Our Mission: Wadena County Humane Society saves lives, finding forsaken dogs and cats forever homes and advocating kindness to the companion animals in our community.

(218) 632-5938

Adoptable Pets, Dogs and Cats of all ages and sizes.

Saving Lives in Wadena and Beyond!

New website coming soon! www.wadenacountyhumanesociety.org

These are our online classifieds to help you find your new family pet.
The dogs and cats can't browse the classifieds looking for families,
so please search our online classifieds for a new family pet.

Adoptable Pets, Dogs and Cats of all ages and sizes

You may also stop in and see our animals during open hours or by appointment.
Not all animals may be listed online at all times, so please stop in during
open hours if you wish to see what is available for adoption.

Shelter Open Hours

Tues-Fri 10am-Noon AND 5-7pm
Sat 10am-6pm
Sunday Noon-6pm
Monday we are closed

or Make Tracks to the Shelter and Come Visit the Animals in Person!

The location is 310 NW Ash Ave (North Side of Highway 10 West)
Between Culligan and Stoneman Oil in Wadena.


MapQuest Directions to the Wadena County Humane Society

If you have a medical problem with an animal, you must call a veterinarian as the shelter is not a medical facility, nor is it a euthanasia point. Please consult your veterinarian for assistance with medical needs for your pet. If your call is to report suspected abuse, abandonment or neglect, please call the humane society for your county or consult your local law enforcement officials for your city or county. If you need help with information or have difficulty with obtaining help, please call us for assistance.

Socialization and Obedience Training for the Family Dog + Agility Training

Socialization and Obedience Training Classes are offered by the Wadena County Humane Society. The courses run for six weekly sessions usually starting at 7:00 P.M. If you have any questions, please call Lucille Belch at 631-1925. Cost to the public is $50 payable to the Wadena County Humane Society. There is no fee for 4H Program Members or for training dogs awaiting adoption at the Wadena County Humane Society. We use only positive reinforcement in our training programs.Equipment Needed: A 6 foot training lead, Leather or Web. No chain leads allowed for training. Training collar, choke chain, Gentle Leader or Halti. No prong collars allowed for training. Up to Date Vaccination Records must be provided with your registration.Please dress to be comfortable, both shoes and clothing. Please don’t feed dogs before class or you will be doing a lot of clean-up. We will have cleaning materials available, also bags for picking up on the grounds outside the building.In addition to the beginning Obedience class, we offer advanced obedience training for those dogs having completed a beginner course. This will involve some off lead training on the heel pattern, stand for exam, down stay, sit stay and recall. New classes in Agility are offered for your dog. This is a fun class for both you and the dog. Your dog will learn to jump over hurdles, walk over an A-Frame, down stay on a Pause Table, go through a closed chute and a tunnel.Please call the Wadena County Humane Society for questions about equipment requirements or to register.

Lost and Pound, Lost Friends, Law Enforcement Impound

The Wadena County Humane Society currently manages and cares for impound animals for some local municipalities and law enforcement. Please call if you are looking for a lost animal or impound animal. As we do not actively list impound animals in the online directory, please call the shelter if you are looking for a lost or impounded animal. We also have other information available to assist you in searching for your lost animals. If you are missing an animal or have questions about impounded animals, call (218) 632-5938. If no one is available to take your call, please leave a message and someone will return your call.

News and Happenings

Wadena County Humane Society
310 NW Ash Avenue
(Highway 10 West Wadena )
Wadena, MN 56482
Phone: 218-632-5938 
For a quicker response concerning adoptable animals,
instead of email, please call or visit in person. Please
leave a message, someone will return your call.

 Click here for a quick list of pets available for adoption at this shelter
These Animals Were Successfully Adopted and are No Longer Available

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