Upcoming Events


  • Artist Contest- Submissions due June 9th
  • Pet Palooza sponsored by Gurley Leep Southside Ford-Lincoln June 19-24
    • Wine & Whiskers Wednesday, June 20th
    • Garage Sale (last year!) Thursday-Sunday June 21st-24th
    • Nelson’s Chicken Fundraiser @ HSSJC Saturday June 23rd
    • Elkhart Police K9 Unit Demo @ HSSJC Saturday June 23rd
  • 13th Annual Humane Society Golf Classic June 25th
  • Portillo’s for GOOD Fundraiser Monday June 25rh from 5-8pm
  • Junior Humane Day Camp July 23rd-27th

For detailed event info, please scroll down & click on the tab for the event(s) you’re interested in.

Support the shelter pets by purchasing a 2018 Pet Week T-shirt for only $15!

Pick up yours at the Humane Society of St. Joseph County!

The Humane Society of St. Joseph County will be taking submissions of original art work. Students entering 4th -6th grades in Fall 2018 will enter for a chance to win great prizes sponsored by Mutual Bank!

1st Place: Jr Humane Day Camp for Free! (If unable to attend camp an alternate prize will be given)
2nd Place: Gift Certificate to Sky Zone
3rd Place: Gift Certificate to Strikes n’ Spares

Create a new animal! Write a paragraph description of where this animal would live, what it would eat and drink, and any other characteristics you can imagine. Include this paragraph with your artistic creation!

1) Draw minimum of 8 ½ “x 11” -up to and including poster size OR
2) Use papier-mâché to create a mask depicting your new animal.

Print name, grade, address and phone number on written paragraph. Entries without this information will be discarded. Only 1 entry per child. Entries will be judged by creativity and trueness to prompt. Turn submission in at a Mutual Bank location or at the
Humane Society of St. Joseph County by June 9th 2018.
Winners will be announced on June 15th and awarded June 23rd

121 S. Church St., Mish,
2850 W. Cleveland Rd., SB,
742 E. Ireland Rd., SB
23761 Western Ave, SB
2427 Mishawaka Ave., SB.,
411 McKinley, Mish.,
402 W. Cleveland Rd., Granger

Submissions will be on display at the Humane Society from June 15th—29th.

You may pick up your submission June 29th & 30th. Submissions not reclaimed will be discarded.

We are all excited for Petpalooza 2018! This year is packed with exciting events for the whole family! We will have extended adoption hours on the 21st-24th. The adoption center will open at 10:00am and close at 6:00pm. All cats will be $5.00 to adopt and dogs will be “pay what they weigh!”

This year will be the last for our Mega Garage Sale!  Check out details on Garage Sale Info tab!

Tuesday, June 19th will be our first ever, Kid’s Movie Night. Check out details on Kid’s Movie Night Info tab.

Wednesday, June 20th will be our first ever, Wine & Whiskers Fundraiser. Check out details on Wine & Whiskers Info tab.

Saturday, June 23rd will be full of the following fun activities!

Car Wash @ Logan’s Roadhouse, 4225 N Main St, Mishawaka from 9:00am – 11:00am.  Weather permitting, volunteers will be washing cars for a cash or pet food donation!

Nelson’s Chicken Fundraiser @ HSSJC from 11:00am – 1:00pm.  Pre-sales can be purchased beginning Friday, May 25th at HSSJC.

Elkhart Police K9 Unit Demo @ HSSJC weather permitting.  Demo begins at 2:00pm with an officer Meet n’ Greet to follow.  Standing room available or you are welcome to bring lawn chairs to set-up during the demo.

Texas Roadhouse will also be onsite during the K9 Demo to pass out their peanuts and coupons!

We hope to see you at our first ever Wine & Whiskers event.  This will be an open house style, 21 and over event. There is no mandatory cover but a $5.00 recommended donation will earn you a $5.00 coupon to our Mega Garage sale! We will have $15.00 wine pulls with wine varying in price ranges, light refreshments as well as a bartender with wine to purchase by the glass. There will be beauty and home vendors as well as raffle baskets and a fun photo booth!

Be sure you don’t miss out on the opportunity to enter our special raffle of an Elite Island Resorts vacation, valued at $2,100!

Please RSVP our our Facebook event page, if you intend to join us on this night of wine and mingling with our furry friends.

Join us for the final year for our Mega Garage Sale! We will have tons of items marked at $1 and other items discounted. All proceeds go towards caring for the homeless animals of our community.

Garage Sale Hours:

Thursday – Saturday from 10:00am – 5:00pm

Sunday from 8:00am – 3:00pm

Because this is our final year for our garage sale we will no longer be accepting donations throughout the year of garage sale items.

On behalf of the Humane Society of St. Joseph County, we would like to invite you to participate in ​the 13th Annual Humane Society Golf Classic.

​Please Join Us
Monday, June 25, 2018 ​

Schedule of Events
10:30 a.m. | Registration
11:00 a.m. | Lunch
12:00 p.m. | Shot Gun Start / 4-Person Scramble
4:45 p.m. | Putting Contest Finals and Million Dollar Hole-in-One Shot
5:00 p.m. | Dinner and Awards

Visit our official event website at https://www.hsgolfclassic.org/

Thank you for the overwhelming support of this year’s event. Confirmed teams are still required to fill out their team registration form so we can get your player information. Only one team registration form should be completed per team. Payment for sponsorships and teams can be made by clicking the sponsorship link to the left. ​

​There are several ways in which you can participate:
1) Be a Sponsor!
2) Register a Team
3) Be a volunteer

Your support is a win-win for our community and for those four-legged friends that cannot act for themselves.

Golf Classic Highlights
Limited to the first 36 teams
Multi-level golf team prizes
On course games and prizes
Hole-in-one prizes on all par 3s featuring a Million Dollar hole-in-one shot
Unlimited range balls
Player gifts
Complimentary food and beverages on the course
Dinner and Awards Program
Silent Auction and Raffles

One hundred percent of your donation stays here in our community and helps us provide for the care, housing and adoption of unwanted animals. Your donations have helped to find homes for our animals while creating a safe place for them to live until their forever homes come along.

Stop by the shelter where adoring animals wait to greet you, showing their gratitude for your dedication to support their welfare.

All the best,
Humane Society Golf Committee
James Buell, Don Carlile, Genny Carlson, Kris Chapman, Dr. Carol Ecker, Mindy Evans, Rose Ferrara, Marcia Kamiak, Jennifer Levack, Sandy Macri, Linda Sieber and Dennis Slade

Visit our official event website at https://www.hsgolfclassic.org/

The Humane Society of St. Joseph County is dedicated to the education of our community’s youth. Throughout the year we have visited dozens of students in local schools. Junior Humane Society offers a chance for a more one-on-one experience that will instill lifelong animal knowledge and compassion.

Junior Humane Society is a one week day camp that takes place from 9am-4pm Monday– Friday. Campers are asked to bring a bagged lunch and a drink except for on the day of our field trip where pizza & drinks will be provided. A camp tee-shirt will also be given to each Jr. Humane camper.

DATES: July 23-27, 2018
TIMES: 9am-4pm
AGES: Students entering 4th-6th grades in Fall 2018
COST: $125 per camper
There are only 20 spots for JRHS Camp so please sign-up early! All registrations must be turned in before July 7th. Pick up your registration forms at the humane society, 2506 Grape Road, Mishawaka.  If you’d like a chance for your camper to win camp for FREE please see details on the Artist Contest Info tab!