Monday, September 16, 2019

9.16.19 Business Bark Out- Downtown Dogs

September 16, 2019 | by Corey Lundgren (Bark Out Editor)

For today’s business Bark Out we’re featuring Downtown Dogs, Dog Boarding and Daycare! Downtown Dogs is located just outside of downtown Minneapolis. They have convenient hours Monday through Friday from 6:45 A.M to 9 P.M & 8 A.M to 9 P.M Saturday and Sunday. It includes a massive playroom indoors and a space outdoors for your furry family member, of which both are monitored by knowledgeable staff. They also have individual kennel space for dogs who need their own quiet time.

Dewie @ DTD

Downtown dogs is very rescue friendly- they even foster dogs themselves, usually around 100 dogs a year! They donate leftover food and a portion of their profits to local rescues. Downtown Dogs helps MPBR with a safe place to keep our pups when we can’t find a foster right away, and I can’t say enough about how good they treat them! If you’re ever looking for a daycare or a place to board your dog, please give Downtown Dogs Boarding and Daycare a try!

Bacon loved DTD!

Do you have a love for pitties or support the breed in some way? We'd love to give you your very own Bark Out. Please email our Event/Social Media Coordinator at

Friday, September 13, 2019

9.13.19 Carew

Apply at to meet me one on one or catch me in person at The Fast And The Furriest 2019 on September 22nd!

Name: Carew
Nicknames: Carew Rew
Age: 4 months as of 9/23/19
Activity Level: Puppy
Things I do in my free time: Eat, play, sleep, cuddle, play, sleep, repeat
Dogs: Gets along well with 2 adult foster doggie siblings
Cats: Unknown
Size: About 12 pounds currently
Car rides: Does well riding in the backseat with dog seat cover and the big dogs or alone in a crate

9.12.19 New faces to MPBR

So many new faces at MPBR! 

Some are already here & some are still on their way with Passport For Paws. Who’s excited?! WE ARE!

All of these great doggos are accepting applications on our website:

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

9.12.19 Featured Foster - August Edition *

Meet Chelsea!

Moose FKA Clover
Who was your first foster?

Our first foster, who was supposed to be a temporary foster, was for a dog named Clover. We decided to add her to our pack and she is now named Moose :D 

Babo 💚 Moose


Who is your current foster?

Our most recent foster was Babo, who was adopted recently and is now known as Reggie.

Why did you start volunteering for Minnesota Pit Bull Rescue?

My family and I started volunteering for MPBR after we fell in love with this very misunderstood breed. MPBR exhibits true values and strong principles for all the pups it saves and we are honored to be a part of it.

Shilah & Moose
How long have you been volunteering with Minnesota Pit Bull Rescue?

We are newbies :D We are in our first year with the rescue.

Do you have any pets?

We now have 2 dogs, Shilah who is a 13 year old beagle/bassett and Moose who is an 8 month pittie mix. We also have a 6 year old cat, Lola.

Where is your favorite dog friendly place to take your doggo?

We love bringing our pups on car rides and up to our neighborhood park.

Do you have a favorite memory with one of your fosters? 

My favorite memory with Babo was waking up with him before my girls got up and enjoying "alone" time outside drinking coffee and playing in the yard.


Each month one of our foster pawrents receives a gift card as a thank you.This is our small way of showing appreciation for the dedication our volunteers have to this rescue. Minnesota Pit Bull Rescue is 100% volunteer based- no shelters here! Each dog we are able to save is because a foster is willing to open their home for us 

Interested in becoming a Foster with MPBR- Click here for more information or if you're interested in helping us by donating a gift card, click here!

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

9.10.19 July Volunteers of the Month - Jared & Kayla *

July 2019 Volunteers of the Month- 

Meet Jared & Kayla!

How did you find out about Minnesota Pit Bull Rescue?

We found out about the rescue through Facebook. We were looking at available dogs to adopt and were wanting to find pit bull friendly pages to join which lead to to finding out more information about the rescue and volunteering. 

Why did you decide to start volunteering for MPBR?

We started volunteering because we wanted to make a positive impact for pit bulls and wanted to do what we could to make sure they go to good homes because that’s what they deserve. We also wanted to do good deeds in our free time when we can, and hang out with adorable pittie puppies and bigger adult pitties as well. 

How long have you volunteered for the rescue?

We got involved with the rescue this spring. 

Do you have any pets?

We have one 3 & 1/2 year old female pit that we adopted through a breeder. She came from a not so clean house/environment so we like to say we rescued her. She’s been our baby ever since. 

Where's your favorite dog friendly place to take your pup?

We like to take our dog, Zola, to Minnehaha Falls dog park because she loves to swim in the river there and it is nice and big. We also frequent the Battle Creek dog park. Zola’s most favorite place is our cabin in Danbury, WI, she loves the land and the lake to swim in. 

When not surrounded by dogs – what can you be found doing?

When we’re not hanging out with Zola or other dogs we’re probably at work, or going places that are unfortunately not dog friendly. We like to go for hikes or walks when we can to include her. 
Do you have a favorite memory that happened while you were volunteering? 

All of our experiences with volunteering have been fun and rewarding, but my favorite one was transporting a dog named Selah. She was the oldest dog that we have transported but she was only 9 months old. We feel like we connected and had the most fun with her while driving her to her foster home. She’s a great spunky girl. 

Do you have any advice for current or future volunteers? 

Our advice (while volunteering) would be to think of yourself in the dogs place and decide if a home would be somewhere you, as a dog, would want to live or have your own dog live and see if it would be a good fit or not. Dogs have a different language than us and sometimes it’s hard to understand what they mean, but being patient and determined is the most important, especially with a breed that is so misunderstood. 


Each month an active volunteer is featured on our website & receives a gift card as a thank you. This is just a small way for us to show our appreciation for the dedication our volunteers have for this rescue. We are 100% volunteer based and we couldn’t do this without each and every one of our members 

Interested in volunteering? Check out some info here
If you’re interested in helping us with the donation to our volunteers, click here.

9.9.19 T-Shirt Sale Starts NOW!

MPBR's T-Shirt Sale Starts NOW!

We need to make room for new fall designs. Keep an eye on our store as *NEW* hoodies will be posted October 1!

Get yours here.

Our Closets are for Cat/Dog Treat shirts were a huge hit during Minneapolis' PRIDE weekend. We can't guarantee they'll be around next year so grab yours while you still can. Plus, they're ONLY $7

Monday, September 9, 2019

9.9.19 Business Bark Out- AQK9

September 9, 2019 | by Corey Lundgren (Bark Out Editor)

For today’s Bark Out I’m going to be discussing something that is so necessary in the rescue world…training. Like it is important to find a reputable rescue for adoption, it is just as important to find a professional trainer that you can bring your dog to, which leads me to AQK9

Sally, MPBR Alumni
One of my first experiences after joining the rescue many years ago was seeing the owner of AQK9, Tiffany, preforming a demonstration at the MN State Fair with her pittie, Sally, whom she adopted through our rescue. Seeing how well-behaved both Sally and her Rottweiler, Kilo, were off leash in front of a large crowd inspired me to investigate the pit bull type breed further. After attending many classes from Tiff, I can’t think of a better investment for my furry family members. She offers a large variety of classes and seminars on her site. There’s everything from raw feeding to obedience and rally, to in-home training.  

Minnesota Pit Bull Rescue believes it is very important to attend at least basic obedience with your dog. This will form and strengthen the bond that you have with your dog and ultimately create a great ambassador for the breed which is why training is a requirement for adopting from us. We have a short list of recommended trainers on our website and AQK9 is definitely on that list. I couldn’t recommend a better place to train at!

Do you have a love for pitties or support the breed in some way? We'd love to give you your very own Bark Out. Please email our Event/Social Media Coordinator at