Rescue Spotlight – Minnesota Pit Bull Rescue

June 5, 2013  

Minnesota Pit Bull Rescue / Andover, Minnesota

Mission Statement: Finding solid dogs, solid homes.

About the organization: Minnesota Pit Bull Rescue (MPBR) is an all-volunteer, foster-based organization dedicated to finding solid dogs, solid homes. The main focus in on rescue and rehoming, though a variety of support and advocacy activities are also pursued.

MPBR’s primary focus is, as the name implies, pit bulls, though many a variety of mixed breed dogs have found their way among our ranks as well. We work with a variety of local animal control shelters and animal humane organizations to take in dogs who have no way out other than through rescue. What began in 2009 as a relatively small organization has experienced steady growth, largely due to many of our amazing adopters returning to foster or volunteer.

MPBR strives to help adoptive families have the best possible start with their newest furry family members, through supportive training (required) and socialization and training opportunities such play dates and pack walks (which are also open to the public, though require reservation). We place great importance upon relationship-building early on between dogs and their people. A solid relationship can help make the difference between confidently facing life’s challenges together or faltering and potentially having dogs returned. Our goal is to be there for dogs and their families for life as well; adoption is just the beginning!

Admission Policy: Most dogs come into the rescue through local animal control organizations; a small number of owner surrenders are accepted as space is available. All dogs go through a temperament assessment prior to acceptance into the program.

Phone: n/a
Address: Based in Minneapolis/St. Paul. Mailing address only: P.O. Box 52, Andover, MN 55304.
Website: Minnesota Pit Bull Rescue
How to volunteer: We post our volunteer needs and events on our Facebook page.
Facebook: Minnesota-Pit-Bull-Rescue
Twitter: @MNPitBullRescue
Post-adoption support: Lifetime support, all families attend training, on-going socialization/training activities such as pack walks (great for training and for dogs who may not be appropriate for direct dog-dog contact) and play dates.

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