138 Miller Dr, Honesdale, Pennsylvania 18431, United States

(570) 253-4037


Mon, Wed, Thurs, Sat, Sun. -  12pm - 4pm

Fri. - 12pm - 6pm

Tues - Closed to the public



Mon, Wed, Thurs, Sat, Sun. -  12pm - 4pm

Fri. - 12pm - 6pm

Tues - Closed to the public


Shelter Closure

Cause for the Paws 2020

Cause for the Paws 2020



In accordance with the Governor’s request we will be closed to the public for the safety of the staff and public until further notice. We are at the shelter everyday caring for our animals. 

*We will be doing by appointment only adoptions. We ask that you look on our website www.dessinshelters.com and use the link for Petfinder and have an animal in mind when applying.

*We CAN NOT allow anyone to walk through the shelter at this time. 

*You are still welcome to submit applications online for adoptions dessin@ptd.net, or by fax 570-253-4745 applications can be found on www.dessinshelters.com under the adoption tab.

*We also are very sad to say that we can not except volunteers for walking dogs or for helping at the shelter now. We understand that you all have cabin fever and would like to help. We appreciate all of the offers and please remember that we will need your help when the hold on everything is removed. Applications can be found on our website. Please fill out both, the application and the hold harmless. Email to Dessinvolunteer@gmail.com

* We are always looking for donations for the animals, a list can be found on our website.


*We are taking foster applications, please find the application and guidelines under the fostering tab on our website 


If anyone has questions we are still taking calls. We are sorry for any inconvenience but it’s for everyone’s safety. Our main goal will be caring for the animals. Thank you 570-253-4037

Cause for the Paws 2020

Cause for the Paws 2020

Cause for the Paws 2020


⚠️⚠️⚠️Cause for the Paws 2020⚠️⚠️

🐾🐾A future date will be posted when it becomes available🐾🐾 Any tickets that have been purchased will be honored. Any raffle tickets that have been purchased will be honored and drawing will take place on the future date of the event. Please watch for a future date and thanks for your cooperation.

Spay/Neuter Voucher Information


Chewy Link

Click on picture, help Dessin when you order from Chewy


Every time you use this code for Chewy.com, Dessin will receive $20. It’s so easy for you and for us. Save the link and bookmark it as a favorite in your computer. When you order for your furry friend, you will be helping our furry friends. ♥️🐾

Items we are looking for

These are things that the shelter is in need of. We appreciate any and all items donated to us, we have had people ask what brands of food we would like. There is no need to buy these brands but for those who have asked we would like to put them down.

*Dry Kitten Food (Purina & Iams)

*Dry Cat Food (Purina & Iams)

*Dry Dog Food (Pure Balance, Rachel Ray, Wellness Iams, or Purina One)

*Grain Free Dog Food

*Metal Cat Pan Scoopers

*Scoopable Cat Litter (Clumping)

*Hand Sanitizer

*Laundry Detergent

*Sponges for washing dishes

*Canned Cat Food

*Garbage Bags

*Kitty Litter Deoderizers

*Nyla Bones

*Kong Toys

*Clorox Wipes


Be A Part of Our Cause

Your support and contributions will enable us to keep our shelter running for years to come

Pay with PayPal or a debit/credit card

Adoptable Pets


Please use this link to see our adoptable pets. Adoption forms are available under the adoption tab. 

2020 Dog Licenses


Reminder!! It's That Time of the Year

You can get an application under dog licenses using the drop down tab above, then clicking on the dog license tab. Get a lifetime license my making an appointment at the shelter to microchip your dog. Please call 570-253-4037 to make an appointment. Cost includes the micro-chipping registration.

Up Coming Events


More Ways to Help ♥️

Amazon Wish List

Fresh Step Points Reward

Fresh Step Points Reward


 We appreciate donations any time of the year. By providing things we use daily to care for animals, you can help us stretch our limited funds and save even more lives.  You can send us items online if you purchase from our Amazon wishlist. Supplies will be shipped to Dessin Animal Shelter without ever leaving your home.  To shop please click the Amazon picture.

Fresh Step Points Reward

Fresh Step Points Reward

Fresh Step Points Reward


 Everytime you purchase Fresh Step Cat Litter you can donate points to your local shelter. All you have to do is go to https://www.freshstep.com/paw-points/ and sign in. Once you have signed in you can select the shelter of your choice. These points can then be used for Dessin to purchase cat litter and other products. 

Dessin Animal Shelters unique referral code is SHELTERBONUS947 

Donate a Kuranda Bed

Fresh Step Points Reward

Looking for Ways to Help?


 Dessin has created a Kuranda Bed wish list of products that the animals in the shelter could benefit from. You can choose which items from the wish list that you would like to donate, at a discounted rate, with free shipping directly to the shelter. To donate please click on the picture.

Looking for Ways to Help?

Looking for Ways to Help?

Looking for Ways to Help?


 Looking to help out? Organize a donation drive - 

  • Make your own cat and dog treats (recipes are found online)
  • Make your own dog and cat toys/beds
  • Donate items to our thrift shop
  • Organize a car wash
  • Organize a pet wash
  • Have a bake sale or lemonade stand
  • Birthday party

Amazon Smile

Looking for Ways to Help?

Amazon Smile


While you are shopping for all the great items Amazon has to offer, support The Dessin Animal Shelter. Click on the above picture, create a smile account. Choose the Dorethea & Olga Dessin Animal Shelter, and begin shopping.

Thank You

Contact Us / Email Us

Dessin Animal Shelter

138 Miller Dr, Honesdale, Pennsylvania 18431, United States

(570) 253-4037 / Fax# (570) 253-4745



12:00 pm – 04:00 pm




12:00 pm – 04:00 pm


12:00 pm – 04:00 pm


12:00 pm – 06:00 pm


12:00 pm – 04:00 am


12:00 pm – 04:00 pm

Better Yet

 Please stop by and see all the animals waiting to find a home, so feel free to visit during normal business hours.

138 Miller Dr. Honesdale, PA 18431

Employment Application

 Application found below. Email apps to dessin@ptd.net, mail to 138 Miller Drive Honesdale, Pa 18431, or bring to the shelter. 🐾