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To provide services for abandoned, stray or unwanted animals while they await lifelong homes
That all animals are cared for with dignity and respect
Whether it’s adopting, volunteering or fostering, help us help these animals as they await their furever homes


Humane Society of the Lakes is a No Kill shelter for homeless animals of the Becker County Area

Help Us Help Them

Adopt a Pet

Come meet your perfect match today! Visit during our business hours: Tuesday – Friday 12pm – 6pm & Saturday 11am – 4pm 

Foster a Pet

Foster homes are always needed! Are you interested in offering a safe haven for an animal at our shelter while they await their furever home? Apply today – an animal is in need of your help!

Find a Pet

Did you find a pet who lost their way home? Or lost one and trying to find them? Let us help! Go to our lost and Found page to see the animals posted or to post the one you’ve lost. You can also call us at 218-847-0511 for more information – our staff are happy to help!







Senior Pets
for Seniors





I tell these boys constantly that they may think that we rescued them, but we actually rescued each other!


Thank you for helping us find a great addition to our family.


I am so grateful I took [Silas] home, just wish I would have done it sooner! Thank you for all you do for these animals. 


Charitable Gaming

Nonprofit Charitable Gambling established to support the Humane Society of the Lakes. Check out their website to see where you can play!
19665 US Hwy 59
Tue - Fri: 12PM - 6PM
Sat: 11AM - 4PM


The Humane Society of the Lakes (HSL) would like to give a public update of our operations during the COVID-19 pandemic. Like so many others, HLS has had to modify our volunteer, foster and adoption programs to ensure staff and community safety. With the new guidelines set by our governing bodies, HSL has made the tough decision to temporarily close to the public beginning Saturday, March 28, 2020. With this decision, HSL has some implemented the following procedures that will begin Friday close of business:

  • HSL will not be utilizing any of our amazing volunteers as we will be keeping minimal staffing

  • HSL will not be conducting any adoptions or scheduled appointments

  • HSL will not be seeking any new foster homes

  • HSL will not be taking any new animals or strays

HSL is fully committed to the community and the animals we serve. We are all working as hard as possible to ensure every animal is taken care of and has the best outcome possible. HSL will still have staff taking care of all animals in residence and will make sure all basic needs are met and exceeded. We will continue to keep the public updated during this ever-changing time.

If you would like to support HSL while at home, here are some ideas the animals would love:

  • Create homemade videos for us to show the animals to keep them entertained

  • Our animals love looking beautiful and would love some fun home-sewed clothes

  • New toys/treats or supplies that can be sent via Amazon through our wish list

  • Monetary donations to help supplement our loss of revenue while closed to the public DONATE HERE

While we remain closed for an undetermined amount of time, we would like to bring the shelter to you. These next few weeks will be hard for all of us, but we want to make sure everyone can stay in touch with HSL and the animals in residence. Keep a lookout for videos posted of the animals and how they are coping with COVID-19 changes.

Thank you for your continued support and dedication to HSL. Please stay safe during this uncertain time.