Caring for your new pet

A cat, rabbit, and dog from AHS

Our online welcome kits are full of information that can make your pet's transition from the shelter to your home as stress-free as possible. Check out these tips and tricks to for a successful introduction below:

We're here to help

As you and your pet grow together, we want to be your number one resource for all things animal. Whether you have questions about training, veterinary care, or behavior, we’d love to hear from you. Our Pet Helpline is standing by to help with advice and resources. Call 952-HELP-PET (952-435-7738).

Adoption returns

Sometimes things don't work out as planned ― and that's ok! AHS will provide a credit for your full adoption fee if you choose to return your pet within 60 days of your adoption date. Learn more.

You make a difference

We celebrate each and every adoption at AHS. This is such an exciting time for you and your new pet! By adopting, you're not just giving one animal a new home you're also supporting the thousands animals we care for each year. You're providing the resources needed to investigate animal cruelty, offer humane education programs in schools, provide low-cost medical care to pets across Minnesota, and so much more. On behalf of all the dogs, cats, and critters that come through our doors. Thank you!

For caring, compassionate advice and resources to address all your animal concerns.

Contact the Pet Helpline