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Dessin Animal Shelter

138 Miller Drive
Honesdale, PA 18431

Our Mission

Dessin Animal Shelter is a private, nonprofit organization that was founded in 1968 by mother and daughter, Olga and Dorothea Dessin.

Adoption Policy

Spay and neuter: No pet leaves our shelter without being spayed or neutered -- even kittens and puppies as young as 8 weeks old.  By spaying and neutering our adoptees, as well as offering our spay/neuter program to the general public, we are trying to make ourselves part of the solution to the pet overpopulation problem.


Ten point behavioral assessment: A formal, ten point behavioral assessment is conducted on each dog to attempt to identify aggression or behavior problems, as well as to learn about the dog's personality, with the ultimate purpose being to help us determine what the best type of home would be for each particular dog/puppy, in order to help raise the odds of a successful match. 

Health care program: Dessin has a progressive health care program

  • day hours
    Monday noon-4pm
    Tuesday closed to the public
    Wednesday noon-4pm
    Thursday noon-4pm
    Friday noon-6pm
    Saturday noon-4pm
    Sunday noon-4pm
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