Group Visits / Tours

The DRHS provides humane education and/or facility tours for small and large groups. These sessions can be customized to fit your needs. Please contact our Humane Education Coordinator at 563.583.3314 or to begin planning your DRHS experience!

The Five Freedoms and the safety of our animals is a priority of the DRHS. Therefore, we cannot accomodate group socialization or pet therapy sessions. These activities often place undue stress and anxiety on animals who are already in a high stress environment.

The DRHS animals are not trained or certified to provide therapy services; therefore, the safety of our guests is also a concern in these settings. Tours and educational sessions are a welcomed alternative to pet therapy groups.

Advance scheduling is required.