The Humane Society of Northwest Iowa is a 501(c)3 non-profit animal shelter that proudly serves Dickinson, Clay, Emmet, Palo Alto, O'Brien and Osceola counties. Our mission is to promote the ethical and humane treatment of all animals, as well as provide care, housing and rehabilitation for animals in need while they are with us.
As a no-kill shelter, we work with many abused and neglected animals that get very stressed with a lot of people around them for prolonged times. We've found the way to see them at their best is by setting up an appointment so you see them as they really would be in your home—one on one with you and your family! We'd love to make appointments for you to visit with the animal you are interested in.
Winter Season: Friday 12-6p, Saturday 12-5p
Summer Season: Thursday 12-6p, Friday 12-6p, Saturday 12-5p
Adoption Appointment Hours
Monday-Friday 8a-6p, Saturday 8a-6p
How can you help us?
We have limited financial support for our shelter. We don’t receive any funding from government sources, the HSUS (Humane Society of the United States), or the AHS (American Humane Society).
- Become a Member!
- Sponsor an Enclosure for a cat or dog!
- Make a Donation! (In honor of or In Memory of)
- Volunteer or become a Foster Parent!
- Donation items from our wish list
Born and raised in the Iowa Great Lakes Area. Arin brings to the Shelter a unique career of significant experience in Human Resources and Event Planning combined with an Animal Science degree from Iowa State. With these multi-faceted talents, Arin will help advance the care of not only the animals, but the talented staff & volunteers who care for them as well.
We want to tell you a story about...Casey
This is how her life began . . .
Casey came to us as a 2-week-old kitten, left out on our doorstep on a cold night. She was very fortunate, one of our amazing shelter staff found her in time. Casey was suffering from hypothermia from being in the cold and had severe tummy issues from being fed cow's milk instead of kitten formula. Most people don't know that cow's milk is bad for kittens and we appreciate that someone tried to help poor little Casey. As a small kitten, Casey needed to be bottle fed every two hours and while our staff is super dedicated, we don't make them sleep at the shelter. Fortunately, we have some great foster families that are willing to take on this huge responsibility.
Casey has been our little fighter with a tenacious spirit. She was so tiny and sick. She had the decks stacked against her.
We recently took Casey in to get spayed and updated on her shots when we found out she was FIV positive. We are still hopeful there is a wonderful family out there who is willing to adopt Casey and provide her with the life she has fought so hard to deserve.
Stop by the shelter and meet her. You’ll never know her shaky beginning. She’s now happy, energetic, adorable, and ready to be adopted. You can apply for this little lady at www.humanesocietyofnwia.com
READY FOR ADOPTION:
MEET SID! Mr. Sid is his name and chillin is his game! Sid is 5-years-old and grew up with dogs. He has almost been here a year and was surrendered to us. He is a very sweet and mellow gentleman who loves to give kisses Adoption Fee: $75
MEET HALO! Halo is an 8-month-old Basset/Lab mix. This little cutie does great with kids, cats, and other dogs. Halo has a very wiggly butt with short legs! He thinks he's pretty tough, loves to play, and knows how to sit. Adoption Fee: $300