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Dog Rescue

Adopt a Husky

PO Box 27
Albertville, MN 55301

612-986-2244

Email: adoptahusky@adoptahusky.com

Web Site: www.adoptahusky.com

Adopt A Husky, Inc. is an all-volunteer, 501(C)(3), non-profit organization dedicated to providing a second chance for stray, abandoned, abused, or otherwise homeless purebred Siberian Huskies by finding suitable permanent, loving adoptive homes. AAHI is headquartered near the IL/WI border in Salem WI. We do not have a shelter facility; our volunteers care for dogs that come into rescue from the Midwest and the Pacific Northwest via a network of foster homes in an area covering IL, WI, IN, MI, MN, MO, OH, WA, OR, and ID.

All Dog Rescue

PO Box 17343
Minneapolis, MN 55417

612-871-1204

Email: AllDogMN@yahoo.com

Web Site: www.alldogmn.org

All Dog Rescue is a 501(c)(3), all-volunteer, foster-based, no-kill dog rescue based in Minneapolis, MN. We take in dogs from shelters, strays picked up off the streets, and animals surrendered directly from individuals who can no longer care for them. With 4 million animals being euthanized every year in shelters around the country, the numbers of dogs needing our help is endless.

Almost Home Animal Shelter

2283 Hwy 23
Mora, MN 55051

320-679-5376

Email: almosthome@sherbtel.net

Web Site: www.petfinder.org/shelters/MN64.html

Almost Home Animal Shelter is a 501(c)(3) non-profit no-kill animal shelter located 1.5 hours north of the Twin Cities in Mora, MN. We receive no funding from the government, so the animals depend on the generosity of our supporters. All donations are tax deductible.

Animal Humane Society

Web Site: www.animalhumanesociety.org
763-390-3647

The Animal Humane Society has served the citizens and animals of the Twin Cities and surrounding areas. The Society is a private, non-profit association, dedicated to the belief that there is a unique and reciprocal bond between humans and animals that can be a vital and positive influence in society. We offer educational and therapeutic programs for people, as well as humane shelter and adoption services for animals, as a means of serving the partners in that bond.

Carver Scott Humane Society

P.O. Box 215
Chaska, MN 55318

952-368-3553

Email: animals@carverscotths.org

Web Site: www.carverscotths.org

Carver-Scott Humane Society (CSHS) considers itself a "low-kill" organization. CSHS does not euthanize based on the supply and demand of pet overpopulation. Rather, CSHS works with participating vets and only euthanizes animals deemed unadoptable due to severe health issues or unremediable behavior problems, such as aggression and biting. CSHS provides medical help to all injured or sick animals who are expected to fully recover and be adoptable. Due to the fact that our Dog and Cat Coordinators keep the capacity of foster homes to a manageable level and euthanasia rates are low, CSHS is not able to have an open door policy. Therefore, strays, homeless and hardship cases receive priority before personal surrenders. CSHS receives 100% of our funding through programming and donations; we do not receive government funding. Our major fundraiser has been our annual Walk. CSHS fostered animals are promoted at monthly Pet Adoption Days.

Coco's Heart Dog Rescue

Web Site: www.cocosheartdogrescue.org

Coco's Heart Dog Rescue is an effort grounded in love, dedication and determination. The dream of establishing this rescue started back in 2000 when a very special dog, Coco, passed away unexpectedly at age 5. The loss inspired Coco's owner, 12 year-old Ashley, to save other canine friends in his name. Ashley and Coco had been the best of friends and it is in his name that this endeavor lives on.

FaerieLand German Shepherd & Welsh Corgi Rescue

PO Box 213
Anoka, MN 55303

612-414-4073

Web Site: www.faerielandrescue.org

FaerieLand Rescue, Inc. is an all-volunteer 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization run solely on adoption fees and donations.

The rescue serves German Shepherds and Welsh Corgis in need. Our network of devoted foster families provides a safe haven to German Shepherds and Corgis as they make their way to quality, loving homes of their own.

All adoption fees are used to cover spay/neuter procedures, shots, worming, microchips, emergency boarding, food, medications, and other surgeries as needed for adoptable dogs.

Happy Tails Rescue

P.O. Box 2485
Maple Grove, MN 55429

612-588-0188

Email: happy@tailsrescue.org

Web Site: www.tailsrescue.org

Happy Tails Rescue is a non profit, 501c3, no kill small group of strictly volunteers who are trying to contribute by finding good loving homes for the many homeless animals that are out there. Along with most rescue groups, we all believe there is an enormous problem (not only in the state of Minnesota, but in our country) with pet overpopulation. We would simply like to do our part in trying to resolve this problem. We could use your help in many areas, including foster care, providing transport for animals, help at fundraising and adoption events and donated pet supplies and financial support. There are many other things to help with, please give us a call or send an email. We'd love to hear from you!

Home for Life

PO Box 847
Stillwater, MN 55082

800-252-5918

Email: info@homeforlife.org

Web Site: www.homeforlife.org

Home For Life® is an expression of a new kind of animal shelter—the long-term animal sanctuary. We provide animals with loving care, a nurturing environment that is safe and stable, a place to belong… a home for life. We provide lifetime care for cats and dogs with special needs who cannot find a home, but who can still lead a quality life. At Home for Life®, our animals are not offered for adoption. Once an animal comes to us, it truly has a home for life. Through our example, we hope to discourage an acceptance of euthanasia for animals who can still live a quality life. Just as apathy can become a way of life, so can empathy.

Homeward Bound of Minnesota

Email: homewardbounddogrescue@yahoo.com

Web Site: www.homewardboundrescue.com

Homeward Bound is a private, 501(c)3 nonprofit organization concerned with the welfare of dogs and other animals. We are dedicated to the sheltering and fostering of homeless and unwanted animals. In addition, we take pride in the fact that we are a no-kill rescue and placement program that does not euthanize our animals if they are not adopted within a certain length of time. Homeward Bound has been in existence since 1991 and has rescued well over 12,800 dogs, cats, and other animals. Homeward Bound promotes responsible adoption and care of companion animals. We seek out well matched permanent homes for our loving and deserving animals.

Humane Society of Goodhue County

1213 Brick Avenue
Red Wing, MN 55066-2906

612-388-5286

Email: domino@pressenter.com

Web Site: www.hsgcpets.org

The Humane Society of Goodhue county is a private, non-profit organization established September 15, 1983. A hand full of dedicated volunteers saw the need for a Humane Society and took it upon themselves to help the stray, abandon, sick and homeless animals in the area. In the Spring of 1990 we began building our current shelter at 1213 Brick Ave. in Red Wing. February of 1991 we welcomed the first animals into the shelter, no longer relying solely on foster homes. Currently we are able to house 100 animals, counting litters of puppies and kittens. Our facility now has 17 indoor/outdoor kennels for adoption dogs. The kennel has heated cement floors and air conditioning for those hot summer months.

Isanti County Humane Society

523 Highway 65 North
Cambridge, MN 55008

763-689-2334

Web Site

Isanti County Humane Society is a private company categorized under Humane Societies and located in Cambridge, MN. Current estimates show this company has an annual revenue of less than $500,000 and employs a staff of approximately 1 to 4.

K-9 Rescue c/o Shamrock Animal Hospital

14390 S Robert Trail
Rosemount, MN 55068

651-423-3565

Email: info@shamrockvet.com

Web Site

K-9 Rescue is an all volunteer, nonprofit rescue and placement organization. We rescue adoptable dogs & cats from animal control facilities around the Twin Cities. By adopting a pet from K-9 Rescue, you are giving them another opportunity to live and enjoy life in a loving home. K-9 Rescue volunteers take the pets home and care for them until they are adopted.

Last Hope, Inc.

P.O. Box 114
Farmington, MN 55024

651-463-8747

Email: mail@last-hope.org

Web Site: www.last-hope.org

Last Hope is an all-volunteer no kill foster based rescue. We are all fosters, meaning the animals live with people at their homes and not in a shelter. Fostering the adoptable animals gives you the added benefit of having people who can tell you the personality and needs of each animal first hand! We have first hand experience how they interact with cats, dogs and children!

Midwest Animal Rescue & Services

P.O. Box 290073
Minneapolis, MN 55429

763-503-4990

Email: mars.apc.dept@gmail.com

Web Site: www.midwestanimalrescue.org

Dedicated to providing unsurpassed standards for quality care, client education and training of companion animals, to promote responsible pet ownership while uniting fellow rescuers in the pursuit of ending animal homelessness.

Midwest Animal Rescue & Services™ (MARS) is 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.

Midwest Border Collie Rescue

Email: mwbcr@mwbcr.org

Web Site: www.mwbcr.org

We, at Midwest Border Collie Rescue, are dedicated volunteers who open our hearts, lives and homes to ensure the safety of Border Collies. We strive to provide quality care and shelter for the abused, unwanted and abandoned Border Collie, evaluate them and place each into proper and permanent homes, aiming for the best possible match. We provide care and continuous training information with each Border Collie we place. It is our policy that adoptable Border Collies will not be euthanized due to lack of adoptive homes. Instead, we will keep the dog in our program as long as is necessary in order to find a suitable home. Midwest Border Collie Rescue provides educational services and advice to potential and current Border Collie owners with respect to breed characteristics, proper care, health, training, and behavioral issues.

Minnesota Boston Terrier Rescue

Minneapolis, MN

612-254-9874

Email: info@mnbtc.com

Web Site: www.mnbtc.com

The purpose of the Minnesota Boston Terrier Club Rescue is to find permanent placements for Boston Terriers in need of homes.

Minnesota Boxer Rescue

PO Box 25773
Woodbury, MN 55125

763-647-3037

Web Site: http://mnboxerrescue.rescuegroups.org/

When a dog comes into our rescue program they are examined by our vet, brought up to date on vaccines, heart worm tested, (placed on heart worm preventive medication) and fecal tested. All dogs are spayed/neutered prior to adoption. We evaluate each Boxer's personality and temperament, so he/she can be placed in the best home suited for that dog. The main goal of our organization is an all volunteer effort to rescue, rehabilitate, and re-home unwanted and abandoned Boxer dogs.

Minnesota Sheltie Rescue

PO Box 395
Circle Pines, MN 55014-9998

612-616-7477

Email: info@mnsheltierescue.org

Web Site: www.mnsheltierescue.org

To find the Best and the LAST home for unwanted and homeless shelties. MNSR does not operate a central shelter; our dogs live in foster homes, as we strive to make the dogs' transition to an adoptive family as smooth as possible. We ask that you submit an application for adoption prior to requesting an appointment to meet a sheltie.

Minnesota Wisconsin Collie Rescue

PO Box 270191
Vadnais Heights, MN 55127

612-869-0480

Email: collietalk@yahoo.com

Web Site: www.mwcr.org

Minnesota Wisconsin Collie Rescue (MWCR) is a registered non-profit charitable organization made up of volunteers who are dedicated to the safety and welfare of purebred rough and smooth Collies. The purpose of MWCR is to rescue as many unwanted Collies as we possibly can. We assess their adoptability and place them into loving homes. We try to make the best possible match between dog and new family.

Northwoods Humane Society

7154 Lake Blvd (Hwy 8), PO Box 513
Forest Lake, MN 55025

651-982-0458

Email: brenda@northwoodshs.org

Web Site: www.northwoodshs.org

Northwoods Humane Society’s mission is to prevent neglect, abuse, cruelty, and overpopulation of domestic animals, to provide a network service to the lost or homeless companion animals, and to ensure that their well-being is effectively managed by an educated and caring society. We are a non-profit organization serving Forest Lake, Minnesota and surrounding communities since 1970. Many animals are depending on all of us. A united effort will help those who cannot speak for themselves.

Paws and Claws Humane Society

602 7th St. NW
Rochester, MN 55901

507-288-7226

Email: info@pawsandclaws.org

Web Site: www.pawsandclaws.org

The Paws & Claws Mission is to: Promote and provide humane protection and shelter for abandoned or lost companion animals, Seek adoptive homes for companion animals under our protective care, Provide public education regarding the societal problem of animal overpopulation, Promote the principles of responsible companion animal care and Advocate the spaying and neutering of all companion animals. Paws & Claws does not euthanize except on the advice of a veterinarian in the case of critical injury, terminal illness, debilitating pain, or severe behavioral problem in which the animal is a danger to themselves, other animals or humans. The Paws & Claws Humane Society (PCHS) of Rochester, Minnesota does not receive money from government agencies to help meet expenses for the shelter and care of companion animals in need of happy homes. Instead, PCHS relies on donations from concerned individuals for much of its operating revenue.

Pet Haven, Inc. of Minnesota

PO Box 19105
Minneapolis, MN 55419

952-831-3825

Web Site: www.pethavenmn.org

Pet Haven is a volunteer, non-profit corporation of dedicated individuals who give of their time and resources for the well-being of homeless animals. While Pet Haven, Inc. of Minnesota deals with both cats and dogs, Pet Haven's Internet presence is maintained by the Cat Division and is dedicated exclusively to cats. Our goal is to provide food, shelter, and necessary veterinarian services to needy animals. Pet Haven maintains a no-kill policy except in cases when euthanasia is deemed the only viable, reasonable and humane option. Pet Haven's goal is to provide basic care, veterinary services, and ultimately, permanent homes to needy animals. To do this, we maintain a spay/neuter program, a foster home program and sponsor cat adoptions.

Petfinder

Email: pets@petfinder.com

Web Site: www.petfinder.com

Petfinder is an on-line, searchable database of animals that need homes. It is also a directory of over 7,000 animal shelters and adoption organizations across the USA, Canada and Mexico. Our mission is to use Internet technology and the resources it can generate to increase public awareness of the availability of high-quality adoptable pets and to increase the overall effectiveness of pet adoption programs across North America to the extent that the euthanasia of adoptable pets is eliminated.

Pointer Rescue

160 Finley Road
Bridgeton, NJ 08302

Email: adoption.coordinator@pointerrescue.org

Web Site: www.pointerrescue.org

Pointer Rescue Organization, Inc., formed in 1999, is dedicated to the rescue and rehabilitation of Pointers in need. This national rescue group has volunteers coast to coast and in Canada and other countries who work to identify Pointers that are no longer wanted or in danger of being killed in shelters, bring them into foster care, and find suitable "forever homes." While some dogs that come through PRO are surrendered by the owners, the overwhelming majority are abandoned on the streets or found in shelters. In foster homes, the dogs are spayed or neutered, assured that they are vaccinated and heartworm negative and are monitored to determine their behavior and personality traits in order to match them with the perfect home.

Retrieve A Golden of Minnesota

PO Box 5567
Hopkins, MN 55343

952-946-8070

Email: rescue@ragom.org

Web Site: www.ragom.org

The purpose of Retrieve A Golden of Minnesota, Inc., a full service rescue organization, is to, provide a high quality of life for Golden Retrievers who can no longer remain in their current environments, as possible, provide Golden Retriever rescue group functions, including thorough veterinarian examinations and treatments, cooperate with state and local authorities in the enforcement of laws related to the welfare and control of dogs, and encourage, educate and promote responsible dog ownership and good canine citizenship.

Ruff Start Rescue

PO Box 129
Princeton, MN 55371

763-355-3981

Web Site: www.ruffstartrescue.com

We are a small, but mighty, Non Profit 501c3 Rescue. We are a No-Kill dog and cat rescue organization in Central Minnesota. Our rescue is composed solely of volunteers who love animals. We rescue stray, neglected, abandoned, and surrendered dogs and cats and work very hard to place them in new loving homes.

Saving Shepherds of MN

2000 County Rd B2 #13735
Roseville, MN 55113

651-335-5345

Email: savingshepherdsmn@gmail.com

Web Site: www.savingshepherdsofmn.org

Saving Shepherds of MN is an effort grounded in love, dedication and determination. SSOMN is a 501(c)(3), nonprofit organization under state and federal law. We rely solely on volunteers and donations to support our rescue effort. SSOMN is a breed-specific rescue, focusing on German Shepherds and Shepherd mixes, who are too often the focus of fear and misunderstanding within society.

Second Chance Animal Rescue

PO Box 10533
White Bear Lake, MN 55110

651-771-5662

Web Site: www.secondchancerescue.org

Second Chance Animal Rescue is a nonprofit, all-volunteer 501(c)(3) organization that incorporated in 1994. We are dedicated to rescuing, caring for and placing homeless dogs and cats. We also educate the public on respect for all animal life, including the importance of spaying and neutering in order to reduce the number of healthy animals euthanized.

Secondhand Hounds

4340 Shady Oak Road
Minnetonka, MN 55343

Email: shhofficemanager@gmail.com

Web Site: http://secondhandhounds.org

Secondhand Hounds is a 501(c)(3) non-profit animal rescue. Founded in July of 2009, our many volunteers have made a positive impact on the lives of many dogs and cats in our community. Our organization provides safe shelter, proper veterinary care and daily necessities for animals at risk, while working hard to find each a permanent, loving home! Please explore our website or contact us to learn more information about Secondhand Hounds.

Small Dog and Chihuahua Rescue of MN

P.O. Box 23052
Richfield, MN 55423

Email: smalldogsmn@petml.com

Web Site: www.oocities.org/smalldogrescueofmn

We are a rescue group that takes in surrendered dogs and dogs we rescue from impound. We are a very small group of people who foster small breed dogs in our own homes. Dogs are NEVER housed in any barns AND we do NOT have a shelter for our rescued dogs. All of our dogs are in loving home environments so we can see how they act with people, other pets and house training. Specialists in Chihuahuas and special needs dogs.

Small Paws Rescue, Inc.

Email: adoptionspf@smallpawsrescue.org

Web Site: www.smallpawsrescue.org

Each breed has a rescue organization for their breed. Small Paws is the largest breed rescue in the country, with over 800 volunteers and over 6000 members in 20 countries. Small Paws has rescued over 7500 Bichons in the past 11 years from across the country. We rescue Bichons from shelters, from puppy mills, and from owners who can no longer take care of them due to a variety of circumstances. (moving, having babies, going to a nursing home, health problems, or other end of life issues, etc.)

Southwest Metro Animal Rescue

PO Box 493
Chaska, MN 55318

Email: swmetroanimalrescue@hotmail.com

Web Site: www.swmetroanimalrescue.org

Southwest Metro Animal Rescue and Adoption Society is a non-profit organization committed to the rescue of abandoned, abused and stray domestic animals.

We believe the animal-human bond is strengthened through education of the public on the humane treatment of animals, pet population control and support for animal protection laws.

St. Francis Animal Rescue

PO Box 256
Forest Lake, MN 55025

612-387-4869

Email: stfrancisaar@gmail.com

Web Site: www.stfrananimal.org

The foundation of St. Francis of Assisi Animal Rescue is to rescue and rehabilitate unwanted dogs and cats throughout the community. We work to relieve the pet over population problem by spaying and neutering all companion animals before adoption. We also work to help educate the public on animal welfare and focus on positive people / animal relationships. St. Francis Animal Rescue grew from a desire to go beyond what a traditional shelter could offer. Our organization began by rescuing what most did not want - animals that were deemed as "unadoptable". We have been very successful in placing senior animals and special needs animals in appropriate, loving homes. St. Francis Animal Rescue is unique in another way because we choose to have elective surgeries done on animals to save, or to improve the quality, of the animal's life. These animals otherwise might be euthanized, due to the expense of the surgery. We continue to reach out to educate the public and build support for our programs and act as a positive influence for animal welfare in our community. Our Foster Home Care program has enabled us to grow and evaluate and rehabilitate animals in a home environment that have not succeeded in the traditional shelter setting.

Top Dog Foundation

5120 Vega Avenue
New Germany, MN 55367

952-353-2122

Web Site: www.topdogfoundation.org

Mission: To provide a loving and permanent home for dogs that are deemed “un-adoptable” because of age and health, and would otherwise be unnecessarily euthanized. Vision: That every dog will have a permanent home, shelter from the cold, and plenty of food. That those dogs "tossed out", abandoned, or labeled "un-adoptable" and scheduled for expiration because of age, and treatable health issues, will have the love and respect they deserve and the right to live until they die of natural causes, or until their health issues become such that they no longer have quality of life . . . that their transition from this life will be in the arms of someone who loves them.

Twin Cities Miniature Schnauzer Club

3904 Yosemite Ave. S.
St. Louis Park, MN 55416

952-925-0131

Email: pobne9@aol.com

Web Site: tcmsc.com

The Twin Cities Miniature Schnauzer Rescue is an all-volunteer organization. We donate time and mileage to do home checks. We make sure dogs are up to date on vaccines and all health issues are taken care of. All the dogs are in foster homes and in a family environment. We also take time to proper screening and match the right family with the needs of each individual dog. There is not a shelter to visit. For information visit the web site or contact them via email.

Twin Cities Vizsla Club

651-688-7462

Email: tcvc@yahoo.com

Web Site: www.tcvc.org

The Vizsla is an energetic, active, busy dog that needs daily exercise and does best if it has a job- hunting, obedience, agility etc. Generally, they are good family pets that love to go and are very versatile. They are intended to be an indoor dog and live with the family as a family member. Frequently found lying on chairs and sofas. Your bed is their bed. They are also very sensitive dogs and do not do well with harsh corrections. They are Velcro dogs; they follow you all over the home- what are you doing? Can I help? No, I don't want to go out and play or run alone; I will go when you go.

The rescue program is a group of volunteers who try to place the right dog with the right person. That is why we ask people to fill out an adoption form for us to follow. If you want to hunt with a dog, we do not place a gun-shy dog with you. Many of the dogs have just been placed in homes that are a poor match, and others experience lifestyle changes such as divorce, moving, family comes along and are unable to keep their dogs any longer. We do try to place dogs directly out of their current home rather than take them into foster care so they can adjust to another home. We do foster dogs that we get out of the humane society or are abandoned, or owner is dying and can no longer care for the dog. Frequently rescue dogs come with issues that need some work, or else the owner would not have given them up.

Underdog Rescue and Placement

952-929-0777

Web Site: www.underdogrescuemn.com

Underdog Rescue, MN is small 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to the placement of homeless companion animals. We are a foster-based rescue group who works to rehabilitate dogs and cats of all ages and breeds. We believe that all animals deserve caring, responsible homes and we work to place pets with responsible individuals or families. Underdog Rescue and Placement was founded in 2000 by Shannon McKenzie, its current Executive Director. In the last seven years, Underdog Rescue has placed almost 1850 dogs and cats into loving homes. We could not have done so without the help of our wonderful foster homes, the amazing work of Minneapolis Animal Control officers and staff, the incredible cooperation of Uptown Vet and Hopkins Pet Hospital. Because of our dedicated volunteers and these wonderful vets with which we work, Underdog Rescue successfully re-homes 20-30 animals each month!

Warrior Dog Rescue

Email: info@warriordogrescue.com

Web Site: https://warriordogrescue.com/

The mission of Warrior Dog Rescue is to save the dogs that are left abandoned in shelters, are surrendered by their owners, and those that are being abused and neglected. We are committed to providing them the medical care they need, helping them to overcome their past by providing them loving, educated foster homes, finding them their perfect forever home by means of a thorough adoption process, and guiding them on their journey into their new life. They all deserve a "good dog life… every single one of them."

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