About Us


The Homer Animal Shelter is under new management!

As of January 2017, the shelter is managed by the non-profit, Alaska Mindful Paws under a contract with the City of Homer. We are so excited to continue the important work of our community shelter.



Adopting A Friend

Our adoption goal is to make the best match possible for you AND for the animals. 


  • Adoption of an animal is not on a first come, first served basis.
  • We evaluate adoption applicants based on the animal’s needs.
  • Applications may take a few days to evaluate and process.
  • We recommend your entire family come and visit with an animal to ensure it is the right fit for your home.
  • Meet & greet sessions with family dogs are strongly encouraged.


Who We Are

Alaska Mindful Paws is a non-profit organization in Homer, Alaska dedicated to providing shelter, care and advocacy to homeless animals in our community.

Our executive director and shelter manager is Amy Ware and assistant manager is Elysia Viengkham. They are supported by a board of directors and a growing team of dedicated volunteers.

Come Visit Us

We are open to the public during the following hours:

Sunday   11-4

Monday  Closed

Tuesday  12-7

Wednesday  12-5

Thursday  12-5

Friday  12-5

Saturday 11-4

Contact Homer Animal Shelter


Available Animals

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