Heartland Humane Society - Yankton, South Dakota

601 1/2 Burleigh St.  PO Box 585 ∑ Yankton, SD  57078 ∑ (605) 664-4244

It is our mission to protect and enhance the lives of companion animals by promoting healthy relationships between pets and people.


If you have a stray animal or an animal that you would like to find a new home for, please call the shelter before bringing it in so we can ensure appropriate space and resources are available to care for the animal.

Heartland Humane Society is a private 501(c)3 non-profit organization. We rely on donations from supporters like you to help the animals of the communities that we serve.  We do not receive funding from and are not associated with any city, county or state government agencies, the Humane Society of the United States, or the United Way.

As of 2011, we are a licensed animal shelter in the state of Nebraska. All of our animals receive proper vet care, including vaccinations and prevention of common pet diseases and infections. We test for Heartworm in our canines and feline leukemia in our felines.


  We've moved! 
 - 3400 East Highway 50, Yankton SD -
Tuesday-Friday 10a-6p
Saturdays 10a-2p
Closed Sundays and Mondays


April Pet Specials

Clover has been at HHS since September, 2013 and really to know fault of her own. This gal is a shy one, very loyal and loving. She would do best in a home without cats. Clover is a greyhound mix. She loves car rides and cuddle time on the couch. She is good around other dogs. Adopt Clover for $50.00

Rachel is a female colourpoint. She is about 3 years old. Her "circle" color effect is awesome and she's very pretty. Rachel likes to lounge out. She's an independent lady and looking for a home where she can roam the house as she wishes. Adopt Rachel for $15.00








Heartland Humane Society is a limited admissions shelter, which means that we take in animals by appointment and only when appropriate space and resources are available to care for them.  We are located at 601 1/2 Burleigh Street in Yankton.  Our regular business hours are:

 Mondays - Friday from 10AM -5PM and Saturday from 9 AM - 1 PM.

We are closed Sundays.

We believe everyone should spend time with their pet before adoption.  Please be sure to come in and plan to spend at least 20 minutes with your pet of choice.  Adoption paperwork takes approximately 20-30 minutes.

If you are coming in to adopt,
please arrive no later than 30 minutes prior to close.

Thank you!



Alleviate the financial stress associated with your petís unexpected medical expenses and generate funds for our shelter at the same time! Simply apply for a ShelterCare Pet Insurance Program by using the ShelterCare banner-link.
Hereís how it works: ShelterCare Pet Insurance Programs cover you when your pet needs essential veterinary care from an illness or injury. Also, every time a completed application for a ShelterCare program is generated through our shelterís website, we automatically receive a $25 donation to help cover common needs like blankets, litter and food. This donation is of no cost to you and provides us with essential funds. Make the right move and enroll today!






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The Heartland Humane Society would like to thank the Yankton Press & Dakotan for posting the Pet of the Week, 104.1 THE WOLF. for sponsoring the Pick-A-Pet spot, Sally & Terry of Lewis and Clark Realty and Dick Sunde  for sponsoring the adoptable animal ads each month, and More Than Pets Grooming Salon for graciously donating space to us for our shelter.



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Heartland Humane Society ∑601 1/2 Burleigh St. PO Box 585 ∑ Yankton, SD 57078 ∑ (605) 664-4244