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.
Please e-mail us if you can open up your home and heart to a foster pup.

Foster a dog. Save a life!!

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Safe Hands Animal Rescue

Our Adoptable Pet List

Our Happy Tails of Adopted Pups!

Our Featured Pet...

Meet Jake

Jake is a true southern gentleman. He likes to give you a paw when he meets you. His foster family calls him Handshake Jake or Jake the Gent as he is a very sweet and a laid back kind of guy. He is the perfect companion buddy; more than happy to hang out around the house or to go exploring on walks around town. Jake is very good with his foster brother, Arthur, and the two spend a lot of time playing in the backyard. He is also very good around children. Jake sleeps in a kennel and stays there when his foster family is out. Jake just brings a smile to everyone who meets him. Jake is estimated to be 5 plus years old, and weighs 59 lbs. Since we don't know at all what doggy genes are in the dogs make up (we don't know who mom & dad are!), we are just guessing on breed. Either way, Jake is a great dog and would make someone or a family very happy.


Come on out and meet all of our great adoptable pups

Saturday October 11th from 3:30-5:30
The Adopt A Pet Shop
1115 Vicksburg Lane North #8

Saturday November 1st, 2014 from 12-2pm
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, no-kill, 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 e-mail us

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.

Adopting a friend

We only adopt out animals to homes within 60 miles of the Twin Cities. Our adoption process begins with the return of our pre-adoption form, available upon request or on our website. After reviewing 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. If any resident dogs are in your home, it is recommended that the pups 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 by one of Safe Hands representitives is REQUIRED prior to finalizing any adoption and we must meet all members of the household where the pup will be living sometime during the adoption process. We reserve the right to refuse any applicant for any reason

Adoption fees vary and cover the cost of vetting for the animal. The fee includes vet exam(s) , spay/neuter, de-wormings, Revolution, Capstar and up-to-date vaccinations. We feel strongly that spay and neuter is the only answer to stopping animal overpopulation, therefore, no adoptions are finalized until after the spay or neuter. NO exceptions.

Come Visit Us!

If you're interested in one of our great pups please fill out our online pre-adoption application on our website at We also have adoption events twice a month at various locations in the Twin Cities.

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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