All Animal Humane Society locations are closed today, Sunday, April 20, for the Easter holiday.

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I hope that this story will encourage others to consider adopting an older dog. My 14-year-old Lab/Chessie mix (an AHS alum) had passed away, and after a period of mourning, I decided that I needed a dog in my life again. I really enjoyed my dog's "golden years" and decided to adopt an older dog. It was my lucky day when I found Gunner, a 10-year-old lab on the Animal Humane Society website. She had lived with dogs, cats, kids, the whole 9 yards, but had lost her home to foreclosure! It was pretty much love at first sight as far as I was concerned. And she REALLY wanted to get out of the shelter and go to a new home. With a new name (she is Sunny now) and a new little "pack" that includes two very welcoming and laid-back cats (also AHS alums) she is very, VERY much at home a year and a half later. I am so happy to have found her, and I have no doubt that she is thrilled to have found us. I deeply appreciate the sacrifice that her first family made in giving her up. They raised a wonderful dog, and I am the beneficiary of their love and labor. You would never guess that this girl is now going on 12!

Patrice E.

Animal Humane Society locations


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

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Coon Rapids

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

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Golden Valley

845 Meadow Ln. N.
Golden Valley, MN 55422
(763) 489-2201

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St. Paul

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

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

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