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We at Heading Home K9 Rescue are a group of dedicated, dog-loving volunteers whose mission is to rescue and re-home unwanted, abandoned, stray, and neglected dogs (& cats) and place them in the best home possible for their needs. Tax ID 27-5454112


Heading Home K9 Rescue is a 501(c)(3), non-profit, no-kill animal rescue located in the heart of Minnesota. HHK9 was started in the Spring of 2011 as an offshoot of Homeward Bound Dog Rescue to assist in the rescue and placement of homeless dogs. We have a soft spot for the dogs that others are most likely to pass over: puppy mills, seniors, big black mixed breeds, and animals who have been injured. Our dogs are fostered in individual foster homes, not a facility, and we hold pet adoption events 1-2 Saturdays a month at various locations. Because our dogs live in foster homes rather than a shelter, we know them well and are able to make sure that a perfect match is made between the dog and its new home.

Although our focus is primarily on rescuing dogs, we sometimes rescue cats & kittens as well. We are an independent organization and depend solely on adoption fees, fundraisers, and donations to operate. We receive NO government support. We try our best to match the dogs with the needs, wants, personalities, and lifestyles of potential adopters to ensure a healthy, happy, & permanent home. All Heading Home K-9 dogs must live indoors. Dogs are social pack animals by nature and we want them to be able to have all of the companionship, love, & attention they deserve, as well as a chance to bond with the family.

We rescue all types of dogs, ranging from small to large breeds. Roughly 40% of the dogs we rescue are purebred while the other 60% are mixed breeds. We will tell you about each dog's history, personality, & behavior, including whether or not they are good which children and other pets, their exercise needs, & other important information.