We are so happy you’re interested in getting involved with our work here at Pennington County Humane Society. There are so many ways for you to help, and we truly appreciate each and every effort. By lending your support, you’ll become a valuable part of our Non-Profit Organization and help to strengthen our operations.
Volunteer your time!
Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Pennington County Humane Society and helping us help the animals. We know that your life is very busy and we appreciate that you would like to share some of your time with us. Pennington County Humane Society provides a number of opportunities to assist in the daily activities of our shelter. Activities may include such things as: organizing supplies, folding laundry, socializing and grooming the dogs and cats, walking dogs, office assistance, and working on special events. Due to safety concerns, youth volunteers (under 18) must be accompanied by parent or guardian when handling animals.
There are many different ways you can help us help the animals as a volunteer with Pennington County Humane Society.
Dog Walkers – Provide the all-important exercise and socialization our shelter dogs need in order to remain healthy, people-friendly and adoptable. Dog walkers must be knowledgeable about dogs and able to handle medium and large-size breeds.
Kitty Companions – Help our adoptable cats and kittens stay sociable by playing with them, grooming them, and providing them with love and attention.
Kennel Assistants – Help keep our animals clean and comfortable by assisting our kennel staff with such duties as cage and kennel cleaning, bathing and grooming the animals, washing dishes and toys, and general cleanup. This morning job is very physical and involves working with cleaning products such as bleach and disinfectant, some lifting, and the ability to handle large, sometimes untrained dogs.
Dog Behavior and Socialization – Work with our Kennel Attendants to increase the adoptability of our dogs by teaching them manners through positive reinforcement training techniques. Volunteers are trained to encourage the dogs to focus, sit, and walk on a leash. This rewarding job is very physical and may involve working with dogs that are large and untrained. Experience in training dogs is desirable.
Foster Care Providers – Open your heart and home to provide temporary care for kittens and puppies too young to be adopted, or older dogs and cats needing health care or socialization before they can be adopted. Animals are typically in foster care for several weeks or possibly months. Foster care requires lots of humane contact and a safe, warm place away from other household pets. Foster care providers are expected to actively promote their wards to aid in getting them adopted.
Shelter Buddies – “Shelter Buddies” is a program designed to give shelter animals the extra love and attention they crave, while providing additional resources to place animals in life-long homes. Volunteers choose a cat or a dog they would like to sponsor and become their “buddy”, spending one-on-one time with them each week and helping to increase their visibility to the public. Shelter Buddies do everything that they can to help animals get adopted into a life-long home as quickly as possible. Some minimum commitments are required.
Special Events Assistants -Assist with planning and staffing a variety of public events, fundraisers, and exhibits, usually at off-site locations. Join staff and other volunteers to deliver the Humane Society message to the community and raise money to support our programs.
Make a general donation by check, credit card or online with PayPal to our feline and canine friends in need to be disbursed by Pennington County Humane Society where it is needed the most.
Checks or Money Order made payable to Pennington County Humane Society, send to:
Pennington County Humane Society, 15598 US Hwy 59 NE, Thief River Falls MN 56701
Become a Member or Renew Your Membership Become a member of Pennington County Humane Society. With your donation of $25 or more, you will be helping homeless animals in Northwest Minnesota find loving forever homes!
Become a Member with Online Credit Card or PayPal Donations
Best Buddy $100
Join Our Monthly Giving Club One of the best ways to help is to pledge a minimum monthly donation of $5 or a minimum quarterly donation of $15. As a Monthly Giving Club member, your important contribution will be used where it is needed the most—buying food and vaccinations, helping to spay or neuter animals in our charge, providing emergency vet treatment for sick or injured animals.
Donations In Memory or In Honor of a Person or Pet. What a better way to honor or memorialize a beloved pet or family member that to make a gift in their name to help save the life of a homeless animal? When you make a donation to Pennington County Humane Society on behalf of a cat, dog, horse, guinea pig, friend, parent, sister, brother, or other 2 or 4-legged creature, you’ll receive a special card recognizing your gift. Great for wedding and birthday gifts, congratulations for achievements, new baby or pet and sympathy for loss. Pennington County Humane Society will also send a card acknowledging your thoughtful donation to the person of your choice.
Make a Donation In Memory of or In Honor of with Online Credit Card or PayPal Donations
Remember Pennington County Humane Society in Your Will or Estate Planning Consider remembering Pennington County Humane Society in your will or estate planning. Provide a lasting gift to help animals in need and earn tax benefits through bequests and planned giving. For more information, or a complimentary brochure, please email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call (218)681-8045 today!
Where Your Money Goes? Every dollar you give to Pennington County Humane Society helps provide food, shelter, medical treatment, and much needed loving care to a homeless animal-365 days a year. We’re working hard to bring about a day when all animals in Northwest Minnesota are treated humanely, all pets live in responsible, caring homes, and euthanasia is no longer a means of population control. Your gift today makes a difference in so many ways!