Find a furry best friend!

Browse the adorable puppies, adult and senior dogs available for adoption through the 60+ Minnesota dog rescues listed below. With photos and profiles, these rescues make it easy to narrow down your search by breed, temperament, age, activity level and more. Simply contact the rescue to set up a meet & greet with your top choices.   

The table below lists Minnesota dog rescue names in alphabetical order, along with their general location and the breeds they rescue. Please note: Unlike a shelter or humane society, rescues keep available pups in foster homes so they do not have an actual location to visit. The location listed indicates the general area the rescue operates in Minnesota. Please check their website for more information.

Rescue Name
General Location
Breeds
4 Luv of Dog Rescue
Fargo, North Dakota
All
4 Pits Sake Rescue
Twin Cities
Bully
A Rotta Love Plus
Golden Valley
Rottweiler, Bully
ACT V Rescue and Rehabilitation
Bloomington
All
Across America Boxer Rescue
Burnsville
Boxer
Adopt A Husky Minnesota
Blaine
Siberian Husky
All Dog Rescue
Minneapolis
All
Angel of Hope Animal Rescue
Anoka
All
Animal Ark
Hastings
All
Arrow's Heart Animal Rescue
Twin Cities
All
Aussie Rescue of Minnesota
Elk River
Australian Shepherd
BARK MN
St. Paul
All
Bold Animal Advocates LLC
Mahtomedi
All
Border Collie Rescue of Minnesota
Delano
Border Collie
Camp Companion
Rochester
All
Carver Scott Humane Society
Chaska
All
Cocker Spaniel Rescue (Resources)
Upper Midwest
Cocker Spaniel
Coco's Heart Dog Rescue
Hudson, Wisconsin
All
Corner of Kindness Animal Rescue
St Bonifacius
All
Doberman Rescue Minnesota
Minneapolis
Doberman Pinscher 
Emotional Rescue
Hastings
All
English Springer Rescue America - Upper Midwest Chapter
Minneapolis
English Springer Spaniel
FaerieLand Rescue Inc
Anoka
German Shepard, Welsh Corgi
Fur-Ever Home Rescue
Zimmerman
All
Gemini Rottweiler and Pitbull Rescue
Southwest Minnesota
All
Great Dane Rescue of MN & WI
Minnesota & Wisconsin
Great Dane
Great Plains Pointer Rescue
Nebraska, Iowa, Minnesota, and South Dakota
German Shorthaired Pointer, English Pointer
Great Tails Animal Rescue
Grand Rapids
All
Grey Face Rescue & Retirement
St. Cloud
All
Greyhound Pets Of America - Minnesota Chapter
Minneapolis
Greyhound
Happy Tails Rescue
Fridley
All
Heading Home K9 Rescue
Minneapolis
All
Healing Hearts Rescue MN
Crystal
All
Heart Of The North Animal Rescue of Minnesota
Browerville
All
Heart of Minnesota Animal Shelter
Hutchinson
All
Heart of a Border Collie Rescue
Minneapolis
Border Collie
Homeward Bound Rescue
Monticello
All
Humble Hounds MN
Woodbury
All
Legends Animal Rescue
New Brighton
All
Matty's Heart & Soul Animal Rescue
Minneapolis
All
Mending Spirits Animal Rescue
Mankato
All
Midwest Animal Rescue & Services
Brooklyn Park
All
Midwest Old English Sheepdog Rescue
Minneapolis
Old English Sheepdog
Minnesota Basset Rescue
Minneapolis
Basset Hound
Minnesota Boxer Rescue
Woodbury
Boxer
Minnesota Greyhound Rescue (MNGR)
Inver Grove Heights
Greyhound, Lurcher, Staghound, Whippet
Minnesota Humane Society MHS
St. Paul
All
Minnesota Newfoundland Rescue
Upper Midwest
Newfoundland
Minnesota Pit Bull Rescue
Andover
Bully
Minnesota Sheltie Rescue
Circle Pines
Sheltie
Minnesota Wisconsin Collie Rescue
Richfield
Collie
New Day Animal Rescue
Columbia Heights
All
New Leash Rescue
Cannon Falls
All
No Dog Left Behind Canine Rescue
Brooklyn Center
All
NorthStar Great Pyrenees Rescue of Minnesota
Minneapolis
Great Pyrenees
NorthStar Shih Tzu Rescue
Minnetrista
Shih Tzu
Northern Lakes Rescue
Pequot Lakes
All
Northwest Minnesota Aussie Rescue
Ada
Australian Shepherd
PJ's Rescue
Cloquet
Bully
PNC Midwest Rescue
St. Paul
Pekingese
Paws and Claws Kooch County
International Falls
All
Pet Haven, Inc. of MN
Twin Cities
All
Pet Project Rescue
Minneapolis
All
Pooches United with People
St. Paul
All
Protecting Paws Animal Rescue
Prior Lake
All
Puppy Tails Rescue
Oakdale
All
Red Lake Rosie's Rescue
Red Lake Indian Reservation
All
Rescue 55021
Faribault
All
Rescue Network
Buffalo
All
Rescued Pets are Wonderful
Blaine
All
Retrieve a Golden of the Midwest - RAGOM
Minnetonka
Golden Retriever
Ruff Start Rescue
Princeton
All
Safe Hands Rescue
Twin Cities
All
Save-A-Bull Rescue
Minneapolis
Bully
Saving Shepards of MN
Twin Cities
German Shepherds and Shepherd mixes
Saving Tails Animal Rescue
St. Paul
All
Schnauzer Rescue of Minnesota (SROMN)
Cottage Grove
Schnauzer
Scooby's Animal Mission - SAM
Aitkin
All
Second Chance Animal Rescue
White Bear Lake
All
Secondhand Hounds
Minnetonka
All
Shih Tzu Rescue of MN
Eden Prairie
Shih Tzu
Small Dog Rescue of Minnesota
Rochester
All
Southwest Metro Animal Rescue
Chaska
All
Spot's Last Stop Canine Rescue
Twin Cities
All
St. Francis of Assisi Animal Rescue
Forest Lake
All
The Rescue Crew
Plymouth
All
Tracy Area Animal Rescue
Tracy
All
Tuff Start Rescue
Isanti
All
Twin Cities Pet Rescue
Twin Cities
All
Unbreakabull Pit Bull Rescue of Minnesota
Minneapolis
Bully
Underdog Rescue
St. Louis Park
All
United Doberman Rescue
Buffalo
Doberman Pinscher 
Upper Midwest Great Dane Rescue
Eagan
Great Dane
Vet Rescue League
Twin Cities
All
Wags & Whiskers Animal Rescue of MN
Minneapolis
All
Warm Fuzzies Animal Rescue Inc.
Duluth
All
Warrior Dog Rescue
Twin Cities
All
Windmill Animal Rescue
New Market
All

Once you've picked a few rescues to review, based on your location or breed preferences, simply scroll through the alphabetical listings below to learn more about them, and follow the handy links to their websites. 

4 Luv of Dog Rescue

4 Luv of Dog Rescue

We are a volunteer-run, non-profit organization dedicated to rescuing and rehoming dogs. We are based in Fargo, North Dakota. The majority of our dogs are in foster homes, with a few residing at our facility. We receive no government funding and rely upon grants, fundraising, and your generous donations to pay our expenses.

Breeds

All

General Location

Fargo, North Dakota

4 Pits Sake Rescue

4 Pits Sake Rescue

​4 Pits Sake Rescue is a non-profit, no-kill, volunteer Bully breed dog rescue organization serving the Twin Cities, metro area. We are dedicated to rescuing dogs left homeless for whatever reason - dogs in public shelters where they are at elevated risk of euthanasia due to pet overpopulation, dogs given up by their owners because of difficult circumstances, and those in danger of abuse or neglect. Our goals include opening a medical wing for dogs with ongoing medical needs, create a hospice program for senior dogs to live out their final days in a home, and partner with vets to help address PTSD and the benefit of having a dog as a companion while overcoming this. ​

Breeds

Bully

General Location

Twin Cities

A Rotta Love Plus

A Rotta Love Plus

A Rotta Love Plus is a comprehensive and proactive all-volunteer advocacy organization that uses a “nose-to-tail” approach to address the issues faced by Rottweilers and pit bulls. ARLP’s strategies include public outreach and awareness to repair the reputation of its breeds, community enrichment, and education via its therapy dog program, spay/neuter initiatives, owner education and training, and foster-based dog rescue and rehoming.

Breeds

Rottweiler, Bully

General Location

Golden Valley

ACT V Rescue and Rehabilitation

ACT V Rescue and Rehabilitation

​ACT V Rescue & Rehabilitation is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit, foster-based organization. We are dedicated to taking in and thoughtfully rehoming the most unwanted and neglected animals. Since ACT V Rescue & Rehabilitation founders include Veterinary professionals, we are uniquely qualified to treat the specific challenges presented by this group of sick, injured and emotionally neglected animals.

Breeds

All

General Location

Bloomington

Across America Boxer Rescue

Across America Boxer Rescue

Boxers in shelters. Boxers on CraigsList. Boxers being sold by puppy mills and out of the back seats of cars. Seniors, babies, deaf, heart worm positive. Healthy or not, enter Across America Boxer Rescue. Volunteer-driven, this non-profit, foster home-based rescue was formed to help boxers in need across the U.S., either directly or by working closely with other animal rescues to save these dogs from life in a shelter, on a chain…or worse.

Breeds

Boxer

General Location

Burnsville

Adopt A Husky Minnesota

Adopt A Husky Minnesota

​Adopt A Husky Minnesota is a Siberian Husky rescue organization that was formed by a group of hardworking volunteers committed to saving the lives of unwanted dogs and puppies both locally and across the Midwest. Our dream is to educate the general public about this beautiful breed and provide care for the multitude of homeless huskies that have found themselves in the shelter system. We know that animals play a unique and important role in completing families which is why we believe our Huskies deserve a second chance to become part of a forever family.

Breeds

Siberian Husky

General Location

Blaine

All Dog Rescue

All Dog Rescue

​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 number of dogs needing our help is endless.

Breeds

All

General Location

Minneapolis

Angel of Hope Animal Rescue

Angel of Hope Animal Rescue

​Angel of Hope is a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit, Foster-Based, All-Volunteer Rescue Organization dedicated to Rescuing, Providing Loving Care and appropriate Vet Care to Homeless and Abandoned Pets. 

Breeds

All

General Location

Anoka

Animal Ark

Animal Ark

​Animal Ark is a Minnesota-based animal welfare organization. We embrace and follow a no-kill philosophy in our work to rescue, rehabilitate and re-home Minnesota’s lost and homeless companion animals. With staff providing basic medical care and keeping of our shelter animals, a dedicated group of volunteers provides the next level of care, making the rehabilitation of these wonderful animals possible. Our volunteers provide needed socialization for the companion animals living at the shelter, focusing on the needs of the individual animal based on his or her personality.

Breeds

All

General Location

Hastings

Arrow's Heart Animal Rescue

Arrow's Heart Animal Rescue

Arrow’s Heart Animal Rescue is dedicated to finding well matched homes for abandoned, abused, neglected and unwanted animals. We are a non-profit, 501(c)3 no kill volunteer run animal rescue based in the Twin Cities area. We rescue, spay/neuter, provide proper medical care and rehabilitate animals both locally and nationally. We provide high quality foster care for these animals until they can be matched with their perfect homes.

Breeds

All

General Location

Twin Cities