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!

May 5, 2018

Flipping Cups for Pups 2018

When: May 5, 2018 5-10pm
Address: Summit Brewing Co.

Register today!

Please join us for a fun event! Secondhand Hounds & Grey Face Rescue & Retirement are joinging together at Summit Brewing Company for a Flip Cup Tournament! We are raising money for 2 great animal rescue groups, and proceeds will be split between the 2 groups. Summit will donate 50% of net beer sales too – 25% to SHH and 25% to Grey Face! 

Create a team of 4 people, pick a team name, and sign up to play! Team cost is $40. Register here –>

Register to play day of the event from 5-6 pm with play starting at 6pm! Shirts are also for sale for $20 the day of the event.

Spectators welcome! Come meet some adoptable dogs, buy raffle tickets, and drink some great Summit Brewing Company beer!

Questions? Email

May 7, 2018

Dog (Mon)Days of Summer Kick Off!

When: May 7, 2018 5-8pm
Address: Maple Island Brewing Co.

Check out the event on Facebook!

Maple Island is changing ‘Community Mondays’ up this year, and giving it to the dogs! Join us every Monday this summer (from May through September) for the ‘Dog (mon)Days of Summer!’ We will be giving $1 from every pint sold to local dog rescues, including Coco’s Heart Dog Rescue and Secondhand Hounds.

Our patio is pet-friendly, so we’d love if you brought Fido with!

May 14, 2018

Consignment Cat Bingo!

When: May 14, 2018 7-9pm
Address: Hygga Lowertown

Check out the event on Facebook!

Join the cat division of Secondhand Hounds, Consignment Cats, for bingo at Hygga Lowertown! Come for adoptable cats, freebies and some pawesome Bingo prizes!

May 22, 2018

SHH at Yappy Hour

When: May 22, 2018 5-9pm
Address: 5028 France Ave S, Edina, Minnesota 55424

Check out the event on Facebook!

Patio season is almost here! #yasss

We’re kicking it off in style with a Sidewalk Dog Yappy Hour at the lovelyEdina Grill.

Join us for drink specials, yummy food, giveaways, and our signature belly rubs for your four-legged BFFs. KME Photography will be on paw to capture the fun.

This shindig will benefit Secondhand Hounds, dedicated to providing safe shelter, proper veterinary care, and daily necessities for animals at risk, while working hard to find each a permanent, loving home.

HUGE woof of thanks to Tito’s Handmade Vodka and Blue Plate Restaurant Co. for making these parties paw-sible. Look forward to yummy Tito’s cocktails throughout our summer events. We’ll also be giving away fun Tito’s swag for pups!

June 30, 2018

Donuts & Dogs 5K9!

When: June 30, 2018 10am
Address: Purgatory Creek Park

Check out the event on Facebook!

Whose ready for a donuts & dogs 5K?! Strut for a Mutt now includes treats for both humans & canines!

Join us Saturday, June 30th for a delightful summer jog! Registration & more details to come 🙂

September 12, 2018

Bone Appetit Gala 2018

When: September 12, 2018 7pm
Address: Quincy Hall, 1325 Quincy St NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413

Save the date for our annual Bone Appetit Gala! Join us on Wednesday, September 12th at Quincy Hall, a grand venue in the heart of Northeast Minneapolis.

More details to come!

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