One of the most frequently asked questions for the dog division is, "Where do you get your dogs from?"
There are several animal welfare organizations that we hear from regularly.
Some in the Twin Cities area.
Some in Minnesota.
A few that may be out of MN.
As a MnPAW partner, we are also asked to help other organizations in that group and the Animal Humane Society in rehoming dogs taken in under their care. Because Pet Haven is a limited admission shelter we can only bring in dogs (or cats) when we have foster home space available.
Pets Under Police Security (PUPS)
This is one of the impounds that contacts us. It is located in Maple Grove, and serves as animal control for Maple Grove, Brooklyn Park, Brooklyn Center, Champlin, Crystal, New Hope and Plymouth.
Fresno came from PUPS
Red Lake Rosie's Rescue (RLRR)
RLRR rescue is located on the Red Lake Indian Reservation and works to rescue dogs and cats from abandonment, surrender, impound facilities and strays. As with many rescued pets, previous health care may have been sketchy to non-existent and they may need longer term care to recover and be ready for a new home.
Captain came from RLRR
People for Pets
This group is an open admission shelter in rural IA. As with dogs and cats here in this area, the economy has impacted whether owners can give consistent care and keep their animals. Arrival in a more metropolitan area helps them to have a better chance at adoption.
Gigi came from People for Pets
Once a Pet Haven dog (or cat) always a Pet Haven dog
Pet Haven stands behind the adoptions of dogs previously placed through Pet Haven. Pet Haven works with an owner to take back a former Pet Haven alum or will help the re-homing process.
This Gigi was placed through Pet Haven when she was a young lady. She has been returned and hopes to find a retirement home now that she is a little older - one that will take her for walks, car rides and opportunities to be with her family which is what she loves best!
It takes a village to raise a child. It also takes a village to home and re home dogs and cats. Many people with different points of view come together to help make the world a better place for those we can take into our care.
You make this possible through publicity, volunteer work, adopting, outreach, fund raising and donations.