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Milwaukee Pets Alive

P.O. Box 370137
Milwaukee, WI 53237

Our Mission

Milwaukee Pets Alive is a local, entirely volunteer run, No Kill, 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to ending the killing of homeless companion animals in Southeast Wisconsin through comprehensive programs and resources benefiting and serving the companion animals of our community first.

We are a special needs and considerations rescue that focuses on saving those animals that have been passed over by, would not be accepted into, or would be killed by other rescues and shelters because of their needs and/or considerations and would have no other option for life except for through our organization. These animals may be shy, scared, under-socialized, injured, aged, differently-abled, or need extra medical resources. All deserve to be loved and cherished. Their lives are important.

Our vision is for southeast WI to be recognized as one of the safest communities for companion animals in the United States.

Adoption Policy

All of Milwaukee Pets Alive's rescued animals live in foster homes as beloved members of a family as they await adoption into their forever homes.

We do not have a physical shelter location.

We are able to share these comprehensive bios for each of our animals with you because we know our animals well from them living in foster homes! Our animals never stop being members of the MPA family - there are too many people here that love and care for them. When our animals get adopted, their adoptive family becomes a part of the MPA family. We stay in touch, share photos and updates - our adoptive families know we are all very attached to the animals who have come through our program and we want to hear about the animals we shared our hearts and homes with (if you want to adopt and never be heard from again, Milwaukee Pets Alive is not the right organization for you). We want to get to know the people who are inquiring to be considered as part of our family as adoptive parents as you will be a vital part of this organization! When you inquire about one of our animals, please tell us about yourself, why you are looking to add a companion to your family, what drew you to one of our beloved family members, and what you can provide our family member. We take the time to tell you who our animals in detail. We will not consider inquiries from people who don't take the time in return to tell us about themselves and we are not able to know who they are. We are considering homes for our family members - that is something we take very seriously.

Milwaukee Pets Alive is like no other rescue in the SE WI area (maybe in the state...maybe in the U.S....maybe in the world!). We are working for the day that animals are seen as equals with humans (they are so amazing - its strange to us that to many, they still are not) and seek individuals who share the same philosophy to join our family as adopters! Please read about the work we do, how we got started and how we chose the model of rescue we did, and our core values on our website at and you can see more personal stories about our animals and the people that love them on our facebook page, Milwaukee Pets Alive.

After doing so, if you are interested in our organization and the work we do, and one of our companions, please email

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