Foster Program

Opening your home to a dog or cat in need is an incredibly rewarding experience. As a foster, you’ll provide an animal with care, food, play, exercise, and socialization. You’ll also work with other Pet Haven volunteers to respond to adoption applications. And yes, it’s difficult to say goodbye, but finding the perfect family for each dog and cat makes it worthwhile. As an added bonus, we love to share our stories and photos with each other so you’ll always have the support and friendship of fellow foster families. 

To learn more about our foster program, click here.

SNIP Grant

Pet Haven is committed to reducing the number of homeless pets in Minnesota. We believe we cannot adopt our way out of pet overpopulation, so we’re working to address the problem at its root.

SNIP stands for “Spay/Neuter Initiative Program.”  We offer the SNIP grant on an annual basis to animal welfare groups in Minnesota to support and strengthen their spay/neuter efforts. And since 2005, we’ve awarded more than $200,000 to organizations throughout Minnesota and Iowa.  Click here for more information.

Phoenix Fund for Special Needs Animals

Many of the animals we rescue arrive neglected and unhealthy, and are in desperate need of necessary—and usually expensive—medical attention. Animals who have been abused, malnourished, poorly bred, and neglected deserve their chance to find a loving home.

Pet Haven’s Phoenix Fund is dedicated to rehabilitating, mending broken bones, curing illnesses, and restoring health. Our commitment to these special cases will continue when you support our Phoenix Fund Campaign.

Surrendering Your Pet

The decision to surrender your pet is never an easy one to make. Our volunteers are here to provide you with the support, guidance, and information you need to make the best choice.

People are often unaware of the potential resources that could help them keep their pets. This might include a need for affordable veterinary care, food, and supplies – or help with behavior modification or training. To learn more, please contact us at support@pethavenmn.org.

If surrendering is the best option for your pet and family, please click here to learn more about our Owner Surrender process. 

Resources for Pet Owners

Click the link above to find a list of helpful resources for common behavior training tips, emergency vet care providers, and lots of other information.