How to Adopt

Thank you for considering adopting a pet from Twin Cities Pet Rescue. Many animals are in need of loving homes, and you’ve come to the right place.

But adoption is a big commitment. Cats and dogs may live as long as 20 years. Rescued animals have gone through many transitions, moving from an original home to a shelter, to a foster home, and finally to another new home with you, the adopter. That’s why we hope that the adoptions we make will last forever. For this reason, we consider the adoption process at Twin Cities Pet Rescue like “matchmaking.” We’re committed to finding animals the types of home they need, and finding adopters a furry family member who will be the right fit!

We support animals that we have rescued for their entire lives, so in the event that an adoption does not work out, we welcome them back and ask that they will be returned to Twin Cities Pet Rescue.

Due to the high volume of adoption applications, Twin Cities Pet Rescue only accepts applications for animals that are currently ready for adoption. Don’t see an animal that you think would be a good fit for you? Keep an eye on our Adoptable Animal page. New animals are posted regularly! Fostering Is also a great alternative because fosters get first dibs on adopting their foster pet! You can find more information about fostering here.

PLEASE NOTE: Twin Cities Pet Rescue does not adopt to homes further than 60 miles from the Minneapolis/St. Paul Metro Area.

DOG ADOPTION PROCESS

To adopt a dog from Twin Cities Pet Rescue, you must:

    1. Keep an eye on our Adoptable Pets page. We post new dogs often!
    2. Click “Apply for Adoption” from the individual dog’s adoption profile when you find a dog that you’re interested in adopting! This will automatically link your application to the animal you are interested in. Interested in more than one dog? Just mention the additional dog(s) you’re interested in while filling out your application!
    3. Meet your prospective pet. If your application to adopt is approved, our adoption coordinators will schedule a meet and greet with you and the dog you are applying to adopt.
    4. Complete a home visit. If you (and your family) and the dog are a good match for each other, a home visit is then scheduled and completed.
    5. Finalize the adoption. After a home visit is complete, the adoption can be finalized and a new happy tail can be told!

CAT ADOPTION PROCESS

To adopt a cat from Twin Cities Pet Rescue, you must:

    1. Keep an eye on our Adoptable Pets page. We post new cats often!
    2. Click “Apply for Adoption” from the individual cat’s adoption profile when you find a cat that you’re interested in adopting! This will automatically link your application to the animal you are interested in. Interested in more than one cat? Just mention the additional cat(s) you’re interested in while filling out your application! Please make sure to specify if you are interested in the cats as a pair, trio, etc or only individually. 
    3. Meet your prospective pet. If your application to adopt is approved, our adoption coordinators will schedule a meet and greet with you and the cat you are applying to adopt.
    4. Finalize the adoption. If you (and your family) and the cat are a good match for each other, the adoption volunteer will send you the adoption paperwork and invoice to finalize the adoption!. A new happy tail can be told!