The Headwaters Animal Shelter relies on donations, membership and adoption fees to fund nearly 100% of its operations. There are many ways to show your support for the animals and all donations are tax deductible - your generosity keeps our doors open!

Did you know?

  • The average cost to place a Shelter pet in a permanent home is $200 (including vaccinations, spay/neuter surgery, medical treatment, food and general care)
  • $10 will feed a dog for a week
  • $15 will feed a litter of kittens for a week
  • $40 will provide grooming for a neglected dog entering care
  • $47 will provide for flea treatment and heartworm protection for one dog
  • $75 pays for one spay or neuter surgery

Thanks to your donations and giving spirit, each year we are able to give hundreds of pets a second chance with permanent, loving families. The staff, volunteers and the animals thank you for making their lives better!

Direct Payment now Available!
Save yourself the hassle of writing out the monthly check, make your monthly donation to the Headwaters Animal Shelter by Direct Payment. Fill out the Direct Payment Form and return to the shelter and we will start the process. Donations will be deducted on the 15th of each month.

Donate Now!
To make a secure, online donation to the Headwaters Animal Shelter using your credit card or PayPal account, simply click the Donate button. Or, you may print a copy of our Donation Form, fill it out and mail it with your donation to the Shelter. All donations are tax-deductible.

Friendship Wall
In recognition of our generous supporters, we have created a Friendship Wall located in the main lobby of the Shelter. Your thoughtful donations of $40+ are recognized with a building block brass plate bearing your name or inscription. The Friendship Wall, which is on permanent display, is a wonderful opportunity to show your support for the animals and pay tribute to a special pet, family member or friend. Please click here for a donation form.

Donor Categories

$2,500 - $4,999
$1,000 - $2,499
$500 - $999
$250 - $499
$100 - $249
$50 - 99
$40 - 49

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Memorials and Tributes
Building Blocks, Kennels and Condos are great ways to commemorate a family member, friend, that special pet in your life, a business or organization. Building Blocks are represented by a brass plate bearing the name or inscription of the donor. These are added to the Friendship Wall in the Shelter's main lobby where they remain on permanent display in appreciation of our generous supporters. Kennels and Condos are represented by a brass plate bearing the name or inscription of the donor, as well as a plaque bearing the donor's name or inscription, displayed directly on a canine kennel. Please click here for a donation form.

  Kennels & Condos
Large Kennel $1,000
Small Kennel $500

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A Lasting Legacy
A wonderful way to create a true legacy showing your love and support for the animals is through planned giving and endowments.

Remembering the Shelter in your estate planning helps ensure a brighter future for abused, neglected and abandoned animals. Please consider naming the Headwaters Animal Shelter as a beneficiary in your will, life insurance policy, living trust, charitable trust or pension plan.

Endowment gifts, either named for a specific use or unrestricted (to be used at the Shelter's discretion for the greatest needs) provide a continual income stream for the Shelter. Endowments are held in perpetuity. This means that the gift is invested, and only a portion of its average annual earnings is used for purposes specified by the donor. The remaining investment return is added back to the principle to offset inflation.

To ensure that an endowment produces sufficient funds in support of a particular area designated by the donor, both now and in the future, the Shelter has established minimum monetary support levels for its endowment program.

If you are interested in creating a lasting legacy for the animals, please call (218) 237-7100 for more information.

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Wish List
At the Shelter, we are in constant need of basic items to keep our pets healthy and happy and our operation running smoothly! Items may be dropped off at the Shelter Tuesday through Saturday, between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. Please click here for directions and thank you again for your kindness and generosity!

Pet Supplies
Canned & dry dog food
Canned & dry puppy food
Canned & dry cat food
Canned & dry kitten food
Dog rawhide chews
Dog toys/racquet & tennis balls
Nylon collars
Kennel leads

Cleaning Supplies
Plastic garbage bags
Fabric softener
Dish soap
Dishwasher soap
Garbage pails

Office Supplies
Copy paper
Envelopes (all sizes)
White out

Folding tables 6'-8'
Card tables
Toilet paper
Animal "live traps"


Click a form, to open a pdf file that you can print.


Direct Payment Form



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