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Across America Boxer RescueAcross 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, heartworm 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. Our Board of Directors has over 40 years of collective rescue experience, and our current volunteer base covers states as far south as Georgia. Alabama and the Carolinas, as far east as West Virginia and Pennsylvania, as far west as the Dakotas. And we’re not stopping there! No matter where a boxer is in need or in what condition, we believe “Rescuing Without Borders” gives them all another chance to be spoiled FUREVER with food, love and a warm, safe place to call home. 100% of donations go towards saving a life…help us save a life today!
angel of hope Pet A Palooza: Adoption/RescuesAngel of HopeAngel of Hope opened its doors and began helping cats and kittens in 2003. Now nearly 10 years later we have been able to expand our mission by helping local cats and dogs from animal controls and shelters. All of our foster pets live in foster homes with families while they get ready for adoption.
animalarkbanner ksmall copy Pet A Palooza: Adoption/RescuesAnimal ArkAt Animal Ark, we embrace and follow a no kill philosophy in our work to Rescue, Rehabilitate, & Re-home 800 of Minnesota’s lost and homeless companion animals every year. We are honored to have the opportunity to serve these amazing animals, their new adoptive families, and the many communities across Minnesota.
Aussie Rescue of Minnesota / Aussie AdvocatesAussie Rescue of Minnesota / Aussie AdvocatesAussie Rescue of Minnesota, Inc. (ARM) is a non-profit adoption and referral organization dedicated to placing homeless Australian Shepherds in loving, permanent homes. All members of ARM are volunteers and receive no monetary compensation for their efforts. All of our dogs live in foster homes until a suitable “forever home” can be found
BarkB.A.R.K. (Being Advocates For Rescued K-9’s) B.A.R.K. (Being Advocates for Rescued K-‘9’s) is a 100% volunteer operated, metro-wide, non-profit animal rescue dedicated to saving all “all breeds, and all needs” of animals from high kill shelters, euthanasia lists, unprepared owners, and puppy mills. B.A.R.K. provides safe and knowledgeable foster homes for all animals until adoption and provides educational services to the public through the school systems, churches, and local police departments. In 2013, B.A.R.K. was the first non-profit rescue to be involved with the MN Department of Corrections in instituting a Prison Dog Program at the Lino Lakes Correctional Facility where offender handlers foster B.A.R.K. dogs and prepare them for adoption. B.A.R.K. is publicly supported by donations, and all donated funds and supplies are used directly in providing for the animals in the foster homes.
Basset Buddies RescueBasset Buddies Rescue Basset Buddies Rescue has been instrumental in the rescue and re-homing of more than 1300 Basset Hounds throughout Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Northern Illinois since 2000. BBR is a 501(c )(3) not-for-profit organization and all donations are used expressly for the welfare of the dogs and most are tax deductible (please contact your tax advisor for more information).
untitled 11 Pet A Palooza: Adoption/RescuesCats Meow Dogs BarkSince 1996, we’ve been a dedicated force for abandon, injured, sick and surrendered animals of Minnesota! Will you join us and help us help them?
cocker spaniel rescue Pet A Palooza: Adoption/RescuesCocker Spaniel Resources Our mission statement as a charitable organization is to provide quality services for rescue, rehabilitation, adoption, and/or retirement for cocker spaniels of all ages, regardless of health conditions, through placement in permanent homes, sanctuaries, and foster care programs.
Coco’s Heart Dog RescueCoco’s Heart Dog Rescue Coco’s Heart Dog Rescue is an effort grounded in love, dedication and determination. The dream of establishing this rescue started back in 2000 when a very special dog, Coco, passed away unexpectedly at age 5. The loss inspired Coco’s owner, 12 year-old Ashley, to save other canine friends in his name. Ashley and Coco had been the best of friends and it is in his name that this endeavor lives on.
Doberman Rescue of MinnesotaDoberman Rescue of MinnesotaDoberman Rescue Minnesota (DRM) is an all volunteer, nonprofit 501C, charitable organization, incorporated by the state of Minnesota and founded by the members of the Greater Twin Cities Doberman Pinschers Club and the Doberman Pinschers Club of America. We are dedicated to finding the best possible home for all Dobermans that come into our adoption program.
dogs on deployment Pet A Palooza: Adoption/RescuesDogs On DeploymentOur mission is to give military members peace of mind concerning their pets during their service commitments by providing them with the ability to find people and resources able to help them.
Feline RescueFeline Rescue, Inc. – Feline Rescue, Inc. is a Minnesota based no-kill companion cat rescue organization. Our founders established Feline Rescue in 1997 in Minneapolis, MN as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. We are an all-volunteer organization, except for our executive director, Dana Andresen. We are funded exclusively through donations and grants. We receive no municipal, state, or federal funding. We provide rescue and relief to the homeless and endangered cats in our community through programs that offer shelter, foster, social and medical rehabilitation, feral and stray management, spay/neuter subsidy, and community education.
Grey Face RescueGrey Face Rescue – Grey Face Rescue & Retirement is a 501(c)3 non-profit, foster-based senior dog rescue providing quality care and love when the norm becomes unfamiliar. We strive to raise awareness of the joys and challenges of living with aging dogs. While never forgetting where these dogs have come from, we emphasize the positive aspects of their life in retirement. We do not concern ourselves with the quantity of time that they have left, rather the quality of the life that we can provide them for that time.
Happy TailsHappy Tails – Happy Tails Rescue of Minnesota, founded in 2005, is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization dedicated to rescuing homeless and abandoned animals. By working with committed volunteers, foster homes, local veterinarians, trainers and boarding facilities, we are able to rescue dogs and cats providing them with loving temporary care until a well-matched, carefully screened forever home can be found.
Minnesota Boxer RescueMinnesota Boxer RescueThe main goal of our organization is an all volunteer effort to rescue, rehabilitate, and re-home unwanted and abandoned Boxer dogs. When Boxers are in need, Minnesota Boxer Rescue dedicated volunteers respond. Our mission includes hands-on rescue, as well as education.
mn bird Pet A Palooza: Adoption/RescuesThe Minnesota Companion Bird AssociationThe Minnesota Companion Bird Association is a bird club based in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area, providing a social, informational, and commercial network for over 300 parrot (and other pet bird) owners, aviculturists, business owners, avian veterinarians, and ornithologists throughout the Twin Cities, Minnesota, and the Midwest.
Minnesota Wisconsin Collie RescueMinnesota-Wisconsin Collie RescueMinnesota Wisconsin Collie Rescue (MWCR) is a registered non-profit charitable organization made up of volunteers who are dedicated to the safety and welfare of purebred rough and smooth Collies.
Minnesotans Against Puppy MillsMinnesotans Against Puppy Mills – We are a group of compassionate people, working together to raise awareness and put an end to puppy mills in our State.
MN PAWSMN PAWSMinnesota Progressive Animal Welfare Society was formed by a group of dedicated volunteers who hope to raise awareness of the plight of rural shelter dogs in this country. Every day, healthy, adoptable animals find themselves in a shelter, with little chance of adoption. Many are euthanized due to a lack of space at the shelter, illness contracted while in the shelter, or a lack of community funds to support their housing. Our main goal is to pull adoptable dogs from these shelters, and place them into foster homes until appropriate forever homes can be found. MN PAWS supports our chosen shelters with funding for spay/neuter initiatives, and donations (food, vaccinations, bedding, cleaning, and supplies) to improve the conditions and quality of life for the sheltered .
No Dog Left BehindNo Dog Left BehindOur mission statement is: Our Mission is to find dogs their forever family; to speak for the abused, neglected, and abandoned; to educate adopters, reduce the number of homeless, and provide proper vet care; and to save those that need saving. We are a foster based dog rescue dedicated to bettering the lives of neglected dogs. About 30-40 dogs find new loving homes through our rescue each month. At any given time 100-150 dogs are in are care. Over 1400 dogs have been adopted in the 5 short years NDLB has been around. The majority of our dogs are from local places (MN, ND, SD & WI). We do our best to find a good match with what humans want & the what each dog breed needs.
nlgalogo3500 Pet A Palooza: Adoption/RescuesNorthern Lights Greyhound AdoptionNorthern Lights Greyhound Adoption is a non profit group of volunteers dedicated to finding responsible homes for retired racing greyhounds and educating the public about greyhounds as pets.
Protecting Paws Animal RescueProtecting Paws Animal Rescue – Protecting Paws Animal Rescue (PPAR) is based out of Prior Lake, MN, and is a 100% foster based animal rescue. This means that we do not have a facility. All of our animals go directly from the shelter to a foster home, where our amazing foster families work with the animal on any training that may be needed prior to adoption. We specialize in dogs, cats, and eventually will be taking on horses as well. Protecting Paws was founded in November, 2012 and has saved approximately 1300 animals since then from dire situations. We mainly pull dogs from the states of MN, TN, OK, KY, GA, AL, TX, SD, and ND. We will always help our local animals in need prior to out of state animals. PPAR is run and operated by a very dedicated team of volunteers. We work diligently to try to save as many animals as we have funds and homes for. We provide a safe, loving foster home, vet care, and the everyday necessities to the animals in our care until we find them their fur-ever homes.
pjf final cmyk Pet A Palooza: Adoption/RescuesPuppy Jake FoundationPuppy Jake Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to help wounded military veterans with the assistance of well-bred and professionally trained service dogs. Veterans’ injuries may be invisible such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or physical mobility impairments. The Foundation advocates for increased awareness and accessibility for those accompanied by a service dog in everyday situations.
red lake rosies Pet A Palooza: Adoption/RescuesRed Lake Rosie’s RescueRed Lake Rosie’s Rescue mission is to educate and to decrease overpopulation of companion animals reducing homelessness, disease and malnourishment on the Red Lake Indian Reservation.
Rescued Pets Are WonderfulRescued Pets Are WonderfulRescued Pets Are Wonderful is a non-profit, no-kill, volunteer animal rescue organization serving the Twin Cities metro area. We are dedicated to rescuing dogs and cats left homeless for whatever reason – animals in public shelters where they are at high risk of euthanasia due to pet overpopulation, animals given up by their owners because of difficult circumstances, and those in danger of abuse or neglect.
Rescued Tails Animal SanctuaryRescued Tails Animal SanctuaryRescued Tails Animal Sanctuary is a non-profit, all volunteer organization dedicated to rescuing, caring for and placing homeless animals.
Retrieve A Golden Of MinnesotaRetrieve A Golden Of Minnesota – RAGOM’s mission is to rescue and rehome unwanted, abused, neglected and displaced Golden Retrievers and Golden Retriever mixes, and locate permanent homes for them. We advocate responsible pet ownership and support animal abuse and neglect prevention programs, as well as spay/neuter initiatives.
Saving Shepherds of MinnesotaSaving Shepherds of MinnesotaSaving Shepherds of MN is a German Shepherd Dog Rescue committed to rescuing, rehabilitating and placing dogs into new, loving homes. Our mission is to place unwanted, abused and abandoned German Shepherd Dogs into loving forever homes. We also educate pet owners on the importance of spaying and neutering pets, keeping pets up to date on vaccines and preventatives and ways to provide training and proper socialization to their dogs.
secondhand hounds Pet A Palooza: Adoption/RescuesSecondhand HoundsOur organization provides safe shelter, proper veterinary care and daily necessities for animals at risk, while working hard to find each a permanent, loving home! Please explore our website or contact us to learn more information about Secondhand Hounds.
Second Chance Animal RescueSecond Chance Animal RescueSecond Chance Animal Rescue is a nonprofit 501(c)(3), all-volunteer organization that incorporated in 1994. We are dedicated to rescuing, caring for and placing homeless dogs and cats. We also educate the public on respect for all animal life, including the importance of spaying and neutering in order to reduce the number of animals euthanized.
Shih Tzu Rescue of MinnesotaShih Tzu Rescue of Minnesota – Shih Tzu Rescue of Minnesota is a 501c3 (charitable, non-profit) organization of dedicated volunteers committed to the rescue, rehabilitation and rehoming of Shih Tzu and Shih Tzu mix dogs. We are registered as a corporation in the state of Minnesota under the names Shih Tzu Rescue of Minnesota and Minnesota Shih Tzu Rescue.
Southwest Metro Animal RescueSouthwest Metro Animal RescueSouthwest Metro Animal Rescue and Adoption Society is a non-profit organization committed to the rescue of abandoned, abused, and stray domestic animals. We believe the animal-human bond is strengthened through education of the public on the humane treatment of animals, pet population control, and support for animal protection laws. We are an all-volunteer non-profit organization. We do not have any paid staff and receive no government funding. Our founding members have over 35 years combined experience in the animal rescue field. We have established federal tax-exempt status as a 501 (c) (3) charitable organization.
St. Francis Animal RescueSt. Francis Animal Rescue – St. Francis Animal Rescue is a volunteer non-profit organization dedicated to rescuing and rehoming homeless, abandoned, abused, neglected and surrendered dogs and cats. Our booth provides information about our organization, animal care, and pet owner resources. We offer pet themed items for a suggested donation.
Tuff Start RescueTuff Start Rescue – We rescue animals that would otherwise be euthanized due to full pounds, health problems, financial constraints, or just for being a stray or feral (cat).
Underdog RescueUnderdog Rescue – Underdog Rescue, MN is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, foster-based rescue group dedicated to the rehabilitation and permanent placement of homeless dogs.
Wags And WhiskersWags & Whiskers – Wags & Whiskers Animal Rescue is dedicated to saving lives and finding forever homes for stray, abandoned, and surrendered dogs in high-kill shelters. We are a small, no-kill, volunteer-run 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

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