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Pets as Presents 2022

Should Pets be Given as Presents?

5 Tips for Pet Safety on the 4th of July

Keep your pets safe and calm this holiday season!

Myths of Foster Care

When you think foster care of animals at the shelter, there are a variety of reasons that may come to your mind as to why you don't think you would be a good foster. Here are the top myths and facts about fostering for the Sioux Falls Area Humane Society!

Pet Poison Prevention Awareness

Common household items can be toxic to pets, including foods and plants, and what to do if you suspect your pet has encountered something poisonous.

Top 10 Items to donate to your animal shelter

What's the first thing you think of donating to an animal shelter? You probably said food, right? We are very fortunate that our shelves are currently overstocked, so we want to share the other items every shelter can utilize and benefit from receiving as a donation!

Why Pets are Better Than Dating

Crazy cat lady or that one with the dogs is not an insult and we're going to tell you why.

Safer Sioux Falls Pledge

We've taken the pledge, have you?

2020 Limited Edition Ornament

Order your limited edition 2020 ornament now!

Pets for Heroes 2020

Waived cat adoption fees and small animal adoption fees for military veterans and active duty service members, November 11th - November 18th.

Helping Dogs Cope When “Normal” Returns

With most people having to self-quarantine at this time, dogs are getting used to having their family home 24/7. When things do return to “normal”, some dogs are likely to suffer a kind of shock at the sudden separation....

How to Keep Pets Safe At Home During COVID-19

Be an informed pet parent and keep your pets safe!

It's a Wonder-Fur World

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to see your pet in Times Square? Or next to the Eiffel Tower? We are taking your pets on a virtual vacation! For a donation of $10, we'll transform your photo into an adventure.

Emergency Planning for Pet Owners

Do you have an emergency plan for your family should a tornado or fire emergency affect your home? Does that plan include your pet? Here are some tips on how to prepare.

Why Adopt Art Contest

Calling all ages! We are inviting you to get creative and help us spread the word about being kind to pets in our community!

Get a Valentine from a Shelter Pet

Send a Valentine's Day card from a shelter pet!

get them home. cat adoption event

We have a clowder of cats and kittens. Did you know that's what a group of cats is called? Fun fact of the day.

New Pet Merchandise

New designs added to our online store!

SFAHS Provides Assistance to Investigation

The Sioux Falls Area Humane Society assisted the Mitchell Police Department with an potential cruelty investigation involving a multitude of cats.

Check the Chip

Losing your pet can be one of the scariest things to happen to a pet owner, and it can happen in the blink of an eye.

Area Dog Friendly Businesses

Do you want to bring your dog with you to places in Sioux Falls? Check out some of these places!

Patriotic Pets Merchandise

Get your Patriotic pet gear, while giving back!

5 Tips for Summer Pet Safety

Summer has finally arrived! For people, that means swimming pools, cookouts, and family vacations. But what about our pets?

Moving With A Pet: It's Possible!

There are many reasons why animals end up at the Sioux Falls Area Humane Society. One of the most common reasons is due to a move. If you are thinking about adopting a pet or surrendering your pet due to an upcoming move, please consider the following possibilities first.

Give'N'Get Cat Adoptions

To celebrate our centennial year and thanks to generous donors, all fixed cats are available for free-will monetary donation adoptions. Pre-screened Adoptions - Indoor Cats Only - All Regular Adoption Policies Still Apply Only Monetary Donations will be accepted for adoption fees.

Celebrating 20 Years of Chamber Membership!

We have proudly been a Sioux Falls Chamber Member for 20 Years!

Thanksgiving Pet Safety

While you might want to share Thanksgiving with your pet, make sure you are keeping them safe in the process!

Halloween Pet Safety

Halloween can be a fun celebration for people, but it can also be potentially dangerous – even deadly – for our pets. By being cognizant of potential hazards, pet owners can help reduce the likelihood of pet poisonings or mishaps on Halloween. Here are some things to avoid:

Cards for Causes Benefiting the SFAHS

Picaboo's Cards for Causes gives you the chance to help the Sioux Falls Area Humane Society raise money and awareness with the holiday cards you send! Cards for Causes offers hundreds of designs you can use to create a holiday message. A portion of the back of the card is reserved for the SFAHS logo and mission. The rest of the card is for you to customize!

SFAHS Joins Interest For Others

SFAHS is proud to announce it is a participant in Interest for Others, a new online giving platform that allows users to donate interest from their bank accounts to charities of their choice. Use it to donate to SFAHS today!

If You Care, Leave It There

If you care, leave it there. It's common to see baby wild animals outside during spring. Baby wild animals might seem like they need our help, but unless the animal is truly orphaned or injured, there is no need to rescue them. These tips from SD Game, Fish & Parks and our Humane Officers can help you decide whether to take action.

How to Help Stray Dogs

We NEVER recommend interacting with a stray dog if you are at all fearful, scared or unsure of the animal in any way. No matter what, immediately call Animal Control (inside Sioux Falls): 605-367-7000 or the Humane Officers (outside of Sioux Falls): 605-254-4058

Surrender & Re-Homing Appointments Policy

We’ve had such a positive response to our surrender appointments; we understand it can be difficult to decide to re-home your pet.