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Donate to the shelter 

The Marshmallow Animal Shelter  is a non-profit animal shelter that serves as city pound for Detroit Lakes, Frazee, Audubon, Lake Park, Waubun, Mahnomen and Callaway, as well as Becker County.  Our shelter is located inside of the Lucky Dog Training Complex located at 1478 Mallard Street, Detroit Lakes, MN  56501. Donations can be made in person, via mail or by clicking on the Donate button below!

To view our wish list, click HERE or scroll down for other ideas!

On average, we have around 60 cats and 20 dogs to care for while they wait to find new homes and families.  These numbers may fluctuate but the one constant is this:  there is always another cat or dog needing our help.  Many of these cats and dogs are with us for months and even years because we are committed to caring for them until we can find them suitable homes.  We are asking for your help so that we may continue to provide a safe haven for pets in need until they find a new place to call home!

The operating expenses of the shelter run between $10,000-$12,000 each month! This includes care for animals, medical supplies, staff costs, insurance, rent, water, kitty litter, cat and dog food, etc.  We rely substantially on your generous donations to keep our doors open! 


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Our shelter collects WE-CARE receipts!  We are able to turn them in and receive cash for the shelter!  Feel free to drop them off at any time, send via mail or let us know if we need to pick them up! 


MinnKota Recycling

The Marshmallow Animal Shelter collects aluminum cans!  Feel free to drop your cans off at the shelter-there is a trailer parked out front!  If you wish to donate your cans to the Marshmallow Animal Shelter but are able to take them directly to MinnKota Recycling, just let their office know that you are donating the cans on behalf of the shelter and they will take care of the rest!


Wish List

Would you rather donate an item(s) that we need? Check out our Wish List on Amazon. 


Monthly Shelter Supporter

Make a difference in the lives of the animals in our community and become a Monthly Shelter Supporter. Choose the giving option that works best for you. You can have your monthly contribution automatically:

  • debited from your bank account

  • applied to your credit or debit card

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