||It is the mission of Humane Society of the Lakes to provide services for abandoned, stray or unwanted animals while they await lifelong homes.
Our vision is that all animals are cared for with
dignity and respect.
The Humane Society of the Lakes operates a no kill shelter for homeless animals of the Becker County area. Space is limited. Animals are taken in as room is made available when others find their forever home.
Adoptable animals can be viewed during our
Tuesday - Friday 12:00pm-6:00pm and
If you are interested in adopting one of our pets, please check the Adoptable Animals section of this website. If you find an animal that you like, please fill out the Adoption Application. The adoption process includes: completed adoption application, staff supervised visit between animal and potential adopter(s), meet and greet between animal and any animals currently in potential adopter(s) home, completion of adoption contract and staff authorization of adoption.
HSL Adoption fees for
Dogs are $155.00 and Cats are $125.00.
As always, additional contributions are greatly appreciated.
Humane Society of the Lakes Events!
2015 WE Fest Volunteers Needed
WE need your help with WE Fest August 6-8th! The Humane Society of the Lakes is looking for volunteers to help staff beer booths at this amazing outdoor country music festival! It is a fantastic fundraiser for us, but we can’t do it without the help of volunteers.
We have a critical need to fill:
*Evening shifts (7pm-close) for all 3 days
*Daytime shifts (1:30-7:30pm) on Saturday
Incentive packages for volunteering are based on the number of shifts signed up, and include free day passes, shuttle passes, camping, food vouchers, and a t-shirt!
Please call 218-847-0511 and leave your name and number and our coordinator will call you back. WeFest Volunteer Applications are available for download (to the left) or at the shelter to complete. Beer booth volunteers must be at least 18 years old.
SHELTER FEST-August 29, 2015
Starting at 6pm at Hotel Shoreham
An annual event to support the
Humane Society of the Lakes
Come join us for:
*Live Entertainment--Mike Holtz*
(Starting at 6 pm)
*Fantastic Silent Auction*
(Ends at 9:00 pm)
*ShelterFest Raffle Drawing*
(Drawing at 9:30 pm, Need not be
present to win raffle items)
~Raffle Tickets on sale now--ONLY $2.00 each~
Available at the shelter and from HSL Board and event committee members
-1st Place ~ Kayak
-2nd Place ~ Silver & Pearl Necklace
-3rd Place ~ Lunch Around the Lake
(a lunch a week for a year)
Annual Golf Scramble
At Detroit Country Club Golf Course
Friday - September 11, 2015
To Benefit The Humane Society of the Lakes
4 Player Scramble: $75/Person
Includes: Lunch, Green Fees, Cart, Prizes, Golfer
-11:00 am - Lunch, Registration & Cooler Chipping Contest - Win a Coleman cooler filled with beverages
-12 NOON - Shotgun Start
Many on course games, including:
Longest Drive, Longest Putt, Closest to the Pin (men & women), Swimming Pool Plop, Red Solo Cup, Whiffle Ball Driving Contest and much more!
*Golf Scramble Registration forms and Hole Sponsorship forms available for download (to the left) and at shelter to complete*
TUXES & TAILS 2015
Holiday Inn Lakeside
*More details coming soon*
Become a Member of the
Humane Society of the Lakes
Adopt a Kennel
2015 Membership Applications and Kennel Sponsorship forms available for download
(link to the left) or call 218-847-0511 with questions
HSL has some new ways to donate:
If you would like to donate to the HSL please click one of the buttons below. Monetary donations can also be made by credit card over the phone at 218-847-0511 or by check or money order through the mail to 19665 US Hwy 59 Detroit Lakes, MN 56501.
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Become a Humane Society of the Lakes Volunteer
~Call or stop in to the shelter to inquire about the many volunteer opportunities available~
We hold Volunteer Orientation the last Thursday of each month from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm at the shelter. If interested in volunteering at the Humane Society, please complete a volunteer application (link to the left) or call 218-847-0511.
Foster Home Volunteers Needed!
Foster Home Applications - Are you interested in offering a safe haven for one of the animals at our shelter while they await their forever home? If so, please complete and return a foster home application to HSL.
Please Spay and Neuter your Pets!
Overpopulation is the main reason for homeless, neglected pets. The Humane Society of the Lakes pays $30 towards a required spay or neuter of animals adopted from the shelter.
If you are missing a pet, please check our website to see if your pet has been turned into us. Call us at 218-847-0511 to see if it has arrived more recently. Also, please check our Lost and Found link, if you don't see your pet, please add them, so we know they are missing.
If you have a found a pet, please go to our Lost and Found link and add them, so they can find their way home. Please note that not all lost and found animals are listed on the website. If you do not see your pet, please call the shelter at 218-847-0511.