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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!

Give The Gift of Love This Holiday Season

Don’t know what to get that hard to buy for person on your list? Give the gift of love! Make a charitable donation in their name to the shelter animals of Homeward Animal Shelter. Donations and Kennel Sponsorships can be made in honor or in memory of a special person or pet.  Click on the following link and purchase your Kennel Sponsorship gift today:

dog kennel gift

cat kennel gift

Share the Love Adoption Event

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Thanks to a grant from the ASPCA in conjunction with Subaru’s “SHARE THE LOVE” campaign, Homeward Animal Shelter will be holding a reduced-fee adoption event on Dec. 13th and 14th.  Our generous sponsor, Muscatell Subaru, will sponsor 50% of the adoption fees for all cats and dogs over 6 months of age during this event.  

 We will be kicking off the event on Saturday, Dec. 13th from 12-2pm at Muscatell Subaru in Moorhead.  Bring your leashed pet for a free picture with Santa and meet some of the wonderful animals we have up for adoption.  The event will continue at the shelter throughout the weekend during normal business hours.


Vote for “The Twelve Strays of Christmas”

In the spirit of giving, West Acres shopping center is holding a video contest on Facebook Dec. 8th – 18th for local nonprofits to have the chance to win $5,000, $3,000 or $2,000.  Please visit and vote for “The Twelve Strays of Christmas” and help the homeless cats & dogs this holiday season.  You can vote once per day.  Winners will be announced on Dec. 22nd.

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The Giving Tree is Back!

Each year, we set up a small tree in our shelter to collect gifts for the animals in our shelter. If you’re in the spirit of giving, please consider giving a gift to our homeless pets and spread some holiday cheer! Gifts/donations can be dropped off any time during normal business hours. Our animals are so grateful for your generosity!

Giving Tree

Cats, Cats Everywhere!

Foster Homes

Due to an overwhelming number of cats in the local pounds, our shelter has reached maximum capacity. We are in need of help from the community in order to keep the euthanasia of adoptable cats in the local pounds to zero in 2014.

If you are interested in adopting, now is the time!
You can view cats available for adoption here. If you spot a cat you’d love to add to your home, please fill out an application. There’s no better time than now–the cats need you!

Can’t adopt? Consider fostering.
Fostering is a no-cost-to-you arrangement. Our shelter provides all the supplies and medical care; you supply the love and daily care. If interested in becoming a foster, please fill out an application.

Can’t adopt or foster? Please donate!
Due to the sudden increase of cats coming into our care, the veterinary bills are adding up quickly and we are short on supplies. Monetary donations will assist us with the additional costs of saving these cats lives–please help us, help them!