Founded in 1952, Pet Haven is proud to be Minnesota’s first foster-based animal rescue organization.


Our Mission

Pet Havens rescues, rehabilitates and re-homes dogs and cats, supports spay/neuter efforts to reduce pet overpopulation, promotes companion animal welfare, and advocates on behalf of companion animals.

Our Vision

  • Find quality homes for every animal in our care
  • Encourage responsible companion animal guardianship in our community
  • Advance the value of companion animals in our society
  • Eliminate the need to euthanize dogs and cats as a means of population control through implementation and advocacy of spay/neuter procedures
  • Be a rewarding place to volunteer

How We Help

What We Do

We help dogs and cats find homes with loving families through foster-based care. Every dog and cat lives with a foster family until they find their forever families. We provide all of their basic needs including proper food, veterinary care, behavior training, and supplies.

Through in-home fostering, we learn about each animal’s temperament, personality, likes/dislikes, and any medical needs. With this first-hand information, we can then find the right family for each dog and cat.

Our volunteers also educate the public on responsible companion animal care, and represent respect for animals at all times. Whether we’re working with prospective new families, meeting people at public events, or socializing with friends and family, we encourage others to view and treat their pets as members of the family. We are their guardians, and they depend on us for companionship and care.

Please also note the following:

  • We spay/neuter prior to adoption.
  • We do not euthanize animals unless they have untreatable health or behavioral conditions that denies them an acceptable quality of life or makes them a serious threat to people, other animals, or themselves.

How We Operate

We rely on adoption fees, tax-deductible donations, and special events to keep our rescue operating. Our staff, Board of Directors, and volunteers have provided the passion and commitment to keep Pet Haven a safe haven for animals for over 65 years.

We are committed to preventing pet homelessness through the SNIP Grant. Since 2005, we have granted more than $240,000 to organizations in Minnesota to support spay/neuter initiatives.