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

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


Dog & Cat of the Week 🐾


Hi, My name is Titan


This gorgeous guy is fun and playful. Give him a call and he'll play non stop. He likes playing tug with you also. TITAN is a smart boy and us learning some basic commands. He's also learning nose work, which he enjoys. He's extremely treat motivated! Titan loves car rides and is a perfect co pilot. He seems to like other dogs so if you are interested in him and you currently have a dog, a meet and greet at the shelter is required. He definitely does not like cats. Titan can be a little shy and quiet when first meeting people but when he warms up, he treats you like you've been his best friend his whole life ❤🐾



Hi, my name is Tree


Tree is a very cool cat who's a complete sweet heart. He gets along with other cats too. Come and meet this handsome little guy because he's a cat you want to come home to after a bad day at work ❤🐾   *** His adoption fee has been sponsored so with an approved application he can be all yours at no cost***


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

Cause for the Paws 2020


Saturday April 4,2020 

Bryn Mawr Conference Center

Honesdale, PA 18431

🐾🐾More information to come🐾🐾


More Ways to Help ♥️

Amazon Wish List


 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


 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


 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 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


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. 🐾