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Special ProjectsSpecial projects

These are animals that have come to us due to some extraordinary circumstances. For example, animals that came to us as a result of an animal cruelty case or humane investigation. It likely was living in unsanitary conditions and lacked appropriate socialization and health care. These animals may also be those rescued from weather-related situations, such as a hurricane or flood. See the case write up or speak to a Customer Service Representative for specifics.

Exceptional OwnerExceptional owner wanted

This animal has special medical needs that require additional attention and investment from their new family.   See a customer service representative for more specific information about this animal.

Home Without Small Children RecommendedHome without small children recommended

Based on the animals profile or during the evaluation it was determined this animal would be best suited in a home without children under the age of eight years.

Home Without Dogs RecommendedHome without dogs recommended

Based on the animals profile or during the evaluation it was determined this animal would be best suited in a home without dogs.

Home Without Cats RecommendedHome without cats recommended

Based on the animals profile or during the evaluation it was determined this animal would be best suited in a home without cats.

Adoption BuddyAdoption buddy

These animals were surrendered as a bonded pair. During a behavior evaluation with trained veterinary and behavior staff, it was determined that it would not do well in a new home without the other animal. They must be adopted together.

Forget Me NotsForget-me-nots

These are animals that are facing a challenge in finding a new home. They have been overlooked by adopting families and therefore are experiencing an extended stay at our shelters. Please consider taking the time to get to know why these animals will make great pets too. 

Almost readyAlmost ready

This animal is currently available to be selected for adoption but is still on stray hold and/or waiting to be surgically sterilized. Once the animal is selected for adoption and/or comes off stray hold, it will then be spayed or neutered and available to go home the following day. If you are interested in adopting, see a customer service representative at the adoption desk.

More about meMore about me

This animal has a medical condition that will likely not require additional care from a new owner. However, we would like the adopter to be aware of the condition. For details, please speak to a customer service representative.

Animal Humane Society locations

Buffalo

4375 Hwy. 55 S.E.
Buffalo, MN 55313
(763) 390-3647

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Coon Rapids

1411 Main St. N.W.
Coon Rapids, MN 55448
(763) 862-4030

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Golden Valley

845 Meadow Ln. N.
Golden Valley, MN 55422
(763) 489-2201

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St. Paul

1115 Beulah Ln.
St. Paul, MN 55108
(651) 645-7387

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Woodbury

9785 Hudson Rd.
Woodbury, MN 55125
(651) 730-6008

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  • Administration
    (763) 522-4325
  • Animal Admissions
    (763) 412-4969
  • Pet Behavior Helpline
    (763) 489-2202
  • Boarding
    (763) 489-2222
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