Des Moines County Humane Society

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Who We Are

We are the local animal shelter operating in Des Moines County. The building is owned by the city of Burlington, and it is their resource for impounding stray animals. Once they have waited the required amount of time,the animals are turned over to our care for placement in homes.

Adopting a Friend

You can adopt a dog for $100.00 or a cat for $80, which includes an exam, spaying or neutering, first set of basic immunizations and rabies immunization at a local vet's office.

Volunteering and Donations


We have many volunteers that walk dogs, brush cats, help to clean, wash dishes or just hand out treats. Volunteers are important to us, as they help the animals to remain socialized with people! If you'd like to volunteer and are over 18, come in and sign up. If you are 16 and up you need your parents to sign the consent forms and they must stay with you the first time. We can use help in the morning with cleaning, feeding and assessing the animals and during Adoption Hours. Adoption hours are M-F 3-6 Sat. 1-5 Sunday 1-5 Please call first.

We are a non profit organization operating STRICTLY on donations. Donations can be mailed to the Des Moines County Humane Society at P.O. Box 822, Burlington, IA 52601.

SPECIAL REQUEST: We are in need of good loving homes for all of our pets! New animals come in every day!

If you are in our vicinity, we also are in need of bleach, and dog & cat toys. We also need the usual dog, puppy, cat, and kitten food (both dry and canned), powdered milk or kitten and puppy formula and pet treats. Please help! Your donations are much needed and MUCH APPRECIATED!

Come Visit Us!

Directions from Hwy 34:

We are approximately two miles north of Highway 34 on the east side of Highway 61 (Roosevelt Avenue) in Burlington.Coming from the north on Highway 61, we are about a quarter mile south of Sunnyside Avenue.

Map to our shelter

Des Moines County Humane Society
2000 N. Roosevelt
Burlington IA 52601
Phone: (319) 753-8389
The shelter is open for adoptions from 3-6pm Tuesday-Friday and from 1-5 on the weekends. We are closed on Mondays. Phone the shelter between 9:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. for the quickest response.

Pet Related Links:

We participate in the Snuggles Program...Look for information at link below..We could use YOUR support! Bring your snuggles in.Thanks so much! Hugs4Homeless Animals(Snuggles Program)

Click here for an easy and free way to help care for those in need at The Animal Rescue Site!

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