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!

August 19, 2017

Drink for a Cause – SHH at Northgate

When: August 19, 2017 1-5pm
Address: Northgate Brewing

Check out the event on Facebook!

Join Secondhand Hounds at NorthGate Brewing for Drink for a Cause! We will be on-site from 1-5pm with games, goodies, and grrreat pups! Come for a drink to benefit the cause 🙂

August 21, 2017

Sidewalk Dog Yappy Hour with SHH!

When: August 21, 2017 5-9pm
Address: 3 Squares Restaurant

Check out the event on Facebook!

Leash up your pup and join us for a yappy hour on the huge, gorgeous patio and courtyard of 3 Squares Restaurant! We’ll be ready with yummy food and drink specials, freebies from Raw Bistro Pet Fare, professional candids from KME Photography, and our signature belly rubs for your four-legged BFFs (but of course).

FREE to attend. Please RSVP here on Facebook so we know how many to expect.

Benefits Secondhand Hounds, which provides foster homes, proper veterinary care, and daily necessities for dogs, cats, other at-risk furry creatures.

Props to our dog-loving partners at Tito’s Handmade Vodka for making this possible. ♥

August 24, 2017

Dog Days at the Farmers’ Market

When: August 24, 2017 5-8pm
Address: Tiny Diner - 1024 E 38th St, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55407

Check out the event on Facebook!

We needed an excuse to celebrate our furry friends, so we’re throwing our pups a party, Tiny Diner Farmers’ Market style!

Join local rescue organization Secondhand Hounds and People & Pets Together, who help get food to pups in need, for our first annual Puppy Parade! Bring your pup, some dollars to spread, and your grocery bag, it’s going to be a Dog Day.

PLUS, we’ll have some special appearances by local dog treat vendors, so you can treat yo’ pup right.

August 27, 2017

Puppy Kissing Booth

When: August 27, 2017 10-4pm
Address: Carver Junk Co. Minneapolis

Check out the event on Facebook!

Carver Junk Co. is partnering with Secondhand Hounds, for a puppy kissing booth August 27th! Stop on in and help raise money for an amazing organization while getting to snuggle and kiss some adorable puppies!

August 31, 2017

Online Fundraiser with iSeeMe Books!

When: August 31, 2017

Order your book today!

A custom book for you & your dog?! Yes please! Choose from 12 different dogs to find the perfect fit! Then add you & your dogs name to be featured in the story 🙂

Proceeds from sales at I See Me! will be donated to Secondhand Hounds during the month of August. Use code HOUND at checkout at to save 10%… and help save an animal in need!

September 1, 2017

Protohype Max Concert!

When: September 1, 2017 9pm-2am
Address: The Cabooze

Grab your tickets!

Join the PuppyCrew for a charity concert at The Cabooze!


Tickets on sale NOW –>




September 7, 2017

Hops & Hounds Brewery Series!

When: September 7, 2017 4-7pm
Address: Excelsior Brewing

Check out the event on Facebook!

Come one, come all for our first annual Hops & Hounds Kickoff event! This summer Secondhand Hounds is partnering with multiple Twin Cities breweries to bring you, Hops & Hounds – Pints for purrs and brews for barks! 🙂

Each Thursday from 4-7pm we will be visiting a different local brewery. A portion of proceeds from each night will come back to SHH! 🙂 Also, the breweries have outdoor space for adoptable dogs and alums! See below for the current schedule.

Excelsior Brewing – Thursday, Sept. 7th

Hope to see you for a beer or two to kickoff summer! 🙂

September 9, 2017

SHH at Linden Hills Woofstock

When: September 9, 2017 10am-3pm
Address: 4300 Upton Ave S, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55410

Check out the event on Facebook!

Once a year the village of Linden Hills goes to the hounds! Pups and their peoples come together to celebrate their love of all things dog. That means live entertainment with House of Music, our 10th Annual Average Dog Trick Contest and fido fashion show, gifts and goods made by dog lovers for dog lovers, massages and therapuetic puppy pats, runways for rescue dogs, food truck eats for families and pet-approved ice cream for the hounds.

This is THE day Minneapolis shows-off its four-legged friends!

September 10, 2017

Rock4Rescues Kickoff – “Tail”gate Party!

When: September 10, 2017 11am
Address: Central Park in Roseville

Check out the event on Facebook!

Come cheer for the Secondhand Hounds kickball team as we kickoff our later Rock 4 Rescues concert! This is a multiple game tourney & potluck for anyone interested 🙂

September 13, 2017

Bone Appetit Gala 2017

When: September 13, 2017 6-10pm
Address: Aria Minneapolis - 105 N 1st St, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55401

Follow our facebook event for more info!

One For The Dogs…

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!

Wondering what delicious restaurants will be in attendance? Check out the list below.

1. CRAVE American Kitchen & Sushi Bar
2. Avenida Mexican Asian Kitchen
3. Urban Eatery Minneapolis
4. Lord Fletcher’s Old Lake Lodge
5. Downtowner Woodfire Grill

Grab your tickets here:

September 23, 2017

City Pages Hounds & Hops!

When: September 23, 2017 11-3pm
Address: 901 No. 2nd Street, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55401

Check out the event on Facebook!

Signaling the end of Minnesota’s dog days of summer, join City Pages for the first annual dog-friendly event, Hounds and Hops, on September 23rd in the North Loop!

To pay proper homage to human’s best friend, bring your (well behaved) pup and grab beer from 612BREW to cheer on stupidly-impressive pet tricks, and watch pups strut their stuff during a doggie fashion show.

Enjoy an afternoon full of tail wags and wet kisses and experience good treats from dozens of dog friendly vendors, mouth-watering food trucks including (for two- and four-legged friends alike!) as well as some surprises!

This event is 21+ and admission is $10. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Secondhand Hounds!

September 30, 2017

Dogs & Designs Fashion Show

When: September 30, 2017 12pm
Address: Mall Of America Rotunda

Save the date for the Dogs & Designs Fashion Show! Secondhand Hounds will have adoptable dogs dressed to impress as they show off down the MOA Rotunda stage! More details to come.

October 8, 2017

Rock4Rescues Concert!

When: October 8, 2017 1pm
Address: Sociable Cider Werks Lot

Check out the event on Facebook!

Save the date for this PAWESOME fall concert! Rock4Rescues is a charity concert event benefiting local non-profit animal rescue/welfare organizations (Secondhand Hounds included!) featuring a Photo Pack Walk, Adoption Event, Arts & Crafts Fair, Vendors, Auction, Food Trucks, Beer Garden & More!

October 18, 2017

Indeed We Can Fundraiser

When: October 18, 2017 from 3-11pm (Adoptable dogs onsite from 6-8pm)
Address: Indeed Brewing Company – 711 15th Ave NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413

View this event on Facebook

Secondhand Hounds is one lucky organization selected by an Indeed Brewing Company employee to be featured as their Indeed We Can Nonprofit of the week in September! “Indeed We Can” is a charitable initiative of Indeed Brewing Company in which the selected nonprofit of the week receives all net proceeds from the taproom on their designated date. You can learn more about this initiative here.  
We will have adoptable dogs onsite from 6-8pm. The patio is dog friendly so feel free to bring your pup!
All net profits from that night are given to Secondhand Hounds, which include beer and non-alcoholic drinks from both taprooms, as well as merch sales from the gear shop!  Secondhand Hounds has been assigned Wednesday, October 18th. We want YOU to join us in having a beer and thanking Indeed! Please join us in spreading the word about this fun event and come have a beer to support SHH! What better way to give back?!
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