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 our shelter residents find their furever homes.
Adoptable animals may be viewed during business hours:
Tuesday - Friday 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Saturday 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
If you are interested in adopting, please view our Adoptable Animals page.
If you find an animal that you like and are interested in moving forward in the adoption process, please complete our Adoption Application.
HSL’s adoption process includes: completed adoption application, staff supervised visit between the animal and potential adopter(s), meet and greet between the animal and any animals currently in potential adopter(s) home, completion of adoption contract, and staff authorization of the adoption.
Adoption fees: Dogs $175.00, Cats $130.00. Additional contributions are greatly appreciated.
Please note: All adopted animals are required to be spayed/neutered (if not already). HSL pays $30 toward the required spay/neuter of any adopted pets leaving the shelter prior to being spayed/neutered.
Senior Pets for Seniors Program
Who qualifies: Potential Adopters that are 65 and older (must provide proof of age)
Cost of Adoption: 1/2 price adoption fee for those who qualify, Dogs $87.40, Cats $65.00
Who can be adopted: Shelter residents age 7 or older OR animals residing in the shelter for 6 months or longer.
For additional information, please download our flyer: Senior Pets for Seniors
Book Buddies Reading Program
Book Buddies is a new program designed to help our shelter animals become more adoptable through social interaction with children. Reading to the animal calms and comforts them. It also helps children improve their own reading skills. Prizes are available!
Who: Children ages 6-15
*Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult
*Children age 12 and older may stay up to 2 hours without adult supervision
*Participants are asked to complete an orientation prior to starting the program.
Where: HSL Shelter, 19665 US Hwy 59, Detroit Lakes, MN
When: Wednesday through Friday, 1:00 to 5:00 p.m., Saturday 12:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Please see our flyer: Book Buddies Program
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