We are thrilled you want to volunteer with us. Our volunteers are the backbone of our rescue. We can't wait to introduce you to our organization and the team that makes it all happen. Please take a few minutes to read through the website. Learn our adoption process (no quizzes...we promise), our cleaning process and how to care for our animals at the shelter. When you're ready, please fill out our VOLUNTEER APPLICATION!
Supplies and monetary donations are always appreciated. You can drop off while we are open or use the donation bin by the front door. Check out our help us page for more information on ways to donate. You can use the donate button located on each we page too!
We participate in several events in the community. Join us! Help us get the word out about the events on social media, your work, church, school . . . anywhere you meet up with people. We often need help at these events. Let us know you're available to pitch in.
Having a birthday or any other party where the gifts are for the shelter is a nice gesture. Create your own Facebook fundraiser to benefit the Des Moines County Humane Society. We encourage all parties interested in fundraising on behalf of the DMCHS to contact us prior. We reserve the right at all times to refuse, reject or refund donations that do not meet with our mission or our standards.
Share posts on social media. When friends and family are looking to add a pet to their family, send them to us.
Dogs need walked and loved daily here, being cooped up in a kennel over night gives them the zoomies. Cats need human attention and affection to get them ready to be the best lap cat ever.
Lots of rescues are in need of transportation to transport dogs and cats to other rescues.
Help us with the daily cleaning done at the shelter. This is an important part of keeping the shelter up and going with no diseases. Lots of protocols to follow and lots of kennels to clean.
Instead of adopting through a breeder or pet store, adopt one of our amazing animals. Your life will never be the same!