Happy Tails Rescue Foundation

A nonprofit organization

$3,903 raised by 71 donors

78% complete

$5,000 Goal

Happy Tails saved 2,370 animals in 2022 and 1,267 so far in 2023! We have also educated thousands of people on the problems of animal overpopulation and the importance of spay/neuter and adoption. If you would like to visit our website please Click Here!


Happy Tails Rescue of Minnesota, founded in 2005, is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization dedicated to rescuing homeless and abandoned animals.  By working with committed volunteers, foster homes, local veterinarians, trainers and boarding facilities, we are able to rescue dogs, cats, and other critters providing them with loving temporary care until a well-matched, carefully screened forever home can be found. We find beauty in the most incomprehensible places and the otherwise homely faces. It is our gift to see beyond the dirt, terror, sadness and the defeat to find the true soul that lies within. We are rescue.

Happy Tails Rescue (HTR) moved last year. This year was spent finishing all the renovations in the building. We had our Grand Opening in August and were excited to share our finished space with the community. 

The most exciting news of this year is that we opened Happy Tails Rescue Clinic. The clinic serves our rescue animals as well as animals in the community. Anyone can schedule a low cost spay & neuter. There are no income requirements. We believe everyone needs to have access to affordable medical services for their pets. Our clinic has altered hundreds of community pets already!

Our new space provides an opportunity to help many more animals, in a variety of ways.

The building consists of; cat housing area, dog housing area, puppy housing area, maternity ward, indoor play area, two outdoor play areas, multiple meet and greet rooms, multiple quarantine areas, a full-service clinic, a dog training area, exotic animal area, event area, ALL indoor animal intake area, grooming area, separate ventilation for different areas, and much more!

As you can imagine this was not a cheap project. If you are able to financially help with this adventure please donate. Every donated dollar helps!

Cody's Heroes is Happy Tails program to give back to veterans! It is a Military Veteran Emotional Support Animal (ESA) program! This program is designed to support our Military Veterans and their emotional needs, as well as our animals in finding a great forever home. This program will be free of charge to our Veterans to include the support dog from Happy Tails. 

Cody's Hero's is over seen by an Iraq war vet and purple heart recipient. 

Some dogs are born with the natural ability to be support animals and we want to pair these dogs with veterans that can benefit from the support of a dog. Being an animal rescue gives us access to many different dogs. Our team works with approved veterans to carefully select the best fit from a handful of potential candidates.

Happy Tails relies on donations to fund our programs.  Donations we receive today will go towards the new adoption center.  Supplying training, medical care, running educational programs, and feeding over 2,000 animals relies on generous donations from amazing individuals. Please consider being part of the magic and donate today!


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Organization name

Happy Tails Rescue Foundation

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7331 Baker St NE
Fridley, MN 55432

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