AH57 Volunteers

Saving furry lives one car load at a time!

Welcome to the Pit Stop!

The Pit Stop is located in De Soto on Highway 169.  This is a place were new dogs come after being rescued from shelters, puppy mills or found as strays. Here they will get dewormed, de-flea'd, vaccinated, spayed/neutered, micro chipped, and checked for anything contagious before going into foster homes.
We attempt to make The Pit Stop as much like a home environment as possible.  Yes, they are allowed on the furniture and hang out on rooms instead of cages.

We understand that all Pit Crew Members are volunteers and have regular day jobs so we do our best to match you to a time and date that works with your schedule - just ask! 

Standard care shifts are: Breakfast (7:30am), Lunch (Noon), Dinner (5:30pm) and Bedtime (9:00pm).  While we love for the dogs to spend as much time outside as possible, we do need to be mindful of our neighbors.  Please keep barking to a minimum and do not let dogs outside earlier than 7:30am or later than 9:30pm.

For Veterinary Emergencies, contact:
Amy Heinz
Volunteer Orientation:
First Sunday of every month at 1:00 p.m.

P.O. Box 188
109 Guthrie (Hwy 169)
DeSoto, Iowa 50069

Open to the public:
Adoption days - Every Saturday from 1pm - 4pm 

Upcoming Events

Friday, Oct 13 at 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Friday, Oct 13 at 9:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Saturday, Oct 14 at 7:30 AM - 8:30 AM
Saturday, Oct 14 at 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM