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Why adopt from Pet Haven?

Pet Haven is a foster-based rescue. Our animals live with foster families until they are placed in permanent homes and their foater families get to know the dogs and cats and learn important information about the animals. For example, the foster family will know if the dog or cat is good with other animals or children, and will have a good idea of what kind of training, attention, and special needs the pet may require. This makes our foster families great resources for potential adopters!

Cat Adoption Application

 

Dog Adoption Application

 

Adoption Fees And Agreements

 

Where do the dogs and cats come from?

Our animals come from shelters, animal control facilities, and are surrendered by owners.

I don’t live in the Twin Cities. Can I still adopt from Pet Haven?

We are committed to providing post-adoption services that include our health guarantee and behavior counseling. Therefore, an animal’s new home must be within reach of our volunteers and veterinary clinics. For this reason, Pet Haven limits its animal placements to locations within 75 miles of the Twin Cities.

Do you ever extend the 75 mile radius?

​If an animal is available for at least 60 days; we have extended our adoption radius from 75-miles to 100-miles outside Minneapolis, MN City Center or, distance at the foster’s discretion. If you are outside of the 75-mile radius, the guidelines are as follows:

  1.  Any post-adoption vet care that Pet Haven would cover financially needs to be done with one of our partners in the metro area
  2.  Any post-adoption continuation of already enrolled behavioral / training that Pet Haven would cover financially needs to be done with one of our partners in the metro area
  3.  Applicant will need to come to the metro area for a meet and greet with foster parent and dog; if there is another dog(s) in the applicant’s home, dog(s) will need to accompany owner to the meet and greet in the metro area
  4. Home visit needs to be completed either by video chat or through another rescue in your area
  5.  Adopter will need to come to the metro area to pick up their new family member if adoption process completed / approved​

How much does it cost to adopt?

Adoption fees vary depending on the age and breed of the animal. Every pet placed through Pet Haven is spayed or neutered, is up-to-date on vaccinations, has a microchip ID, and has been examined by a veterinarian to make sure it is healthy at the time of adoption. You can view our adoption fees here.

How do I adopt a cat or dog from Pet Haven?

  1. View our adoptable pets! Check out the links for our adoptable cats and dogs, where you can view their photos and read their bios. You can meet some of our adoptable animals at adoption events.
  2. Fill out an application.  If you would like to meet a dog or cat that interests you, complete our online adoption application (here for cats, here for dogs). Your application is not binding—it is just the first step in learning more about an animal.
  3. Meet and greet time: A Pet Haven volunteer will respond to your application to discuss the animal in greater detail and schedule a “meet and greet.”  This meeting can take place at a home, adoption event, or out in the community.
  4. Home visit: If you are adopting a dog, Pet Haven will arrange a home visit. The home visit helps us ensure that your home will be a good fit based on what we know about the dog, and it’s also a chance for you to ask us any questions and receive last-minute pointers before you bring your new pet home!
  5. Submit paperwork and adoption fee: An adoption contract is completed and the adopter pays an adoption fee. Our adoption fee includes the cost of the spay/neuter surgery, microchip implant, and all age-appropriate vaccinations.
  6. Congratulations, you’ve got a new family member! You’ll receive lots of support leading up to and after your adoption. Once you adopt from Pet Haven, you’re always a part of our family and we’ll be here for any support or questions!

 


Check out Pet Haven’s adoptable dogs and cats!

 

adoptable dogs

 

adoptable cats 

 


Online Adoption Agreement

Click to complete your adoption agreement!

 

Online Dog Adoption Agreement

 

Online Cat Adoption Agreement

 


Returning an animal

While we work hard to ensure great matches are made between animals and their adopters, we know that circumstances sometimes require people to make the difficult choice to return their pet. Pet Haven will work with adopters to welcome back any animal adopted from Pet Haven into our care if the need arises. Adopters are offered a 10-day “grace period” post-adoption and can return their pet if necessary. Previous adopters can learn more about the surrender process here.


Now that you’ve adopted….

Check out Pet Haven’s resource page for pet owners, with helpful advice for you and your new family member!