Recognition

Awards and Recognition Received

SHELTER OF THE YEAR
HomeAgain Helps & Merck Animal Health, 2015

CHARITY NAVIGATOR
2010, 2011, 2012 (3 Star), 2013 (3 Star), 2014 (3 Star), 2015 (4 Star), 2016 (4 Star), 2017 (4 Star)

DES MOINES EAST AND SOUTH CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
501(c) of the Year, 2016

BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU ACCREDITED CHARITY
Meets all 20 Standards for Charitable Accountability, 2014, 2015

BEST NON-PROFIT
Des Moines Business Record, 2012 (runner up), 2013, 2014, 2015
dsm Magazine, 2012 (staff pick), 2013, discontinued 2015
Cityview's Best of Des Moines, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017

BEST LOCAL WEBSITE
Cityview's Best of Des Moines, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, discontinued in 2015

BEST FACEBOOK FAN PAGE
Cityview's Best of Des Moines, 2011, 2012 (runner up), 2013, 2014, discontinued in 2015

BEST DO-GOODER
Cityview's Best of Des Moines 2012, 2013, discontinued in 2015

25 MOST INFLUENTIAL BOARDS
Des Moines Business Record’s Book of Lists, 2013 (ranked #6), 2014, 2015

TOP-RATED NON-PROFIT
Great Nonprofits, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015

EMPLOYER OF THE YEAR
Goodwill Industries of Central Iowa, 2009