Monday, June 17, 2019

6.17.19 Business Bark Out- Headflyer Brewing

May 17, 2019 | by Corey Lundgren (Bark Out Editor)

Todays Business Bark Out is featuring HeadFlyer Brewing! Located at 861 E. Hennepin Avenue in Minneapolis, Headflyer has a great building with a super convenient parking lot attached so finding parking is a breeze. Headflyer was founded in 2017 by Neil Miller, Amy Miller, Nate Larson, and Austin Lee they had a vision of a taproom that provides a warm, welcoming, and friendly environment which they nailed perfectly.

MPBR Alumni Member, Beau, enjoying Headflyer with his humans

Headflyer hosted MPBR last year for an adoption event in which we were able to bring some of our adoptable dogs and hang out on the patio with them. They were so accommodating; making sure that our pups had everything they needed. 

Headflyer is dog friendly year round so it’s a great place to stop in the cooler months (take advantage of the indoor fireplace). They’re also kid friendly. Whether you’re meeting friends to play some board games, challenging someone on their giant, handmade cribbage table, or hanging with your best fur friend, this is a great place to relax and have a cold one.

Do you have 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

Sunday, June 16, 2019

6.16.19 Hi from Asher

Hello from Asher, our newest tripod! 

He’s a happy and goofy boy who likes to only sleep with all three legs up in the air. He’s been doing great with his foster & is available for adoption. Apply at

Can’t adopt but want to help? You can 
donate towards his vet bill ♥️

Saturday, June 15, 2019

6.15.19 Hi from Clover

Hi all, I’m Clover! I was born 1/15/19, so that makes me about 5 months old. Don’t fret about my funny haircut and stitches, I had a lump removed (Dr said maybe a foreign body or vaccine reaction), but I am healing and feeling super! I just arrived in MN so foster mom will update this as my personality shines through.
I can tell you that foster mom is very proud with how potty training is going - no accidents so far! I am great being kenneled on road trips and during bedtime. Baths aren’t so bad either. I have almost mastered sit and am working on “off” and “no bite”(apparently these puppy traits are not ok as I get older). I am not possessive of toys or food and am not sensitive to being touched anywhere.
My favorite things include toys, belly rubs, naps, and being near my people. I really like my foster brother - he is 15, drops all kinds of crumbs, and smells interesting. I also like my foster fur-sister but she is smaller than me and doesn’t appreciate my puppy-ways all the time. I am not as hyper as some pups my age. Foster mom cradles me on her lap and rubs my belly - oh I like that!
Please apply if you’d like to meet me, or better yet, add me to your family! I am a happy and sweet girl just needing love.

Friday, June 14, 2019

6.14.19 We Need Your Help

If you’ve ever thought about fostering or adopting, now is a great time! MPBR is in urgent need of more fosters to help place Amira, Mike, Clover, & Hera  but a permanent home would be even better!
Already signed up to foster and want to help? Email our director and we’ll take it from there🐾

Interested in adopting? Head over to to apply💜

Thursday, June 13, 2019

6.13.19 Donny's Story

This sweet boy is Donny. 

He came to us through a local shelter as a stray. After a medical exam it was determined there were multiple issues preventing Donny from being able to live a fulfilling and happy life. He went through his first surgery that would help correct these issues and, it is with a very heavy heart, we are sad to say he passed peacefully in his sleep shortly after. We are thankful he was in a home that showered him with love, both from humans and four-legged friends. He was so incredibly loved.

Although Donny is no longer with us, unfortunately his medical bills are. This is the very worst part about being a rescue. If you are able, could you please help?

Run free, sweet Donald. May you have an endless amount of tennis balls to play with.

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

6.12.19 Hello from Barrel

Barrel says lake life is uber exhausting 😴 but he was a champ and had fun playing in the water and basking in the sun this past weekend. Adopt Barrel and enjoy all that summer has to offer together! Apply at 🐾

6.11.19 Gifts for Dad that help MPBR!

Don't forget, Father's Day is coming up this weekend. Use this link & a portion of your Father's Day gift will be donated back to our rescue ♥️

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

6.11.19 Hi from Nyah

Nyah likes to find every mud puddle there is. Nothing a nice bath can't fix 😂 Vi

Monday, June 10, 2019

6.10.19 Business Bark Out- Bahaus Brew Labs

May 10, 2019 | by Corey Lundgren (Bark Out Editor)

Our 21st Business Bark Out is featuring a local favorite, Bauhaus Brew Labs. Located in Northeast Minneapolis, Bauhaus is a great spot to stop whether you're riding solo or have a whole pack of friends with you. Rain or snow won't spoil your plans either, Bauhaus is dog friendly indoors & out all year round- your furry loved ones are bound to enjoy this place! 

Bauhaus Brew Labs
Awhile back Bauhaus Brew Labs hosted Minnesota Pit Bull Rescue for one of our Adoption Meet & Greets. The event was a huge success. All of the puppies (anyone remember Rosie, Louie, Sadie, & Nettie?) were adopted right away. The Star Tribune even showed up to feature the rescue! Bauhaus has a great atmosphere, a perfect beer selection (try the Uber-Duber, you won't be sorry), and usually have a food truck onsite. They often host live music, trivia, motorcycle shows, and art shows. Plus, they're celebrating their 5 year anniversary next month so you know they'll have something special going on! Check out their Facebook page for more info or stop in and see why they're one of the best breweries in NE! 

A clip from the Star Tribune featuring MPBR

Do you have 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

Sunday, June 9, 2019

6.9.19 Meet Nash

Nash is a very sweet and playful boy. He came to our rescue a couple months ago with his sister Nyah. He’s attended some adoption events but is very shy in this type of environment so potential families don’t get to see his goofy side. Here’s what you can expect to see on a normal basis. He loves to play by himself but does really well with other dogs too 🐾 Apply for a one on one meeting with Nash at

Saturday, June 8, 2019

6.8.19 Meet Jaguar TODAY

Good girl Jaguar here! Come meet me today at 1:00.

Details here

Friday, June 7, 2019

6.7.19 Adoption Event TOMORROW

Nothing like sharing a drink with a friend! Join us tomorrow at Lakes & Legends Brewing Company for our Adoption Meet & Greet from 1:00-3:00 P.M. 

Thursday, June 6, 2019

6.6.19 Featured Foster- May Edition

Meet Jody!

Why did you start volunteering?

I knew I wanted to help a dog rescue. I wanted to find a local rescue in which I could participate/attend events with.  I researched several and fell in love with the pitties.  The MPBR members made me feel welcomed and the opportunities to help are abundant. 

Who was your first foster?

Mystique (Mysti, Myst, Mister Mysti)

Who is your current foster?

At the time this was written, Mystique. I didn’t plan on fostering when I started but it’s hard to say no! Mystique just found her forever home! 

How long have you been volunteering with our rescue?

February 2019 was when I attended my first volunteer night. 

Mystique & Bindi Su
Do you have any pets?

Yes, Ms Bindi Su, my French Bulldog. She a smart and sassy girl. 

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

I love going for walks with them. They come with me when we visit family and friends too.  I just got my yard fenced so there have been a few puppy play dates at home. 

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

I love to garden and do yard work. Luckily, I can be surrounded by my dogs doing that. I do try to travel a few times a year - scuba diving and turquoise oceans are my favorite. 

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

Mysti is the best sleeping partner!  She cuddles and sleeps still.  In the morning she nuzzles my face with her little muzzle. I love the feel of her little whiskers!  

Do you have a special ritual you do with your fosters at all?

I have pictures of all my past foster pups scattered throughout my house.  No specific rituals though. 

BarkBox is a subscription service that is awesome for you dogs! You get toys & treats delivered right to your door every month!

Each month one of our foster pawrents receives a BarkBox 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!

6.6.19 Volunteer of the Month-Therisa

April 2019 Volunteer of the Month- 
Meet Therisa!

How did you find out about Minnesota Pit Bull Rescue?

I found out about MPBR via my girl Ashley Auren. I was raised with them, love Ollie and she said, “Why don’t you volunteer with us?” And BOOM!! A foster fail later here I am!!!! 

Why did you decide to start volunteering for MPBR?

Honestly, I was never the kid that fit into any certain group growing up. I was the band geek to the captain of the soccer team. I never felt I was a certain type of crowd and probably often too misunderstood. To this day I am still that way. I love everyone! I feel this breed is the same. They can be police dogs, service animals. or just your best friend. From ZOOMIES to Couch Potatoes. I have loved pit bulls all of my life and want to be an ambassador so others aren’t misinformed. 

How long have you volunteered for the rescue?

Since January 2018. 

Do you have any pets?

Boba Fett & Rey
I have Rey (Blue Merle Mini Aussiedoodle) and Boba Fett (yep, Foster Fail with MPBR). And yes, they are named after Star Wars characters. 

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

Honestly, we stick mostly to family events (camping, hiking, Holidays) where we know our fur cousins behaviors. Sometimes we break out to walk around Lake Calhoun

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

I have a day job working in Financial Sales. In my free time I like playing video games on my Xbox, board games with friends, grilling, camping, all the concerts and always cheering on my MN Viking’s! SKOL

Boba with Lima (Lime is available for adoption)
Do you have a favorite memory that happened while you were volunteering? 

I would say my first event with the Puppy Kissing Booth. It was so rewarding and overwhelming with emotions to see so many people lined up to get kisses and donate for such a great cause. It’s reassuring that our work isn’t going unnoticed and people are starting to better understand pitties.

Do you have any advice for current or future volunteers? 

Know that this is one cool group of volunteers, much like the breed itself. Don’t ever hesitate to ask any of us questions and be prepared for all of the kisses (from the dogs, of course). They are rated in the top kissing breed!!!! 💋 

Boba & temp foster Mystique


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 volunteering? Check out some info here.