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My husband and I had been looking for a little dog for several months when I saw a red Min-Pin on the Animal Humane Society website. She was a "forget-me-not" pet who had been waiting a while for a home and even though she was at a location far from our house, I kept coming back to her page to look at her goofy picture.

We drove an hour just to visit her. She was the first dog we saw as we entered the dog kennels. She was leaping four feet in the air, so excited to see people. We couldn't believe how small she was but she didn't seem to know it! We knew we had to take her home with us after about five minutes.

Her shelter name was "Tazz" but that name didn't seem to fit our little girl. She quickly became "Gingersnap," or "Ginger," or even "Gigi."

Ginger has a huge personality in her tiny nine-pound body and spends most of her time bossing around our two cats and snuggling up on any spare lap she can find.

Lauren D.

Animal Humane Society locations


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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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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