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Practice Name

Dessin Animal Shelter

Primary Location
138 Miller Dr
Honesdale, PA 18431-3168
Phone: 570-253-4037

Office Hours

Monday12 PM4 PM
Wednesday12 PM4 PM
Thursday12 PM4 PM
Friday12 PM6 PM
Saturday12 PM4 PM
Sunday12 PM4 PM
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Your time is valuable and we are in awe of the extreme generosity of our Volunteer Army!  If you have some free time and are looking for a worthwhile outlet, call 570-253-4037 or stop by to see what we need.  We need extra hands for any or all of these projects:

  • Dessin Animal Shelter: Dog Walkers, Shelter Clean Up, Cleaning and caring for the animals, Shelter Maintenance.  Contact Kristen at the shelter for more information: 570-253-4037

  • Cat's Pajamas Thrift Shop: Store Personnel, Store Clean Up, Inventory.  Contact Nancy at the thrift shop for more information: 570-647-0057

  • Special Events: All of our fundraising events require the volunteer army to make them a success!  Watch our Community Events Tab for upcoming dates! Contact Brooke at bhendersoncrvc@gmail.com.

  • Foster Care:  Provide temporary care in your home for dogs, cats, kittens and puppies.  Some animals need as little as a week of care while others may need up to a few months of care.  To learn more about fostering dogs and cats see our Fostering section of our website. Contact the shelter for more information: 570-253-4037.  


Do you have a special talent or hobby like photography or creating videos? You can help us by highlighting our adoptable pets for us to promote on social media. Your skill can help draw attention to a pet that may have been overlooked. A great photo on Facebook, Website, or Petfinder will make them more likely to catch an adopter's eye and encourage them to visit the shelter. 


We can always use extra supplies!  Toys, cleaning supplies, newspaper, office supplies, old towels and blankets, dog/cat beds, old leashes, collars, the old coffee table ... Yes, we will take them all!  

All household items or clothing can be dropped off at: The Cat's Pajamas Thrift Shop located at: 621 Main Street Honesdale, PA 18431. Phone: 570-647-0057. The Cat's Pajamas is open Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday 10:00am - 4:00pm.

Dessin Shelter:  Watch our Amazon Wish List for the most up-to-date and important items to help our Shelter Staff take the best possible care of the animals. Items https://www.amazon.com/registry/wishlist/SDE6M12C231J/ref=cm_sw_ic_wl_r/#_swftext_Swfalways in need are: 

  • Clumping kitty litter 

  • Gift Cards to grocery, pet supplies, home improvements, office supply, or auto parts store. 

  • Pet food, treats, toys, collars, leashes. 

  • Stamps


 "Money....makes the world go round." And money also goes a long way towards securing the future of Dessin Animal Shelter in the community. Monetary gifts can be directed towards specific projects or made to a general fund and in most cases are tax deductible. Here are some great options for consideration:

Contributions may be made at:

  • Cash Donation: checks payable to: Dessin Shelter and mailed or delivered to: 138 Miller Drive, Honesdale, PA 18431 or The Cat's Pajamas, A Thrift Store in Service to Dessin Animal Shelter: 623 Main St., Honesdale, PA 18431

  • Paypal Donation:

  • Loose Change:  Look for our coin/dollar collection containers at many local area businesses.

  • "Profit Sharing":  If you own a business, consider donating a portion of your profits during a certain time period or on the sale of a certain product. 

  • Fundraising:  Are you an "organizer"?  Can you put a plan into action?  Then approach us with your fundraising ideas.  We are all ears (and tails and warm noses...)!

  • Endowment:  Long term and generous cash gifts tied into estate planning are wonderful ways to ensure the continued existence of Dessin in the community.  Ask your tax and legal advisers about available options. 

  • Matching Funds: Many corporations offer to match the amount of your donation to a charity.  *consult your tax adviser.


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 a bed please click on picture.

AmazonSmile: smile.amazon.com
iGive: www.igive.com



Services We strive to provide complete care for our patients. Learn more about all the services we provide. AVAILABLE PETS FOR ADOPTION We will do our best to make the best match possible!  The Cat's Pajamas Visit Dessin's thrift shop for amazing finds, fun gifts. and great household items!


Office Hours

Monday12 PM4 PM
Wednesday12 PM4 PM
Thursday12 PM4 PM
Friday12 PM6 PM
Saturday12 PM4 PM
Sunday12 PM4 PM

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