Great River Rescue is a private, non-profit, companion animal shelter located in Bemidji, Minnesota. We make every effort to save, care for, and find homes for each animal that comes through our doors. We provide high-quality care and enrichment for shelter pets and get them into homes with loving and responsible pet owners. Additionally, beginning in 2020, we offer low-cost spay/neuter services through our Pet Fixers program. Great River Rescue is supported by our community who believes in our work and has always been by our side.
Since inception in 1977, Great River Rescue has helped thousands of animals with a second chance at life. We are very proud of these and other efforts which have made our dream a reality and now allows us to provide even greater quality service for more than 400 animals per year.
Mission: Great River Rescue transitions dogs and cats to loving homes, serves as a community resource, and advocates for kind, responsible pet care.