We are now open every Tuesday, Friday, & Saturday at 12-4:30pm. Come on in and look around and maybe find your next family member!

Welcome to the Western Hills Humane Society, a no-kill, non-suffering pet shelter that protects, saves and enhances the lives of abused, neglected, forgotten and lost animals. Located in the beautiful Black Hills of Spearfish, South Dakota. In addition to donations and fundraising efforts, the shelter is generously funded by the City of Spearfish, Lawrence County, and various grants.  Western Hills Humane Society cares for approximately 600 animals a year. As a no-kill shelter some animals residents have been living at our shelter for several years patiently awaiting their forever home.


As some of you know we have recently taken in 26 dogs from Whitewood. They are severly malnourished, infected, not up to date on shots, not spayed/neutered, inbreed, and untrained/not socialized. We need all the help we can get and any donations you are willing to give us! We have a link (Givebutter) to donate money, and of course you can always come into the shelter and drop donations off! Down below are some articles explaining a little more about this unfortunate situation. Thank you all for your continual support for our shelter. Without this community we would not be here taking care of these prescious animals! 

Rapid City Journal: Court Records Detail about Dog Abuse in Lawrence County Case

Rapid City Journal: 35 Dogs Rescued near Whitewood were Starving

BH Pioneer: Rescued Dogs doing Well

KOTA TV: 24 Dogs Seized near Whitewood 


If you are interested in taking care of sweet dogs and cats this is the place to be! Most shifts will be 8am-12pm for cleaning but sometimes you will have to work 8am-4pm with a one hour lunch break! If you are interested please message us on our Facebook page and call us at 605-642-1576