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Animal Humane Society of Minnesota

1411 Main St. N.W. Coon Rapids, MN 55448, Minnesota
845 Meadow Ln. N. Golden Valley, MN 55422, Minnesota
1115 Beulah Ln. St. Paul, MN 55108, Minnesota
9785 Hudson Rd. Woodbury, MN 55125, Minnesota
Admission: $ 0.00
Hours of Operation:
Monday 12:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Tuesday 12:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Wednesday 12:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Thursday 12:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Friday 12:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Saturday 10:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Sunday 10:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Hours above are Adoption Hours. See website for other hours.

Besides a place to adopt your family pet, the Animal Humane Society offers other family and youth programs, including classes, camps and story times at some locations. 

Animal Humane Society of MN

Furry Tales Story Time at the Animal Humane Society.

Two locations currently offer Furry Tales story times.

  • Golden Valley; 2nd Wednesday of each month; 10:00 - 10:45am
  • Woodbury; 1st Thursday of each month; 10:00 - 10:45am

This series is geared toward preschool kids between 2-4 years. Each month pre-ks and their parents can enjoy a picture storybook, a craft. and a special time with an animal. The program is free but pre-registration is required.

Animal Humane Society themed Birthday parties

Birthday Parties at the Animal Humane Society

On site birthday parties are no longer offered, however, you can still schedule a shelter tour. There is also a downloadable DIY party kit available to have your own adopt-a-pet themed birthday party with stuffed pets.

Volunteer at the Animal Humane Society

Volunteers must be at least 16 years old. For younger kids, the AHS recommends becoming involved in their educational programs or camps, joining their youth club or fostering as a family.

They also offer Project Purpose workshops which give kids between the ages of 12-15 seasonal service projects. These workshops cost $40 and do not offer significant animal contact.

Kids 6+ can also participate in Rescue Readers. Read more about that program here.


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