October is "Adopt a Shelter Dog Month"

We would love to see this happen one day...soon!!  Every pet deserves a forever home and you can help that happen.

If you are looking to adopt or to be a foster home, these organizations are wonderful. And we know there are many others out there, so please let us know if you have others to share!


ACT V Rescue and Rehabilitation - A non profit, foster based organization dedicated to taking in and thoughtfully rehoming the most unwanted and neglected animals. They provide a healing and caring environment for their animals, where physical and mental rehabilitation is possible

Animal Humane Society of MN - As the leading animal welfare organization in the Upper Midwest, Animal Humane Society is committed to engaging and serving local communities of people and animals and providing comprehensive programs and services to compassionately serve all of the stages of an animal’s life.

Homeward Bound Rescue - A private, nonprofit organization concerned with the welfare of dogs and other animals, dedicated to the sheltering and fostering of homeless and unwanted animals.

Midwest Animal Rescue and Services™ (MARS) - A dedicated and passionate group who rescues dogs and cats that are at risk and homeless through no fault of their own. Once in our care, these companion animals are vaccinated, microchipped, and spayed or neutered. Special attention is provided for those animals that need additional time and medical care before going to a new home.

Minnesota Greyhound Rescue - A non-profit organization dedicated to finding responsible homes for Greyhounds who are no longer used by the racing industry. Our mission includes educating the public about the cruelty of Greyhound racing, and letting people know that these wonderful dogs make gentle, loving pets.

Northstar Shih Tzu Rescue (NSTR) - An all-volunteer, non-profit organization dedicated to Shih Tzu and Shih Tzu blend dogs. They are a no kill rescue that provides rescue and adoption services, out reach programs, and education in the community.

Pet Project Rescue - A local, non-profit organization that rescues homeless or abandoned dogs and cats and places them in volunteer foster homes until the animal is adopted by a forever family; focused on reducing the homeless-animal population by dedicating funds and volunteer efforts to provide spay/neuter services for animals in need.

Retrieve A Golden of Minnesota (RAGOM) - A non profit organization rescuing and rehoming Golden Retrievers (serving Minnesota, Iowa, North Dakota and South Dakota).

A Rotta Love Plus (ARLP) - A comprehensive and proactive all-volunteer advocacy organization that uses a “nose-to-tail” approach to address the issues faced by Rottweilers and pit bulls. ARLP's strategies include public outreach and awareness to repair the reputation of its breeds, community enrichment and education via its therapy dog program, spay/neuter initiatives, owner education and training, and foster-based dog rescue and rehoming. 

Second Hand Hounds rescues dogs from high kill shelters around the Midwest and from owners who can no longer provide care for their dogs.

Small Dog Rescue of Minnesota (SDR) - An all-volunteer group committed to the rescue, rehabilitation, and placement of dogs 20 pounds and under.


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