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About Us

About Alaska Mindful Paws

Homer Animal Services (HAS) is an LLC currently managing the Homer Animal Shelter through a contract with the City of Homer. In addition to managing the shelter, HAS staff is responsible for animal control services within the city limits. As an LLC, HAS is not eligible to receive tax-deductible monetary donations, but we can accept non-monetary donations in the form of toys, pet food, bedding, and some medical supplies.

Our Mission

Our Mission is to provide a safe transition for homeless animals while educating the community in humane and responsible pet ownership. We work to provide resources, information, and assistance, keeping animals in homes whenever possible, rather than filling kennels in the shelter. The staff consists of a Shelter Manager, an Assistant Shelter Manager, Animal Advocate, and a Kennel Assistant. 


Our Philosophy

Above all, HAS is striving to build a reputation of integrity and excellent service. We value honesty and dedication to providing the best care possible to both the animals in the shelter and the public we deal with. We plan to work towards educating the community in humane and responsible pet ownership in a variety of ways. We make great efforts to share useful information about companion animals through our social media sites and future website. HAS also has plans in the future to coordinate with other community groups to promote humane and responsible pet ownership through various fundraising events and cooperative efforts.


Collaboration with others in the community is important to us. We are fortunate to have a cooperative agreement with local veterinarians to ensure appropriate veterinary treatment of all animals. We also receive generous support from the local non-profit organization, Homer Animal Friends. Part of their organization’s mission is “to support the animal shelter” and as such, they have agreed to cover half the costs of spay/neuter surgeries for all shelter animals. Through these collaborative efforts with the Homer Veterinary Clinic, Kachemak Bay Animal Hospital, and Dr. Christine Marlowe along with Homer Animal Friends, HAS hopes to achieve it’s goal of supporting responsible and humane pet ownership in this community. We are very grateful for the cooperation and support of these organizations and for the commitment of our dedicated volunteers.



Alaska Mindful Paws Homer Animal Shelter
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