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!

October 21, 2018

Films for Fido Adoption Event!

When: October 21, 2018 12-1:30pm
Address: ShowPlace ICON - 1625 West End Blvd, Saint Louis Park, Minnesota 55416

Check out the event on Facebook!

Join Secondhand Hounds at the Twin Cities Film Fest for an adoption event between Animal Humanity films! We will be on site with adoptable dogs from 12-1:30pm before the premiere of Life in the Doghouse. Our very own, Rachel Mairose, will also be talking on the expert panel after the movie!

Come see us on the second floor of the ShowPlace ICON Minneapolis with ICON X in the West End! Free family fun for all 🙂

For movie tickets –>

October 27, 2018

Halloween Photos at SHH!

When: October 27, 2018 10-2pm
Address: Secondhand Hounds - 5959 Baker Road, Suite 390, Minnetonka, MN 55345

Register here!

Put your best paw forward for this years Halloween Photos! Come with your favorite furry friends, humans and costumes for a photo shoot! Secondhand Hounds will have a festive backdrop and props for you to use as you please 🙂

DATE: Saturday, October 27th
TIME: 10-2pm
LOCATION: NEW Secondhand Hounds office!
5959 Baker Road, Suite 390, Minnetonka, MN 55345
COST (with proceeds benefiting the rescue): 1 pet – $45
2+ pets – $60

You will receive 3-4 digital photos for print 🙂 Now let’s get spooky!

October 28, 2018

Dog Halloween Paw-rty

When: October 28, 2018 1-3pm
Address: Lowertown Dog Park - 360 Broadway St, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55101

Check out the event on Facebook!


Join us for the Second Annual Dog Halloween Paw-rty! We have over $1,000 in prizes, and ALL proceeds go to Secondhand Hounds, a local dog rescue! Any dog that comes in costume gets a free raffle ticket, and more tickets can be purchased with a donation!

Are you interested in getting involved or donating? Contact Diane at for more information!

Black Sheep Coffee Cafe
Brunson’s Pub
Bubbly Paws
Cafe Latte
Chuck & Don’s Pet Food & Supplies
Day By Day Cafe
Dog Days St. Paul
The Dog House Bar and Grill
KME Photography
Northland Natural Pet
St. Paul Saints

November 15, 2018

Give to the Max Day 2018!

When: November 15, 2018 All Day!
Address: Secondhand Hounds - 5959 Baker Road, Suite 390, Minnetonka, MN 55345

Check out the event on Facebook!

Join us for the largest giving day of the year! We will be hosting tours & an open house for our BRAND NEW office in Minnetonka! Come by, meet staff and volunteers, donate to your favorite cause, and see the PAWESOME new space!


November 22, 2018

Turkey Trot 5K!

When: November 22, 2018 9am
Address: Chanhassen High School - 2200 Lyman Blvd, Chanhassen, Minnesota 55317

Register for the race!

Celebrate Thanksgiving Turkey Trot style! Run or walk this delightful 5K to benefit Secondhand Hounds! Use code Hound10 at registration for 10% off AND to donate back to the cause. Race begins at 9am on Thursday, November 22nd. Proceeds from BOTH Chanhassen and Apple Valley races will be donated!

Interested in volunteering? Secondhand Hounds is looking for 35 volunteers to help staff both the Chanhassen and Apple Valley 5K’s. Sign up to help –>

November 24, 2018

Storm Creek Warehouse Sale

When: November 24, 2018 Varies depending on the weekend!
Address: Storm Creek Warehouse - 624 Spiral Blvd, Hastings, Minnesota 55033

Check out the event on Facebook!

Join Secondhand Hounds at the 6th Annual Warehouse Sale for AMAZING deals (50-80% off retail) on all your winter gear! Come from 2-3pm on Friday, November 2nd to snag your coupon & shop! 10% of proceeds during the ENTIRE sale will be donated back to SHH when you use the coupon/ mention SHH at check out.
FREE and open to the public. No tickets needed! Sales runs for two weekends!
Friday, November 2nd from 8am to 8pm
Saturday, November 3rd from 8am to 5pm
Saturday, November 23rd from 8am to 5pm
Sunday, November 24th from 8am to 2pm

December 9, 2018

Holiday Photo Fundraiser for SHH!

When: December 9, 2018 10-2pm
Address: Secondhand Hounds - 5959 Baker Road, Suite 390, Minnetonka, MN 55345

Check out the event on Facebook!

Santa paws is coming to town! Gather your gang and head to SHH for holiday photos! Sign up early and have your photos in time for holiday cards 🙂

This year we are hosting 2 weekends with 4 days available! Photos will run from 10-2pm, with new clients every 15 minutes. Grab your pets, kids and favorite props for your own personal shoot!

Saturday, November 3rd
Sunday, November 4th
Saturday, December 8th
Sunday, December 9th

Cost: $45 for 1 pet (humans welcome)
$60 for 2+ pets (humans welcome)

Pre-registration is required! Register before spaces fill –>

December 14, 2018

12 Bars of Charity – Join the RED team!

When: December 14, 2018 8-12am
Address: Uptown, Minneapolis

Sign me up!

**JOIN THE RED TEAM FOR Secondhand Hounds!!**

Participate in this first of its kind event in Minneapolis! Secondhand Hound is one of 8 charities that will benefit from this bar crawl 🙂 Grab some friends, drink some beer & help animals in need!

Your $30 ticket includes a custom sweatshirt, $10 donation back to SHH and awesome drink specials. What better way to celebrate the holiday?!

Purchase your ticket today –>

December 16, 2018

Home for the Holidays

When: December 16, 2018 12-1:30pm
Address: Orchestra Hall - 1111 Nicollet Ave, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55403

Check out the event on Facebook!

Hilarious and heartwarming, Home for the Holidays returns with a few new surprises, combining music performed by the Minnesota Orchestra and storytelling with a Minnesotan slant on Christmas and family traditions!

Secondhand Hounds will be on site before the December 16th concert with adoptable pups! Come swing by for snuggles 🙂

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