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Happy Tails Rescue in Maple Grove, Minnesota was founded in 2005 as a non-profit organization dedicated to rescuing homeless and abandoned animals. By working with committed volunteers, foster homes, local veterinarians, trainers, and boarding facilities, they’re able to rescue dogs and cats and provide them with loving temporary care until well-matched, carefully-screened forever homes can be found.
Considering adopting from Happy Tails Rescue? Keep reading below for more information on their adoption process and fees.
The adoption process at Happy Tails Rescue is straightforward:
Happy Tails Rescue’s adoption policies can be found below:
Adoption fees at Happy Tails Rescue vary depending on numerous factors. Please contact the rescue directly for more information.
Whatever your adoption fee is, it covers spay/neuter surgery, up-to-date vaccinations including distemper, bordetella, and rabies, flea/tick treatment, deworming, a veterinarian exam, microchipping, heartworm testing and prevention for dogs, and feline leukemia and FIV testing for cats.
Our writing team is hard at work researching this shelter's adoption process and fees, so this page will be updated soon!
In the meantime, here's some nice-to-know info that applies to nearly every animal shelter, humane society, and rescue.
Because shelter dogs are full of love!
Is it because they know you saved them and love you harder for it?
I can't say for certain, but yes.
Jokes aside, there are three things all shelter dogs need to thrive in their new home:
Older shelter dogs, generally 1+ years old, may have experienced a lot of trauma, which often results in one of 8 common behavioral issues:
These issues are correctable! Your dog isn't broken, they're just damaged. You can fix them with enough love, patience, and a good training plan.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, finding good dog trainers can be hard. Like everything else, dog training is moving only. but there are great online dog trainers that are proven to work and can help get your new pup on the right path.
You can learn a lot about an animal welfare organization just by looking at their name.
Adoption processes vary drastically from organization to organization, but here are some general tips that apply in most instances. Note that we'll use the term "shelters" here for simplicity but it includes all types of rescue organizations.
If you have any questions about adopting an animal (what you'll need, what to expect, etc.) feel free to contact the PetLists team!
If you're looking to adopt a new dog, our Dog Adoption Guide is a must-read. It has everything you need to know about bringing a shelter dog home:
And we're adding new guides all the time.