The Marshmallow Foundation
Dog adoption and cat adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog or adopt a cat and you'll have a friend for life! Contact us, or contact another local humane society, animal shelter or SPCA.
1478 Mallard Street
Detroit Lakes, MN 56501
Pets at Our Shelter:
Cities, Towns, and/or Counties We Serve:We are the public animal impound for the cities of Audubon, Callaway, Detroit Lakes, Frazee, Lake Park, Waubun, and Mahnomen. We also cover Becker County if needed.
In addition to having rescued pets available for adoption at our main location in Detroit Lakes, we regularly have cats available for adoption at Pet Smart in West Fargo, ND.
About Our Shelter:The Marshmallow Foundation is a non-profit rescue and shelter that was set up in honor of ‘Cocoa’ and her ‘Eleven Marshmallows’, a Labrador mom who had been abandoned and locked in a house for 3 weeks. Rescued by an Iowan Sheriff and obviously pregnant, she was taken to a local veterinarian. After receiving her donated care and through the generosity and compassion of many, Cocoa came to rest in Minnesota at the Livingston-Wiedewitsch home and went on to whelp an astonishing eleven puppies. All were adopted into loving homes, but there are more that need our help. The ultimate goal, of course, is to end this nightmare of unwanted companion animals, which can only be accomplished through heightened public awareness and active promotion of a spay/neuter program.
Let us explain that the Foundation is also part of the Seven-City Animal Impound, which is a public resource for stray, abandoned and rescued companion animals, and serves the cities of Audubon, Callaway, Detroit Lakes, Frazee, Lake Park, Waubun, and Mahnomen. We also cover Becker County if needed. Animals brought to our facility are impounded for five (5) days, by law, then turned over to the Marshmallow Foundation so that basic medical care and physical needs may be met. At this point, they become the Marshmallow Foundation's responsibility for long-term care, feeding, housing, and medical treatment, including vaccinations, until they can be adopted.We are a ’low-kill’ facility, so often, animals are with us for several months and sometimes years until homes can be found. Supporting these areas takes a community effort and we rely heavily on people from all of these communities to help as much as they are able! That is why we consider the Marshmallow Foundation "Everyone's Shelter" because we simply cannot survive without your help and support!
Our shelter adoption program is SOLELY funded by donations and fundraising. Any donation, whether it be monetary, volunteering, or actual goods is GREATLY APPRECIATED!
Come Meet our Pets:We are located at 1478 Mallard Street in Detroit Lakes, MN.
Animal Visitation Hours:
Please contact our office if you would like to visit during non-visitation hours.
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Monday - Friday
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Saturday
Closed on Sundays
Our Adoption Process:Thank you for your interest in adopting a pet rescued by the Marshmallow Foundation! The Marshmallow Foundation wants to make certain that every animal adopted goes to a loving home where it will be well cared. Because of this, our application asks a number of detailed questions, which are necessary for our screening process. Our application will ask you to what lengths you are willing to go, in order to accommodate the animal's needs and training. You must be able to show commitment of time, finances, energy and compassion to the animal. Please visit our website at www.marshmallowfoundation.org to read about all of the requirements for adopting a rescued animal.
Once your application is approved, we require that you sign a contract guaranteeing non-transferal/sale of animal, its proper care, and spay/neuter surgery if not already done.
General fees for cats / kittens are $90-125 but this can vary. All our cats are given the full range of vaccinations including Rabies. They are dewormed and tested for Feline Leukemia.
General fees for dogs are $150-200 and these fees can vary as well. All our dogs are given the full range of vaccinations including Rabies. They are dewormed and tested for Heart Worm.