About Precious Paws!


While nothing can compare to the comforts of home, Precious Paws strives to provide an enriching environment for our shelter animals. Founded in 1991 as Hibbing Animal Shelter and Humane Society (Our Corporate Name). Re-established in Chisholm in 2011 as Precious Paws Humane Society of Chisholm. We are a professionally managed volunteer shelter.

Cats are housed in rooms built specifically for small sociable groups of cats. These “condos” feature exterior windows and multiple cat trees and perches to provide a warm, comfortable environment for our feline friends, helping to bring out the best aspects of their personalities. Cats who prefer personal space enjoy their privacy in individual, multi-level kennels.

Each dog is provided with a spacious kennel as their own individual space, equipped with a raised cot, blankets, chew toys, and plenty of treats. 

With Precious Paw's staff handling basic medical treatment(s) and providing daily care, a dedicated group of volunteers provides the next level of care, making the rehabilitation of these wonderful animals possible. Our volunteers provide needed socialization for the companion animals living at the shelter, focusing on the needs of the individual animal based on his or her personality.

Key Services & Programs

Precious Paws has a variety of offerings geared toward the protection and promotion of pets. The most notable services and programs are:

  • Volunteer program
  • Foster care program
  • Senior to Senior foster program

Hours of Operation

Operating hours for pet adoptions:

  • Monday, Wednesday,& Friday- 11 am - 2 pm
  • Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday- by appointment only.

Precious Paws is closed on the following holidays:

  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day 
  • Christmas Eve & Christmas Day
  • New Year's Eve & New Year's Day

Our mission is to prevent and alleviate animal suffering through shelter, adoption, education, and community outreach; to support the enforcement of animal welfare laws and state statutes; and to strengthen the human/animal bond.

Our Mission