Animal rescue groups in Minnesota's major cities include Midwest Animal Rescue & Services; Second Chance Animal Rescue and Underdog Rescue in the Twin Cities; Animal Allies Humane Society in Duluth; and Paws and Claws Humane Society in Rochester. Many rural county governments also operate animal shelters in Minnesota.
Midwest Animal Rescue & Services, Second Chance Animal Rescue and Underdog Rescue are foster-based rescue groups that place pets in temporary homes until they are adopted. Both Animal Allies Humane Society and Paws and Claws Humane Society operate shelters and coordinate foster care programs. In smaller areas with no local rescue groups, nationwide organizations such as Petfinder, Best Friends Animal Society and the ASPCA may be of help.