Resources for Assistance

If you are in need of dog food, MNBR may have some extra that MNBR fosters are not using, so let us know. We are not able to guarantee anything specific, but we can do our best.

In efforts of assisting parties that reach out to MNBR when they are looking for assistance for dogs not currently in MNBR rescue, this list was compiled with resources that people have had success utilizing. We cannot guarantee results, but we hope they will be helpful. If you have feedback on any of these or would like to add something to our list, please email

Lost Pet Resources

Animal impound facilities in the Twin Cities metro area

Northwoods Humane Society (serving Forest Lake, Wyoming, Chisago Lakes, Shafer, Lindstrom area):
7153 Lake Blvd PO Box 264 Wyoming, MN 55092
651 982-0240

Animal Ark Shelter (serving Hastings area):
2600 Industrial Ct. Hastings, MN 55033
(651) 772-8983

Fargo/Moorhead area:

West Fargo  701-282-2898
Fargo & Cass County 701-232-7312
Moorhead & Clay County 218-236-9059

Iowa Border Resources:

Noah’s Bark (located along south eastern border on MN and IA)
3874 County Road W20, Decorah, IA
(563) 745-8627 

Wisconsin Border Resources:

Animals in western WI, may be taken to the Woodbury Humane Society.  Please see the link at the top of the page for their information. 

Animal Shelters in Western WI:


Post your lost animal in the following locations:

Helpful Tips

  • Post flyers of your lost animal, and be sure to include a photo.  Be sure to post in businesses, and give a copy to your garbage man and mail man.  They cover a lot of territory, and may just see your lost animal. 
  • Search near water sources.  Find the nearest pond, river, creek, etc.  Your lost animal will need to find water to survive.
  • Go visit the local impounds.  The person at the pound may not describe the animal the same way you do, or may not be familiar with your dogs breed.  Minneapolis Animal Control only takes reports of lost pets in person.  You cannot call it in.
  • Contact impounds other than the one for your area.  When a person finds an animal, they will often take it to the impound facility they are familiar with.  They won’t always call to find out where the correct facility is.  There was a posting a while back on Craig’s list, where the person said they found the dog in Brooklyn Park, and took it to the Woodbury Humane Society!

Prevent Loss or things to do to ensure you find your pet

  • Microchip your pet!  If you move, be sure to update the contact information with the microchip company.
  • If the dog is larger than about 30 lbs, it should wear a buckle collar, not a snap collar.  The cutest collars are the snap collars, but they really aren’t meant for large strong dogs.
  • Be sure your animal has a rabies tag and ID tag on their collar.
  • Be sure to regularly check fencing and tie outs to make sure they are secure.  Put locks on your gates if possible, or a spring to make sure they automatically close.
  • Do not leave your dog outside unattended for long periods of time. 
  • Make sure you have a clear photo or multiple photos of your pet.  Be sure they are clear enough and close enough that another person could recognize your pet from the photo.