The Humane Society of Dickson County was founded 30 years ago during a time of desperate need. In shelters across the country, millions of animals were dying, and in rural communities with no local solution for unwanted pets, the situation was dire.  A grassroots movement in Dickson County, Tennessee, quickly grew with the mission to educate the public about spay/neuter and ensure every dog and cat has a safe home. HSDC is now an active and visible part of Dickson and the surrounding counties, providing a safe haven for homeless animals and adopting out more than 1000 pets annually. The HSDC is a “no-kill” shelter, with a large network of foster families and close partnerships with area animal rescue groups. The generosity of community and corporate donors provides 99.75% of funding for shelter operations, including veterinarian costs, utilities and pet food and supplies. The HSDC has become the local leader and advocate for homeless pets in Dickson County, but the future will depend on the strong support of caring individuals and businesses who believe all pets deserve a forever home.

How you can help:

  • Make monetary and in kind donations.  Donations are critical to our success in providing care to the animals at the shelter. No matter how small the donation is, it helps.
  • Volunteer at the shelter.  The quality of life for animals at the shelter increases greatly when people are available to walk the dogs and play with the cats.
  • Help with adopt-a-thons.  Volunteers are needed to transport and provide care for animals during adopt-a-thon events.  
  • Become a foster family. Foster families agree to take animals into their home and provide them with care while  forever homes are secured
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