Community Events

Below is a list of upcoming events to see us around town! At these events, visitors can learn about our mission, volunteer and foster opportunities, adoption process, as well as meet some of our animals available for adoption!

Looking to co-host a community event? Fill out our event request form!

August 16, 2018

Dog Costume Parade at Tiny Diner Farmers’ Market

When: August 16, 2018 5pm - 8pm
Address: Tiny Diner - 1024 E 38th St. Minneapolis MN 55407

Learn more about this event here!

Bring your furry friends to strut their stuff in our second annual dog costume parade! Vote for your favorite dog and help raise money for People & Pets Together, an organization that provides supplies to low-income pet owners. Don’t have a dog to bring? No problem! Talk with Secondhand Hounds about pet adoption and meet some of their foster dogs.

Featured Vendors:
Craft & Vine Picklery
Longfellow Sopa Company
Earthlings by Laura
Northern Fires Pizza
and many more!

August 19, 2018

Dog Days Of Summer Celebration

When: August 19, 2018 3pm - 7pm
Address: The Howe Daily Kitchen & Bar - 3675 Minnehaha Ave S. Minneapolis MN 55406

Learn more about this event here!

Join us during the dog days of summer while we have a party celebrating our dogs’ days of summer!

Co-hosted by Secondhand Hounds and Summit Brewing Company!

Details to come! Stay tuned!

September 8, 2018

Raise the Woof, it’s Woofstock!

When: September 8, 2018 10am - 3pm
Address: Linden Hills - Minneapolis, MN 55410

Learn more about this event here!

Once a year the village of Linden Hills rolls out a red carpet, walks its haute dogs and the pup-arazzi follow! Woofstock is a party for pups and their peoples to come together to celebrate their love of all things dog. That means live entertainment with The Linden Hills and Lake Harriet House of Music, our 11th Annual Average Dog Trick Contest and fido fashion show, gifts and goods made by dog lovers for dog lovers, puppy pats for rescue dogs, kids crafting with Heartfelt, a chill Pooch Patio and fantastic food truck eats!

September 9, 2018

Pints for Pups

When: September 9, 2018 6pm - 9pm
Address: Stanley's Northeast Bar Room - 2500 University Ave NE, Minneapolis MN 55418

Learn more about this event here!

Join Secondhand Hounds and Stanley’s NE for Pints For Pups on our dog-friendly pawtio.

Come join us as we drink for dogs, we will donate $1 from every pint purchased to Secondhand Hounds. 🍻

September 12, 2018

Bone Appetit Gala 2018

When: September 12, 2018 7pm
Address: The Depot, 225 3rd Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55401

Buy your tickets today!

Join one of Minnesota’s favorite pet rescue organizations, Secondhand Hounds, for a memorable evening filled with incredible food, puppy love, and a live/ silent auction to support the cause. This unique culinary experience is for foodies and pet lovers alike!

We will also be enjoying the presence of some of Minnesota’s most beloved furry friends, so make sure to visit to check out the sweet little VIP guests that will be attending as well!

Confirmed Chef Stations for this year include –
The Boulevard
Carbone’s Pizzeria Bar & Grill
CRAVE American Kitchen & Sushi Bar
Hot Indian
Lord Fletcher’s Old Lake Lodge
Los Machetes
Los Ocampo Restaurant & Bar
Nothing Bundt Cakes
Red Sauce Rebellion
Rockwoods MN
Union Rooftop

And don’t forget the desserts brought to you by….
Nothing Bundt Cakes

Finally, a HUGE thank you to our pawesome sponsors! Lupient Automotive GroupRBCAssociated Bank & Yukon Partners are vital to the success of this event. We hope to see you there!

September 23, 2018

The Fast and The Furriest 2018 Car Show

When: September 23, 2018 12pm - 5pm
Address: Dakota County Technical College - 1300 145th St E. Rosemount, MN 55068

Learn more about this event here!

This event will be intended to bring car enthusiasts and pet rescues together to bring awareness to the amount of animals needing homes and the number of foster homes that are needed. It will also be intended for rescues to bring priority animals that are needing forever homes.

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