Pet adoption

Animals from our shelter are looking for forever homes.

Who can apply

You can apply to adopt a pet from our shelter if you:

  • Are at least 18-years-old
  • Can show a valid government-issued ID with your current address
  • Have knowledge and consent of all adults living in your household
  • Have your landlord’s consent to bring an animal onto the property
  • Understand that we have the right to refuse the adoption of any animal

You can only adopt a pet in person at our shelter. We do not:

  • Take online applications
  • Pre-approve adoptions
  • Put pets on hold

About pets

All animals available for adoption are healthy.

All cats and dogs available for adoption are:

  • Spayed or neutered
  • Vaccinated
  • Microchipped

If it's not a good match

If the pet you adopt is not a good match for you and your family, you can return them.

  • If you return the pet within 14 days, we will refund the adoption fee.
  • If you return the pet after 14 days, we will not refund the adoption fee.
  • We will work to find new homes for all returned pets.

How to apply

To adopt a pet:

Complete an application, either in advance or when you come to the shelter.

Make an appointment with Minneapolis Animal Care & Control

Apply to adopt a pet

Adoptable dogs

Dogs are $50 for Minneapolis residents, plus the cost of a City license, and $250 for nonresidents.

See dogs ready for adoption

Dog

Adoptable cats

Cats are $50 for Minneapolis residents, plus the cost of a City license, and $100 for nonresidents.

See cats ready for adoption

Cat

Adoptable small animals

Small animals are between $10 and $50 for both residents and nonresidents.

See small animals ready for adoption

Guinea pig
By appointment on mousepad by laptop

Schedule an appointment

Use the appointment scheduler to book a time convenient for you to get services for your pet.

Contact us

Minneapolis Animal Care & Control

Phone

612-673-6222

Fax

612-673-6255

Address

Animal Care & Control
212 17th Ave. N.
Minneapolis, MN 55411

Get directions

Shelter hours

Currently by appointment only Monday through Friday. Please call to make an appointment.

Closed on City holidays

See list of City holidays

Field service hours

For non-emergency requests, please call 311 and an officer will respond in the order in which the call was received.

For emergency situations, please call 911.