Regulatory Services

Minneapolis Animal Care
& Control

212 17th Ave. N.
Minneapolis, MN 55411

911 for Emergencies (Animal Attacks)

Call 311 (non-emergency issues)

612-673-MACC (6222)
Fax: 612-673-6255


Animal Rescue Groups

Minneapolis Animal Care & Control (MACC) is committed to finding good homes for all adoptable animals. Animal rescue groups play an important role in the placement of healthy and treatable animals. Each year, MACC places hundreds of animals with our rescue partners.

MACC works with pre-approved rescue groups that undergo a rigorous screening process to ensure safe, responsible placement of our animals. Although we are always looking for rescue groups that take all breeds, MACC will prioritize animal rescue groups that can place pit bulls (bully breeds) and cats.

Please contact the groups directly for available animals.

Animal Rescue GroupPhoneEmailBully Breed Approved
4 Luv of Dog Rescue701-205-0190info@4luvofdog.orgYES
Adopt A Husky Rescue   
All Dog Rescue   
Angel of 
Animal Ark - APPROVED WITH RESTRICTIONS651-772-898shelter@animalarkshelter.orgWITH RESTRICTIONS
Animal Humane Society763-522-4325  
A Rotta Love Plus - Rottweiler & Pit Bull Rescue651-649-2251 YES
B.A.R.K. - Being Advocates for Rescued K9' 
Basset Buddies Rescue262-347-8823  
Camp Companion, 
Can Do Canines - Home of Hearing and Service Dogs of Minnesota763-331-3000
763-331-3009 (TTY/fax)
Cause for Paws, Inc.952-259-1483  
Chicken Run Rescue   
English Springer America, Inc.   
Gentle Touch Animal Sanctuary763-537-5599  
Great Dane Rescue of MN and WI   
Happy Tails Animal 
Hiawatha Animal Humane Society  YES
Humane Society of Goodhue County651-388-5286info@hsgcpets.orgYES
Italian Greyhound Rescue of ND and 
K9 Rescue and Rehoming   
Midwest Animal Rescue and Services (M.A.R.S.)  YES
Minnesota Companion Rabbit 
MN Midwest Pug Rescue 
MN Pit Bull Rescue info@mnpitbull.comYES
MN Pit Stop Rescue507-494-0325aditi@theurbaneanimal.comYES
MN Sheltie Rescue   
Northstar Great Pyrenees Rescue of Minnesota 
Parrot Adoption & Rescue612-210-1752  
Pet Haven, Inc. 952-831-3825 admin@PetHavenMN.orgYES
Pet Project Rescue  info@petprojectrescue.comYES
Prairie's Edge Humane Society507-334-7117director@prairiesedgehs.orgYES
Rescued Pets Are Wonderful651-491-7065 YES
Rescued Tails Animal YES
Retrieve a Golden of Minnesota, Inc. (RAGOM)   
Ruff Start Rescue763-355-3981intake@ruffstartrescue.orgYES
Save-A-Bull612-816-2091 YES
Saved by a 
Second Chance Animal Rescue651-771-5662  
Shih Tzu Rescue of Minnesota   
Small Dog Rescue of Minnesota   
Southern Star Min Pin Rescue612-720-8393
SW Metro 
Stray Feral Rescue 
Twin Cities Pet Rescue651-431-8336 YES
Underdog Rescue952-929-0777 YES
Wags and Whiskers Animal Rescue651-747-7799 YES

Buddha Bear's Story

Sometimes, dogs or cats come to the animal shelter in the worst possible shape. Dehydrated. Sick. Fearful.  Buddha Bear's story in life wasn't a good one, but through the help of volunteers at Save-a-Bull, he is now living in the lap of luxury in his permanent adoptive home.  Although this pit bull is deaf, it doesn't stop him from enjoying quality time with his humans and out in the world.

Buddha in sunglasses

In March 2012, MACC introduced a new program where trained volunteers are now working with the pit bulls in our animal shelter.  These volunteers exercise and socialize the power breed dogs at MACC.  Thank you to the dedicated volunteers who are giving their time to work with these dogs, and to the rescue groups that pull these dogs from our shelter in order to re-home them to great adoptive homes!

Last updated Jun 17, 2014