Looking to add a new companion to the family? There are dozens of adorable pups up for adoption at animal shelters in and around Minneapolis, so you won't have to look far to find the perfect fit.
Hoodline used data from Petfinder to power this roundup of puppies available for adoption near you. Read on to meet some friendly, furry locals.
(Details like pet availability, training, vaccinations and other features are based on data provided by Petfinder and may be subject to change; contact the shelter for the latest information.)
Fog, American Staffordshire terrier and boxer mix
You can call me Foggy! I'm new in town from Arkansas and I'm pretty excited to be here! The food here is pretty much the same as down home, but the weather here is something else! When I first arrived, I saw cold white stuff everywhere..brrrr! My big foster sister goes outside all the time, so I figured I'd try it; and now I think outside is really fun. I'm a typical puppy, I like to chase my big foster sister around the house, wrestle, chew on stuff, and nap. We even have a cat, but mostly, the cat avoids me. I think we will be friends someday. I'm ok with hanging out in my kennel during the day, but at night I really love sleeping with my foster mom in her bed with the other dogs.
Cumulus, American Staffordshire terrier and boxer mix
Hi I'm Cumulus, or "Lucy." I'm a charming little lady that just wants a snuggle and some love. I can be a little timid, but once I warm up I'm super fun-loving and playful. I like other dogs and children, toys and chase, and of course to nap in your lap. I'm working on all the basic doggie skills like potty training, crate training, leash walking, etc. I'm a pretty smart girl and I'm picking them up fast! I really like treats and will do anything for a few of them from your hand. If you have a warm spot in your heart and your home for a nice pup like me, let's meet up and chat.
Nimbus, American Staffordshire terrier and boxer mix
Hello, I'm Nimbus. I have the cutest dimples, wrinkly forehead and very floppy ears! When I get excited I stand on my hind legs and look like a meerkat! I am working on potty training. It's very cold outside, so sometimes I am stubborn and just to go back inside. I'm also learning to use and like my kennel. At night I sleep there, or sometimes with my foster sisters on the bed with the human - I love that! I'm super smart, I learned how to "sit" in one afternoon! I very much like treats as rewards, but I also really like it when you give me ear scratches and tell me what a good boy I am! I'd love a family that will play with the ball with me, and maybe tug of war with a rope. You'll teach me tricks while feeding me treats. Then, you'll rub my scrunchy face and I'll snuggle with you on the couch. I can't wait to meet you!
Rocket, hound and American Staffordshire terrier mix
Hi! My name is Rocket! I came from Alabama with my brothers and sisters who have all long since been adopted. I love being outside so I can run and play with the other dog and my little human. We all get the zoomies together, it's real fun. I sleep all night in my kennel, but during the day I get to nap and sleep wherever I want. I think they let me do that because I don't chew on anything but my toys. I know sit and stay and I'm pretty good at fetch. I also went up to a lake this summer and found out that I'm a great swimmer! I love people and I'm so happy to be here in Minnesota, I just really want to find my forever family. I have great manners, love the water, dogs and kids...I am literally the perfect dog for you!
Lacey, American Staffordshire terrier and pit bull terrier mix
I am Lacey, and I am the most beautiful brindle girl that loves to carry on conversations with my foster people. I am a local surrender and came into the Save-a-Bull family with my four siblings. Even though I'm still a baby, I'm working on my potty training. I will go into my kennel if given a treat, and am currently working on increasing my time in the kennel. At the moment I sleep with my two brothers in a big kennel, but next week I'm moving to a private room. I have met the neighborhood kids and I love them. I haven't met any cats, but I live with a herd of big dogs, both boys and girls. They all boss me around. I love all toys, especially the ones my brothers have. I love rugs, and try my hardest to drag them around. I am a funny girl and very good at communicating. My dream family will love to sit and have conversations with me, as I have plenty to say. I'm told I make the cutest noises.