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Pints for Paws!

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Check out the Unpillage Happy Hour Sept. 7th – 11th from 4-6pm at Drekker Brewing Company – 630 1st Ave N, Suite 6 in Fargo.  For every pint of beer sold in the taproom during that time, Drekker Brewing Company will donate $1 to the animals of Homeward Animal Shelter.  Gather your friends and be sure to stop by and have a Pint for Paws!

Granite City Dine-to-Donate on Saturday, August 29th!

Dine to Donate on Saturday, Aug. 29th at Granite City Food & Brewery – Fargo! Just bring this flyer in with you and 20% of your total tab will be donated to the shelter pets of Homeward Animal Shelter. So, gather your friends and family and be sure to check it out this Saturday! Granite City

The Olate Dogs are Coming to Fargo! Get Your Tickets Today!

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While best known for winning America’s Got Talent and stealing the heart of America, the Olate Dogs are more than just a puppy show. Indeed Richard and Nicholas Olate and their team of amazing dogs do stunts and tricks that will amaze and delight. Now they have taken their talents to another level. They are now presenting this fantastic Variety Show with more than just dog tricks to theatres around the country, drawing sold-out family crowds and rave reviews. Nicholas Olate is a performer in his own right, a singer and outstanding MC. Richard Olate is a great actor and personality, and the Dogs are Stars unlike any others. The show includes comedy, slapstick and acrobatics, music, original film and of course Amazing dog tricks in a touching blend that has met with standing ovations.

Tickets for this show are available at:

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Help Wanted!

Animal Care Technician Supervisor

Homeward Animal Shelter is looking for an Animal Care Technician Supervisor to oversee and train animal care technicians to ensure excellent care of animals residing at the shelter, create quality environment in which for animals to reside; ensure quality customer service to shelter visitors; assist with the care of animals, maintaining facilities, equipment and supplies.  Minimum of 2 years of Supervisory experience of staff is required.  Must demonstrate the core values of the organization on and off the job and be committed to the mission of HAS. Working knowledge of breeds, disease, medical conditions and animal handling and behavior is most desirable.

This is a full-time position, M-F, with occasional evenings and weekends.

No phone calls please.  To apply, please email resume and cover letter to

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4th of July Safety Tips for Pet Owners

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As we are getting ready to celebrate Fourth of July, Homeward Animal Shelter would like to offer the following Fourth of July Safety Tips to all pet owners:

* Never use fireworks around pets! While exposure to lit fireworks can potentially result in severe burns and/or trauma to the face and paws of curious pets, even unused fireworks can pose a danger. Many types contain potentially toxic substances, including potassium nitrate, arsenic and other heavy metals.

* Loud, crowded fireworks displays are no fun for pets, so please resist the urge to take them to Independence Day festivities. Instead, keep your little guys safe from the noise in a quiet, sheltered and escape-proof area at home.

* Never leave alcoholic drinks unattended where pets can reach them. Alcoholic beverages have the potential to poison pets. If ingested, the animal could become very intoxicated and weak, severely depressed or could go into a coma.

* Do not apply any sunscreen or insect repellent product to your pet that is not labeled specifically for use on animals. Ingestion of sunscreen products can result in drooling, vomiting, diarrhea, excessive thirst and lethargy. The misuse of insect repellent that contains DEET can lead to neurological problems.

* Always keep matches and lighter fluid out of your pets’ reach. Certain types of matches contain chlorates, which could potentially damage blood cells and result in difficulty breathing—or even kidney disease in severe cases. Lighter fluid can be irritating to skin, and if ingested can produce gastrointestinal irritation and central nervous system depression.

* Keep your pets on their normal diet. Any change, even for one meal, can give your pets’ severe indigestion and diarrhea. This is particularly true for older animals who have more delicate digestive systems and nutritional requirements. And keep in mind that foods such as onions, chocolate, coffee, avocado, grapes & raisins, salt and yeast dough can all be potentially toxic to companion animals.

* Do not put glow jewelry on your pets, or allow them to play with it. The luminescent substance contained in these products is highly toxic, excessive drooling and gastrointestinal irritation could still result from ingestions, and intestinal blockage could occur from swallowing large pieces of the plastic containers.

* Keep citronella candles, insect coils and oil products out of reach. Ingestions can produce stomach irritation and possibly even central nervous system depression.


Sign Up for Obedience Classes!

Obedience Training Website

Our basic obedience classes are designed to teach owners to train their dogs using positive reinforcement methods with timing, consistency, and motivation.

Our next basic obedience classes will be held on either Monday or Tuesdays, beginning July 13th and 14th. Classes are from 7-8pm each night, and will be 6 weeks in length. Dogs are recommended to be at least 6 months of age. Cost is $115 for the 6 weeks of training.

Classes are held at South Bark, located at 4035 40th Ave S, Suite C, in Fargo.

If you would like more information about our obedience classes or are interested in signing up, please call us at 701-239-0077 ext. 1 or email us at

Space is limited, so sign up today!

25th Annual Paws Walk

Join us as we Stride for Strays at the 25th Annual PAWS WALK on Tuesday, July 28th in Lindenwood Park!  Come out for the Walk and enjoy music, games, food and more!

This is a fundraising event for the homeless cats & dogs of Homeward Animal Shelter.  Registration begins at 6 p.m. and the Walk begins at 7 p.m.  You can make a difference in a shelter pets life by collecting pledges for the 25th Annual PAWS WALK!  Start a team or collect donations as an individual.  Prizes will be awarded to the top 3 individuals who raise the most and the top 2 teams who raise the most.

In addition to the Paws Walk itself, the event will include:
– Music by RetroDisc
– Food by MSUM Catering
– Games by Games to Go
– Photo Booth by Timeless Images Photography
– Vendor Booths
– And More!

Donations for Paws Walk are collected by participants prior to the walk.  A minimum $25 donation is required to participate in the Walk.  Donations of $75 or more will be matched by our generous sponsors, up to $20,000.  Individuals who raise at least $75 or more get a FREE Paws Walk t-shirt, teams that raise $150 or more get 2 FREE Paws Walk t-shirts.Click here to print out a pledge form or you can start your own fundraising page online at  Just click on the green Get Started! button and follow the steps to create your own fundraising page.Unable to attend the event but still want to help?  Click here to make a Paws Walk donation.

2015 Paws Walk poster for website



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!

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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.