Our friendly adoption staff will work with you to find the right dog, cat, or critter for your home. Get started by checking our online adoption listings (updated every 20 minutes) or stop by one of our five adoption centers in the Twin Cities metro area.
It's important you spend time getting to know prospective pets. If you have questions or wish to visit with an animal, just ask a staff member or volunteer for assistance.
Please note that in order to put an animal on hold, you must be present at an AHS adoption center. We will not put animals on an adoption hold via a phone or email request.
If you find an animal you wish to adopt, we’ll sit down for an informal consultation to ensure that you and the pet you’ve selected are a good match. During this process we'll also review the animal’s medical and behavioral records, explain policies and services available to adopters, and help you choose the right pet supplies.
AHS will continue to support you and your pet at home. Our website is full of information that can make your pet's transition from the shelter to your home as stress-free as possible — including tips and details about AHS programs and services.
If you have questions about the adoption process, please call us at 952-435-7738 or send us an email.