We are Minnesota’s very first foster-based rescue. For 70 years we have been dedicated to improving the lives of pets and the people who love them by rescuing, rehabilitating, and rehoming dogs and cats. Every dog and cat lives with a loving foster family until they find families of their own. As an organization, we provide all of their needs including high-quality food, the best possible veterinary care, behavior support for emotional well-being, and any supplies needed. As individuals, we give the love, compassion, and patience needed to truly change lives.
We are also dedicated to reducing pet overpopulation by supporting spay and neuter efforts, providing resources to people and their pets, and doing the work needed to strengthen the human-animal bond building the foundations to last a lifetime.
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Founded in 1952, Pet Haven is the first foster-based rescue in Minnesota. We rescue, rehabilitate, and re-home dogs and cats, working closely with adopters to find the right match to create forever families for every Pet Haven pet. We provide needed medical treatment, training, and behavioral support to every animal in our care. And also offer pre-adoption and post-adoption support.
All our animals are in loving foster homes, not in a shelter. Our foster program benefits both the animals in our care and their future families. Our foster families prepare animals for adoption by giving them a chance to live in a home where they can fully express their personality, work to overcome fears, recover from trauma, and receive needed training, giving them a better chance at a forever home.
We can’t adopt our way out of pet overpopulation. We address homelessness at the root through our spay/neuter initiatives. We were the first organization in Minnesota to require spay/neuter prior to adoption and have continued to support efforts to reduce overpopulation through programs and grants. More than 5,000 animals have been altered through our grant program.
Volunteers are key to helping Pet Haven to achieve its mission by helping to lead and support all core functions of the organization. We have over 350 volunteers and this keeps our administrative costs down so your donations go directly to the animals who need help. Come join our amazing team of volunteers!