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.

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. Make sure to check out the Dog Rescue Events page to see if the rescue has any upcoming meet & greet events planned. 

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

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