Why We Are Passionate


The SVAS is not strictly a place to adopt animals.

We are a place where anyone can learn and grow.

We are a place where children learn compassion, empathy, and responsibility.

We are the floodgate to stem the rising tide of unwanted cats and dogs.

Most importantly, we believe that we improve the overall health and well-being of the animals in this community every single day through our dedicated staff, volunteers, community partnerships, and family-based programs.

This is why we launched a $3.5 million capital campaign.

Capital Campaign

Souris Valley Animal Shelter is a unique part of the Minot community. However, all of our incredible services cannot be sustained unless we have the tools to effectively help our shelter animals and operate on a day-to-day basis, which is why we embarked on a capital campaign in 2017.

The capital campaign’s purpose is to create a state-of-the-art animal shelter by expanding and updating the current building to provide the highest quality of care to pets in need while also saving more lives.

The current shelter as is no longer meets the standards for proper care. Current challenges include:
• Increased stress to animals due to lack of space
• No means to fully isolate ill or contagious animals
• Lack of sufficient air flow
• Lack of space to provide healthy exercise for shelter pets
• Extreme facility issues with heating and plumbing

The expansion of the facility will address current challenges, allowing our organization to fulfill long-term goals and objectives that will ultimately save more lives.

Our $3.5 million project cannot happen without the support of the community. Without donors, our needs will simply go unmet. In order to continue making a difference it is vital for the capital campaign to be a success.

Consider becoming a Guardian to the Souris Valley Animal Shelter. Click here to learn more.


Other options to donate include the following:

Sponsor a Kennel


Write a check to:
1935 20th Ave SE
Minot ND 58701