Safe Hands Animal Rescue

Our Adoptable Pet List

Our Happy Tails of Adopted Pups!

Safe Hands is in desperate need of foster homes. especially for medium and large dogs. We can only rescue as many pups as we have fosters for.
Complete a Foster Application if you can open up your home and heart to a foster pup. Foster a dog. Save a life!


Our Featured Pet...

Meet Holly!

Meet Holly a sweet, playful, cute little girl who loves everything and everybody. She loves to play, run and she is fast so a fenced in yard would be great for her. She also likes to cuddle and follow her foster mom around the house. Holly is house trained and walks well on a leash. She sleeps all night with her foster mom on the bed and gets along great with the resident, small dog. She will steal your heart as soon as you meet her. Holly is estimated to be about 1 year old and 7 lbs.

All dogs are spayed or neutered prior to adoption. They have all had a vet exam, are up to date on vaccinations, have been given a dewormer, are treated for fleas, have a heartworm test if over 6 months old and are up to date on a heartworm preventative.

Please note that because we require a home visit at the time of adoption we can only place animals in homes within a 60 mile radius of Minneapolis. If you are interested in meeting this pet please fill out the Pre-Adoption Application

Upcoming Events Calendar

Safe Hands hosts meet & greets every other Saturday from 12-2 pm.
Events are held at Fetch Delivers Warehouse, 783 Harding Ave NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413

Who We Are

Safe Hands Animal Rescue is dedicated to saving lives and finding forever homes for stray, abandoned and surrendered dogs in high kill shelters. We are now incorporated and are preparing our 501(c)3 application. Of great importance to us is to reduce the stray population and need for healthy animal euthanasia through spay/neuter programs, education, and promotion of respect for the furry creatures that share our lives.

We are a small, volunteer run organization. All of our dogs listed are in foster homes waiting to be adopted and because of this, we get to know the dogs' personalities very well and use this information to match them to an appropriate home. We do not have a physical shelter. This rescue is not funded by public funds nor does it receive many donations so it is dependent on adoption fees to keep operating. We have a great need for foster homes. If you are interested in providing foster care, and live within an hour of the Twin Cities, please Complete a Foster Application

Donations ALWAYS needed are: dog toys, (especially Kongs and Nylabones of all sizes) puppy pee pads, Nutrisource brand puppy and dog food, Lysol disinfecting wipes, paper towels, large clean towels, dog crates, leashes, collars, especially very small puppy collars and gas cards to help with our transports.

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Our Adoption Process

We only adopt out animals to homes within 60 miles of the Twin Cities. Our adoption process begins with the completion of a Pre-Adoption Application. Upon approval of your application, a meeting is scheduled between you and the pup. sometimes in the fosters home, a neutral dog friendly place or at our Meet & Greet events held twice a month. It is recommended that any resident dogs, cats or other pets that will interact with the pup meet at this time. After the meeting a home visit is scheduled and if everything goes well with the visit the adoption is finalized at that time. A home visit conducted by a Safe Hands representative is REQUIRED prior to finalizing any adoption and we must meet all members of the household where the pup will be living. We reserve the right to refuse any applicant for any reason.

Adoption fees vary and cover the cost vet exam(s), spay/neuter, and age appropriate vaccinations. We feel strongly that spay/neuter is the only answer to reducing animal overpopulation. No adoptions are finalized until after spay/neuter. NO exceptions. If you're interested in one of our great pups please fill out our Pre-Adoption Application

Safe Hands Animal Rescue

P.O. Box 19623
Minneapolis, MN 55419-0623

Click here for a list of pets in this rescue

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