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Minneapolis – This all-volunteer organization is dedicated to rehoming, educating, and advocating for Rottweilers and Pit Bulls in Minnesota.
Bloomington – Founded by veterinary professionals, this non-profit helps the most unwanted, physically abused, and emotionally neglected animals find their forever home.
Minneapolis – The mission of AAHI is to provide a second chance for stray, abandoned, abused, or otherwise homeless purebred Siberian Huskies by finding suitable, permanent, loving adoptive homes.
Hastings – Founded in 1977, Animal Ark is at the center of Minnesota’s rescue community and is the largest no-kill shelter in the Twin Cities metro.
Buffalo, Coon Rapids, Golden Valley, St. Paul, Woodbury - As the leading animal welfare organization in the upper Midwest, AHS is more than just a great place to find the perfect pet. Friendly animal experts at each location offer services and support for every stage of an animal’s life.
Delano – ACDRMN is a non-profit dedicated to rescuing homeless and abandoned cattle dogs, primarily from high-kill shelters, and placing them into carefully screened forever homes.
St. Louis Park - Their mission is simple and important: to rescue and then find homes for beagles who have been used in laboratory testing.
Chaska – For more than 25 years, this non-profit has helped find homes for unwanted animals by connecting animals with people who care.
Serving Minnesota since 2006, this rescue provides quality services for rescue, rehabilitation, adoption, and/or retirement for cocker spaniels.
Hudson, WI - A foster-based, volunteer-driven rescue based in Hudson, WI, that serves the Twin Cities area, finding high-quality veterinary care and loving foster and forever homes for every dog.
St. Bonifacius - Corner of Kindness helps animals when they need rescue the most, including those who are sick, scared, or in need of hospice.
Buffalo – Founded in 2000, Doberman Rescue MN is dedicated to finding the best possible home for all Dobermans in their care and are guided by years of experience.
This regional chapter of ESRA acts as a referral and foster care organization that provides care to Springers in need.
Osseo - The mission and vision of Forever Loved is to move society towards compassion and intentional love for all creatures.
Madison, MN - This small rescue specializes in helping find homes for Pitbulls and Rottweilers, and promotes responsible ownership and positive breed image through education and events.
Minnetonka – Founded in 2008, GPPR rescues and re-homes displaced German Shorthairs and Pointers, getting them out of shelters and into loving forever homes in Minnesota, Iowa, and Nebraska.
This foster-based senior dog rescue strives to raise awareness of the joys and challenges of living with aging dogs.
Minneapolis – This volunteer-run organization is committed to finding ex-racing greyhounds their forever homes and educating the public on the suitability of greyhounds as pets.
Maple Grove - Happy Tails finds good, loving homes for as many homeless animals as they can — without sacrificing the high quality of care they provide.
Twin Cities and beyond - Heart of a Border Collie dedicated to the rescue/rehoming of Border Collies, Border Collie mixes and other herding breeds.
Leech Lake – Founded by two passionate animal advocates, this non-profit organization rescues and re-homes animals from and provides education to the people of the Leech Lake Reservation.
Redwood Falls – This animal nonprofit is dedicated to rescuing, rehabilitating, and rehoming Japanese Chins in need.
Brooklyn Park – Through rescue, rehabilitation, foster care, and adoption, MARS ensures all roads lead home for the animals in their care.
Hinckley – Serving Minnesota since 2006, this rescue provides loving, caring foster homes to rescued pugs as they search for forever homes.
Midwest Shiba Inu Rescue saves and places Shiba Inus across the Midwest with a vast foster and volunteer network that spreads across MN, NE, IA, MO, KS, WI, MI, IL, and IN.
Woodbury – This completely volunteer-run organization helps recue, rehabilitate, and rehome unwanted and abandoned boxer dogs.
Circle Pines – This rescue is devoted to rescuing and rehabilitating Shelties in need — and finding them the forever homes they deserve.
St. Paul – This all-breed animal advocacy group rescues and rehomes shelter dogs from around the country, focusing on dogs that would otherwise have little chance of adoption.
Brooklyn Center – This nonprofit speaks out for the abused, neglected, and abandoned pooches; finds them their forever homes; and educates adopters.
St. Paul - A small, non-profit rescue dedicated to rehabilitation and rehoming of unwanted animals. They take surrendered animals and those from overcrowded shelters, provide vet care and find fosters until adoption.
This non-profit, run entirely by volunteers, dedicates itself to finding responsible homes for retired racing greyhounds and educating the public about greyhounds in the process.
Minneapolis – Founded in 1994, this rescue promotes responsible breeding and hosts a rescue program for Great Pyrenees in need of new homes.
Excelsior – This all-volunteer non-profit works to rescue Shih Tzu and Shih Tzu mixes from dangerous environments with the goal of placing them in loving forever homes.
Minneapolis – Since 1952, this non-profit and rescue has been a full-service love machine, providing rescuing, re-homing, spaying, neutering, and advocacy for companion animals.
Minneapolis – This no-kill, non-profit specializes in Trap-Neuter-Return programs for feral cats, hospice foster care for animals rescued from local animal control, and rescue and rehab of homeless animals from MN to Mexico.
St. Paul - This small dog rescue is run by volunteers and devoted to the rescue, rehabilitation, and rehoming of abused, abandoned, neglected, or surrendered Pekingeses and Japenese Chins.
Prior Lake – Protecting Paws is a foster-based animal rescue focused on giving animals a second chance at life.
Trail – Truly a one-of-a-kind rescue, Red Lake Rosie's Rescue is an all-volunteer, non-profit animal rescue located on the Red Lake Reservation in northwestern Minnesota.
Blaine - Non-profit and no-kill, RPAW is dedicated helping homeless dogs and cats. Animals are spayed or neutered, receive necessary vet care, and are fostered until permanent homes are found.
Minnetonka – Since 1985, RAGOM has been rescuing golden retrievers and retriever mixes and rehoming the dogs in their care to homes in Minnesota, Iowa, and the Dakotas.
Princeton - Dedicated to saving at-risk animals and educating the community about animal rescue and responsibility, this rescue helps stray, neglected, abandoned, and surrendered dogs and other animals.
Mayer – The mission of this organization is to restore the reputation of pit bulls and match these loving family dogs with great human families.
White Bear Lake – Since 1994, this non-profit and rescue has been providing dogs and cats with a second chance at life by rescuing, caring for, and rehoming animals.
Minnetonka – This non-profit provides foster homes, proper veterinary care, and daily necessities for dogs, cats, other at-risk furry creatures.
Eden Prairie – This all-volunteer organization is committed to rescuing, rehabilitating, and re-homing Shih Tzus and Shih Tzu mixes in need of loving homes.
Chaska - Southwest Metro Animal Rescue and Adoption Society is a non-profit organization committed to the rescue of abandoned, abused and stray domestic animals.
St. Paul – This local rescue was formed in order to find deserving animals a home that will care for and love them unconditionally.
St. Louis Park – This all-breed rescue advocates for dogs in need, with a focus on puppy mill survivors, and all the underdogs who may otherwise be overlooked.
Shakopee - A volunteer-run, non-profit animal rescue organization dedicated to saving the lives of homeless animals and educating the community on responsible pet ownership.
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