Shelter Hours: Monday • Wednesday • Friday • Saturday • Sunday 12pm-4pm

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Door County Humane Society Mission Statement: The Door County Humane Society provides a safe haven for lost or homeless pets while working to reunite them with their owners or place them with a new loving family. We provide the highest level of care and compassion to each and every animal while providing a friendly, welcoming environment for customers. The Door County Humane Society encourages responsible pet ownership through education, training and spay/neutering. We encourage the public to please come out and visit the shelter and to become a member of the Door County Humane Society.

Please take a couple minutes to enjoy our most recent Newsletter with current updates on our shelter or browse through our Brochure. To receive our bi-weekly e-newsletter, please send an email request to

We are always in need of supplies to keep our animals well cared for. Our Wishlist is up to date with our most pressing needs.  

Want to come visit the shelter and meet our adoptable dogs and cats?

View our detailed directions on how to get to the shelter.

Upcoming Events

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Saturday, July 12
"Catching Our Tales"
- Joint project with "Write On, Door County".  Kids from kindergarten through 5th Grade are invited to come to the shelter from 10:30-12noon, take a tour, and then write a "biography" of an animal they have met.  Admission: $1 or a can of dog or cat food.  Limited to 20 children.  Please email to reserve a space.

Thursday, July 17
Circle of Compassion. 
Discussion group for those who have suffered pet loss or are facing a difficult decision regarding their pet.  Led by our chaplain, Rev. Bruce Joffe.  7:00-8:30pm at the shelter. No cost.

Friday, August 1
(Sturgeon Bay)   Against a backdrop of boats on the harbor, the Door County Humane Society (DCHS) benefit “Surfin’ for the Shelter” will take place on Friday, August 1 in Egg Harbor.  This annual dinner and dance is the primary fundraiser for the Humane Society, contributing approximately $25,000 to the animal care operating fund.  The cost per ticket is $75.00, and is a tax deductible contribution.
“What better expression of summer sun and fun could there be than a surfing theme with all that great music?” said DCHS Executive Director Carrie Counihan.  “Our wonderful restaurant donors again are contributing signature dishes, and we can’t wait for this evening to begin.  This is the final year for this event as we will be starting a new style fundraiser in 2015.”
“Surfin’ for the Shelter” begins at 6:30pm on August 1 in a large tent at Harbor View Park, and is held rain or shine.  Diners may choose from a wide variety of specialties donated by restaurants throughout Door County.  Lively Madison-based band “Whoz Playin?” will cover favorites like “Margaritaville” and “Wipe Out”. Beer and wine are included in the ticket price of $75.00 each. Table sponsorships may be purchased for $1,000 which includes 8 tickets as well as inclusion in marketing materials.  Tickets are available by calling DCHS at 920.746.1111, stopping into the shelter on County Road PD, or at Sister Bay Trading.  Director Counihan is available to discuss the opportunities for individual or corporate sponsorship.  The “Surfin’ for the Shelter committee members are Carrie Couniihan, Barb Gilman, Pat Keenan-Creed, Ingrid Kress, Marilyn Jensen, and Nancy Larson    This event has been held each year since 2008; past themes have included fiesta, rock & roll, and country. 

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