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Great Food – Great Cause

Stop into Fargo’s Potbelly Sandwich Shop between 4pm – 8pm on Wednesday, May 13th for some great food for a great cause!  They will be donating 25% of the sales during that time to the shelter pets of Homeward Animal Shelter!  Be sure to check it out!

Potbelly promo for web


Who will be the next Paws Walk Grand Marshal?!…

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The 25th Annual Paws Walk is coming up on July 28th and we’ve decided to do a little photo contest to “Glorify Our Alumni” and help us choose the next Paws Walk Grand Marshal!  We have 18 wonderful shelter alumni who have entered the contest and are in the running to be the Grand Marshal of the 25th Annual Paws Walk.  Click on the link to read more about each contestant and to cast your vote for who you want to lead the 25th Annual Paws Walk!  Voting ends at 8pm on Monday, May25th.

Who will be the next Paws Walk Grand Marshal?!…

who will be the next paws walk grand marshal


Calling all shelter alumni! The 25th Annual Paws Walk is coming up on July 28th and we’ve decided to do a little photo contest to “Glorify Our Alumni” and help us choose the next Paws Walk Grand Marshal! Click on the link below for more details. Be sure to enter your Homeward/HSFM alum in the fun!

Furniture for Less Supports Homeward Animal Shelter

In the market for some new furniture?…  Visit our friends over at Furniture for Less in West Fargo & Moorhead.  They are running a special promotion going on now through April 26th with donations going towards the homeless cats and dogs of Homeward Animal Shelter! Be sure to check it out!

Spay-ghetti & No Balls Lunch

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Did you know millions of pets will become homeless this year?  And sadly, roughly half of those pets across the nation will be euthanized because there aren’t enough homes for them.  There are simply more pets than there are homes.

Homeward Animal Shelter in Fargo is a no-kill shelter; however, we need your help to ensure that more pets are not born into a world where there are not enough homes for them.  Please help control the pet population; have your pets spayed or neutered to prevent the birth of puppies and kittens that will be at risk of becoming homeless.

Please join us on Tuesday, April 28th at the Holiday Inn Fargo for a Spay-ghetti & No Balls Lunch Event from 11am-2pm.  This is a free will event with all proceeds benefitting the Spay/Neuter Fund of Homeward Animal Shelter.  Hope to see you there!

Join Us for Pucks ‘n Paws with the Fargo Force!

Fargo Force

The Fargo Force will be hosting their 2nd annual Pucks N’ Paws Night on Friday, March 6th. This is a great opportunity to come out and enjoy a hockey game, learn more about the animal shelters and rescues in your community, and have a portion of your ticket sales donated to the shelters/rescues (see details under “Tickets”).

Do You Have the Fastest Lap Dog?

One of the main events of this Pucks N’ Paws Night will be our highly anticipated lap dog races held during the 1st intermission. If you want to prove that your furry friend is the fastest lap dog in the Fargo-Moorhead area, all you have to do is purchase two human tickets to the game for $11.95 each and a dog ticket for $15. The purchase of a dog ticket will automatically enter your dog into the races, but act fast because there are only 30 available spots. All dogs must be under 20lbs, friendly, well behaved, and must have two handlers with them for the races. The two handlers must each purchase a ticket to the game or have proof of a ticket already purchased. All dogs will be kept in their respective kennels in a holding room during the game.

To register your dog, please turn in the completed registration form along with a picture of the dog before March 2nd. You can turn in your registration form and picture via mail 5225 31st Ave S Fargo, ND, email at or fax Attn: Pucks N’ Paws at 701-356-7655. Any questions or comments please email or call 701-364-3672. You will also be asked to sign a waiver form prior to participating in the races.


You can purchase tickets here. Please remember to enter the promo code “dogIDs” before checking out to have $1 of each ticket donated to your local animal shelters and rescues.

In addition, all the proceeds from the dog tickets sold will benefit the local shelters and rescues.

Pucks ‘n Paws is sponsored by:


Help Wanted!

HelpJOB ANNOUNCEMENT:  Development Assistant

Homeward Animal Shelter (formerly Humane Society Fargo-Moorhead) is a local and community-funded, non-profit animal shelter. Its mission is: “Rescue. Shelter. Protect. Rehome.”.  It provides a second chance at happiness to lost, abandoned and owner-surrendered animals and educates the community in the proper, loving and kind treatment of animals. We serve the Fargo, Moorhead, West Fargo, and Cass and Clay County areas.

Homeward Animal Shelter is seeking a Development Assistant to support the work of the Resource Development team of our organization. This individual will be responsible for all administrative aspects of development and public relations activities. This individual will also be participating in all fundraising activities including, but not limited to, donor and public relations, direct mail appeals, and special events.

The ideal candidate will be a focused, independent individual who preferably has experience in administrative and clerical work, fundraising, research, and/or nonprofits. This is a part-time position with no more than 20 hours per week with a requirement of work attendance on all Wednesday mornings.

We offer strong mentorship, an exciting, positive work environment, and the potential of a full-time employment offer with our organization. All interested applicants can send their cover letter and resume to Ken Story, Major Gifts Officer, at No phone calls please.

This position is based in Fargo, ND.


Giving Hearts Day – SAVE THE DATE!

Giving Hearts DayFebruary 12th, 2015!

Homeward Animal Shelter (formerly Humane Society Fargo-Moorhead) has, once again, been invited to participate in Giving Hearts Day, a 24-hour online fundraising event hosted by Dakota Medical Foundation and Impact Foundation.

On Giving Hearts Day, online gifts of $10 or more will be matched by our generous sponsors; making the impact of your giving multiplied during this one-day only online giving event!

To make a secure online donation to the animals and have it matched, simply go to on February 12, 2015 and find Homeward Animal Shelter under the list of participating charities.

Be sure to take advantage of this one-day only opportunity to multiply the impact of your gift.

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2015 GHD sponsors for web


Sign Up for a Basic Dog Obedience Class!

We are offering Basic Dog Obedience classes, starting on Tuesday, Jan. 26th and Wednesday, Jan. 27th. Please call to reserve your slot today–spots are limited!701-239-0077 ext. 1



Seeking Qualified Applicants for Major Gift Officer Position

Homeward Animal Shelter is looking to add a team member!

Homeward Animal Shelter, local nonprofit, is seeking qualified applicants for a Major Gift Officer position.

Successful candidate will have a sincere interest in the organization’s mission, be responsible for the identification, cultivation, direct solicitation of gifts, and stewardship of major and planned gift donors and prospects, including individuals, corporations, and foundations.  Must be capable of providing measurable results and will have strong knowledge of fundraising strategies, resource development, donor relations and a proven track record of securing and successfully cultivating major gifts.  BS/BA degree in related field and 4+ years of fundraising experience in progressively successful fund development work is required.  A major gifts officer must be outgoing, extremely detail-oriented, and have exceptional sales skills. Must have strong work ethic and the ability to connect with a wide variety of donors to garner support for the organization.

Please email letter of application and resume and salary requirements to: Nukhet Hendricks, Executive Director, by January 26, 2015. No phone calls please!