Minnesota Animal Rescues

Dog Rescue MN was originally created to help the thousands of dogs in Minnesota find their forever homes. Little did we know then how many other types of animals throughout our state could use a helping hand.

 

That's why we've expanded our website to include horse and hooved animal rescues.

 

Together, we can make a difference in the lives of these animals by adopting, fostering, supporting, or volunteering at a rescue near you.

The ultimate goal of this website is to help connect people with animals looking for a first or second chance at a good life.

Since our database has grown over the last several months, we wanted to make it easier and less time-consuming to search for your new furry friend.

If you have the time,  you can read all about the amazing organizations in and around Minnesota on each dedicated rescue page. Or, if you only have a few moments, please use the handy tables below to link directly to the rescue websites that caught your eye.  Together, we can make a difference.

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Rescue Name
Location
Breed
Website
Saving Shepards of MN
Twin Cities
German Shepherds and Shepherd mixes
https://www.savingshepherdsofmn.org/
Vet Rescue League
Twin Cities
All
https://www.vetrescueleague.org
Heart of Minnesota Animal Shelter
Hutchinson
All
http://www.heartofminnesota.org/Pages/Frames.html
Warm Fuzzies Animal Rescue Inc.
Duluth
All
https://www.petfinder.com/member/us/mn/duluth/warm-fuzzies-animal-rescue-inc-mn387/
English Springer Rescue America - Upper Midwest Chapter
Minneapolis
English Springer Spaniel
https://www.springerrescue.org/
Arrow's Heart Animal Rescue
Twin Cities
All
http://www.arrowsheartanimalrescue.com/
Heart Of The North Animal Rescue of Minnesota
Browerville
All
https://heartofthenorthanimalrescue.com/
Windmill Animal Rescue
New Market
All
http://www.windmillanimalrescue.com/
Legends Animal Rescue
New Brighton
All
http://legendsrescue.org/
Pooches United with People
St. Paul
All
http://pupmn.org/
Puppy Tails Rescue
Oakdale
All
https://www.petfinder.com/member/us/mn/oakdale/puppy-tails-rescue-mn305/
PJ's Rescue
Cloquet
Bully
https://www.facebook.com/pjsbullyrescue/
Bold Animal Advocates LLC
Mahtomedi
All
https://www.petfinder.com/member/us/mn/mahtomedi/bold-animal-advocates-llc-mn472/?fbclid=IwAR3IEh7PCx4xUJDhBf6gCMmYxXoxFUHlD5v-c8SzGIEN5goeQTDnnKFETW4
Great Tails Animal Rescue
Grand Rapids
All
https://www.greattailsanimalrescue.com/
Border Collie Rescue of Minnesota
Delano
Border Collie
http://www.bcrofmn.org/index.php
Emotional Rescue
Hastings
All
https://sites.google.com/view/emotionalrescuellc/home?authuser=0
BARK MN
St. Paul
All
https://barkmn.org/
Pet Haven, Inc. of MN
Twin Cities
All
https://pethavenmn.org/
Pet Project Rescue
Minneapolis
All
http://petprojectrescue.com/
Protecting Paws Animal Rescue
Prior Lake
All
http://www.protectingpawsanimalrescue.org/
Red Lake Rosie's Rescue
Red Lake Indian Reservation
All
https://www.redlakerosie.org/
Rescue 55021
Faribault
All
https://www.rescue55021.com/
The Rescue Crew
Plymouth
All
https://rescuecrew.org/
Rescue Network
Buffalo
All
https://rescuenetworkmn.org/
Rescued Pets are Wonderful
Blaine
All
http://rpaw.org/
Retrieve a Golden of the Midwest - RAGOM
Minnetonka
Golden Retriever
https://ragom.org/
Ruff Start Rescue
Princeton
All
http://www.ruffstartrescue.org/
Safe Hands Rescue
Twin Cities
All
https://safehandsrescue.org/
Save-A-Bull Rescue
Minneapolis
Bully
http://saveabullmn.org/
Saving Tails Animal Rescue
St. Paul
All
https://savingtails.org/
Schnauzer Rescue of Minnesota (SROMN)
Cottage Grove
Schnauzer
https://www.sromn.org/
Scooby's Animal Mission - SAM
Aitkin
All
https://www.scoobysanimalmission.org/index.html
Secondhand Hounds
Minnetonka
All
https://secondhandhounds.org/
Second Chance Animal Rescue
White Bear Lake
All
http://www.secondchancerescue.org/
Shih Tzu Rescue of MN
Eden Prairie
Shih Tzu
http://www.shihtzurescuemn.org/
Small Dog Rescue of Minnesota
Rochester
All
https://www.smalldogsminnesota.org/
Southwest Metro Animal Rescue
Chaska
All
http://www.swmetroanimalrescue.org/index.php
Spot's Last Stop Canine Rescue
Twin Cities
All
https://spotslaststop.org/
St. Francis of Assisi Animal Rescue
Forest Lake
All
https://sfaar.rescuegroups.org/
Tracy Area Animal Rescue
Tracy
All
https://www.tracyareaanimalrescue.com/
Tuff Start Rescue
Isanti
All
https://tuffstartrescue.weebly.com/
Twin Cities Pet Rescue
Twin Cities
All
https://www.twincitiespetrescue.org/
Unbreakabull Pit Bull Rescue of Minnesota
Minneapolis
Bully
https://www.unbreakabull.com/
Underdog Rescue
St. Louis Park
All
https://underdogrescuemn.com/
United Doberman Rescue
Buffalo
Doberman Pinscher 
http://www.uniteddobermanrescue.org/
Upper Midwest Great Dane Rescue
Eagan
Great Dane
https://thegreatdanerescue.com/
Wags & Whiskers Animal Rescue of MN
Minneapolis
All
http://www.wagsmn.org/
Warrior Dog Rescue
Twin Cities
All
https://warriordogrescue.com/
A Rotta Love Plus
Golden Valley
Rottweiler, Bully
https://www.arottalove.org/
Across America Boxer Rescue
Burnsville
Boxer
http://acrossamericaboxerrescue.rescuegroups.org/
ACT V Rescue and Rehabilitation
Bloomington
All
http://actvrescue.org/
Adopt A Husky Minnesota
Blaine
Siberian Husky
https://www.adoptahuskyminnesota.org/
All Dog Rescue
Minneapolis
All
http://www.alldogmn.org/Index.html
Angel of Hope Animal Rescue
Anoka
All
https://www.facebook.com/AOHAnimalRescue/
Animal Ark
Hastings
All
https://animalarkmn.org/
Aussie Rescue of Minnesota
Elk River
Australian Shepherd
http://www.aussierescuemn.org/
Camp Companion
Rochester
All
https://www.campcompanion.org/
Carver Scott Humane Society
Chaska
All
https://www.carverscotths.org/
Cocker Spaniel Rescue (Resources)
Upper Midwest
Cocker Spaniel
https://cockerspanielresources.org/
Coco's Heart Dog Rescue
Hudson, Wisconsin
All
https://www.cocosheartdogrescue.org/
Corner of Kindness Animal Rescue
St Bonifacius
All
https://www.cornerofkindness.org/
Doberman Rescue Minnesota
Minneapolis
Doberman Pinscher 
https://dobermanrescueminnesota.com/
FaerieLand Rescue Inc
Anoka
German Shepard, Welsh Corgi
http://www.faerielandrescue.org/
4 Luv of Dog Rescue
Fargo, North Dakota
All
http://www.4luvofdog.org/wp/
4 Pits Sake Rescue
Twin Cities
Bully
https://www.4pitssakerescue.com/#home-section
Fur-Ever Home Rescue
Zimmerman
All
http://www.fureverhomerescue.com/home.html
Gemini Rottweiler and Pitbull Rescue
Southwest Minnesota
All
https://www.petfinder.com/member/us/mn/madison/gemini-rottweiler-and-pitbull-rescue-inc-mn46/
Great Dane Rescue of MN & WI
Minnesota & Wisconsin
Great Dane
https://www.gdromn.org/
Great Plains Pointer Rescue
Nebraska, Iowa, Minnesota, and South Dakota
German Shorthaired Pointer, English Pointer
http://www.greatpointers.org/
Grey Face Rescue & Retirement
St. Cloud
All
http://www.greyfacerescue.org/
Greyhound Pets Of America - Minnesota Chapter
Minneapolis
Greyhound
http://www.gpa-mn.org/
Happy Tails Rescue
Fridley
All
https://www.tailsrescue.org/
Heading Home K9 Rescue
Minneapolis
All
http://www.headinghomek9rescue.com/
Healing Hearts Rescue MN
Crystal
All
https://healingheartsrescue.org/
Heart of a Border Collie Rescue
Minneapolis
Border Collie
https://www.hoabcr.org/
Homeward Bound Rescue
Monticello
All
http://www.homewardboundrescue.com/
Humble Hounds MN
Woodbury
All
https://humblehoundsmn.org/
Matty's Heart & Soul Animal Rescue
Minneapolis
All
https://mattysheartandsoulanimalrescue.rescuegroups.org/?fbclid=IwAR3oyvfYkWogv97K4jgyoB6LhJ2iZc-rEIPj6k2ONmNv175Q9yqD2CXuNyg
Mending Spirits Animal Rescue
Mankato
All
http://www.mendingspirits.org/
Midwest Animal Rescue & Services
Brooklyn Park
All
https://www.midwestanimalrescue.org/
Midwest Old English Sheepdog Rescue
Minneapolis
Old English Sheepdog
http://www.moesr.org/
Minnesota Basset Rescue
Minneapolis
Basset Hound
https://www.mnbassetrescue.com/
Minnesota Boxer Rescue
Woodbury
Boxer
https://www.facebook.com/MNBoxerRescue/
Minnesota Greyhound Rescue (MNGR)
Inver Grove Heights
Greyhound, Lurcher, Staghound, Whippet
http://minnesotagreyhoundrescue.org/
Minnesota Humane Society MHS
St. Paul
All
http://www.mnhumane.org/home.html
Minnesota Newfoundland Rescue
Upper Midwest
Newfoundland
http://www.newfoundland.ninja/index.html
Minnesota Pit Bull Rescue
Andover
Bully
https://mnpitbull.com/
Minnesota Sheltie Rescue
Circle Pines
Sheltie
http://www.mnsheltierescue.org/
Minnesota Wisconsin Collie Rescue
Richfield
Collie
http://www.mwcr.org/index.html
New Day Animal Rescue
Columbia Heights
All
https://www.facebook.com/NewDayRescue/
New Leash Rescue
Cannon Falls
All
https://www.newleashrescue.com/
No Dog Left Behind Canine Rescue
Brooklyn Center
All
http://www.ndlbrescue.org/
Northern Lakes Rescue
Pequot Lakes
All
https://www.northernlakesrescue.org/
NorthStar Great Pyrenees Rescue of Minnesota
Minneapolis
Great Pyrenees
http://northstargreatpyrs.com/index.html
NorthStar Shih Tzu Rescue
Minnetrista
Shih Tzu
https://nsstr.rescuegroups.org/
Northwest Minnesota Aussie Rescue
Ada
Australian Shepherd
https://www.northwestminnesotaaussierescue.org/
Paws and Claws Kooch County
International Falls
All
https://www.facebook.com/PawsandClawsKoochCounty/
PNC Midwest Rescue
St. Paul
Pekingese
https://www.pncmidwest.org/
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Rescue
General Location
Website
SCRAM Animal Rescue
Roseville
https://www.petfinder.com/member/us/mn/roseville/scram-mn178/
Helping Paws of Southern MN
Owatonna
https://www.helpingpawsofsmn.com/
Great Tails Animal Rescue
Grand Rapids
https://www.greattailsanimalrescue.com/
The Bitty Kitty Brigade
Twin Cities
https://bittykittybrigade.org/
Camp Companion
Rochester
https://www.campcompanion.org/
Cause For Paws Minnesota
Roseville
https://www.petfinder.com/member/us/mn/roseville/cause-for-paws-inc-mn27/
Consignment Cats of Secondhand Hounds
Minnetonka
https://secondhandhounds.org/cats-for-adoption/
Feline Rescue, Inc.
Minneapolis
https://felinerescue.org/
Furball Farm Pet Sanctuary
Faribault
https://furballfarmpetsanctuary.com/
The Kitten's Cradle
Anoka
http://www.thekittenscradle.org/
Kitty Revolution
Twin Cities
https://kittyrevolution.org/
Minnesota Companion Rabbit Society
Edina
https://mcrs.squarespace.com/
Minnesota Pocket Pet Rescue
St. Paul
https://www.mnpocketpetrescue.org/
Rabbit Rescue of MN
Lakeville
https://www.rabbitrescueofmn.com/
Second Chance Animal Rescue
White Bear Lake
http://secondchancerescue.org/
Wee3beasties: Saving the Strays
New Prague
https://www.facebook.com/wee3beasties/
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Rescue
General Location
Website
Bruno's Barn
Hugo
https://www.brunosbarn.org/
SoulSpace Farm Sanctuary
Twin Cities
https://soulspacesanctuary.org/
Farmaste Animal Sanctuary
Lindstrom
https://www.farmaste.org/
Spring Farm Sanctuary
Long Lake
https://springfarmsanctuary.org/
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Rescue
General Location
Website
Healing Hearts & Hooves
Webster
https://healingheartsandhooves.net/
Northwoods Animal Rehabilitation Sanctuary & Adoption Center
Andover
http://nars4animals.org/
Broken Roads Ranch
Eden Valley
https://www.brokenroadsranch.org/
Farmaste Animal Sanctuary
Lindstrom
https://www.farmaste.org/
Minnesota Hooved Animal Rescue Foundation
Zimmerman
https://mnhoovedanimalrescue.org/
CANTER Minnesota
Prior Lake
https://canterusa.org/minnesota/
Sundown Horse Rescue
Hugo
http://www.sundownhorserescue.org/
This Old Horse
Hastings
https://www.thisoldhorse.org/
Misfit Acres
Amboy
https://misfitacres.com/
Refuge Ranch
​Blooming Prairie
http://www.refugeranch.org/
Resthaven Horse Rescue
Cannon Falls
https://www.resthavenhorserescue.com/