Homeward Animal Shelter (formerly Humane Society Fargo-Moorhead) is a local and community-funded, non-profit animal shelter. Its mission is: “Rescue. Shelter. Protect. Rehome.”. It provides a second chance at happiness to lost, abandoned and owner-surrendered animals and educates the community in the proper, loving and kind treatment of animals. Homeward Animal Shelter is committed to preventing animal overpopulation and spays/neuters all animals 6 months or older before adoption. Over the past 48 years, Homeward Animal Shelter has placed over 25,000 animals in lifelong homes.
If you are interested in adopting an animal from us, please read the below information and fill out an appropriate adoption application. Adoption fees include all necessary vaccinations, spaying/neutering, and microchipping. All cats are also Feline Leukemia/FIV tested and most dogs are heartworm tested. If an animal is too young for sterilizing prior to leaving the shelter, the adopter is required to do so within a set timeframe. Once we have received confirmation that the adopted animal has been altered, $75 (for dogs) or $40 (for cats) of the adoption fee will be refunded to the adopter. After you have spent some time with the animal you are interested in, you can begin the application process. The first step is to fill out the Adoption Application. We have a 24 hour waiting period prior to you taking the animal home to allow us to look over your application and make any necessary contacts. Please know that we do contact landlords to make sure that any deposits are paid and that permission to have a pet has been granted. The waiting period will also allow you to thoroughly think over this commitment and will provide you time to get any supplies needed, talk to your vet, and get everything ready for your new pet. If your application is approved, you will be called to come in and finish the rest of the paperwork, which includes an adoption contract and registration of the microchip.