||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!
Photos with Santa
Santa is coming...Bring your pet(s) and family in
for a holiday photo at
Becker Pet & Garden between
10am-2pm on November 19, 2016
*You will receive a CD of your photos that day for
only $20 per CD*
*Each PHOTO group receives a $5.00
Candy Store gift certificate*
*Free hot cider and fudge samples for everyone*
*All proceeds benefit the
Humane Society of the Lakes*
GIVE TO THE MAX DAY
November 17th (24 hours)
Join us for the exciting 24 hour annual Give to the Max Day. Your generous support makes a meaningful difference to the homeless animals of Becker County.
On November 17, Minnesota’s Give to the Max Day, your donation will be matched thanks to generous sponsors. Your on-line gift of $10 or more may also help us win an extra $1,000 for our work with pets.
Every gift made on November 14 helps our chances of winning a $1,000 Golden Ticket! By partnering with GiveMN, an online giving website for Minnesota nonprofits, Humane Society of the Lakes will have 25 chances to maximize your gift on Give to the Max Day!
Make your gift on November 17 by visiting https://www.givemn.org/organization/Hsofthelakes or by clicking the ‘Donate Now’ link below
Thank you for your support!
Tuxes & Tails
December 9, 2016
More details coming soon!
Become a Member of the
Humane Society of the Lakes
Adopt a Kennel
2016 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!
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. (link to the left)
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.