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Honor Thy Mother

Still trying to find that special Mother’s Day gift? Mom says she already has everything? Give the gift of love to animals in need in honor of your mother! When you donate a gift in honor of your mom, we will send her a special Happy Mother’s Day card acknowledging your donation. Click here and honor thy mother with a gift to the shelter animals!

Two Positions Currently Available

Homeward Animal Shelter is seeking two outgoing, compassionate individuals that enjoy working with both people and animals for the following open positions: a Volunteer Coordinator and an Animal Care Technician. If you think you would be a great addition to our team, we’d love to have you!

Volunteer Coordinator: The Volunteer Coordinator position is part-time, with an average of 20-25 hours per week. Hours can be flexible, however, candidate must be available for at least a few hours a day, 4-5 days a week, during business hours (11am-7pm Monday through Friday, 10am-6pm Saturday, and 12pm-4pm Sunday). Duties include scheduling and coordinating volunteer shifts, monitoring our volunteer Facebook group page, training new volunteers in, supervising volunteers and ensuring that animals are getting as much socialization from volunteers as possible each day. Must have good customer service skills, enjoy working with people, and have basic computer skills.

Animal Care Technician: The Animal Care Technician position is part-time, with an average of 25-30 hours per week. Hours vary, but preferred candidates will be available between the hours of 7am-11am and/or 4pm-7pm Monday-Friday and at least two weekends a month. Duties include feeding and medicating animals, cleaning kennels, laundry, general cleaning of the shelter prior to opening, and transporting animals in the company van. A valid driver’s license with a clean driving record is required. Must have excellent customer service skills, enjoy working with people and animals, and feel comfortable handling animals of all temperaments, sizes, and breeds.

Both positions to be filled no later than the second week of May.

To apply for either position, please send a resume or completed employment application to Anna at or drop off at the shelter, located at 1201 28th Ave N in Fargo.

Spay-ghetti & No Balls Lunch

Join us for the 3rd Annual Spay-ghetti & No Balls Lunch on Thursday, April 20th at the Holiday Inn Fargo from 11am – 2pm.

– Spaghetti Lunch & Dessert
– Raffle
– Fun!

Suggested $10 donation. All proceeds support the Spay/Neuter Fund of Homeward Animal Shelter. Hope to see you there!

Giving Hearts Day A Success

A tremendous thank you to all our Giving Hearts Day sponsors and donors! Tails are wagging with delight from all your generosity! We are so incredibly grateful for your support of the shelter animals! From the bottom of our hearts, THANK YOU!!! We couldn’t do it without YOU!

Giving Hearts Day Sponsors:

Abodz FM
Corwin Automotive Group
Green Team Realty
Frank & JoAndrea Larson
Patrick Luger, MD
John & Elise Leitch

Job Opening: Adoption Counselor

Pretty young cat and nice puppy of 1,5 months old with a blackboard over white background

Enjoy working with people? Love animals? Looking for a job where you can do both? Well we’re looking for you!
We are currently seeking to hire a fun, energetic person for a part-time Adoption Counselor position. Candidate would work Friday-Monday, with slightly varying hours, 25-30 hours per week. Duties include providing excellent customer service via email, on the phone and in person; handling animals of all sizes/breeds/temperaments; keeping animal records up to date; and other office duties.
Candidates must be outgoing and enjoying working with people just as much as they love working with animals. Must have experience with Microsoft Word, as well as Facebook, and feel comfortable learning how to use our Animal Shelter Manager software. A valid ND or MN driver’s license is also required.
For more information on this position, or to apply, please email Heather Clyde at Applications/resumes will be accepted until Wednesday, January 11th.

Giving Hearts Day 2017

Please visit on February 9th and support the homeless pets of Homeward Animal Shelter.  Gifts of $10 or more will be matched by our generous sponsors.

When you give on Giving Hearts Day, the impact of your gift is multiplied. During this one day only event, our generous sponsors will match online gifts and checks of $10 or more, up to $50,000. To make a secure online donation to the homeless cats and dogs of Homeward Animal Shelter and have it matched, simply visit on February 9th. If you choose to send a check, checks of $10 or more must be received by the organization on or before February 9 and must be dated February 9, 2017.

The pawsibilities are endless when you open your heart on Giving Hearts Day. Remember, these paws depend on you. #GivingHearts17

Our Matching Gift Sponsors:
Abodz FM
Corwin Automotive Group
Green Team Realty
Frank & JoAndrea Larson
Patrick Luger, MD
John & Elise Leitch

Giving Hearts Days is a 24-hour online giving event hosted by Dakota Medical Foundation, Impact Foundation and Alex Stern Family Foundation.  Click here for more information on Giving Hearts Day.


We Will Be Closed Dec. 23rd-26th for the Holidays

Homeward Animal Shelter will be closed December 23rd through December 26th. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience.

Happy Holidays from everyone at Homeward Animal Shelter! We look forward to serving you again after the Christmas holiday.

Homeward Animal Shelter Receives a Grant Funded by FM Area Foundation

Homeward Animal Shelter recently received a $2,000 grant for veterinary care, funded by the Fargo-Moorhead Area Foundation! As always, Fargo-Moorhead Area Foundation’s support is greatly appreciated! The grant money will be used to provide vaccinations for pets coming in to our shelter’s care.


Keep Your Pets Safe From The Cold

Dog and cat sitting in the snow

Baby, it’s cold outside! With the frigid temps and dangerous wind chills that are upon us this weekend, we want to remind everyone to please bring your pets inside.

Black Furday Special November 28-December 4th


This week only, all of our dogs and cats that are at least 75% black in color will have their adoption fees reduced to just $35. Now is a great time to add a “black pearl” to your family and give the cats and dogs that are often overlooked the chance to get into loving homes this week! Stop up to the shelter to see all the black furbabies waiting for homes before Sunday, December 4th!