Pet Haven, Inc.of Minnesota

P.O. Box 19105 Minneapolis MN 55419 (952)831-3825
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Pets of the Month

A Very Special Dog . . .

Bandit is a charming, over weight, chin! He plays in short spurts, makes lots of comical faces and enjoys the two cats in his foster home, hoping they might play with him. He crates easily while you are gone. Many small breeds have trouble with a 'collapsing trachea' and loose knee caps (luxating patellas). Bandit has these problems also and his vet has requested a strictly measured amount of food twice a day to get his excess weight off. Slow and easy walks when it isn't too hot or humid will help trim him down too. What will he do for treats?! You can save out a little of his daily food allotment to give him treats and help him to enjoy lower calorie treats such as a small apple slice, carrots, sugar snap or pea pods, etc. Not all dogs like fresh veggies at first but they make healthy treats with fewer calories - as with all treats, the amounts need to be controlled. Bandit is a bundle of love and his owner will want to have him healthy to share that love for years to come.

A Very Special Cat. . . Gus came to Pet Haven from a hobby farm last summer. He had enjoyed living outside a good share of the time, coming in for some attention and company. When the acreage sold, the new owner did not wish to have even an outside cat on the property and a similar place, about 5 miles away was found for him. Gus had other ideas though and repeatedly found his way back to his home. He's a handsome boy who doesn't want much attention but plays and cavorts when he gets to go out on his foster's screened porch. It has been a hard adjustment for him to be kept inside over the winter - we think it is too cold but he apparently has some 'husky or labrador' genes and LOVES being outside. Gus will nip when he is pet longer than he is comfortable with but is otherwise a good guy, a handsome fellow and good company. Not everyone wants a lap cat and someone has a fenced yard or screened porch so he could be safely outside a good share of the time, even in the city. Will you help us find a home for Gus?

Adopting a Dog or Cat from Pet Haven

Pet Haven has many wonderful cats, dogs, kittens and puppies looking for new homes. Photographs and descriptions of the available animals are here on our web site at Click on the "Pet List" link at the top of this page. You can also call us at (952)831-3825 and leave a voicemail message. A volunteer will get back to you.

We hold public adoption events on weekends. The foster home volunteers bring the pets to these events and potential adopters have a chance to meet the animals and talk with the foster families. If a good match is found, the pet can be adopted that day. The schedule of upcoming adoption events is listed below.

It is also possible to meet and adopt pets at other times. Our foster homes are always willing to talk with and arrange for potential adopters to meet the animal they are fostering. Again, contact us via the e-mail addresses listed below or by phone.

Pet Haven reserves the right to refuse any adoption we do not feel is appropriate.

Upcoming Adoption Events


Our dog adoption events are normally held from 11am to 1 pm on the first and third Saturdays of each month. We hold 2 separate events: one to feature our small dogs and a second featuring our medium to large dogs.

The time of Dog Adoptions is generally 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. On the first Saturday of the month large, medium and small dogs will be at the PetCo in Richfield as well as on the third Sat. of the month. Every 5th Saturday there is an 'all' dog adoption from 11-1p.m. at the PetCo in Richfield. CATS

Pet Haven Cats' will have adoptions at the PetCo in Richfield on Nov. 1, 11-1, Nov. 2, 1-3, Dec. 6, 11-1, Dec. 7 1-3 and Dec. 28 1-3 p.m.. Interested in adopting between now and then? Send an e mail about the cat you are interested in or call the voice mail line and leave a message with a good time to call you - and your phone number, of course.

Maybe you want a very busy character of a cat? Check out Mimi, the biker-chick! Jackson is a lover guy who, along with Mimi, thinks any people food she can find in an unsecured cupboard should be hers! Micah and Emmet are large boys who are good friends but who do not have to be adopted together. Micah is very outgoing, Emmet is a little more laid back and would do better without young children, probably.

Our cats and kittens have tested negative for feline leukemia and fiv, are up to date on distemper and rabies (if old enough) and have been microchipped and spayed /neutered. The adoption fee ranges from $130.00 - $150.00. Please come at the beginning of an adoption event if there is a specific cat you are hoping to meet. Email inquiries and home adoptions always welcome!

Volunteering with Pet Haven

Foster Homes Needed... All of the dogs and cats in Pet Haven's adoption program stay in volunteer foster homes until permanent homes are found for them. We currently are turning away needy cats and dogs because our foster homes are full. Pet Haven provides all vet care, food, supplies and lots of support. It is Pet Haven's responsibility to find a suitable new home for the animal you foster. We've been doing it for over 50 years, so you can count on us. If you are interested in providing temporary care for a cat or dog, please contact us at to foster a cat, at to foster a dog or call and leave a voicemail message at (952)831-3825.

We would like you to commit to fostering for a 6 month period of time. Pet Haven has experienced volunteers available to help you and answer any questions you have as you care for the foster animal. If you wish to foster cats, we can place a cat in your home that has already been in another foster home so that you will know what to expect from the pet you would receive. If you wish to foster dogs, we can fit the size, age and energy level of your foster dog to match your lifestyle and home situation.

Every cat and dog is checked by a veterinarian before it is placed in your home for fostering. Cats receive a feline leukemia/fiv test so we know the animal is not infectious. Both cats and dogs receive distemper and rabies vaccinations and are spayed or neutered, treated for fleas and earmites and are dewormed and microchipped. Dogs also receive heartworm tests and treatment if needed. Both cats and dogs are treated for any other ailments uncovered during the vet's examination. Pet Haven provides excellent vet care to all of the animals in our adoption program.

What do we need from you? We need the love in your heart to care for the cat or dog until it finds a forever home. We need you to have a safe indoor place to house the foster dog or cat. Dogs also need a fenced yard, an area for a tie-out, or leash walks. Cats need a room to stay in. Some foster homes fully integrate their foster cat into their home, others choose to keep it in a room and visit for play and loving sessions daily. Once the animal is ready to be placed in a new home, we need you to bring your foster animal to our twice monthly adoption events or partner with another volunteer who can transport your foster dog or cat to the adoption events. We also need you to occasionally be available to meet with potential adopters (accompanied by an experienced Pet Haven volunteer) at other times by appointment.

Every new foster home worries that it will be too hard to give up the animal once they have cared for it and fallen in love. This fear keeps many from volunteering at all. It is hard - even those who have fostered for many years have a hard time with that. But, Pet Haven gives you a say in choosing the new home for the animal because we know you have a personal interest in the well-being of your foster cat or dog. Meeting the new family and knowing where the foster animal is going helps to make it easier to give them up. Besides, once your foster pet has found a new home, we can fill the hole they left with a new foster dog or cat and you then move on to helping another homeless companion. Please don't let this concern stop you from helping the animals who need you to volunteer. You CAN do it!

If you are unable to foster, could you broadcast our need to your friends, family and co-workers?

Volunteers Needed... Want to help homeless pets, but being a foster home is not up your alley? You can help in other ways. Please contact us at or leave a message at (952)831-3825 to volunteer. Thanks!


Who We Are

Pet Haven is a volunteer, non-profit corporation of dedicated individuals who give of their time and resources for the well-being of homeless animals. Established in 1952, Pet Haven is chartered as a non-profit charitable corporation.

Pet Haven Inc, of Minnesota
P.O. Box 19105
Minneapolis, MN 55419
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