some of the items needed by the shelter, please visit our Amazon Wish List: 


These items can be bought online or purchased locally and dropped off at the shelter.  We always appreciate donations! 


If you shop amazon.com, we have a TERRIFIC way for you to raise money for the Des Moines County Humane Society while doing so! Please visit https://smile.amazon.com/ and register us as your receiving charity & we will receive a percentage of all qualifying charges on a quarterly basis! It's an easy way to donate to us while still getting the things you want at the same price! It's a win-win! We hope you'll take the time to get registered! Thank you to ALL of our wonderful supporters! 


 Are you looking for a meaningful and lasting gift for a Pet Lover, or just looking for a way to help the dogs at the Burlington Animal Shelter? Donate a Kuranda dog bed to one of our dogs. These comfortable, sturdy beds give our dogs a place to sleep off of the floor.


Click on the logo above to see our wish list of Kuranda beds. Thank you for helping our dogs! 



DMCHS Generous Donation Recognition

For a gift falling into one of the levels below, a pet-themed plate will be engraved with your name and/or memorial designee, and the amount donated.

Orders for plates will be put in twice a year, in January and July.

Plates will be mounted on the donor wall in the Burlington Animal Shelter’s Community Room.

$500-$999- 6-inch plate

$1000-$2499- 8-inch plate

$2500-$10,000- 10-inch plate

$10,000 and over- 12-inch plate

If you are interested, please look below for the generous donation form.



Sponsor a Kennel

For as little as $15 a month,you can sponsor a kennel at the Burlington Animal Shelter. The kennel sponsorship program is open to individuals,groups, companies and other organizations. Your sponsorship helps provide care for the animals that pass through the shelter doors.

The name of the sponsor and a short dedication will be framed and hung on the kennel.  An annual tax deduction statement will be provided upon request.

If you are interested, please look for the sponsor a kennel form below.



DMCHS Annual Membership

Memberships may be purchased for $25 for individual and $40 for family.

If you are interested, please look for the annual membership form below.