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Published on June 12, 2020
7 delightful doggies to adopt now in MinneapolisPhotos: Petfinder

Start your day off right by looking at some lovable pups! There are dozens of dogs up for adoption right here in Minneapolis. 

Hoodline partnered with Petfinder, an online adoption site that lists “more than 315,000 adoptable pets from nearly 14,000 animal shelters and rescue groups" to bring you this roundup of dogs near you.

(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.)

Elliot, Labrador retriever

Elliot is a male Labrador retriever dog currently residing at Pet Haven Inc. of Minnesota.

Elliot gets along well with other dogs. His ideal forever home would be a cat-free environment. No need to worry: He is already house-trained. He's already neutered and vaccinated.

From Elliot's current caretaker:

Elliot enjoys getting petted, chasing balls and long walks. He does need to lose some weight (ideal weight is 80 pounds), and has been doing two walks of 1-2 miles in duration, which will need to continue to increase slowly as he gets into better shape. Elliot does best with bigger dogs and would likely be fine with children over 6 years old. 

Read more about Elliot on Petfinder.

Rusty, pharaoh hound mix

Rusty is a male pharaoh hound mix being kept at Matty's Heart & Soul Animal Rescue.

Rusty is eager to make friends, and he's happy to keep company with other dogs. He's mastered his house-training etiquette. His vaccinations are already up to date.

Notes from Rusty's caretakers:

Rusty is a Pharaoh Hound mix. He is great with people, kids and other dogs. Due to COVID-19, his surgery will be delayed and will require his family to provide transportation to our Golden Valley, Minn. veterinarian. For this reason, applicants should reside within a one-hour drive (60 miles). 

Apply to adopt Rusty today at Petfinder.

Scrappy, Staffordshire bull terrier mix

Scrappy is a handsome male Staffordshire bull terrier mix in the care of Pet Haven Inc. of Minnesota.

Scrappy is happy to keep company with other dogs. His vaccinations are up to date, and he's neutered. He is already house-trained.

From Scrappy's current caretaker:

Scrappy is an 8-month old, 47-pound Staffordshire Terrier mix who is happy, sweet and eager to please.  He is learning to play fetch and  also loves to play with his toys. Scrappy takes time to warm up to his humans and feel safe in a new environment, but once that trust is built, he will be your sidekick. He is also looking for a home where his people are home more often than not. He will need to continue leash and crate training, as well as manners and obedience training to help him reach his full potential.

Read more about how to adopt Scrappy on Petfinder.

Dobby, terrier and shepherd mix

Dobby is a darling male terrier and shepherd mix staying at Matty's Heart & Soul Animal Rescue.

Dobby is friendly as can be — he loves other dogs. Good news: He's already house-trained. Dobby is already neutered, and he has had all his shots.

Notes from Dobby's caretakers:

This sweetheart is looking for a family in search of snuggles and companionship. Dobby does fine with other dogs, but much prefers to spend his time with humans. He can be unsure of quick movements or unpredictable behaviors and wouldn't hesitate to run out an open door, so he would probably do best in a home without young children. 

Read more about Dobby on Petfinder.

Koopa, German shepherd and pit bull terrier mix

Koopa is a darling male German shepherd and pit bull terrier mix being kept at Heading Home K9 Rescue.

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

From Koopa's current caretaker:

Koopa finds fun in even the simplest of things. He loves toys, kiddie pools, bones and taking long walks and hikes. Other dogs are his best friends and he plays for hours with his foster siblings. Koopa is housetrained, crates for the workday, and knows basic obedience. He’s a very active guy and needs a home to tire him out. Once his energy is burned out he is a snuggler, thinks he’s a lap dog and loves people.

Read more about how to adopt Koopa on Petfinder.

Scepter, greyhound

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

Scepter gets along well with other dogs. His ideal forever home would be a cat-free environment. He's mastered his house-training etiquette.

Notes from Scepter:

Hi, I'm Scepter! I'm a big, excited, playful boy who loves meeting new people, squeaking toys and getting ear rubs. I like being near my people and I will follow you around the house just to see what you are doing! I'm also really interested in what's on everyone's plates for dinner! I'm a pretty rambunctious guy and I'm definitely way too interested in cats and tiny dogs to live with them, but I'd love an older kid or big dog friend! 

Read more about how to adopt Scepter on Petfinder.

Vape, greyhound

Vape is a winsome female greyhound dog currently residing at Greyhound Pets of America Minnesota.

Vape will get along great with your other dogs. Her ideal forever home would be a cat-free environment. She's mastered her house-training etiquette. Vape is vaccinated.

Here's more from Vape:

I'm an excited, happy girl who loves hanging out with people! I'm super sweet and loving, and I really like getting attention from my people! I do get excited very easily — about walks, squirrels, bunnies, food, new people — basically everything is super exciting! I still pull a lot on walks, so someone will need to work with me on that. I have met a few older kids, but young kids and small dogs get me really riled up!  

Read more about Vape on Petfinder.

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