Upcoming Events:


Horse & Hound, in partnership with the Des Moines County Humane Society, is hosting a celebration of rescued people and their pets.

The event will consist of a pet parade so that rescued people can show off their rescued pets! There will also be giveaways, a raffle basket, special guest appearance, and lots of fun for the whole family!

October 19th, 2019

At Horse & Hound Country Store, 3620 Flint Ridge Drive, Burlington, Iowa, 52601

Registration from 1 to 2 pm
Blessing of the Pets at 2:00 (Pastor Steve Parker)
Parade will follow the Blessing of the Pets
Costumes are encouraged (pets and humans!)
Raffle for gift basket
Special appearance by McGruff the Crime Dog
DMCHS Merchandise

Each animal will need his or her owner to complete a parade registration form at check-in from 1-2pm. Each entry will then be automatically entered into a drawing for a gift bag. 


Music Trivia Fundraiser for the Des Moines County Humane Society

Saturday, November 16th

Eagles Club- Burlington, Iowa

Registration begins at 5:30pm with the show starting at 6:30pm.

$100.00 per table/up to 8 people allowed per table

More information will be released in early October! 

Mark your calendars! 

2020 All-Star Pet Calendar


It's that time again! We are currently accepting photos for our 2020 All-Star Pet Calendar. We accept photos of any animal- as long as each photo contains animals only. This is not a contest- any photo will be included in the calendar.

To submit your pet, simply fill out the form at, email your photo to, and mail or drop off $15.00 per photo at the shelter. If mailing your payment, please send to: DMCHS, PO Box 822, Burlington, Iowa 52601. You can also mail your photo and payment to the PO Box above.

We will be accepting photo submissions until Friday, October 18th, 2019. Calendars will be available for purchase in time for the holidays.

Any Questions? Contact Zach Russell at

Thank you! 🐾🐾🐾🐾


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