Central Dakota Humane Society has been doing great things for pets and people in the Bismarck-Mandan
and the central North Dakota area for more than 60 years.

In addition to rescuing, caring for, and rehoming homeless pets,
we provide a place for volunteers to help in the community.

We educate about proper pet care, our organization's mission, and the importance of volunteerism
through school visits, shelter tours, and service group presentations.

We fund our good work through donations, memberships, fundraisers, events, and grant writing.
We encourage all pet owners and pet lovers to honor their own pets
by giving back and donating to CDHS, as we continue doing great things for pets and people.

Please Donate or Volunteer!



February 9, 2023

Giving Hearts Day is on the way!
You can schedule your donations now through Feb. 7, donate online on Giving Hearts Day - Feb. 9, or mail a check to CDHS dated Feb. 9 (with Giving Hearts Day on the Memo line). CDHS has two amazing donors that are supporting us with a $40,000 match. Please help us earn our match! Thank you for helping the animals!


Join us for CDHS Bene-Pet 2023 - the Critter County Fair! We will enjoy an evening of raffles, games, prizes, auctions, food and drink - all for the animals!

Saturday, March 25
Doors open at 5 pm
Bismarck Hotel & Conference Center - 800 S. 3rd St., Bismarck

For the animals!



Have your pet's portrait created and help three charitable causes.

This is such a fun event! Donate to have your pet's portrait created by a Bismarck Public School student - might be a first grader, might be a senior in high school!
Register before Feb. 17 and receive your personal artwork back by the end of March.
Proceeds will go to the Bismarck Public Schools Foundation, Bismarck Public Schools Fine Arts Program and Central Dakota Humane Society.
View last year's ART at !!



Treat your dog and shelter dogs too!

BE MINE BARKUTERIE - a new fundraiser to help CDHS shelter dogs and show your own dog how much you love them!

Purchase a Be Mine Barkuterie board for your dog - filled with Farmer Tillie's Homemade Dog Treats treats and other fun food for dogs (like peanut butter, cheese, carrots). This fun paw-shaped board, along with all the treats is just $50, and it will be delivered to your home or workplace!

Every board purchased also provides treats for shelter dogs AND earns you a chance to win a bone-shaped charcuterie board (for humans), wine, wine glasses, and a gift card from Cashwise Foods (sponsored by Infinity Woodworks).

Order by Feb. 10. Boards will be delivered on Feb. 13.
Only 50 boards available - Order Soon!


The Central Dakota Humane Society provides vital services for the animal population of Bismarck-Mandan and the central North Dakota area. We rescue, house, rehabilitate, and rehome stray, injured, abandoned, and abused animals.

SNAP PROGRAM - CDHS promotes the spaying and neutering of pets to reduce unwanted litters of puppies and kittens in our area. Our Spay/Neuter Assistance Program (SNAP) offers $50 coupons for spaying and neutering at participating veterinarians.

BUDDY's BOWL - CDHS hosts Buddy's Bowl, a program to help fill the bowls of pets in need in our community. We use donated pet food, along with discounted food from area business partners, to supply Buddy's Bowl.
Pickup locations for Buddy's Bowl include Dream Center, Ministry on the Margins,Community Action, YMCA, Adopt-A-Block, Heaven's Helpers Soup Cafe, and Wilton Food Bank. THANK YOU to our Buddy's Bowl Boosters - KT Animal Supply, Runnings Bismarck, Cashwise, Walmart Mandan, MinnKota PAAWS, Runnings Mandan, Bennigans.

FRIENDS FUR LIFE - People 65 and older can adopt pets 6 and older for a waived adoption fee. And receive a $50 gift card to KT Animal Supply to help with pet expenses.

2-for-1 KITTENS and CATS - All kittens and cats at CDHS are 2-for-1 adoption fees. We believe it is much healthier, mentally and physically, for the felines, especially kittens (especially siblings!) to go home with a friend. Having a buddy gives them a playmate, a napping buddy, and someone who will be there when the humans are not at home.