About Us

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 viewed during our open hours: Tuesday - Friday 12:00pm-6:00pm and Saturdays 11:00am-4:00pm.

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. Adoption fees for Dogs are $135.00 and Cats are $105.00.
As always, additional contributions are greatly appreciated.

Help Support HSL!


Adopt a Kennel and/or become a member of the Humane Society of the Lakes. Kennel Sponsorship forms and 2011 Membership Applications available for download on our website.

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Vote for us in the 2012 Shelter Challenge! You can vote once every 24 hours, so check back often!
Feel free to also click the link at the top to donate food, but that is not the link to vote for the contest. Thanks for helping out!

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.
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