Rescued Pets Are Wonderful

A nonprofit organization

$7,929 raised by 101 donors

100% complete

$5,000 Goal

Rescued Pets Are Wonderful is a nonprofit group of volunteers dedicated to finding loving homes for rescued dogs and cats with medical conditions or are seniors and educating the Twin Cities metro area about responsible pet ownership and pet overpopulation. 

Since 2004, RPAW has rescued and rehomed almost 10,000 animals. RPAW is volunteer-based and relies on donations and adoption fees to continue its mission. There is no physical shelter, all animals are hosted in private foster homes or in adoption centers at local pet supply stores. 

We place dogs and cats in loving, responsible, committed permanent homes, following a comprehensive adoption process which includes taking considerable care in finding good matches and educating prospective adopters about the responsibilities and costs of bringing a dog or cat into their homes and lives.

Animals in our care are spayed or neutered, receive all appropriate veterinary care and treatment, and placed in nurturing foster homes while they await placement in their permanent homes. We assist dogs and cats in distress without regard to age, breed or ease of placement. To the extent our finances allow, dogs in the greatest need take priority.

We never euthanize animals due to space or time constraints, but we may elect to euthanize in the event of a severe, untreatable/debilitating illness or extremely dangerous behavioral concerns.  Because we do not kill to make space, however, we cannot take in every animal that needs help.

We also do our best to educate the public about “power breeds” and try to break down stereotypes of “bully breeds.”

Finally, we strive to work with area shelters and other rescue and humane organizations to develop a network of supporters and volunteers in order to create a better world for homeless pets.

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P.O. Box 490201
Blaine, MN 55449

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