Puppy Parties

We believe that any animal lover, from 1 to 100, should be able to be surrounded by “puppies” on their special day! Secondhand Hounds will bring at least 3 puppies or dogs to your business, home, venue, convention, or virtually for 90 minutes of play!


Thank you for your support in providing puppy socialization, spreading the word about animal rescue and helping us raise money for our program!


COVID UPDATE: As of June 2020, we will be limiting the number of attendees to 10. Unless they are in the same household, attendees will be spaced a minimum of 6 feet apart from one another for the duration of puppy party. Puppy parties will need to be outside and temperatures cannot exceed 85F.


There are three types of Puppy Parties available, please read below for more info on each of the options:

Litter-ally Puppies | Mutt-ley Crew | Virtual Puppy Parties – new!

Option 1 – LITTER-ally Puppies!

  • 3+ puppies from the same litter
  • Puppies will be 6 months or younger¬†
  • Parties start at $500
  • All money goes toward our general fund

Option 2 – MUTT-ley Crew!

  • 3+ puppies and dogs from different litters
  • Often times we will use our special cases, which may have congenital issues (for example cleft palates, missing limbs)
  • Bulldogs tend to frequent these parties!
  • It will be a combination of friendly smaller dogs and adorable puppies!
  • Parties start at $350
  • 50% of the money goes toward our Neonatal Puppy Program

Option 3 – Virtual Puppy Party!

  • 3+ puppies and dogs from different litters will make an appearance on video conference (you can host, or SHH can host!) for up to 60 minutes
  • For an extra fee, Quasi can make a special guest appearance and the fee will go toward our Fighter Fund, for dogs and cats who are victims of abuse or neglect
  • A staff member or foster will be present to answer questions about the puppies
  • Parties start at $150
  • If you choose our neonatal puppies, 100% of the money goes toward our Neonatal Puppy Program
Ready to Party?
Submit a Puppy Party Request!

Puppy Party Guidelines

  • Parties must take place in a dog-free location within 30 miles of our Minnetonka (5959 Baker Road) office; however further distances will be evaluated on a case by case basis.
  • Public parks are NOT permitted for risk of disease for young puppies.
  • Puppy party duration is¬†90 minutes¬†and includes a minimum of 3 puppies or dogs, although virtual puppy parties are 60 minutes.
  • For personal parties, all attendees must be at least¬†10 years of age. If children under age 10 are present at a non-birthday party event, they must be seated and in the presence of a guardian or parent.
  • Puppies & dogs may not be adoptable (i.e. pending adoption, no longer accepting applications, etc.)
  • All parties are subject to approval based on the health and safety needs of the puppies & dogs, including but not limited to the party environment and age of guests.
  • Outdoor parties must be between 50-85 degrees depending on the age and breed of puppies. In case of inclement weather, we will reschedule!
Looking for a Puppy Party Donation?
Submit a Donation Request!

Puppy Party FAQs

  • What is a puppy party?
  • What is in it for the puppies?
  • What all comes along to the puppy party? Who brings the puppies?
  • How do you manage play time with the pups at large parties?
  • How long is the puppy party?
  • Where does the puppy party take place?
  • What if someone meets a puppy and wants to adopt that day?
  • ¬†How much does a puppy party cost?
  • Do you have any kind of contract or agreement to secure the day?¬†
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