Wags & Whiskers Animal Rescue of Minnesota

A nonprofit organization

$9,735 raised by 129 donors

65% complete

$15,000 Goal

Wags & Whiskers Animal Rescue of MN is a 501(c)(3) non-profit animal rescue. Formed in 2009, our organization and dedicated volunteer fosters are committed to saving the lives of homeless animals and educating the community on responsible pet ownership. Wags & Whiskers does not have a physical facility, instead all of our animals are housed in foster homes while they await their forever homes. With this approach, our foster parents become familiar with the personalities of his or her foster dog or cat and use this familiarity to match our animals to appropriate homes.

You will see in the graph below our adoption numbers continue to decline. This is largely due to the lack of foster homes available to foster animals. We have seen the adoption numbers drop to lows we have never experienced before. We have also seen the numbers of owner surrenders increase greatly since 2020. 


If you or anyone you know are interested in saving an animal in need by fostering, please complete a foster application below and our Foster Intake Coordinator will be in contact with you to answer any questions you may have. 

Foster Application



Here are some of the special animals that we have helped this year thanks to your generous donations!! 



Our mission at Wags & Whiskers Animal Rescue of MN is to rescue and re-home all breeds of homeless, abandoned, neglected, and otherwise unwanted companion animals through our foster-based volunteer network. We are dependent on donations and adoption fees to continue with this mission.  

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Organization name

Wags & Whiskers Animal Rescue of Minnesota

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315 4th Street
Farmington, MN 55024

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