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