Who Will Be The Next Paws Walk Grand Marshal?

The Search for the Next Paws Walk Grand Marshal begins… Do you think your pet has what it takes to lead the 26th Annual Paws Walk?

Join us in the fun as we hold a photo contest to choose the Grand Marshal for the 26th Annual Paws Walk!  The lucky winner will lead the Paws Walk on July 19th at Rheault Farm.

Paws Walk Grand Marshal Contest – Running May 5th thru May 25th. Click here for contest rules and to get your pet entered.


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Dog Walking Volunteers Needed

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Do you love being around dogs? Do you want to give back to your community? How about doing both at the same time?

Homeward Animal Shelter is currently seeking dog walking volunteers to fill several open shifts at our shelter. Volunteers are asked to commit to a 2 hour shift, one day a week, for a minimum of 3 months. Dog walking volunteers spend time with our dogs, taking them for walks, playing fetch with them, brushing them, training them, and just plain loving them! If this sounds like something you’d enjoy, please fill out a volunteer application here. (Please note that dog walkers must be at least 17 years of age or older).

Shifts currently available are:

Mondays Tuesdays Wednesdays Thursdays Fridays Saturdays Sundays














11am-1pm 3pm-5pm



If you have any questions about volunteering, you can call us at 701-239-0077 ext. 1 or email us at volunteer@homewardonline.org. Thank you!

We’re Looking to Hire a Volunteer Coordinator

We are looking to hire a Volunteer Coordinator–is this the job for you?  This is a part-time position (20-25 hours/week) during the week; hours will vary/are flexible. At times, the Volunteer Coordinator may also be asked to fill in as an Animal Care Technician if/when needed, which may include occasional weekends.

Duties include:

  • Recruitment, training, and supervision of all volunteers
  • Maintaining a schedule for approximately 180 volunteers
  • Data entry of volunteer information
  • Communicating to volunteers via phone, email and a private Facebook group
  • Assistance with adoption events, as needed
  • Assisting with customers and/or animal care duties occasionally

Must have experience with Microsoft Office (particularly Word and Excel) and have excellent communication skills, both in person and on the phone. Must enjoy working with people as well as animals.

If interested, please send a resume to Anna at aschaumburg@homewardonline.org or stop in to the shelter to pick up an application. Thank you!

Donate ~ In Memory or Honor of Someone

Donating to the Homeward Animal Shelter can be a wonderful way to honor or memorialize a cherished loved one.

Click here to make a donation.

26th Annual PAWS WALK

SAVE THE DATE – July 19, 2016!  More information to come soon!

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Homeward Merchandise Available

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Homeward merchandise now available at the shelter!  Stop by the front desk to purchase.  Limited sizes and quantity available in stock.  Additional orders will be placed once a month.  Start sporting your Homeward gear today!

Adoption Discounts for Seniors and Military

S to S Senior-to-Senior Program: We are now offering a discounted adoption fee to all senior citizens (65 years and older). Our Senior-to-Senior program allows animals that are 6 years of age, or older, to be adopted to senior citizens with no adoption fee. Pets younger than 6 years of age can be adopted by a senior citizen for 50% off the regular adoption fee. We believe that animals provide therapy for persons of all age and would like to give senior citizens the ability to adopt a pet at a reduced cost.






Military Discount: All current military members and veterans are eligible for a 25% discount on the adoption fee of any pet. As a special “thank you” to those who are defending or have defended our country, we can’t think of a better way to honor members of the military than giving them a discounted adoption fee.

If you have questions about either of these discounts, feel free to contact us at info@homewardonline.org.