The Pennington County Humane Society animal shelter is licensed by the Minnesota Department of Animal Health (license # MN139638) for up to 27 dogs/puppies & up to 60 cats/kittens. The shelter is more often than not filled to the maximum allowed by the license. While we try to keep the available animals listed online, we may have missed a few – so if you don’t see what you want, please give us a call.
In order to adopt from Pennington County Humane Society, you must be over 21 years of age. You must own the home where you are living or have a signed statement from your landlord giving permission for you to have a pet in a leased or rented home
Cats must be kept indoors at all time, unless leashed & accompanied by a responsible adult. Many mobile home parks have their own set of rules, so please check with the park manager before attempting to adopt.
Many cities have ordinances in regard to pets that must be followed. This includes proper vaccinations & licensing. Some communities may restrict the number of pets allowed in each household. Be sure to check your local ordinances before attempting to adopt.
All adoptions must be done by the person who the pet will be living with the majority of the time. We do not allow adopting pets as gifts for other people. You may, however, pay the adoption fee for a pet & we will provide a “gift certificate” which allows the recipient to adopt without additional cost. The recipient must meet the guidelines listed above in order to adopt. Adoption fees are non-refundable.
Adoption fees for a dog $185
Adoption fees for a puppy $200
Adoption fees for a cat or kitten is $50-$80
Adoption fees may vary – call to find out
As always, please contact us at 218-681-8045 if you have any questions
Surrendering an animal
Pennington County Humane Society has limited admission. What this means is if we have space available we can intake animals. Surrenders are only taken by appointment only.
Get answers to frequently asked questions about surrendering an animal to Pennington County Humane Society.
Why do I need to make an appointment to bring in a pet?
In order to ensure resources are ready and available when a pet arrives, PCHS requires a scheduled surrender appointment.
What types of pets does PCHS accept?
Pennington County Humane Society provides services for cats, dogs, rabbits, domestic rodents, ferrets, and hedgehogs. We do not accept exotic pets or livestock.
What should I expect from my appointment?
When you arrive for your appointment, please check in at the Office.
First, we'll admit your pet (if your pet shows aggression at intake, we will not complete the admission)complete intake forms and surrender fee($25 depending on income). Most appointments will take 30-45 minutes per animal.
What do I need to bring to my appointment?
In addition to your pet, please bring your pets belongings. We ask you to bring items your pet is familiar with to ease transition . Examples would include a bed, blanket, food, collar, leash, and toys. Please bring a driver’s license or other government issued ID, proof of pet ownership, copies of veterinary records, and the surrender service fee.
Can I find out what happens to my pet after it's surrendered to PCHS?
Yes. If YOU contact PCHS, we'll let you know if your pet was adopted or placed with a rescue partner. However, we will not share adopter contact information or details about the rescue partner to which your pet is transferred.