Regulatory Services

Minneapolis Animal Care
& Control

212 17th Ave. N.
Minneapolis, MN 55411

911 for Emergencies (Animal Attacks)

Call 311 (non-emergency issues)

612-673-MACC (6222)
Fax: 612-673-6255


Animal Adoptions

Minneapolis Animal Care & Control (MACC) is a full-service shelter and adopted 1,291 animals to good homes last year.  In all, over 4,000 animals come to Minneapolis Animal Care & Control every year.  By law, we keep all stray dogs and cats at least five (5) days to allow their owners to search and reclaim them.  However, if the original owner is not found, animals are made available for adoption to new homes.

Adoption Application

To make it easier for you, feel free to complete your adoption application (pdf) at home prior to arriving at the animal shelter.   

Please note that not all animals listed on our "Adoptable" link can be adopted to the general public. 

If a cat is in the Feline Kitten (FK) area of the shelter, it will be transferred to one of our rescue partners. Kittens less than seven weeks of age are too vulnerable to be placed with the general public. We believe rescue groups are best able to care for the cats until they are weaned from their mothers (often needing bottle feeding).

If the dog is in the Kennel Holding (KH) ward, it will also be transferred to one of our rescue groups for placement. These dogs are often power breeds (pit bulls, rottweilers) or shy/fearful dogs. Currently, the City of Minneapolis does not have the capacity to thoroughly screen potential adopters for these animals. Our rescue partners do a far more extensive background check and screening of applications to foster or adopt.

Finally, all reptiles are transferred to our partner organization, the Minnesota Herpetological Association.

More information on our rescue partners 

Adoption Fees - MACC Accepts Cash, Check, MasterCard, and Visa
Cats$50 ($100 non-resident)
Dogs$50 ($250 non-resident)
Exotic Bird$400 (small) to $1000 (large)
Reptile/Amphibian$75 (small) to $300 (large)
Small Animal (rabbit, ferret, etc.)$50

We provide the following vaccinations, treatments, and services to dogs and cats who are old enough to receive them:


Rabies Vaccine


Rabies Vaccine
Revolution (as needed)


Last updated Mar 17, 2016