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ways to donate

At Secondhand Hounds, donations are essential to our continued ability to save more dogs and cats and take on cases that others cannot afford such as extensive surgery, hospice care, and prolonged therapy. Please consider making a tax deductible donation towards animals in need.
Donations cannot be used towards adoption fees.

The easiest way to donate is by filling out the form below! 
Please allow 2-3 weeks for donation receipts

Keep scrolling to read about 11 ways you can donate to Secondhand Hounds. If you're not in a position to donate right now, consider fostering or volunteering. Thank you for your support.

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11 ways
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Purchase Supplies

we can always use supply donations

We're always in need of crates, food, cat litter potty pads, and more, plus we can now accept donated medications. Not sure where to start? View our wish list for items we're most in need of right now!  Donations can be dropped off during office hours or mailed to our office at: 5959 Baker Road, Suite 390, Minnetonka, MN 55345. If you need us to coordinate a volunteer to pick up a donation at your house, or are in need of a tax receipt, please email You can view our 501(c)(3) certificate by clicking here.


Donate Money

through our site, on PayPal, or GiveMN! 


Any amount is appreciated and your donation is 100% tax deductible! Many companies will match their employees’ donation – ask your employer if they can double your impact with a donation match!
Here's what your money can do:

$20 - Offsets a vaccination or microchipping expense.
$50 - Helps 10 dogs and cats receive their monthly preventatives.
$100 - Subsidizes the cost of a spay or neuter surgery and aftercare.
$250 - Pays for dental work on dogs and cats who have painful, infected mouths.
$500 - Allows travel to states with major overpopulation problems and saves around 40 lives

To donate in honor of someone, in sponsorship of an animal in our care, or to support one of our special programs, please see below! For donations under $250, the IRS does not require donors to obtain a written acknowledgment from a charity before you claim a charitable contribution on your federal income tax return. For check and cash donations made to Secondhand Hounds, there may be a 2-3 week delay in receiving an acknowledgment/receipt. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. If you have an urgent need, please email



Sponsor a Rescue Animal

not in the position to foster? sponsoring is a great way to help.

At Secondhand Hounds, our animal sponsors allow us to keep saying YES to lives in need! Not everyone is aware of the expenses that go into rescuing an animal. Secondhand Hounds provides all medical care for the animals in our rescue, as well as food, crates, toys, bowls, treats, collars and leashes. The price tag to care for an animal in our program can add up quickly. If you would like to sponsor one of our pooches or kitties, we will email you a Certificate of Sponsorship with their name and photo on it. If your donation exceeds the amount necessary for the care of that animal, your donation will be used toward a similar furry friend!

Unfortunately, we do not have the bandwidth to provide updates for sponsored animals and sponsoring an animal does not give you first priority to adopt that animal.

We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit and all donations are tax-deductible. Sponsoring a dog or cat is a great way to get involved when you are unable to foster. For other ways to help, please check out the other
fun activities that benefit our rescue!

Click here to fill out our sponsorship form.



Donation in Honor/memory of

make a donation in honor or in memory of someone special (human or animal)

If you would like to make a donation in honor of or in memory of someone (human or animal), your donation will assist us in continuing our mission. A handwritten card recognizing your donation will be sent to the person/honoree from us on your behalf, and you will receive a separate acknowledgment of your gift via email or letter. To make an in-honor/in-memory donation through our site, scroll to the top of this page to our donation form, select the fund you want to donate to, and check the "in honor/in memory box" to fill out the proper information. Tribute notifications take about two weeks to process. The notification recipient will get a card or an email message sent to the address/email provided.



Special Programs

Supporting Animals with Special Needs 

We have dedicated programs for animals with special needs. These programs are 100% donation funded and need your support so we can continue to work with special case animals. Click the links below to learn more about these programs, and consider making a donation!


SHH Sustaining Members

Our Recurring Monthly Gift Program

SHH Sustaining Member program is one of the best ways to show your ongoing support of Secondhand Hounds. Gift options start at $5 per month. We want to make sure that everyone - no matter their income or age - can help make a difference. Click here to learn more and join our SHH Sustaining Members Program. 


Supporting Companies


Your Employer may be able to Double your Support

Did you know that many companies offer the option to have your donated money or volunteer hours matched? This means you can double your impact! Check with your employer to see if there is an existing program available to you.
Some of our supporting companies include:



Donate a Vehicle

In Partnership with Animal Car Donation!

Animal Car Donation is a non-profit vehicle donation program that takes cars, trucks, SUVs, RVs, motorcycles, boats, and more! You receive 100% free towing, a great tax deduction, and your paperwork is handled through the program! 

Here's how it works:
1) You visit the
donation form page or call 1-888-480-0929
2) Animal Car Donation representatives will reach out to you to arrange your fast free
tow within 24 hours of the next business day
3) When your car donation is processed, you'll receive a tax deductible receipt in the mail

The proceeds of your car donation help benefit our animals! You can even donate a
vehicle that doesn't run! 

Online Fundraising Tools


Share your Love of Secondhand Hounds while Raising Money!

Did you know that you can raise money for us through online tools?  Here are a few easy ways to share your love of SHH while raising money!

Facebook Fundraisers - create a fundraiser on Facebook for your connections to donate
to a cause you care about.

Instagram Donations - add a donation button to your Instagram Story to raise money 

Walk for a Dog from Wooftrax - walk your dog and donate to Secondhand Hounds at the same time! 


We've Partnered with Charles Schwab!

Gifting Stocks


In most cases, current tax law allows donors to claim the full market value of appreciated assets, such as stock or other securities, as a tax deduction in the year of the gift – effectively avoiding capital gains taxes on long-term holdings.

Secondhand Hounds has partnered with Charles Schwab and is equipped to accept donations
of stock and other marketable securities!

What You Need from Us…
Custodian: Charles Schwab
Account Name: Secondhand Hounds, PC
Federal ID: 27-1296550
Account #: 6999-2094
DTC#: 0164
Financial Advisor: Guardian Wealth Strategies, Ben Olson, 952-746-1743

What We Need from You…
Donor Information: Transfers of securities are made without donor names attached. To ensure a
timely and accurate acknowledgement of your generous gift, please provide your information to
Rachel Mairose: 952-322-7643 or


You can Shop and Support us all at once, with NO additional cost to you! 


Support with Shopping

For every Chewy customer purchase made through this link, Chewy will donate $20 to Secondhand Hounds. This is such an easy way to benefit SHH through purchases you’re already making for your furry family members!

Give with Bing
While surfing the web or frequently checking our website for adorable adoptable animals, help support Secondhand Hounds every time you search by using Give with Bing! Each search will earn you points that are automatically donated to a nonprofit of your choice. You can learn more here!

For every purchase made through this link, InfiniteWags will donate $5 to Secondhand Hounds. This is another easy way to benefit SHH through purchases for your furry family members!

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