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Every week we have a wide variety of dogs/puppies up for adoption. The dogs have been spayed/neutered, vaccinated, heartworm tested, and are microchipped. Please go to our FAQ page to learn about our adoption fees, adoption requirements, policies, how to adopt, as well as other things to consider before you adopt.
A pre-adoption questionnaire must be filled out by all prospective adopters for each dog you are interested in. You can fill out the pre-adoption questionnaire down below(faster option) or you may complete one at an adoption event. Our pet adoptions are held every Saturday from 11:00am – 3pm. If you would like to inquire about our animals (besides coming to our pet adoption) you may contact us via email. Please keep in mind that we are volunteers and have families and jobs but we will respond to your email as quickly as possible, especially if it is an emergency. All HB dogs, unless otherwise noted, are indoor dogs.
A word about ages: We do our best to accurately represent the ages of the dogs in our program. Sometimes we have good information on that, many times we do not. Working with sending shelters, our experience, and our vet we strive to make our “best guess.” There may be times when paperwork will not match what we’ve stated. Sometimes the birthday may be miss keyed in paperwork from the sending shelter such as a dog that is obviously an adult whose paperwork states they are 18 days old or a puppy who is listed as being three years old. In addition, many dogs that come into rescue have not had the highest quality diet and their teeth may appear “older” than they really are. Sometimes it may be a difference in opinion. Sometimes it may be an error in communication. While we try to be accurate we cannot offer a guarantee on an animal’s age.
Foster Homes Needed: We are always looking for new foster homes. If you have ever wanted to help, now is the time! To learn more about fostering, please go to our Foster Facts page. The dogs (and cats!) thank you for considering becoming a foster mom, dad or family!
Homeward Bound encourages people who plan to visit the adoption events to complete the online application below, prior to the event, so you are approved if you find a match for you there. Prior approval of applications is needed to take a dog home from the event.
Adler is a 10 pound, 9 week old Lab/Chesapeake/Retriever mix with a gentle, soft personality. Dumped at a shelter with his mom and siblings, he is a little shy at first because he hasn’t known a lot of love, but he just curls right into you and soaks up all the love you can give. He is used to other pets and if raised with gentle kids would make a fantastic family dog, or a good companion for adults. He’s a baby, so expect all routine puppy training like house breaking, chewing, manners, etc. He is available after March 4th. His fee of $550 plus tax covers neuter, 2 shots, worming, and chip, and we have a 2 week trial on adoptions. Please do the application at https://forms.gle/ 97p7hMTjGyCUkLbT6 or email [email protected]
Amberly is a 10 pound, 9 week old Lab/Chesapeake/Retriever mix with a wise and watchful personality., always wanting to be a good girl so reading the room to figure out how to be. Dumped at a shelter with her mom and siblings, she is a little shy at first because she hasn’t known a lot of love, but she just curls right into you and soaks up all the love you can give. Amberly is used to other pets and if raised with gentle kids would make a fantastic family dog, or a good companion for adults. She’s a baby, so expect all routine puppy training like house breaking, chewing, manners, etc. Amberly is available after March 4th. Her fee of $550 plus tax covers spay, 2 shots, worming, and chip, and we have a 2 week trial on adoptions. Please do the application at https://forms.gle/ 97p7hMTjGyCUkLbT6 or email [email protected]
meet Arenita, a 1-2 year old female Chihuahua/Doxie mix about 7 pounds. She is the sweetest. She is shy at first, but never nippy. Arenita is a blonde beauty who really, really likes other dogs and cats, and attaches hard to one or two people and is a loyal follower. She is going to need a house training refresher here in the MN cold, and she is crated when alone. Arenita enjoys walks, sunbathing, being cuddled up, and sharing your bed. She is a very special, soft, gentle soul. Please email [email protected] with questions
Amber and pups are available March 4th, and we are seeking fosters for Amber as well as pairs of her pups ( 2 pairs) or adopters. The pups look to be a Lab/Chesapeake type mix, and Amber is a very gentle, low key, easygoing and quiet girl who is raising very sweet babies. Amber is good with dogs and cats, patient with kids, and hoping for a calm and peaceful home. If you are interested in fostering Amber or 2 of her babies, please email [email protected]
Atticus is a middle aged mixed breed, about 45 pounds, who has a tough past but he sure doesn’t show it. He is always happy. He loves to chase the squirrels and enjoys watching the birds at the bird feeder, he doesn’t bark or growl at the birds he just sits on the couch and watches them. He likes to lay on the couch and will cuddle with you if you invite him. He loves to sleep in bed with his fosters as well, no matter how little space there is. Atticus came from Mexico and was badly hurt, left to heal on his own. He had a broken pelvis and broken leg that healed on it’s own. Maybe that’s why he enjoys a soft bed and a warm loving home so very much. Atticus is a smart dog who responds very well to training. He enjoys other dogs, meeting people, and plays well with others. He is well house trained and crates when alone, although is graduating to more free reign then also. He’s just a very good boy who deserves his own home. He’s past due for it. Please email kashka[email protected]
Name: Bo Breed: Terrier Mix Age: Puppy Sex: Male Size: Medium Description: Bo is a 9-month old male Terrier mix needing an adopter who has some dog experience. He has shown resource guarding against kids, and thrives in an adult, structured environment. He is house trained, crate trained, minds some commands, and would love a home with someone who can continue training, boundaries, and no kids. He does well with other dogs. Please email Katie @ [email protected] with questions. You can get a head start on the process by fill out the application above.
Bodhi is an 8 week male Lab/Border Collie mix puppy, an adventurer who loves meeting new people, making new animal friends, and learning. He is highly responsive to training and his curious and outgoing personality make him ideal for a home who wants a dog they can bring a lot of places. Being a baby, he is just learning how to potty outside, not to chew, and manners, so if you commit to him you commit to routine puppy training. We expect him to be around 45 pounds as an adult. Please email [email protected] or do the application at https://forms.gle/ 97p7hMTjGyCUkLbT6
Name: Bowie Breed: Beagle Age: Young Adult Sex: Male Size: Medium Description: Bowie is a Beagle with some baggage. Cute as can be, this young adult Beagle has a lot of Beagle traits (the bay, the enthusiasm for long sniffing walks, the passion for food, and wily smarts) but came to us with some serious resource guarding issues. He went through behavior rehab and is doing wonderfully, but without an experienced dog owner will revert back. He used to guard food, items he thought were his, and his sleeping space, and would react with a bite. At this point, in foster care, he allows us to handle him all over, take food and treats away, and move him. He needs an experienced owner to continue boundaries, training, and kind firmness. We adore him, we have no issues right now (except with cats, he hates cats). Bowie is house trained, crated when alone, loves walks, would do best with a fenced outside area, and we are highly recommending continued training classes. Please email Katie @ [email protected] with questions. You can get a head start on the process by filling out the application above.
Cabo is an adult German Shepherd, rescued from the streets of Mexico, and is now adjusting to home life in MN. He is well house trained, has not needed a crate, walks well on the leash, and is very laid back and quiet. He is, however, extremely protective of his home, and needs an adopter who can manage this behavior through training and behavior management ( for example, he gets crated every time someone comes in the door). Cabo does well with other dogs but can not live with cats. His ideal home would have some land and not many visitors, as well as needing someone who can manage an overly protective dog of their home. Out and about he is just fine. Please email [email protected]
Camden is a gentle soul, very timid and not yet known much kindness. This 30 pound Beagle/Collie mix ( for real, we saw her mom who is a Collie!) is a gentle soul. She is quiet and watchful and learning it all, and we can’t wait until she learns to expect love and good care. Camden is learning the house training from the other dogs, follows their every move and is highly dependent on a dog friend. She is respectful of cats and gentle with people. Everything is still new… steps, leash, car rides… and she needs a committed and patient adopter to stick with her and teach her. Her loyalty and gentle spirit will make it worth the time. Please email [email protected]
Chips is a 1 year old Chihuahua mix ( maybe Poodle? he does shed though) who has a peppy, happy, outgoing personality. He loves walks and attention and car rides and toys, and curling up with you on the couch. He is fostered with dogs and cats and does well, but would be equally as happy as a single dog with humans who adored him. Chips does startle when asleep, so an adult home who can give him a word of wake up before grabbing him when he’s asleep is ideal. He is a joyous and loveable little guy. His fee of $550 plus tax covers neuter, heartworm test, worming, shots and chip, and we do a 2 week trial. Please email [email protected]
Cinnamon ( female, brown) and her best friend Barkley ( male, white with brown) are seeking a home where they can stay roommates and best friends for life. Their prior owner really loved them, and her final wish before she passed was for her canine friends to find a home together. This pair is very affectionate, loving, easy to live with and easy to be charmed by. They are house trained, not chewers, pretty low key. Barkley is a sensitive soul and these changes are hard, so we are seeking a home who can commit for life. Ideally they would have a yard and someone around often to give them lots of love. Although they are never mean, they are used to a calmer adult home, so we are hoping for that. Please email [email protected] with questions and we can send an application if you’d like.
Daphne is a 12 week female chocolate Golden/Australian Shepherd mix who could be an incredible therapy dog with some training. She is very intuitive and thoughtful already, and her desire to please people is so apparent already. Daphne is learning the house training, crates when alone, and is used to living with other pets. Please be ready for typical puppy training and have the patience for a baby. You can email [email protected] or do the application at https://forms.gle/ 97p7hMTjGyCUkLbT6
Dharma is a young adult female German Shepherd/Retriever mix who came to us from Mexico with a past that seems like she had some cruelty shown, and she has worked so hard to overcome it. She is smart- already house trained and crate trained, loves walks but could use some manners on the leash, learned some commands. She is sweet- loves to cuddle up in bed, shadow you around the house, and smother those she loves with kisses. Dharma has major hero worship on other dogs and is happiest running and playing and snuggling up with a canine companion. She has also done well with cats. Dharma is shy with strangers and men she doesn’t know, and will bark and retreat. She lives with young kids right now that she adores, but their unpredictable shouts and movements startle her and she reacts by barking at them. Her ideal home would be with patient adults, a yard, and another playful dog who wants a buddy. She needs someone patient and kind to choose her. Please email [email protected]
Faith is an adorable Lab/Border Collie pup who has an easygoing, happy, cuddly personality. She sees an open lap and she’s right in, kissing all over. Faith is good with kids and other pets, and a smart puppy. Being a baby, she is just learning how to potty outside, not to chew, and manners, so if you commit to her, you commit to routine puppy training. We expect her to be around 45 pounds as an adult. Please email [email protected] or do the application at https://forms.gle/ 97p7hMTjGyCUkLbT6
Gilly is a young adult male Terrier mix with a happy go lucky and very friendly personality. He enjoys walks and meeting new people, does well with other dogs, and is tolerant of the cats at his foster home. Gilly is house trained and crated for the workday. He may be a little too puppyish for really young kids still, but does very well with older kids and adults. He is active and social and needs a home to commit to daily play or walks, as well as enjoys an affectionate little cuddler. Being a Terrier, he does need a home who can enforce some limits and rules right from the start, and he is highly respectful of authority. Gilly would prefer a home with yard space. He is neutered, heartworm treated, vaccinated, wormed and chipped, and we do a 2 week trial on all adoptions. Please email [email protected]
Howie is an adult male Australian Shepherd/English Shepherd mix, used to cats and enjoys playing with other dogs, seeking a new home. He has been well loved, and his family is seeking a new home because they know he needs more exercise and training than they can give him. Howie is house trained, crate trained, knows some basic commands. He is seeking a home with yard space or acreage and someone committed to daily training and exercise, which his breed needs. He is comfortable with little kids but his manners indicate to us that he would do best in a home with older kids and adults. Behaviorally, he needs socialization and work on not barking at new people when they come into the home. He is otherwise a stable and happy dog, and warms up to newcomers after a few minutes. Howie LOIVES the ball, splashing in water, and cuddling up to sleep. Please email [email protected] with questions.
Isla is a 12 week female shorthaired golden colored Golden/Australian Shepherd mix who is an old soul. She comes across as a dog who has been here before and knows what to do, and is ready to go wherever you ask her to. She does think she’s a lap dog though, curls right up every chance she gets. Isla is learning the house training, crates when alone, and is used to living with other pets. Please be ready for typical puppy training and have the patience for a baby. You can email [email protected] or do the application at https://forms.gle/ 97p7hMTjGyCUkLbT6
Kieren is a 12 week male odd colored Golden/Australian Shepherd mix who is eye catching to look at, and heart melting to know. He is a well adjusted, happy, very trainable, and ready to create a life with you. Kieren is learning the house training, crates when alone, and is used to living with other pets. Please be ready for typical puppy training and have the patience for a baby. You can email [email protected] or do the application at https://forms.gle/ 97p7hMTjGyCUkLbT6
Newly arrived from Mexico, Jitana is in culture shock about this frozen world she stepped into… and she is so polite and sweet about it! At about 18 months old, this beautiful Chihuahua/Rat Terrier/Doxie mix is about 8 pounds and a leggy, graceful girl. She does very well with other pets and is polite but a little nervous meeting new people. She bonds hard and fast, and then enjoys playing with toys, cuddling up, and being adored. She will need a house training refresher with this MN cold, and is crated when alone. Please email [email protected]
JJ the cat is seeking a special home. Taken off the streets as a kitten, he went home to an adopter who has spent the past 8 months trying to teach him how to be happy as a house cat, and he is a cat who decidedly needs a safe and caring barn or shop home. He is neutered, vaccinated, healthy, litter trained, comfortable with dogs. He does not enjoy people touching him still, although he tolerates it sometimes. He is wanting a home where he has access to outside but is safe, fed, and routine vet care kept up on. Please email [email protected]
Lincoln is a 7 year old black Lab mix, very well trained in the house, and good with kids and other dogs… no cats for him though. He is very well house broken, no chewing, rarely barks, minds his manners. He loves spending time in the yard and going for walks. Lincoln is searching for a new home due to his owner going into the military, and while her dad could watch him for awhile, his life has also changed and is not right for owning a dog. He does well with other dogs but is also comfortable living as an only dog. Please email [email protected]
Logan is a 1 year old Goldendoodle seeking a very specific home. She is very outgoing and happy and friendly to everyone, including kids, dogs, cats, and even horses. She is house trained, hates the crate so does well with someone home most of the time and with a structured routine. Her current foster leaves her loose inside for periods of a few hours with their other dog and she does very well. Logan requires a hobby farm type situation, or somewhere with lots of land for her to run freely on with human supervision and playtime. She will NOT do well with a city yard or even daily walks, she needs the hours of running and playing chase with dog friends, fetch, swimming, trail rides, etc. She learns boundaries well. If you have an active lifestyle and land, and want an always happy big dopey dog to join you, please email [email protected]
Breed: Beagle/Boxer/Shar Pei Mix Age: Young Adult Sex: Female Size: Medium Description: Louisa is a young adult female medium size (35-40 or so pounds) Beagle/Boxer/Shar Pei mix, and we have been learning her and loving her for the past few months. Louisa was rescued from a hoarding situation and gave birth in the shelter on Easter Sunday to some beautiful pups. She and the babies came into foster care and she has been blossoming. Louise is cautious with new people but with a little time and patience easily won over, and her loyalty is unbeatable to those she loves. She is dog and cat friendly, used to caged guinea pigs, reliably house trained and quiet in the crate when alone. Louisa LOVES daily run time on the hobby farm and is good about coming back right when called. She likes the car. Louisa is especially cautious with men and young kids, so her ideal home would be a woman, a fenced yard, and another dog to wrestle and play with, or somewhere with some land. For the person/family willing to make the time and patience investment, she is going to spend every day for the rest of her life repaying it. Please email Katie @ [email protected] with questions. You can get a head start on the process by fill out the application above.
Marley is an absolutely adorable, always happy, very outgoing and friendly female young adult Black Lab mix seeking a forever home. Marley is house trained, crate trained, loves walks and car rides and adventures and so much love. She does very well with kids and other dogs, cats are unknown. Marley absolutely positively does require a fenced yard for the simple reason that she will not pee on the leash routinely… so in order to maintain house trained, she does need a fenced yard. She has had to move a few times already when apartment life is not fitting with her, but she thrives in a fenced yard and is so well behaved. She LOVES other dogs, ideally her forever home would have a canine playmate or someone who walks and can visit dogs. Please email [email protected]
Meiko is a 6 month, 22 pound Lab mix puppy who was found in heart wrenching shape. She was skeletal thin, had a collar that had grown into her neck all the way to exposing her trachea. A shelter has asked us to take her, but we need a foster/adopter commitment to do so. She is playful, submissive, clearly been mistreated as she seems to expect to be hit, but learning to trust humans. She needs routine puppy training like house training and manners. Her foster/adopter does need to be within driving distance of our clinic in Fridley for her spay. Please email [email protected]
Seeking foster or adopter by December 3rd…. otherwise we have to leave her at the shelter.
Maggie is a 4 month old Cattle Dog/Corgi mix who is desperately searching for her forever home. Maggie is growing up in rescue. Both of her brothers were adopted right away, but here poor Maggie sits, waiting for her Happily Ever After. Maggie loves everyone she meets. Her tail is constantly wagging, and she is always on the lookout for her new best friend. She is housebroken and crate trained on a schedule, fostered with kids, other dogs and cats. Maggie does have a fair amount of energy (she is a herding breed after all) so needs someone who is up for everything that entails – both physical and mental stimulation. Maggie does need some work on her manners, so she would do best in a home with no young children, as she forgets herself sometimes and would likely be too much for littles to enjoy. An active home with another young dog would be ideal, though not required. Maggie is incredibly food motivated, which will go a long way with training. We think she would excel at Obedience and Agility. She needs someone willing to put in the time and effort to help her reach her true potential. If you think you may be what Maggie has been waiting for, please fill out an application at: https://docs.google.com/forms/ d/e/1FAIpQLSfYjgAdLO_ BD6zeYfoMMk_iudGRLTH- KdFUzuKnJR-zlA_7Dg/viewform . Please email [email protected] with any questions
Oscar is a 1 year old, 15 pound Chihuahua/Doxie mix who loves people and does very well with female dogs, less great with other male dogs. Being neutered will hopefully change that. He is learning the house training, crates when alone, loves walks and car rides and meeting new people friends. He’s puppyish still but easier to train at a year old. Please email [email protected] or do the application at https://forms.gle/ 97p7hMTjGyCUkLbT6
Name: Peter Pan Breed: Spaniel Mix Age: Adult Sex: Male Size: Medium Description: Peter Pan is an adult male Spaniel mix ( Sheltie?) who is smart, silly, affectionate, and a little strong willed. He is happy and craves attention, but when corrected he will act like a tough guy (snarl) but has never tried to actually bite. He is house trained, crate trained, does well with other dogs, and prefers adults. Peter Pan is about 25-30 pounds, loves walks, loves toys, and needs a home who won’t be scared when he sounds like a grump. His fee of $450 plus tax includes neuter, heartworm test, shots, and worming. Please email Katie @ [email protected] with questions. You can get a head start on the process by fill out the application above.
Paddy is a 12 week male Golden/Australian Shepherd mix who sort of amazes us with his calm demeanor and mellow, observant outlook. He arches those ran eyebrows as he watches and it melts you. We expect as he gets older and a little more settled, he will increase in his playfulness, but this is a smart little guy with a heart of gold. Paddy is learning the house training, crates when alone, and is used to living with other pets. Please be ready for typical puppy training and have the patience for a baby. You can email [email protected] or do the application at https://forms.gle/ 97p7hMTjGyCUkLbT6
Patience is an 8 week old Lab/Border Collie mix, and her name reflects her calm, steady, unflappably easy puppy personality. She’s just a very chill puppy. Patience is good with kids and other pets, and a smart puppy. Being a baby, she is just learning how to potty outside, not to chew, and manners, so if you commit to her, you commit to routine puppy training. We expect her to be around 45 pounds as an adult. Please email [email protected] or do the application at https://forms.gle/ 97p7hMTjGyCUkLbT6
Princess is a 6 year old female Border Collie/Retriever mix who is arriving March 4th. Her owner passed away a few months ago and she has been relegated to life in the backyard, where she patiently waits for someone to come feed her. Princess needs a brush and bath, some tender loving care, and someone to heal her broken heart. She is good with dogs and cats and kids, mellow, was house trained although may have an adjustment period back in the house. She is new to leash walking so would need some practice with that, she has been off lead at her prior home or in the backyard. Princess is having treatment through us for heartworm, so would need to return to us for an overnight visit early April. Please email [email protected]
Rip is a 4 month old German Shepherd mix with a beautiful blue and tan coloring. He’s a quieter guy, a little unsure without other dogs to follow, and very smart. He is learning the house training very quickly, crates when alone, and responds to some commands. He prefers the predictability of adults, and would flourish in a home with another dog. He is a puppy who would benefit from continued training and socialization as he grows– all puppies do. Please email [email protected]
Ruby is an adult female Retriever mix, about 45 pounds, seeking a new home. She is reliably house trained, crates well, knows some commands. She has been through puppy training classes, loves walks but is also ok if she misses a day, and enjoys attention without being pushy. She is shy with new men at first, and barks appropriately when delivery people come. Ruby is seeking a new home because her adopters have a new puppy, and she is very unhappy sharing her home with him. While she has done well with visiting dogs and meeting dogs out and about, she is not a dog who can share her home with a puppy. She is good with older kids, she lives with kids currently who are 10 years or older. She’s a polite, good dog. Please email [email protected] if you are interested in hearing more!
Rupert is an adorably quizzical puppy who likes to watch what’s going on and then decide the best way to be cute and join in. He’s a little more of a serious puppy, one who wants to be good and do the right thing, although show him kids or another dog and he is a wiggling furball of love. He is 8 weeks old, Lab/Border Collie, expected to be around 45 pounds as an adult. Being a baby, he is just learning how to potty outside, not to chew, and manners, so if you commit to him you commit to routine puppy training. We expect him to be around 45 pounds as an adult. Please email [email protected] or do the application at https://forms.gle/ 97p7hMTjGyCUkLbT6
Meet Saul the dog and Dylan the cat. They both came into the pound in November, and due to overcrowding, were placed in wire crates next to each other in a hallway. This shelter will do anything they possibly can to find rescue, but never did they think that 3 months later, this young Lab mix and this playful kitten would STILL be living in crates waiting. Saul is about 8 months old, very puppyish still, always happy, peppy, wants to play. Dylan is also about 8 months, a domestic shorthair neutered cat, who befriended the canine next door. These two will play through the bars of their crate to pass the time, and when out together, they have a blast… Dylan cat even picks up the leash and Saul puppy walks with him. This is a hard to adopt pair, because Saul is mentally still a puppy but not a tiny cute guy any more… he’s 40 pounds of playful energy that needs training and love and exercise. We are grasping at straws here in hopes that someone, somewhere, sees this pair and offers their home and hearts, either as a foster so we can spring them from cage life March 4th, or as an adopter. Please email [email protected] . We are really hoping they can find a home as a pair, but even if we found two separate foster homes, it at least gets them out of a cage.
Sonic is a young adult Lab mix, a pretty big solid guy who LOVES to play. He will turn anything into a game. That roll of paper towels? Confetti. That ball you threw? He will grab it, run circles around you, and toss it back. Other dogs? Instant friends, no matter if they want to be or not. He is too enthusiastic for cats, he bowls them over in his play. He is the happiest dog we have ever met, and is all about having fun. He is very puppyish still, so needs an adopter willing to continue puppy training a big full grown dog. He is doing very well with house training, but not yet 100%- previously outside dog- and crates when alone. Sonic would thrive in a home with a fenced yard or land, another active dog, and someone to work on obedience with a very enthusiastic learner. He is joy in canine form. Please email [email protected]
Sweets is a 10-12 week petite German Shepherd/Retriever mix puppy who is enjoying a warm home with a lot of love and attention, and responding beautifully to training. She is learning the house training, crates well next to the bed at night, absolutely loves her human and canine friends. Sweets responds instantly to a whistle and loves to learn new tricks and commands. With her breed mix, we are seeking a home owner and preferably someone with yard space who also enjoys walks and training time. Sweets does not love this cold weather and is real quick about potty time outside. Her fee of $550 plus tax covers spay, shots, worming and chip. Adopters must complete the vaccination series as she ages. Please email [email protected]
Theo ( formerly known as Tom) is a 9 week old Collie mixed puppy seeking a forever family. He has not known kindness, so soaks in every bit of love and attention he can get. He is a little shy in new situations, and needs some patience and confidence building, but he warms up quickly, especially if you have another dog for him to follow. He does well with kids, dogs and cats. Being a baby, he needs to learn the house training still, along with manners and all puppy training. He’s a settled, wise old soul puppy with a happy heart. His fee of $550 plus tax covers neuter, shots, worming and chip. We have a 2 week trial on all adoptions. Please email [email protected]
Twinkie is a 4-5 month female Collie/Border Collie mix, and this sweetheart has lived her entire life without yet belonging to anyone. She lived in the streets until recently when she was caught and went to the pound. The animal control worked so hard to encourage bravery and courage, and she’s slowly and surely making progress. Twinkie comes to us and foster Feb. 4th. We know she seems to be catching onto the house training from the other dogs, she has hero worship on other dogs and would be happiest joining a dog in a home, is respectful of cats, and a watcher. She sits back and takes it in and then when she feels brave, she joins. She’s a mellower girl right now but we hope she becomes more outgoing and playful as she learns to expect kindness and love. Please email [email protected]
Name: Winky Breed: Rat Terrier/Walker Hound Mix Age: Adult Sex: Female Size: Medium Description: Winky is a 45 pound very well behaved dog who is seeking a home where she can be the only dog. She has no idea she IS a dog; she is sure she is human. Winky is house trained, crate trained, knows some commands, and very well behaved inside. She is a very sweet with people and gets along well with everyone. Winky lives with other dogs right now but clearly doesn’t enjoy them very much, so would love a home where she is the only canine, and with not a lot of dog friends coming over. If she needs work on one thing, it’s leash walking when other dogs come up to her, she doesn’t love it. A home with a fenced yard or a calm neighborhood is ideal. She is smart, loveable, and going to make someone the best friend ever. Her fee of $450 plus tax covers spay, heartworm test, worming, shots and chip. Please email Katie @ [email protected] with questions. You can get a head start on the process by fill out the application above. .
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Homeward Bound is a private, nonprofit organization concerned with the welfare of dogs and other animals. We are dedicated to the sheltering and fostering of homeless and unwanted animals. In addition, we take pride in the fact that we are a no-kill rescue and placement program that does not euthanize our animals if they are not adopted within a certain length of time. Homeward Bound has been in existence since 1991 and has rescued well over 12,800 dogs, cats, and other animals. Homeward Bound promotes responsible adoption and care of companion animals. We seek out well matched permanent homes for our loving and deserving animals.
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Adoption Process & Fees
Our writing team is hard at work researching this shelter's adoption process and fees, so this page will be updated soon!
In the meantime, here's some nice-to-know info that applies to nearly every animal shelter, humane society, and rescue.
Why Rescue A Shelter Dog?
Because shelter dogs are full of love!
Is it because they know you saved them and love you harder for it?
I can't say for certain, but yes.
Jokes aside, there are three things all shelter dogs need to thrive in their new home:
Older shelter dogs, generally 1+ years old, may have experienced a lot of trauma, which often results in one of 8 common behavioral issues:
- Aggression toward people & pets
- Resource guarding
- Destructive behavior
- Housetraining regression
- Poor social skills
- Leash reactivity & barrier-related aggression
- Constant whining
These issues are correctable! Your dog isn't broken, they're just damaged. You can fix them with enough love, patience, and a good training plan.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, finding good dog trainers can be hard. Like everything else, dog training is moving only. but there are great online dog trainers that are proven to work and can help get your new pup on the right path.
Animal Shelter vs Humane Society vs Rescue: What's the Difference?
You can learn a lot about an animal welfare organization just by looking at their name.
- Most Animal Shelters are city or county-run organizations, often operated by the local Animal Control department, that manage strays and handle owner surrenders.
- They usually have kennel facilities you can visit to adopt animals, and they usually have less stringent adoption requirements, lower adoption fees, and same-day adoptions (because their goal is to get animals out of the shelter).
- Unfortunately, they usually know very little about each animal, including their true personalities and any behavioral problems.
- Most Humane Societies are non-profit organizations, many of which are no-kill shelters.
- Some (but not all) are affiliated with The Humane Society of the United States.
- They exist to improve animal welfare in the local community and often partner with city or county-run Animal Shelters that often euthanize animals due to capacity restraints.
- They usually have kennel facilities, sometimes at multiple locations, and usually offer other services to the community such as low-cost spay/neuter clinics, community education programs, and more.
- They may also have some animals in foster care.
- There's a lot of variation in process and fees among Humane Societies, but they usually have really good websites that detail everything for you.
- Most Rescues are foster-based organizations that don't have physical facilities.
- They usually have websites and contact emails, but not all of them have phone numbers.
- Because they don't have a physical facility, you need to view animals in their foster network online, usually on their website but sometimes on their member pages on either PetFinder or Adopt-a-Pet.
- If you see an animal you'd like to meet, contact the rescue using the process listed on their website or via email. They'll help you through the application process and set up a time for you to meet the animal at the foster's home.
- Adopting from a rescue generally is the most expensive option here and takes the longest, but you get an animal that's been cared for in a loving home environment and their foster can tell you a lot about their personality.
6 Tips to Improve Your Adoption Experience
Adoption processes vary drastically from organization to organization, but here are some general tips that apply in most instances. Note that we'll use the term "shelters" here for simplicity but it includes all types of rescue organizations.
- See an animal online that you'd like to meet? Call the shelter before your visit to make sure the animal is still available. This especially applies for puppies, which are adopted out quickly.
- Usually, you'll need to get some paperwork in order: a photo ID, vaccination/medical records for any pets you currently have, possibly your vet's contact info and a couple of personal references, and (for renters) proof you're allowed to have a pet (copy of your lease or your landlord's contact info).
- If you need to provide contact info for your vet, let your vet know ahead of time. Otherwise, they may not release your information.
- Many shelters require your current dogs to meet adoptive dogs. Your current dogs need to be up-to-date on vaccinations.
- Some shelters require you to schedule a home visit to ensure a suitable living environment for the new animal.
- Adoption fees may seem excessive, but they're actually amazing values. Truthfully, caring for a pet is expensive . Most adoption fees include required medical care to get the animal ready for their new home including (but not limited to) spay/neuter surgery, vaccinations, general vet exams, flea/tick treatment, deworming, heartworm testing/treatment for dogs, and feline leukemia and feline AIDS testing/treatment for cats. In general, your adoption fee is less than the cost of this care, so you're saving money in addition to your new animal's life!
If you have any questions about adopting an animal (what you'll need, what to expect, etc.) feel free to contact the PetLists team !
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If you're looking to adopt a new dog, our Dog Adoption Guide is a must-read. It has everything you need to know about bringing a shelter dog home:
- 27 Things To Consider Before Adopting A Dog
- How Much Does A Dog Cost? 14 Expenses Dog Owners Face
- 8 Behavioral Problems Common With Shelter Dogs
- Littermate Syndrome: 2 Small Pups, 1 BIG Problem
- 9 Crucial Milestones For Your Adopted Dog's Transition (Minute 1 to Year 1)
- Is Your Dog Eating The Right Food? 7 Tips For A Healthy Pup
- 9 Types Of Dog Harnesses For EVERY Type Of Dog (Even The Bratty Ones)
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No-kill shelters do wonderful work, but as a result, are often inundated with pet surrenders. In the unfortunate scenario that you have to find a new home for your pet, please read through the rehoming solution and articles on this page before contacting the shelter.
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1. feral cat tnr program.
Many communities are embracing Trap, Neuter, Release programs (TNR) to improve animal welfare, reduce death rates, and meet obligations to public welfare.
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2. High-Volume, Low-Cost Spay/Neuter
Low cost, high volume spay/neuter will quickly lead to fewer animals entering the shelter system, allowing more resources to be allocated toward saving lives.
3. Rescue Groups
An adoption or transfer to a rescue group frees up scarce cage and kennel space, reduces expenses for feeding, cleaning, killing, and improves a community's rate of lifesaving. In an environment of millions of dogs and cats killed in shelters annually, rare is the circumstance in which a rescue group should be denied an animal.
4. Foster Care
Volunteer foster care is crucial to No Kill. Without it, saving lives is compromised. It is a low cost, and often no cost, way of increasing a shelter's capacity, improving public relations, increasing a shelter's public image, rehabilitating sick and injured or behaviorally challenged animals, and saving lives.
5. Comprehensive Adoption Programs
Adoptions are vital to an agency's lifesaving mission. The quantity and quality of shelter adoptions is in shelter management's hands, making lifesaving a direct function of shelter policies and practice. In fact, studies show people get their animals from shelters only 20% of the time. If shelters better promoted their animals and had adoption programs responsive to the needs of the community, including public access hours for working people, offsite adoptions, adoption incentives, and effective marketing, they could increase the number of homes available and replace killing with adoptions. Contrary to conventional wisdom, shelters can adopt their way out of killing.
6. Pet Retention
While some of the reasons animals are surrendered to shelters are unavoidable, others can be prevented-but only if shelters are willing to work with people to help them solve their problems. Saving animals requires communities to develop innovative strategies for keeping people and their companion animals together. And the more a community sees its shelters as a place to turn for advice and assistance, the easier this job will be.
7. Medical and Behavior Programs
In order to meet its commitment to a lifesaving guarantee for all savable animals, shelters need to keep animals happy and healthy and keep animals moving through the system. To do this, shelters must put in place comprehensive vaccination, handling, cleaning, socialization, and care policies before animals get sick and rehabilitative efforts for those who come in sick, injured, unweaned, or traumatized.
8. Public Relations/Community Involvement
Increasing adoptions, maximizing donations, recruiting volunteers and partnering with community agencies comes down to one thing: increasing the shelter's exposure. And that means consistent marketing and public relations. Public relations and marketing are the foundation of all a shelter's activities and their success. To do all these things well, the shelter must be in the public eye.
Volunteers are a dedicated "army of compassion" and the backbone of a successful No Kill effort. There is never enough staff, never enough dollars to hire more staff, and always more needs than paid human resources. That is where volunteers come in and make the difference between success and failure and, for the animals, life and death.
10. Proactive Redemptions
One of the most overlooked areas for reducing killing in animal control shelters are lost animal reclaims. Sadly, besides having pet owners fill out a lost pet report, very little effort is made in this area of shelter operations. This is unfortunate because doing so-primarily shifting from passive to a more proactive approach-has proven to have a significant impact on lifesaving and allow shelters to return a large percentage of lost animals to their families.
11. A Compassionate Director
The final element of the No Kill equation is the most important of all, without which all other elements are thwarted-a hard working, compassionate animal control or shelter director not content to regurgitate tired cliches or hide behind the myth of "too many animals, not enough homes." Unfortunately, this one is also oftentimes the hardest one to demand and find.
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Homeward Bound Dog Rescue of Minnesota
PO Box 1056, Monticello, MN, 55362
Distance: 213 Miles
Animal shelters offer protection and care for unwanted pets or stray animals. Animal adoption services are also available.
All pets are in volunteer foster homes; there is no office or shelter site. They have a no-kill policy - pets stay in foster care until adopted.
- Private pay
Adoption requirements include: * Must be 18 years of age * Require a 10 - 20 year commitment to the dog or cat * Animals may not be given as gifts * Must be kept indoors only * Must provide veterinarian care at least once per year
* Offers adoption events at community pet store * Owner surrendering animals
Charges fees for adoptions and surrendering a pet
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Programs that place stray and homeless domestic pets with people who are willing to provide for their care; find homes for wild burros, horses or other animals who are being removed from their natural environment; or place retired race horses, show horses, greyhounds and other animals when their racing or show careers have come to an end. Included are websites where animals available for adoption can be listed.
Programs that assist people who have lost their pets to obtain information, if available, about the pet's location. These programs may provide registration services and identification tags which inform people who find a lost pet about who to call, and/or may maintain an information network to match details on lost pets with details about those people have found.
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Homeward Bound Rescue - Monticello Pet Shelter
Located in the Twin Cities area of Minnesota; Homeward Bound Dog Rescue is a private, 501(c)3 nonprofit organization concerned with the welfare of dogs and other animals. We are dedicated to the sheltering, fostering, and rehoming of homeless and unwanted animals.
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- P.O. Box 1056 Monticello, MN 55362
- (763) 295-3116
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