Find Your Perfect Pet at These 4 Twin Cities Rescue Shelters

May 09, 2016

Rescue-Shelters-Twin-Cities.jpgBringing a rescue animal into your pet-friendly Springs Twin Cities apartment home pays physical, mental and spiritual benefits. Find your perfect pet at one of these great local shelters and organizations.

1. Twin Cities Pet Rescue

TCPR is a non-profit organization that rescues animals in need, some of which are beyond the means of other organizations. Each one is placed in a foster home so they can receive loving care and attention until they can be adopted permanently. They consider pet placement to be a form of matchmaking. Online applications are reviewed, and those that are approved are scheduled for a meet-and-greet with the prospective pet. For dog adoptions, coordinators will also complete an in-home visit.

2. Homeward Bound Dog Rescue

Despite the name, there are occasionally adoptable cats found at HBDR, which also places all pets with foster homes until a match can be made. Their adoption fees are slightly higher because they specialize in rescuing special needs pets, which often means a sizable bill for veterinary care. Animals are featured at their weekly adoption events held at local area pet stores. Prospective adopters are asked to make a long-term commitment to their pet and agree to certain other parameters, such as maintaining the animal as an indoor companion pet, which is perfect for Springs residents.

3. Animal Humane Society
1115 Beulah Ln
St. Paul

AHS has an open-door policy, meaning they accept every animal that comes in regardless of health, age or breed. They provide medical treatment and behavior modification training to ensure that the majority of their pets are adoptable. When you adopt through AHS, you can take advantage of services such as their pet hotline and pet loss support groups. The adoption center is open from noon until 8 p.m. on weekdays and 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. on weekends.

4. Minneapolis Animal Care & Control
212 17th Ave N
612.673.MACC (6222)

MACC is the city department charged with creating and maintaining a safe environment for local residents and animals. Each year more than 4,000 animals pass through their full-service shelter. Strays are kept for a minimum of five days to give owners a chance to locate their pets. Any unclaimed animals are then made adoption-ready with spaying or neutering, vaccines and other required maintenance. Hours of MACC's adoption center are 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. weekdays and 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturdays.

Most animal shelters are non-profit organizations that rely on volunteers. Why not consider donating some of your time to help out one of these deserving groups? Along with adopting a rescue pet, it's one of the most rewarding experiences you will have.

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