Shelters & Rescue Groups in Minnesota

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January 2005

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Shelters & Rescue Groups in Minnesota
This list is by city, but don't let that fool you.  Many shelters and rescue groups may take in and adopt out to the Minnesota area.  Please consider adopting your next pet from one of these listed.  You can also donate your time and/or funds to help the shelters and rescue groups help animals!

Albert Lea Humane Society of Freeborn County (507)377-8501
Alexandria Lakes Area Humane Society 320-759-2260
All of Minnesota and Surrounding Greater Minnesota Rottweiler Rescue 763-862-7144
Anoka Minnesota Mixed-Breed Rescue 763-427-1257
Anoka Purrs - N - Paws (763) 560-5320
Austin Mower County Humane Society 507-437-9262
Austin Cats off Broadway ( 507) 434 9092
Bemidji Beltrami Humane Society 218-751-7910
Benson Humane Society of Swift County 888-808-3497(toll free)
Blaine Rescued Pets Are Wonderful 763-757-8204
Brainerd Heartland Animal Rescue Team 218-829-4141
Brainerd Silver Dragon Pets please e-mail
Brooklyn Park Lucky Dog Rescue 763-585-6160
Brooklyn Park German Shepherd Breed Rescue of MN 763-585-6160
Buffalo Crossroads Animal Shelter 763-684-1234
Buffalo Greater West Metro Humane Society 763-390-DOGS (3647)
Buffalo Adopt-A-Pet Inc. (763) 682-9204
Burnsville Minnesota Valley Humane Society 952-894-5000
Cambridge Purr-fect Sanctuary Feline Rescue 763-689-2959
Cannon Falls Pet Adoption of Cannon Valley 507/263-3929
Canton, MN 55922 Noahs Bark, Inc. 563-745-8627 or 8661
Chaska Carver-Scott Humane Society 952-368-3553
Chaska Southwest Metro Animal Rescue 952-368-PAWS (7297)
Claremont Second Hand Dog 507-528-2450
Cloquet Friends Of Animals Humane Society (218) 879-1655
Coleraine Star of the North Humane Society 218-245-3732
Coon Rapids Northern Lights Greyhound Adoption 763-754-9754
Cottage Grove Park Grove Pet Hospital 651-459-9663
Covering the states of ND, SD & MN/ND/SD IMPS Contact info in 'Notes'
Crookston Humane Society of Polk County, Inc. (218) 281-7225
Detroit Lakes Becker County Humane Society 218.847.0511
Duluth Animal Allies 218-722-2110
Eden Prairie Memory of Monroe Scottie Rescue 952-937-6984
Edina Minnesota House Rabbit Society 651-768-9755 (voice mail
Elbow Lake Grant County Humane Society 218-685-6220
Elk River Aussie Rescue of Minnesota 763 441 4377
Elk River PICKETS POODLES 763-241-2068
Fairmont The Martin County Humane Society (507) 238-1885
Faribault Rice County Humane Society (507)334-7117
Faribault S.A.F.E. Sanctuary 507-334-7901
Farmington Last Hope Inc Gen. Info. 651-463-8747,
Fergus Falls Humane Society of Otter Tail County 2187393494
Forest Lake Northwoods Humane Society 651-982-0240
Forest Lake St. Francis Animal Rescue 612-387-4869
Gibbon Humane Society of Renville/Sibley Counties 507-354-9099
Glenwood Pope County Humane Society (320) 634-4761
Glenwood Pet Rescue/Placement 320-239-2294
Golden Valley The Animal Humane Society 763 522 4325
Grand Rapids Grand Rapids Police Department Animal Control 218-326-3464
Hastings Animal Ark (651) 772-8983
Hibbing Hibbing Animal Shelter 218-778-6468
Hopkins Retrieve a Golden of Minnesota, Inc. 952-946-8070
Hutchinson Heart of Minnesota Animal Shelter 320-234-9699
Inver Grove Heights Mustang-Spirit 888-532-4524
La Crescent Midwest Papillon Rescue
Lakeville K-9 Rescue 952.985.3423
Little Falls Morrison County Animal Humane Society 320-632-0703
Luverne Katann Chow Rescue of Southwestern Minnesota 507-283-4576
Madison Gemini Rottweiler/ Pitbull Rescue & Sanctuary 320-598-3087
Mankato Blue Earth Nicollet County Humane Society 507-625-6373
Maplewood Minnesota Border Collie Rescue MnBCRescue@aol.com
Minneapolis Greyhound Pets of America - Minnesota 763-785-4000
Minneapolis Pet Haven Inc. of Minnesota 952-831-3825
Minneapolis NorthStar Great Pyrenees Club-Rescue 612-379-0010
Minneapolis MN Boston Terrier Rescue 651/254-9874
Minneapolis MUSHR - Minnesota's Unwanted Siberian Husky Rescue 612-867-4013
Minneapolis Canine Castaways of MN 612-728-8657
Minneapolis Chicken Run Rescue 612-521-9921
Minneapolis Animal Relief Fund 612-521-3767
Minneapolis/St. Paul A Rotta Love, Rottweiler Rescue
Minnesota, Wisconsin Minnesota Wisconsin Collie Rescue 612-869-0480
Minnesota/Wisconsin Minnkota Persian Rescue (920)915-2749


MN/No. WI Chapter Adopt A Husky Inc.

612-986-AAHI (2244)




Homeward Bound

Almost Home Animal Shelter

(612) 721-0275

(320) 679-5376

Morris Stevens Community Humane Society 320-589-0378
Mpls Gentle Touch Animal Sanctuary 763-537-5599
New Ulm Brown County Humane Society 507-359-2312
North St Paul Caring for Cats Inc. 651-407-8485
Northfield Northfield Animal Shelter 507-645-5327
Northfield Josies Friends 507-301-9617
Owatonna Steele County Humane Society 507-451-4512
Park Rapids Headwaters Humane Society 218.237.7100
Pierz All Pet Rescue 320/360-5117
Pine City Pine County Guardian Angel Shelter 320-629-3508
Princeton Homeless Hounds/Mille Lacs County Animal Control 763-389-4173
Prior Lake Rainbow Rescue 952-440-3824
Prior Lake Sanctuary Plus Rescue 952-447-1941
Proctor Oreos Kitty Rescue Group 218-591-7200
Red Wing Humane Society of Goodhue County 651-388-5286
Redwood Falls Redwood Falls Animal Shelter 507-627-5835
Richfield A Safe Place Shelter 612-861-3094
Richfield Small Dog Rescue of MN e-mail only
Rochester Safe Haven Pet Rescue Inc 507-292-9122
Rochester Rochester Animal Control 507-287-2230
Rochester Paws and Claws Humane Society (507) 288-7226
Roseville Cause For Paws Inc. (952) 259-1483
Roseville Paulas Pigdom
Saint Paul Feline Rescue Inc. 651-642-5900
Sandstone Angel of Hope
St. Cloud Tri-County Humane Society 320-252-0896
St. James Watonwan County Humane Society 507-956-2613or375-4944
St. Louis Park Underdog Rescue 952-848-2277
St. Louis Park Twin Cities Miniature Schnauzer Club Rescue 952-925-0131
St. Paul Furever Shih Tzu Rescue - MN Please email:
St. Paul Humane Society for Companion Animals (651) 645-7387
St. Paul Iguana Relocation Network www.kingsnake.com/irn
St. Paul North Country Gordon Setter Club Rescue 507-301-9617
St. Paul Twin Cities Bullmastiff Rescue 651-334-6304
St. Peter Kind Veterinary Clinic 507-931-4700
Thief River Falls Pennington County Humane Society (218)681-8045
Twig Northern Lights Animal Rescuers Inc. 218-729-1485
Twin Cities Cats Meow Retirement Home & Rescue ~ Dogs Bark Retirement Home & Rescue 651-769-1339
Two Harbors Eskie Rescuers United American Eskimo Dog Rescue 504-391-2747
Virginia Mesabi Humane Society 218-741-7425
Wadena Pets Abandoned Wanting Support 218-924-2272
Wadena Wadena County Humane Society 218-632-5938
Walker Total Devotion Animal Rescue, Inc. 218-335-7383
White Bear Lake Second Chance Animal Rescue 651-771-5662
Willmar Humane Society of Kandiyohi County 320-235-7612
Wyoming C.A.R.E.S. (Foster Homes Needed) 651-462-2474
Zimmerman Pleading Paws Pet Rescue 763-856-3492

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Does Your Pet Have Separation Anxiety? - October 2004

Happy Holidays with your Pets - November 2004

Canine Rivalry & Dog Aggression in the Home - December 2004


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January's Featured Shelter of the Month:
THE HUMANE SOCIETY FOR COMPANION ANIMALS has locations in both St. Paul and Woodbury.  They write:

"HSCA accepts all homeless or unwanted animals brought to our doors. We do not screen out animals that have health problems or animals that are not as popular with the adopting public.  We do not put people on waiting lists to be able to surrender an animal and we do not have time limits - we will not euthanize an animal simply because it has not been adopted.

We pride ourselves on helping people and animal problems. We strive to educate people in a postive way to help them make better animal choices in the future.

A result of our open admission policy is that we receive many animals with severe problems.  Other shelters or rescue groups are often unwilling to help members of the public when the animal in question has a severe behavioral problem, aggression problem or a serious health issue.  HSCA accepts these animals even though they may later have to be euthanized. We could choose not to accept problem animals so our statistics would look better, but then we would be denying help to those who need it the most. Although we can be busy during the summer months when the cat population peaks, we do not have severe space problems and do not euthanize animals for space or time limits.  

The areas that are most challenging for us in reducing euthanasia are related to health and temperament problems. We continue to work to find homes for all the animals in our care and reduce euthanasia rates, but unfortanately there are some animals that arrive at our shelters with issues that cannot be addressed sufficiently to make them safe for the community."

Want to help?  Sign up for the FUR BOWL Cosmic Bowl-a-thon on Saturday January 15th and Sunday, January 16th!

Go to HSCA!

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