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​About Us 


The Western Hills Humane Society is a no-kill, non-suffering pet shelter that protects, saves and enhances the lives of abused, neglected, forgotten or lost animals. 


We rely on donations, fundraisers, and generous grants we receive to keep this safe haven for precious animals around. Since we are a no-kill shelter some animals wait years to find their forever home but we will willingly keep them for as long as we need. 

We will accept responsibility as guardians and protectors of each animal and promote a compassionate vision of the way companion animals are valued.


We believe it is time to move past the format of simply managing the animal population by euthanization.  No animal should die for want of a loving home, making life an option for every animal.

Adoptable Dogs

Hours & Directions

Hours of Operation:

Monday: 11:00 am to 4:30pm

Tuesday: 11:00am to 4:30pm

Wednesday: Closed

Thursday: 11:00am to 4:30pm

Friday: 11:00am to 4:30pm

Saturday: 11:00am to 4:30pm

Sunday: Closed

Please check our Facebook page for shelter closures.

We will be closed for Holidays and Special Events.

Driving Directions:

From I-90 take exit 14, head North on 27th Street, turn right onto 1st Avenue, pass Walmart, then turn Left onto Industrial Drive. Western Hills Humane Society is located down the road to the right at 324 Industrial Drive. 

Adoptable Cats

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When life throws a curveball the Pet Pantry Program will assist families to keep their pets.  The stress on a struggling household will sometimes resort to making a heartbreaking decision to surrender their furry family member and our goal is to help keep them together.  Whether the hardship is caused by economic hard times, health, or emergency-related circumstances, WHHS is prepared to temporarily lend a hand to ease the burden.  At a time when unconditional love from a pet is needed the most WHHS is working to assist family pets by helping them stay in their forever home where they belong.



Western Hills Humane Society is pleased to offer a new program called Seniors for Seniors. Rediscover the joys of having a furry companion that is mutually beneficial and enriching. Our program matches senior dogs and cats (typically over 8 years) with senior citizens in the Spearfish, South Dakota area who are at least 62 years young.



  • The company of a furry friend has been proven to reduce depression. Petting a dog or a cat reduces feelings of stress and anxiety in seniors almost immediately. Pets are inherently playful and they have an exceptional way of making us smile, laugh and experience joy.

  • Companion pets can help improve physical and mental health. Many senior owners experience reduce stress, lower blood pressure, increase social interaction and physical activity.

  • Cats and dogs provide friendship which lessens loneliness which helps provide a new sense of purpose.

  • Senior pets offer tender and calm companionship.

  • Studies show that opening our homes to pets can give a sense of responsibility, increased alertness and sense of security, paired with unconditional love and affection which is impossible to calculate. 


How it Works 

  • You must be a qualified senior citizen, 62 or older.

  • We match you with a senior dog or cat (8 years or older).

  • WHHS waives all adoption fees.

  • Pet ownership can be one of the most meaningful life experiences we can have.  Consider discovering the joys of adopting a senior pet through our Seniors for Seniors Program by calling WHHS at 605-642-1576.