Minnesota Animal Rescue and Adoption Listings

The rescue of Minnesota dogs, cats, birds, reptiles, and small domestic mammals, is critical to the well-being of these companions.  This page is dedicated to providing rescue lists for all Minnesota pets.  We thank all those people who give unselfishly to the saving and placement of the less fortunate, and we hope that any heartache you encounter is overwhelmed by the happiness you make.

IMPORTANT NOTICE:  It is PGAA’s desire to provide a list of adoption and rescue sites that rescue pets and, hopefully, place them into new loving and caring homes.  While we make every effort to only publish links from reputable rescue agencies, we HAVE NOT physically reviewed these organizations.  Let us know of any unfavorable experiences that you may have had with any rescue/adoption group at PGAA Rescues.

It is difficult to continually maintain a completely valid list of operating rescue agencies so some of these rescues may no longer be operating.  Your cooperation in notifying us of closed rescues will also be appreciated.

Search Recommendations

  • Click on your state and scroll down to the appropriate pet
  • If you don’t find a group in your state search the surrounding states
  • Still no luck?  Go to the National section and scroll to the appropriate pet
  • When all else fails E-mail us for assistance

Minnesota Adoption and Rescue Organizations.

Please use caution when considering placing an animal with any one involved in animal rescue, or if you get an animal from a rescue/adoption agency. Get references and do some investigation on your own.  Long-distance/sight unseen adoptions can be risky.

A “Yes” in the No-Kill column means that the rescue is a shelter where animals are only euthanized if they are too sick to be treated or too aggressive to be suitable for adoption.

Cats Only
Cats and Dogs
Dogs-All Breeds
Dogs By Breed
Other Animals

Brainerd All except reptiles All Silver Dragon Pets Yes
Twin Cities All All Gentle Touch Animal Sanctuary
Twin Cities All All Animal Ark Yes
Beltrami All All Beltrami Humane Society Yes
St. Paul, 55104 Birds All Avian Welfare Coalition
Cats Only
Ham Lake, MN 55304 Cats All Whisker Rescue
St. Paul, MN 55104 Cats All Feline Rescue, Inc. Yes
Cats and Dogs
Austin, MN 55912 Cats and Dogs All Mower County Humane Society
Bemidji, MN 56619 Cats and Dogs All Beltrami Humane Society Yes
Blaine, MN 55434 Cats and Dogs All Rescued Pets are Wonderful
Bloomington, MN 55438 Cats and Dogs All ACT V Rescue and Rehabilitation
Brooklyn Center, MN 55429 Cats and Dogs All Gentle Touch Animal Sanctuary
Buffalo, MN 55313 Cats and Dogs All Animal Humane Society.
Cedar, MN 55011 Cats and Dogs All Borders Without Boundaries Rescue Yes
Chaska, MN 55318 Cats and Dogs All Southwest Metro Animal Rescue and Adoption Society
Coleraine, MN 55722 Cats and Dogs All Star of the North Humane Society Yes
Columbia Heights, Minnesota Cats and Dogs All New Day Animal Rescue
Detroit Lakes, MN 56501 Cats and Dogs All We are Marshmallow Foundation/Lucky Dog Animal Shelter Yes
Farmington, MN 55024 Cats and Dogs All Last Hope Yes
Forest Lake, MN 55025 Cats and Dogs All St. Francis of Assisi Animal Rescue Yes
Golden Valley, MN 55422 Cats and Dogs All Animal Humane Society
Hastings, MN 55033 Cats and Dogs All Animal Ark Shelter Yes
Hugo, MN 55038 Cats and Dogs All Pleading Paws Pet Rescue
Makinen, MN 55763 Cats and Dogs All Contented Critters Yes
Mankato, MN 56001 Cats and Dogs All Blue Earth Nicollet County Humane Societye Yes
Maple Grove, MN 55311 Cats and Dogs All Happy Tails Rescue
Minneapolis, MN 55411 Cats and Dogs All Minneapolis Animal Care & Control
Minneapolis, MN Cats and Dogs All Heading Home K9 Rescue Yes
Minneapolis, MN 55429 Cats and Dogs All Midwest Animal Rescue and Services
Minneapolis, MN 55419 Cats and Dogs All Pet Haven Yes
Princeton,55371 Cats and Dogs All Ruff Start Rescue Yes
South Cottage Grove, MN 55016 Cats and Dogs All Wags and Whiskers MN Animal Rescue
St. Bonifacius Cats and Dogs All Corner of Kindness
St Paul, MN 55128 Cats and Dogs All including Senior Pets Twin Cities Pet Rescue
Twin Cities Cats and Dogs All Fur-Ever Home Rescue
Wyoming, MN 55092 Cats and Dogs All Northwoods Humane Society
Wyoming, MN  55092 Cats and Dogs All Companion Animal Rehab, Education and Sactuary Yes
Dogs All Breeds
Brooklyn Center, MN 55429 Dogs All No Dog Left Behind
Brooklyn Park, MN  55443 Dogs All TLC Canine Rescue Yes
Brooklyn Park, MN  55443 Dogs All TLC Canine Rescue Yes
Edina, MN 55410 Dogs All Second Hand Hounds.
Forest Lake, MN 55025 Dogs, sometimes other animals All Home At Last (HAL)
Inver Grove Heights, MN 55077 Dogs All B.A.R.K. Yes
Minneapolis, MN 55419 Dogs All Safe Hands Rescue
Minneapolis, MN 55417 Dogs All All Dog Rescue Minneapolis Yes
Minnesota (55423) Dogs Small (20# and under) Small Dog Rescue of Minnesota Yes
Minnesota Dogs All Heading Home K9 Rescue Yes
St. Louis Park, MN 55416 Dogs All Underdog Rescue
Dogs By Breed
Minnesota Dogs Alaskan Malamute Minnesota Malamute Club Yes
Minnesota Dogs American Staffordshire Terrier A Rotta Love
Minneapolis, MN 55419 Dogs American Pit Bull Save-A-Bull Rescue of Minnesota Yes
Minnesota Dogs Australian Shepherds Aussie Rescue Midwest (click on State)
Minnesota Dogs Australian Shepherd Aussie Rescue of Minnesota
Minnesota Dogs Belgian Shepherd Aussie Rescue of Minnesota
Southwestern Minnesota Dogs Border Collies South Western MN K-9 Rescue Yes
Minnesota Dogs Boston Terrier Nebraska Boston Terrier Rescue
Minnesota Dogs Boston Terrier MidAmerica Boston Terrier Rescue Inc.
Minnesota Dogs Boxer Minnesota Boxer Rescue
Minnesota Dogs Chow Chow Katann Chow Rescue of Southwestern Minnesota
Minnesota Dogs Collie Minnesota Wisconsin Collie Rescue Yes
Omaha, NE 68139 Dogs Dachshund Nebraska Dachshund Rescue
Minneapolis, MN 55403 Dogs Doberman Doberman Rescue Minnesota (DRM)
Twin Cities Dogs German Shepherd Dogs German Shepherd Dog Club of Minneapolis-St.Paul, Willenie, MN – 763-585-6160
Minnesota Dogs German Shepherd Dogs Pat Peterson – 612-461-2743
Minnesota Dogs German Shepherd Dogs Bert Haagenstad, Crystal, MN – (612) 535-6339
Southwestern Minnesota Dogs Golden Retrievers South Western MN K-9 Rescue Yes
Minnesota Dogs Golden Retrievers Retrieve A Golden of Minnesota 952-946-8070
Otsego, MN 55362 Dogs Great Dane Great Dane Rescue of MN and WI
Coon Rapids, MN 55448 Dogs Greyhound Northern Lights Greyhound Adoption
Minneapolis MN 55418 Dogs Greyhound Minnesota Chapter of Greyhound Pets of America
Minnesota Dogs Great Dane Upper Midwest Great Dane Rescue
Minnesota Dogs Jack Russell Terrier St. Croix JRT Rescue
Minnesota Dogs Italian Greyhounds Italian Greyhound Rescue of the Upper Midwest Yes
Minnesota Dogs Mastiff Midwest Mastiff Fanciers
Minnesota Dogs Minature Schnauzer Twin Cities Miniature Schnauzer Club Rescue
Golden Valley, MN 55422 Dogs Pit Bull A Rotta Love Plus
Minneapolis, MN 55419 Dogs Pit Bull Save-A-Bull Rescue of Minnesota Yes
Minnesota Dogs Pitbull and Rottweiler Gemini Rottweiler and Pitbull Rescue
Minnesota Dogs Pit Bull A Rotta Love
Minnesota Dogs Pug Midwest Pug Rescue-Minnesota Division
Golden Valley, MN 55422 Dogs Rottweiler A Rotta Love Plus
Minnesota Dogs Rottweiler Gemini Rottweiler Rescue
Minnesota Dogs Rottweiler and Pitbull Gemini Rottweiler and Pitbull Rescue
Minneapolis Area Dogs Rottweiler A Rotta Love
Midwest Dogs Shiba Inu Midwest Shiba Inu Rescue
Minnesota Dogs Siberian Husky Adopt a Husky
Other Animals
Minnesota Hooved Animals Minnesota Hooved Animal Rescue Foundation