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Published on January 10, 2020
Looking to adopt a pet? Here are 7 delightful doggies to adopt now in MinneapolisPhotos: Petfinder

Looking to add a new companion to the family? There are dozens of lovable pups up for adoption at animal shelters in and around Minneapolis, so you won't have to look far to find the perfect new pal.

Hoodline used data from Petfinder to power this roundup of dogs available for adoption near you. Read on to meet some friendly, furry locals.

(Details like pet availability, training, vaccinations and other features are based on data provided by Petfinder and may be subject to change; contact the shelter for the latest information.)


Mickey, chihuahua mix

Mickey is a charming male chihuahua mix being kept at Pet Haven Inc. of Minnesota.

Mickey is eager to make friends — he loves other dogs. Mickey is neutered, and he has had all his shots. Fear not: He is already house-trained.

From Mickey's current caretaker:

Mickey is an adult-oriented pup and would do well in a kid-free home. When he is not within five feet of you, he can usually be found snuggled up on the couch. He likes dogs too and relates more to the spectator life when other dogs are playing. Naps are an important part of Mickey’s life – he can take a nap quietly in his crate while you are away, on the couch while you are getting ready for your day, or wedged up right next to you while you are watching a mov

Apply to adopt Mickey today at Petfinder.

Lila, English pointer mix

Lila is a lovable female English pointer mix being kept at Heading Home K9 Rescue.

Her vaccinations are up to date, and she's spayed.

From Lila's current caretaker:

Lila is an adult female petite English Pointer mix who came from a pound down south. She is the most cheerful dog you will ever meet. Lila makes friends with every dog and human she meets, and her tail is always wagging. 

Read more about Lila on Petfinder.

Rambo, rat terrier and corgi mix

Rambo is a lovable male rat terrier and corgi mix staying at Heading Home K9 Rescue.

He is neutered, and he has had all his shots.

Apply to adopt Rambo today at Petfinder.

Zeke, cattle dog and Shetland sheepdog mix

Zeke is a darling male cattle dog and Shetland sheepdog mix currently housed at Heading Home K9 Rescue.

His vaccinations are up to date, and he is neutered.

Read more about Zeke on Petfinder.

Oakley, Belgian shepherd

Oakley is a male Belgian shepherd dog currently housed at Heading Home K9 Rescue.

No other pets please: Oakley is looking for household without other dogs or cats. Heading Home K9 Rescue recommends Oakley be placed in a home without small children. His vaccinations are already up to date, and he's neutered. Oakley is a special needs pet, so please inquire about his specific care requirements.

Oakley's current caretakers say:

Oakley came in emaciated, covered in buckshot pellets, and terrified of the world. Quick movements, hands reaching towards him send him to the ground expecting the worst and belly crawling away to avoid being hurt. Give him a few weeks to settle in, build up trust, and gain some confidence and you have yourself a total puppy of a dog who loves to run, play, fetch, swim, and have a blast. He is the stereotypical super smart, high energy Malinois once he is comfortable in a home. He is living the puppyhood he never got to have before and loving it.

Read more about Oakley on Petfinder.

Molly, American Staffordshire terrier and pit bull terrier mix

Molly is a sweet female American Staffordshire terrier and pit bull terrier mix staying at Save-A-Bull.

No other dogs, please: Molly is looking for a dog-free forever home. She's already been spayed. She is already house-trained.

More on Molly:

Hello, my name is Molly and I am super sweet. I've been living with a family that has kids, a cat and another dog, but I'm now seeking a family where I get to be the center of attention and live as an only dog. I love people and kids, but can get quite excitable and bump over the younger children. I don't mean to cause harm, I try to be as gentle as I can around the little human I live with. I like my cat friend too, but will need to live with cats that are open to play and can 'dish it back' as I love to wrestle and chase. 

Read more about Molly on Petfinder.

Charlie, greyhound

Charlie is a lovable male greyhound dog staying at Greyhound Pets of America Minnesota.

Charlie's ideal forever home would be a dog-free environment. He's mastered his house-training etiquette. Charlie has been vaccinated.

More on Charlie:

Hi! I'm Charlie! I love affection, snuggling, playing with stuffies, walks and food! I have a very big and happy personality and I put a smile on everyone's face. I would do best with an active family that likes to do things with me and show me off. Overall I'm a charming Charlie and will melt the hearts of everyone I meet.

Read more about Charlie on Petfinder.


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