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Welcome to Dessin Animal Shelter

Call us at 570-253-4037

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

Honesdale | Dessin Animal Shelter | 570-253-4037

138 Miller Dr.
Honesdale, PA 18431


Office Hours

Monday12 PM5 PM
Wednesday12 PM6 PM
Thursday12 PM5 PM
Friday12 PM6 PM
Saturday12 PM4 PM
Sunday12 PM4 PM
Closed to the Public when the local schools are closed due to weather and Major Holidays!  

While you will see cars at the shelter on Tuesday, that day is reserved for staff training, animal training and deep cleaning requirements and no animals will be adopted or accepted on that day and the doors will not be open for the public. 

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