Humane Society of the Black Hills
1820 E Saint Patrick St.
Rapid City SD 57703
Phone: (605) 394-4170
Hours: Monday through Friday 11:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 12:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Available Pets

Happy Tails

The Animal Rescue Site

All cats receive one month of free Pet Insurance, an FDRC and deworming, microchip, a free vet exam within 72 hours of adoption, and coupons for pet supplies provided by local merchants!


All dogs receive one month premium paid of ShelterCare Pet Insurance, Distemper/Parvo Series, and Bordetella Vaccinations, Microchip, a free vet exam within 72 hours of adoption, and coupons for pet supplies provided by local merchants!



Would you like to sponsor an animal at the shelter or help pay for their spay/neuter? Please use this PayPal Button to easily donate. This will be a tax deductible donation and you will receive a receipt.

$15.00 to $20.00 per day cares for an animal at the shelter. $50.00 pays for a spay or neuter.We welcome ANY size donation to help care for our animals. Please include the name and Shelter ID number of the animal you wish to sponsor, and the program you are sponsoring.

Our FOSTER PROGRAM enlists the help of private families that want to help by providing a temporary home for animals that have been at the shelter for a long time and for some reason have not been adopted.

While in FOSTER, the animal will benefit from continued training on obedience or any behavioral issues that will help that particular animal in keeping it's next home permanently. Some will simply benefit from having a couch to lie on and human companionship.

If you come to the shelter looking for a certain animal, please check in at the desk to see if that animal is in the program. Arrangements will be made to setup a meeting time that is convenient for you.
If interested please contact our foster coordinator.

The Humane Society of the Black Hills is dedicated to placing every animal that enters our shelter. The reality is, many of the animals surrendered to the shelter are not vaccinated or altered prior to their entry. Some come in with illnesses that can effect the other animals. We vaccinate in an attempt to prevent the spread of illnesses, but until the general public vaccinates and alters ALL of their animals, we will continue to have the over population problems that lead to health issues.

The Humane Society of the Black Hills is largely dependent on volunteers. If you are interested in volunteering your time, please stop by or call. There are many different areas that volunteers are needed. Clerical, dog walkers, groomers, public relations etc. If you have a couple hours a month that you can spare, please consider helping the animals in your community.

Click here for a list of pets at this shelter

"Happy Tails"

Donate a Kuranda Bed
Donate a BedWe use Patented Kuranda Dog Beds because they are durable, chew proof and easy to clean. If you would like to donate a bed to us, click here.

Protect your pet. ShelterCare Pet Insurance Programs

Shelter Care Pet Insurance provides the first month of insurance prepaid by the shelter, to you, when you adopt an animal from this shelter.

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