your support is vital…

NEW! Business Partnership Tiers

The Humane Society of the Black Hills has served the Rapid City-area community for over 50 years, caring for more than 4,000 animals annually. Today, monthly operating losses are putting this vital community service in jeopardy.

The community needs us, and we need the community. Help fulfill our mission of “Serving Animals – Serving Community” through your annual business partnership and financial commitment to animal welfare.

Why Partner?

– Showcase your commitment to animal welfare, community impact, social value, and non-profit support.

– Development of your employees through engagement, skill-based volunteering, boosted morale, retention, and recruitment

– Positive media coverage at a low cost, building reputation and brand recognition as the Humane Society highlights your support in media efforts.

– And more!

Interested in becoming a business partner? Send your inquiry here!

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Or Fill Out the Form!

It’s back…

Sponsor An Adoption!

Adoption Sponsorship Form - We will Contact You!

Sponsor the Adoption of a Dog or Cat!

It’s back! During the 2023 Holiday Season, businesses were allowed to Sponsor a dog or cat for the holidays, but now, this opportunity is open to anyone! Simply fill out the form to the left, and we will contact you. All businesses who sponsor an animal will have their logo online and on the animal’s kennel. Contact us today!

Dog Adoption Sponsorship ~ $500
Cat Adoption Sponsorship ~ $300

*Animals under 6 months old are not available for this program.

You can make a difference…


NEW in 2024! Continuing Education Fund

You can improve the lives of both Humane Society animals and the staff who care for them! It’s no secret that operating a non-profit can be challenging at times – a sponsor of our Continuing Education Fund can help our organization provide staff with additional trainings, certifications, and so much more so we may continue to give our best to pets in need.

If you are interested in contributing to our Continuing Education Fund, or have additional questions, please reach out to Jerry or Caitlin at (605) 394-4170 or email


Become a Medical Sponsor

Our shelter helps about 4,000 local pets every year. Many of these animals arrive in rough shape and need life-saving, costly procedures. As a medical sponsor, your donation makes a difference for these high need animals and creates an opportunity for our shelter to help even more pets.

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Sponsor an Event

Community events are one of the ways we can give back to our supporters. Events make up a large portion of our fundraising each year. Becoming an event sponsor or providing a matching sponsorship can go great lengths for local pets, all while getting the community excited, too!

Give us a call at (605) 394-4170 to learn more!

Sponsor a Kennel

Did you know you can sponsor a dog or cat kennel at the Humane Society of the Black Hills? Kennel sponsorship plaques are valid for one year and are displayed on a dedicated wall on the adopt floor of the Humane Society of the Black Hills. Kennel sponsorships help our shelter where needed most.

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.