Love & Friendship Adoption Center Mascots Naming Contest and Grand Opening Celebration and Fundraiser!

Please help us name our mascots, painted by Decorah High School Students Faith Vilardo and Laurel Fadness. Each person may enter one cat and one dog name in the contest. Deadline to enter is midnight, August 31. Winners will be announced September 13, 2014 and their names will be forever engraved on a plaque at the Adoption Center. Click here to enter.

On September 13 from 4pm-7pm at the Danan Lansing Building at the Winneshiek County Fairgrounds, HSNEI will host an Adoption Center Grand Opening Celebration and Fundraiser that promises to be the biggest gala fundraiser we have ever held. Tickets need to be purchased in advance by clicking here. Each $40 ticket includes heavy hors d'oeuvres, drinks, entertainment by Bonnie Koloc, Ellen Rockne, and the Decorah High School chorus, a silent auction and live auction of 9 statues painted by local artists. Pre-bidding and viewing of auction items can be seen at All proceeds support the operation of the Love & Friendship Adoption Center to open Fall 2014 at 2345 Millenium Road in Decorah, Iowa. Come help us celebrate!


August 23: Come swim with your dog from 11am-3pm at the annual Pooch Paddle at the Monona Aquatic Center. Register on site or print the registration form here and bring it with you. All proceeds benefit our animals in foster care. Rain date August 24.

August 27: Join us for a fun evening at Wine Guyz at 122 King Street in LaCrosse, Wi from 6pm-8pm. Ten percent of wine sales go to HSNEI. Fun raffle items as well!

September 27: Join us for the 10th Annual Dog Walk & 5K at the Trout Hatchery in Decorah on September 27. Pre-register before September 10 for savings. See more information by clicking here.


The "Help Us Help Them" Adoption Center Capital Campaign has reached 98% of our $600,000 goal. Construction has begun at 2345 Millennium Road in the Decorah Business Park. See naming opportunities here. Every named donation at the $1000 level and above comes with an HSNEI Adoption Center t-shirt. 

Donations can also be made through this link:

Wine to Benefit HSNEI Foster Animals!

HSNEI now has its own wines through Benefit Wines with labels featuring our foster animals. Give a gift of wine this holiday season and HSNEI receives $6 for every bottle ordered at 

Check out our webstore!

For sale in our webstore are a variety of shirts, dog leashes, and bags. Our newest shirt is pictured to the left and benefits our new Adoption Center. Shirts can be purchased at the Good Dog Center in Decorah, or online at our web store!  

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