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.

570-253-4037

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.  

2018 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.

Your support and contributions will enable us to meet our goals and help keep our shelter doors open

Please Use This Link to See Our Available Animals for Adoption

Up Coming Events

Wag-N-Wash

 This is a recurring event, The Car Wash on Hamlin Hwy & Dog Wash Too. Dog Washing Fundraiser, the following dates are all Saturday's

May 5

June 2

July 7

August 4

September 1

October 6

10:00am to 3:00pm each day. All revenue on the above dates will go directly to support Dessin Animal Shelter. Assistance will be available for first time patrons using the self serve dog wash.


Rides for Rescues

This years ride will be for The Dessin Animal Shelter

Registration starts at 9:00am,

$20.00 per rider (includes breakfast),

Kick stands up 11:00am,

More information is on the picture.

Pedaling for Paws 🐾 Launch Party πŸŽ‰

Before #Pedaling4Paws kicks off from

Gettysburg The National Historic Site on Monday, July 30th our friends at the Irving Cliff Brewery in Honesdale are hosting the first ever launch party.


For more information on Pedaling 4 Paws visit www.pedaling4paws.info/

Wayne County Day of Giving

Join the Dessin Animal Shelter and 11 other Wayne County non-profit organizations at this Free event on Friday August 3, 2018 2pm-7pm at the Cooperag Main St. Honesdale.

2018 Cause for the Paws-the NEW Furr-ball

Please click on the link below to see all the beautiful pictures taken by Danielle's Photography & to see the Thank You's to our generous sponsors, please go to the menu above and click on the Sponsorship Thank You C4P tab.

Board of Directors

 Dessin Animal Shelter is a private, nonprofit organization that assists in the placement of many animals each year into loving homes.  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.Our Board of Directors serve entirely as volunteers. 

BOARD MEMBERS:Chaz Augello Board Co-Chair, Krista Strehle-DeCamp Board Co-Chair, Nancy Vrabel Secretary, Bryan Utegg Treasurer, Rich Hayes Director, Lisa Weber Director, Renee Jourdanais Director, Branden Rosencranse Director, Pamela Wilson Director, Frank Marcos Director, Kathy Adams Director, Emily Bold Director

Contact Us / Email Us

Dessin Animal Shelter

138 Miller Dr, Honesdale, Pennsylvania 18431, United States

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

Hours

Mon

12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Tue

Closed

Wed

12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Thu

12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Fri

12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Sat

12:00 pm – 4:00 am

Sun

12:00 pm – 4:00 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

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