Dog Walker

Building Expansion Capital Campaign

Our Increasing Need

The daily challenge of saving the lives of homeless, neglected, or surrendered animals is greater than ever.

Although we've outgrown our current space, we are confident that a shelter expansion at our existing location would allow us to care for more animals with greater efficiency.

We have the team in place to successfully accomplish this dream and hope you will walk with us on this exciting journey.

From the bottom of our paws - we thank you for coming to the rescue!

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Expanding our Pawprint

  • Private meet-and-greet area for families to interact with potential pets

  • More medical treatment and infirmary areas to better contain infectious disease, especially in the cat population

  • Pulley kennel doors opening to outdoor areas reducing the stress and interaction between dogs

  • Grooming room with multiple bathing tubs and safer, more efficient grooming tools

  • Increased storage space

  • Indoor exercise and play area

  • Separate critter room for pocket pets such as rabbits, mice and hamsters

  • Separation of large and small breeds and quiet adopter viewing area

  • Private meeting room and multi-use educational space

  • More functional laundry area and much more!

Current Facility | Proposed Upgrades

Dog Kennels

Current dog kennels are spacious and clean but present challenges when taking dogs outdoors. Pulley doors will give dogs easy outdoor access and save time for shelter staff.  The new design will also separate small and large breeds

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Did you Know...

63 Townships

HSOTC accepts calls and strays from the public and law enforcement agencies in all 63 townships in Otter Tail County


The shelter is managed by an experienced,
caring staff, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year

3,700 Sq Ft

The building expansion would increase the size of the shelter by 3,700 sq ft - nearly doubling our space to care for pets


Our current facility was built in 1994. You can learn more about our history here

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