Resources and Education



Dog Behavior Resources

Bringing a new dog home

Resource for Rescue Dogs

Your First 30 days with your new dog

Crate Training Help

A New Dog in the House: Tips for Transition

Dog Parks: What to know

Poisonous plants for dogs

Puppy Handling

Learning to greet dogs properly


Dog Separation Anxiety

Animal Humane Society

Humane Society of the United States


Barking Issues

Victoria Stillwell


Resource Guarding


Patricia McConnell

Food Guarding

Muzzle Up Project: a great resource for pet owners to learn about how to use and fit a muzzle!

Shy/Fearful Dogs


Understanding a shy/fearful dog



Cat Behavior Resources

Bringing Your New Cat Home

How to prepare for your new cat’s first few days

Preparation to Prevent Problems

How to Speak Cat & Understand Behavior

Jackson Galaxy Support Blog

Poisonous Plants for Cats

Cat Behavior Issues

Separation Anxiety in Cats

Litter Box Issues

Tips to help with litter box issues (video)

Introducing New Pets

Introducing Cats; The Do’s and Dont’s

Introducing a New Cat to Dogs

Introducing a new dog to your other dogs

Introducing dogs on leash

Dog-Dog Introduction Video (credit:


Understanding Feline Body Language

Understanding Dog Body Language


Low-Cost Vet Care Providers


Animal Humane Society Vet Center

Mission Animal Hospital

ValueCare Vet Hospital

Access Veterinary Care




Financial Help for Pet Owners

The Pet Fund

Red Rover

Fur Keeps Program (Carver Scott Humane Society)

Brown Dog Foundation

Care Credit

Waggle – A resource to help pay for emergency pet care

Financial Assistance pdf_1


Pet food resources

People and Pets Together

Find your local food shelf by contacting United Way

Pet-Friendly Housing Support

My Pit Bull is Family Database



Pet-Friendly Apartments in Minneapolis

Pet-Friendly Apartments in St. Paul

Dog Training and Behavior Resources

Vet Partners Care: contact Kallie Fowler at 763-337-4433 or email

Dogs of a Good Society

Canine Coach

Giffy Dog

Peace Of Mind Dog Training

Paws Abilities Dog Training

Follow Me Dogs

True Loyalty

Canine Coach

Brian Munro Dog Training

Animal Humane Society’s Pet Helpline: 952-HELP-PET (952-435-7738)

Temporary Foster Care

While Pet Haven does not provide temporary foster care for cats or dogs, we can provide support and surrender-prevention services. 

Vicki’s Pet Services provides long-term dog boarding at very reasonable rates and is located in North Branch.

Surrendering your animal is never an easy decision and should be well thought out.

Learn more about Pet Haven’s Owner Surrender process

Animal Humane Society: 952-HELP-PET (952-435-7738)

Minneapolis Animal Care and Control: 612-673-MACC (6222)

St. Paul Animal Control– 651-266-1120

Feline Rescue: Minnesota based no-kill companion cat rescue organization

Bloomington Animal Control 952- 563-4942

Pets Under Police Security Maple Grove 763- 494-5999

Dog Lovers Digest – List of Minnesota Rescues and Shelters

Rehoming Your Pet ServicesAdopt a Pet is an online platform for pet owners to safely rehome their pets themselves. We strongly recommend doing a home visit and veterinary reference. Remember this is your family member you are rehoming. They are depending on you to make sure they are safe. We also suggest asking for an adoption donation that you can donate to a rescue of your choice. Offering pets up for “FREE” is always risky.


Foster-Specific Resources

The 2-week “staycation” for foster dogs (credit: A Rotta Love Plus)

Welcome to dog fostering: What to expect

CHILL OUT! Decompression Tips for New Dogs

Reducing Aggression: “Engage/Disengage” Game