About Us

Adopting A Friend

Cat Prices: $75.00 (we do not accept checks for adoptions)
Includes: basic kennel vaccinations (feline distemper), de-worming, de-fleaing, ear checks, spaying and/or neutering, free bag of cat food from Lueken’s Village Food, and a free rabies vaccination certificate honored at our local Animal Care Clinic. We do not have the equipment or technicians to take x-rays, but we do test for Feline Leukemia and FIV. Other tests must be done at your veterinarian offices.

We require that cats leave in a carrier.  We do sell carriers at our shelter. 

Dog Prices

Dog Prices: $175 (we do not accept checks for adoptions)
Includes: basic kennel vaccinations (canine distemper/bordatello), de-worming, de-fleaing, ear checks, spaying and/or neutering, free bag of dog food from Lueken’s Village Foods, and a free rabies vaccination certificate honored at our local Animal Care Clinic. We do not have the equipment or technicians to take x-rays, conduct lymes testing or blood tests of any type. These tests must be done at your Veterinarian offices.

You can bring your own collar and leash at the time of adoption, or you can buy what you need at our shelter.  

One day waiting period

No same day adoptions are allowed. Adopting an animal is a serious commitment and should not be taken lightly. We encourage multiple visits to ensure you find the companion most suited to your lifestyle.

 

Who We Are

We are proud to be one of the few “No – Kill” shelters in the United States. The “No – Kill” policy ensures that we do not euthanize animals on a routine basis in order to make room for other animals. Animals are euthanized only when they are considered unadoptable. Animals are considered unadoptable when the animal exhibits aggressive or biting behavior, health issues involve animal suffering, or when the cost to maintain health would interfere with the organization’s ability to help more animals.

Since inception in 1977, Great River Rescue has helped over 10,000 animals with a second chance at life. We are very proud of these and other efforts which have made our dream a reality and now allows us to provide even greater quality service for more than 300 animals per year.

Mission Statement

Great River Rescue is committed to serving the best interest of the animals we strive to protect.

Vision Statement

Great River Rescue is dedicated to operating an animal shelter for the purpose of finding a quality forever home for each animal we serve, encouraging a community of responsible companion animal guardians, eliminating the community’s need to euthanize dogs and cats as a means of population control, and promoting a society where companion animals become more valued.

Come Visit Us

Directions to Great River Rescue:

Follow Paul Bunyan Drive SE (old Hwy 2, not Hwy 197) East towards Hwy 2, turn right at Carr Lake Rd (aka County Road 404) on the edge of Industrial Park.

Shelter Hours
Tuesday – Saturday: 12:30 pm-5:30 pm
Closed on Sunday & Monday (except for special events)
Phone: (218) 751-7910
Fax: (218) 444-4154

Mail
Great River Rescue
1612 Carr Lake Rd SE
Bemidji, MN 56601

Email
Director: director@greatriverrescue.com
General information: info@greatriverrescue.com
Adoption information: adoptions@greatriverrescue.com
Intake questions and kennel coordinator: intake@greatriverrescue.com
Mod Squad Coordinator: modsquad@greatriverrescue.com

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