Love & Friendship Adoption Center Grand Opening Celebration and Fundraiser!

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 can 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!

This will be the largest and most elaborate fundraiser celebration HSNEI has ever held and is being sponsored by many local businesses and individuals, so far including the Ace Hardware, Commercial Vehicle Group, Deco, NEIT, the Good Dog Center, Bank of the West, Canoe Ridge Kennels, Chase the Adventure, Decorah Bank & Trust, Edward Jones Investments, Harman Realty, Hovden Oil, Weis Buick GMC, Hvitved & Associates/Ameriprise, West Side Dental, Cresco Veterinary Clinic, Bruening Rock Products, Karen and Bob Palmersheim, Janice Blanchard in honor of Raymond Blanchard, and Craig and Ellen Cutting. In addition, food and drink are being donated by Beyond the Bakery, Sodexo at Luther College, Trout River Catering, Toppling Goliath, Hotel Winneshiek, McCaffrey’s Dolce Vita, Rubiayat and others.


September 13: Love & Friendship Adoption Center Grand Opening & Fundraiser--see details above and buy tickets here.

September 20: Join us at Winneshiek True Value in Decorah from 11am-1pm for our monthly adoption event. Meet many adoptable cats and dogs. HSNEI representatives will also be at Tractor Supply Company in Prairie du Chien from 10am-1pm.

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. From 11am-3pm this day you can also get your dog and car all cleaned up at the Cresco Dog & Car wash.

October 5: From 2pm-4pm HSNEI foster animals will be at Aase Haugen in Decorah for an adoption event.


The "Help Us Help Them" Adoption Center Capital Campaign has reached 99% 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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