About RPAW

Rescued Pets Are Wonderful is a non-profit, no-kill, volunteer animal rescue organization serving the Twin Cities metro area. We are dedicated to rescuing dogs and cats left homeless for whatever reason – animals in public shelters where they are at high risk of euthanasia due to pet overpopulation, animals given up by their owners because of difficult circumstances, and those in danger of abuse or neglect.

We place dogs and cats in loving, responsible, committed permanent homes, following a comprehensive adoption process which includes taking considerable care in finding good matches and educating prospective adopters about the responsibilities and costs of bringing a dog or cat into their homes and lives.

Our Mission

How We Work

We pull unclaimed strays from local animal control facilities and shelters that are too full.

We will provide all of the necessary veterinary procedures that they may need prior to their adoption.

We place them in loving foster homes until an adoptive home is found. They live with us until they are adopted.

We bring them to adoption events around the twin cities to promote them and find them homes.

Current Needs

  • Volunteers for fundraisers

  • Transporters for animals to adoption events

  • Volunteers to socialize and work on basic obedience for our dogs in boarding

  • Monetary donations to help support our rescue efforts


Donations are processed via PayPal.  THANK YOU FOR YOUR GENEROUS SUPPORT!


Adoption Events


Mufasa's Spaghetti Dinner and Silent Auction

Join us for a spaghetti dinner and silent auction in honor of Mufasa. Tickets are $15 and must be purchased in advance. How to purchase: Online: www.paypal.me/rpaw please add $1.45 to each ticket purchase to cover the processing fees. Make sure your address is correct and we will mail you your tickets. Just make a note that it is for Mufasa's Dinner. In Person: Blaine Family Veterinary Hospital during business hours. Exact change only. Cash only. If you have questions or trouble with these options please email rpawrescue@gmail.com

3:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Banquets of Minnesota, 1009 109th Ave NE Blaine, MN 55434

Cats are always available for adoption at:
PetSmart Quarry

Adoptable Dogs
Learn more about dogs currently available for adoption, adoption fees, and application.
Adoptable Cats
Learn more about cats currently available for adoption, adoption fees, and application.
Become a Foster
Fosters provide a temporary home and care for a newly rescued dog/puppy or cat/kitten.