138 Miller Dr, Honesdale, Pennsylvania 18431, United States

(570) 253-4037



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About Us


  Founded in 1968 by mother and daughter Olga and Dorothea Dessin, Dessin Animal Shelter is a private, nonprofit organization that assists in the placement of many animals each year into loving homes. Shelter employees are committed to offering comfort while in their care and ensuring that, before adoption, each pet is tested for disease,spayed or neutered and receives vaccinations.  Dessin is able to do so through proceeds from the Cat’s Pajamas, generosity of donors, grant assistance and funds from community awareness and fundraising events.

Dessin Animal Shelter provides many important services to the surrounding area including:

  • shelter for lost, abandoned or displaced animals
  • community education
  • adoption services
  • spay and neuter program
  • cruelty prevention
  • humane education


Get Involved


Are you passionate about what we're doing? Let us know! We are always looking for volunteers to help us make our vision a reality. We'll help you find a way to volunteer that best suits you. We're excited to have you join the team!

Please contact the shelter for more information.



Thank You

 Whether you help through monetary donations, attending our events, or volunteering your time, thank you. We couldn't keep our doors open without the help of supporters like you.  

2019 Dog Licenses

Reminder!! It's That Time of the Year


You can get an application under dog licenses using the more tab above, then clicking on the dog license tab. Get a lifetime license my making an appointment at the shelter to microchip your dog. Pleas call 570-253-4037 to make an appointment. Cost is $35.00 and includes the micro-chipping registration.

Please Use This Link to See Our Available Animals for Adoption

Up Coming Events

Pet Valu Offsite


Friday April 26th:
Looking to foster or adopt and you're not sure where to begin? Come to Pet Valu in Honesdale between 2:30-5:30 where you'll be able to meet a few of our animals and learn more about our foster program. To see all of our available animals go to dessinshelters.com.

Volunteer Orientation

Volunteer Orientation

Saturday April 27th:
We're holding a volunteer orientation at the shelter. You'll  learn about our volunteer program and all the opportunities we offer….there is something for everyone! The orientation is from 12:00-1:00 at 138 Miller Drive.  RSVP the volunteer coordinator at dessinvolunteer@gmail.co





Board of Directors

Dessin Animal Shelter is run by a board of directors. The people listed below have volunteered their time and resources to make the shelter what it is today. Our goal is to keep the animals happy, healthy and get them adopted into happy homes for many years to come.

Current board members include, Krista Strehle-DeCamp - Co-Chair, Lisa Weber - Co-Chair, Bryan Utegg - Treasurer, Nancy Vrable - Secretary, Chaz Augello - Director, Pam Wilson - Director, Renee Jourdanais - Director, Branden Rosencranse - Director, Rich Hayes - Director, Emily Bold - Director, Kathy Adams - Director, Marie Sinisgalli - Director

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Dessin Animal Shelter

138 Miller Dr, Honesdale, Pennsylvania 18431, United States

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



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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


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