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Donate items we can recycle

Recycle items from your home to help the animals!

  • Bring us your old blankets and towels.  We can put them to use for bedding, grooming and cleaning up around our shelters.
  • Organize a newspaper drive.  Newspapers are used to line the bottom of animal cages.  Please remove glossy circulars and stack the newspapers neatly in paper grocery bags.  Please do not shred newspaper.
  • Collect shredded office paper, which is used to make puppy and small animal cages more comfortable. (Please note that we can’t use cross-cut shredded paper, only the kind with long, straight strips.)
  • Collect clean plastic shopping bags, which are used by our dog walkers for cleanup outdoors.

Donated items can be brought to the customer service counter at any AHS location during regular business hours; no appointment is necessary. Groups are also welcome to schedule a tour of one of our facilities at the time they bring in their donations. Tours last approximately 1 hour; there is a $1/person fee, with a $10 minimum, for tours. Our tour schedules fill up quickly, so please schedule tours at least 2 weeks in advance.

Animal Humane Society locations


4375 Hwy. 55 S.E.
Buffalo, MN 55313
(763) 390-3647

Operating hours

Coon Rapids

1411 Main St. N.W.
Coon Rapids, MN 55448
(763) 862-4030

Operating hours

Golden Valley

845 Meadow Ln. N.
Golden Valley, MN 55422
(763) 522-4325

Operating hours

St. Paul

1115 Beulah Ln.
St. Paul, MN 55108
(651) 645-7387

Operating hours


9785 Hudson Rd.
Woodbury, MN 55125
(651) 730-6008

Operating hours

  • Administration
    (763) 522-4325
  • Animal Admissions
    (763) 412-4969
  • Pet Behavior Helpline
    (763) 489-2202
  • Boarding
    (763) 489-2222
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