• Holiday/Cold Weather Closure

    The Animal Shelter will be closed for the Holidays/cold snap from Thursday, Dec 21. We’ll reopen Tuesday, Dec 27.

    “Warm” wishes for the Holidays, Dawson!

  • 8 New Puppies!

    The tiny pups are only about 4 to 6 weeks old (rejected by mom), so they are going to need a LOT of time and careful socializing to grow into happy, confident, small house dogs. We have been told that the mother is part wiener, and the father a small black and white dog, breed unknown.

  • Pet Pictures with Santa – 2022

    Pet Pictures with Santa – 2022

    We would like to send out a big THANK YOU to everyone who came out to see Santa!

    It was the best turnout we have ever had for Pet Pictures with Santa!

    Possibly also the CUTEST! All the animals and their family were absolutely adorable!

    Thank you to all the Elves, Volunteers, and Santa himself for making this fundraiser possible.

    Happy Holidays Dawson!

  • 2022 AGM

  • Thank you!!

    Thank you to all of our wonderful volunteers and sponsors of the 2018 summer fundraising season!! We could not do it without you and your thoughtfulness and generosity. Special Thanks to the Klondike Visitors Association for their consistent support through fundraising opportunities as well as the grants that HSD receives each year. We would also like to send a special Thank You to The Feed Store Whitehorse for their continued support for our fundraisers including the Dog Show as well as the bonuses we receive from them each year. Air North also continuously supports HSD through their compassionate care flight program allowing us to send or receive dogs as needed throughout the Yukon and BC.

    Some of our other sponsors include:

    Klondike Visitors Association (KVA)

    The Feed Store

    Dawson Hardware

    Dawson City General Store

    Bonanza Market

    The Drunken Goat Taverna

    The Downtown Hotel

    Triple J

    The Eldorado

    and so many more…..

    Thank You to All!!

  • Thank you to our Volunteers!

    Thank you to our Volunteers!

    National Volunteer Week

  • DOG


    We think that you will recognize some of our furry friends from the shelter in “DOG”, the Audience Choice Award winning short film at the 2014 Yukon 48 Hour Film Challenge!

    Although this video, created by Dawson City’s Cud Easbound and Devon Berquist, was made just for fun, it portrays a reoccurring scenario at the Humane Society Dawson – intact dogs being surrendered due to aggression, house soiling, roaming, and other unruly behavioral traits.

    Just like in the film, however, there is always a happy ending and second chance for our shelter dogs!

  • “Clancy”


    “Clancy”, a stray cat that was found last week hanging around the Bonanza Gold Motel, has been busy gaining quite the following!

    He is currently being nursed back to health at the Humane Society Dawson. Although he is a little worse for wear, he has been nothing short of a sweetheart and is gaining strength every day .

    He is currently accepting visitors for some much needed affection!