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Personally re-homing your pet

Finding a new home for your pet

There are many options available to families that are looking to find a new home for their pet.

Increase its adoptability and spread the word

The following are a few simple tips to try and re-home your pet before bringing it to a shelter:

Managing health issues due to pet

Managing health issues due to your pet

Before you consider giving up your pet because of health concerns it may have caused a family member, learn more about the conditions to determine if they are cause for concern or if there are ways to manage symptoms while still keeping your pet in the home.  

Pet allergies

Pet emergencies

Pet emergencies

Emergency veterinary care

If your pet is currently in need of emergency veterinary care, please immediately contact your veterinarian or an Affiliated Emergency Veterinary Service (AEVS) clinic.

Resources for pet owners

Resources for pet owners

We understand that your pet is an important part of your family and we want to help you locate resources that will keep them healthy, safe and happy. We’ve compiled the following list to help you provide the essentials for your pet.

In the event these alternative resources don’t address the circumstances you are experiencing with your pet, please review helpful tips on how to personally re-home your pet or learn how to surrender your pet to Animal Humane Society.

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Animal Humane Society and VCA Animal Hospitals have teamed up to give you the best experience possible as a new pet owner. Within five days after adoption, VCA Animal Hospitals will call you to offer a complimentary overall wellness exam on your new pet.

Pet friendly housing

Pet-friendly housing

Moving with pets can often be a difficult process, and for property managers, finding responsible tenants with pets can also be a challenge. Animal Humane Society has compiled resources on pet friendly housing for both tenants and property managers. It is our goal to minimize the number of animals surrendered to shelters due to an inability to find suitable housing that accommodates pets.


Property Owners/Managers


* Information provided by other organizations, including links to external websites, does not constitute endorsement by Animal Humane Society of the opinions, information, products or services of that organization

Pet supplies and merchandise

Pet supplies and merchandise

When you adopt a pet at Animal Humane Society, you can trust you have all that you need to make your new pet feel at home.

An assortment of pet supplies and merchandise are conveniently located in the adoption center so you won’t have to worry about making an extra stop after you adopt.

Animal Humane Society offers convenience, competitive pricing, knowledgeable staff and most importantly, all proceeds from merchandise sales support the programs and services of Animal Humane Society.

Adoption centers are open seven days a week at all five locations and offer a variety of supplies from toys to leashes and treats and litter pans.  Gift certificates for adoptions and merchandise in our adoption stores are also available for purchase.

dog supplies cat supplies

Click here for your new pet supply list and 10% off coupon!

Spay/neuter services

Spay/neuter services

At Animal Humane Society, we understand the importance of spaying and neutering pets. Every day, 70,000 puppies and kittens are born in the United States. More than 60% of them are unwanted and will be abandoned, often brought to a shelter or rescue organization. We believe animals in our community deserve better.

It is only with incredible spay/neuter efforts that we’ll reduce the dramatic number of animals that need homes. That's why we spay or neuter every dog, cat, and rabbit in our care before they are adopted.

In addition to reducing overpopulation, spaying or neutering your pet improves health and wellness and diminishes undesirable behaviors associated with females in heat and overactive male suitors.

Resources for pets

Kindest Cut

Under Minnesota law, Animal Humane Society cannot practice veterinary medicine on animals we do not own. So we've partnered with Kindest Cut to provide low cost, high quality spay/neuter services to animal rescue groups and pets of people in need.

Kindest Cut has performed more than 32,000 spay/neuter surgeries at Melrose Animal Clinic in Golden Valley and through a mobile surgical unit that travels throughout the Twin Cities and surrounding areas.

For more information, contact Kindest Cut at 763-489-SPAY (7729).

Animal welfare organizations

If you do not qualify for subsidized spay/neuter surgery through Kindest Cut, contact veterinarians in your community to see if they offer discounts or reduced-fee specials. The animal welfare organizations listed below may also offer subsidized spay/neuter programs.

Camp Companion
Rochester, MN
(507) 951-7801

Cause for Paws
Minneapolis/St. Paul
(952) 259-1483

Feline Rescue
Minneapolis/St. Paul
(651) 642-5900

Friends of Animals
(800) 321-7387

Mission Animal Hospital
Minneapolis/St. Paul
(952) 938-1237

Minnesota Spay/Neuter Project
Minneapolis/St. Paul
(952) 996-9292

Northland Spay/Neuter
Duluth, MN
(218) 623-6342

Pet Haven Spay/Neuter Initiative
Minneapolis/St. Paul
(952) 831-3825

Pet Project of Minnesota
Minneapolis/St. Paul

Resources for feral cats

Community Cats program

Animal Humane Society’s Community Cats program works to improve the lives of free-roaming and feral cats in our community and reduce the unnecessary euthanasia of healthy cats that are not suitable for adoption. Stray or free-roaming cats that are friendly and would do well in a home are made available for adoption or placed in our adoption preparation programs. Feral cats that would not be appropriate or happy as pets are sterilized, ear-tipped, vaccinated, and released in the same outdoor location where they were found. Learn more.

Kindest Cut

Kindest Cut allows feral cat caretakers and barn cat owners to utilize its service on a limited basis without meeting income or government assistance requirements. For more information, contact Kindest Cut at 763-489-SPAY (7729).

Animal welfare organizations

The following independently operated groups may also be of assistance regarding feral cats in your community.

Minnesota Spay/Neuter Project
(952) 996-9292

Feline Rescue Outreach
(651) 642-5900

Northland Spay/Neuter
(218) 623-6342

Pet Project Rescue

Please note: The organizations listed on this page are independently operated and not affiliated with Animal Humane Society. We cannot act as a clearinghouse for such organizations and have no authority over their respective policies, procedures or fee structures.

Veterinary assistance

Veterinary assistance

Minnesota law* makes it unlawful for Animal Humane Society to practice veterinary medicine on animals not owned by our organization. Please consider the programs listed below.

Local organizations

Animal Care Foundation
A non-profit organization that provides free veterinary care to blind, disabled or elderly people with limited financial resources.

Companion Animal Ministry
Vaccination clinics, twice per year
(612) 788-2444

Helping Hands for Pets
For Wisc. residents
(715) 781-8505

Little Kitchen Food Shelf
(612) 788-2444

Mission Animal Hospital
A high quality full-service veterinary clinic with a sliding fee scale for clients with limited means.

The Pet Project
Provides pet food and supplies

United Methodist Church
Vaccination clinic
1st Sunday of the month. 4-7 p.m.
(612) 871-5303

You may also want to call veterinarians in your community to see if they offer discounts or reduced-fee specials.

National organizations

Angels 4 Animals
Program Guardian Angel
(916) 941-9119

Canine Cancer Awareness

Cats in Crisis

Feline Veterinary Emergency Assistance Program
Owner must be on Medicaid, Medicare, welfare or public assistance program, disability or unemployment


The Pet Fund
(916) 443-6007

United Animal Nations LifeLine Grants
Personal disaster (flood, fire, domestic violence, etc.) and life-saving veterinary services
(916) 429-2457

The Magic Bullet
Cancer specific assistance

The Mosby Foundation
(540) 939-4035

Please note: Each organization listed is independently operated and not affiliated with Animal Humane Society unless otherwise noted. Animal Humane Society cannot act as a clearinghouse for such organizations and has no authority over their respective policies, procedures or fee structures.

[Minnesota statutes § 156.11 and § 156.12 (subd. 1, 2)]

Memorial Pet Cemetery

Memorial Pet Cemetery

The Memorial Pet Cemetery, the oldest pet cemetery in the Twin Cities, is the final resting place for thousands of companion animals. The cemetery has been in existence since the early 1920s and was formerly known as the Feist Pet Cemetery. It was donated to Animal Humane Society in the late 1980s.

Now the site is open for quiet reflection and ceremonies.

Due to space constraints, we are no longer offering new burials. For more information about the Memorial Pet Cemetery, please contact us.

Location: 694 Cope Avenue, Roseville, MN, near the intersection of Highway 36 and Dale St.

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Pet loss support group

Pet Loss Support Group

Pets give us companionship and unconditional love. Our relationships with them are very special. For many of us, our companion animal is a member of the family, and when the bond we share is broken, the resulting sense of loss and grief is as real and sometimes as overwhelming as when we lose a relative or human friend.

Whether an animal dies, is lost or stolen, or must be placed in a new home, sorrow is a normal and natural reaction to the loss of a beloved friend. But our culture doesn’t provide us with the rituals to help us mourn the loss of a companion animal as it does the loss of a human. Even your best friends and relatives may not acknowledge or understand the depth of feeling you have for a lost pet.

The first step in coping with your grief is to acknowledge your feelings. Grieving the loss of a friend or companion is a sign of the love that existed between you. At Animal Humane Society’s Pet Loss Support Group, you can share your feelings with others who are going through a similar experience.

The group is an ongoing, informal support group for adults 16 years and older led by compassionate facilitators and provided to the public for free.

Day: Every Monday
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: AHS Golden Valley
Room: Conference Room D

For easy and convenient access, please park in the North parking lot by our Boarding and Training facilities. The conference room is at the top of the stairs. For more information, please contact Kenn C. at 612-730-6016. If you or someone you know is interested in attending, but younger than 16, please contact Kenn for more information.

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