Ways to Give

Your financial support of the Humane Society of the Black Hills will help thousands of animals and our local communities year after year. Your support makes it possible for the humane society to meet its life saving mission:

Serving Animals. Serving Community.


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Donor Programs

Financial Donations

The Humane Society of the Black Hills (HSBH) takes in about 4,000 animals each year. In 2023, the HSBH took in an average of nearly 11 animals each day. Donations to our shelter remain local and help animals right here in Rapid City. Your donation to the HSBH will  the animals in our community buying food, medicine, providing shelter, and supporting animal care in our community.

Memorial Donations

Honor your loved one, friend or pet with a contribution to the Humane Society of the Black Hills. Memorials are meaningful ways to recognize loved ones while supporting thousands of animals in need at the Humane Society of the Black Hills. Memorials can be sent to “HSBH, 1820 E. St. Patrick St., Rapid City, SD 57703” completed using our online donation form.

Along with the name of the individual or pet honoree, please include contact information of the next of kin to notify of your donation, including his/her name and address.

 Planned Giving

Planned giving is an act of long-lasting kindness will help thousands of animals each year right here in our community. By recognizing the HSBH in your planned giving, your gift will continue to impact thousands of animals in need for years to come. 

Planned giving can include:

    • Leaving a bequest in your will
    • Memorial or tribute gifts
    • Designating the HSBH as a beneficiary of your financial accounts
    • Life insurance policy beneficiary

Thank you for considering the Humane Society of the Black Hills in your planned giving.


    Make our upcoming event special…

    Donate to our Silent Auction Event!

    Silent Auction Donation Contact Form


    Interested in donating food and other supplies to the Humane Society of the Black Hills? Your donation will stay local and can be used to feed or care for cats, dogs, and a wide variety of other animals in need! All items may be dropped off at 1820 E. St. Patrick St. in Rapid City. You can also donate supplies from the comfort of your home! Check out our Amazon Wish List for more details


    Dog Food:

    • Purina dog chow
    • Taste of the Wild
    • Grain-free brands

    Canned dog food:

    • Grain-free brands
    • Blue Buffalo
    • Alpo
    • Pedigree

    Puppy food:

    • Taste of Wild puppy chow
    • Purina puppy chow
    • Blue Buffalo (canned)

    Cat Food:

    • Science Diet
    • Purina Complete
    • Taste of the Wild
    • Iams

    Canned Cat Food:

    • Friskies
    • Blue Wilderness

    Kitten Food:

    • All brands

    Kitten formula
    Puppy formula

    Pine Shavings for rabbit bedding

    Cat litter, both clumping and non-clumping

    Litter scoop

    Metal food dishes

    Poop bags

    Cat toys

    Dog toys (Kongs needed!)

    Hamster/guinea pig supplies

    Pine or Aspen bedding

    Rabbit cages/water bottles/bowls

    Timothy hay

    Heated bowls (Animals Services & Enforcement)

    Dog House (Animal Services & Enforcement)

    Heating pad


    Clorox disinfecting wipes

    Glass cleaner

    Ice melt, pet friendly

    Spray bottles

    Scotch Brite scour pads

    Air freshener

    Rubber exam gloves

    Long arm dish washing gloves


    Wash cloths

    Dish towels

    Dawn dish soap

    Paper Products

    Toilet paper

    Paper towels

    Trash bags (15/30/60 gallon heavy duty)

    Paper plates

    Plastic forks



    Dish rags

    Office Supplies

    Copy paper, white/colored

    Batteries (AA, AAA, 9V)


    Scotch tape

    Duct tape

    Packing tape


    Dry erase pens/markers

    Postal stamps


    Sharpie markers

    White out tape

    Miscellaneous Items



    Sleeping bags (Animal Services & Enforcement)

    Heated bowls (Animals Services & Enforcement)

    Dog House (Animal Services & Enforcement)



    • Become a Sponsor! Read more about sponsorship opportunities here.
    • Donate Your Car: Call the Humane Society of the Black Hills director at (605) 394-4170 for more information.
    • Amazon Smile: You shop. Amazon gives. Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the HSBH. AmazonSmile is the same products, prices, and service as Amazon. Simply shop at www.smile.amazon.com.
    • WoofTrax App: Download the WoofTrax app at www.wooftrax.com, and the HSBH will receive a donation for each mile that you walk

    To learn more about the various ways that you can support the HSBH through donations or otherwise, please contact our Community Development Manager at (605) 718-2096 or by email at development@hsbh.org

    The Humane Society of the Black Hills (HSBH) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. All contributions to the HSBH are tax deductible.

    Our Mission

    Serving Animals. Serving Community.

    The Humane Society of the Black Hills (HSBH) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that has worked with the community to provide shelter and care for lost and abused animals for more than 50 years. Incorporated on November 29, 1968, the HSBH currently operates the only major open-admission animal shelter west of the Missouri River in South Dakota.