Surrender Your Pet

We understand that sometimes circumstances prevent families from being able to care for their pets appropriately.  While Pause 4 Paws DOES NOT take animals directly, we work with a network of organizations that work to facilitate adoptions and in some cases provide sanctuary for animals.  Pause 4 Paws is committed to finding alternatives to euthanasia in all cases.

If you need to rehome your dog or cat, please reach out to one of our local rescue organizations:

Dogs

All Dog Rescue

Located in Minneapolis, MN

Phone: (612) 871-1204

Email: AllDogMN@yahoo.com

Go to their website and fill out the Surrender a Dog form. All Dog Rescue will get back to you in 48 hours to let you know if they can take your dog. The organization asks for a $20 donation.

Angel of Hope

Located in Anoka, MN

Email: angelofhoperescue@yahoo.com

Phone: (763) 445-0717

Go to the Angel of Hope website and complete the Pet Surrender Form.

Animal Ark

Located in Hastings, MN

(651) 772-8983

Animal Ark offers a shelter for dogs and cats based on a no kill philosophy in their work to “Rescue, Rehabilitate, & Re-home” animals. They will accept owner surrenders based on need and capacity. Please call for more information.

Blue Sky Rescue

Phone: (952) 212-1008

Email: blueskyrescue14@gmail.com 

Blue Sky Rescue accepts both dogs and cats. Please complete the appropriate “Rehoming Questionnaire” found at the bottom of the About page.

Corner of Kindness Animal Rescue

Located in St. Bonifacius, MN

Email: Rescue@cornerofkindness.org

Send Corner of Kindness an email for more information on how to surrender your pet. They are not able to accept strays.

Homeward Bound Dog Rescue

Located in the Twin Cities metro area

Email: cheryl.hwb1@gmail.com

Go to the Frequently Asked Questions tab for information about how to surrender your pet to Homeward Bound. A $50 donation is requested. If your dog is not spayed or neutered, a $100.00 donation is requested. No cats accepted.

Last Hope Rescue

Located in Farmington, MN

Phone: (651) 463- 8747

Call for information about surrendering your pet.

Midwest Animal Resque

Located in Minneapolis, MN

Phone: (763) 503-4990

Email: mars.apc.dept@gmail.com

Go to their website and click on Surrendering Your Pet on the left hand menu to fill out their form.

Ruff Start Rescue

Located in Princeton, MN

Phone: (763) 355-3981

Email: info@ruffstartrescue.org

Visit their website and click on Surrender Your Pet under About Us.

Safe Sanctuary

Located in Fairbault, MN

Email: safesanctuaryrescue@gmail.com

Safe Sanctuary will accept dogs, but not cats. Send an email to get information about how to surrender your pet.

Second Chance Animal Rescue

Located in White Bear Lake, MN

Phone: (651) 771-5662

Please call Second Chance for information about how to surrender your pet.

Second Hand Hounds

Located in Eden Prairie, MN

Phone: (952) 322-7643

Email: surrenders@secondhandhounds.org

Go to their website and click on Pet Surrenders under About Us. Second Hand Hounds requires a $10 non-refundable donation to process a surrender application.

Small Dog Rescue of Minnesota

Located in Rochester, MN

Email: info@smalldogsminnesota.org

Go to their website and click on the Surrender tab at the top of the page to fill out the request form.

Twin Cities Pet Rescue

Located in St. Paul, MN

Email: info@tcpetrescue.org

They take in dogs and cats. Go to their website and click on Contact Info, to surrender a pet.

Cats

Angel of Hope Animal Rescue

Located in Anoka, MN

Email: angelofhoperescue@yahoo.com

Phone: (763) 445-0717

Go to the Angel of Hope website and complete the Pet Surrender Form.

Animal Angels

Located in Bloomington, MN

Phone: (612) 229-2125

Email: info@animalangelsrescue.net

Go to their website and click Surrender a Cat. Animal Angels does charge a surrender fee of $300. As an alternative, they will also do a courtesy adoption listing for your cat on their website for 30 days for $25.00.

Blue Sky Rescue

Phone: (952) 212-1008

Email: blueskyrescue14@gmail.com 

Blue Sky Rescue accepts both dogs and cats. Please complete the appropriate “Rehoming Questionnaire”

found at the bottom of the About page.

Caring for Cats

Located in North St. Paul, MN

Phone: (651) 407-8485

They have a rescue facility and have foster homes. Call for information about surrendering a pet.

Happy Tails Rescue

Located in Maple Grove, MN

Phone: (612) 588-0188

Email: happy@tailsrescue.org

To surrender a pet, you will need to go to their website and register for an account. Once registered and logged in, click on Forms/Applications. Then click on Animal Surrender Form.

Pleading Paws Pet Rescue

Located in Hugo, MN

Phone: (651) 407-0072

Email: ppprinfo@yahoo.com

Call for information about surrendering a pet.

Ruff Start Rescue

Located in Princeton, MN

Phone: (763) 355-3981

Email: info@ruffstartrescue.org

Visit their website and click on Surrender Your Pet under About Us.

Second Chance Animal Rescue

Located in White Bear Lake, MN

Phone: (651) 771-5662

Please call Second Chance for information about how to surrender your pet.

St. Francis Animal Rescue

Located in Forest Lake, MN

Phone: (612) 387-4869

Email: stfrancisaar@gmail.com

Foster based and will accept owner surrenders if they have capacity. Call or email for information on surrendering your cat.

The Kittens Cradle, LTD.

Located in Anoka, MN

Phone: (612) 225-9820

Please call for information about surrendering your cat.