Friday, March 29, 2019

Thursday, March 28, 2019

3.28.19 Hi from Turks

This handsome little fella is Turks. He’s accepting applications for his future home & would like you to apply at πŸ’™

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

3.27.19 Volunteer of the Month- Chad!

Meet Chad!

How did you find out about Minnesota Pit Bull Rescue?

I learned of MPBR when my fiancΓ© (Natalie) started sending me pictures of a puppy that was with MPBR. I didn’t know we were looking for a dog but apparently we sorta were! We ended up adopting him, Chico, and so the journey began!

Why did you decide to start volunteering for MPBR?

A few months after we adopted Chico we started thinking we could do more to help. We were in training classes with some other volunteers from MPBR which gave us the chance to hear and learn more about the rescue. So we jumped right in with fostering and since then it’s become doing anything that comes up.

How long have you volunteered for the rescue?

Since about mid-2016. 

Do you have any pets?

We have two dogs and we have MPBR to thank for both; Chico and Vivian. As mentioned earlier, Chico was the start of it all. He’s our momma’s-boy that’s made the fostering possible. He gets along well with other dogs and allows us to bring extras into our home. Vivian was our foster in Nov-Dec 2018. She was a six year old sweetheart that we couldn’t really see sending on to anyone else. She gets along with everyone and enjoys the fosters. So her adoption that December was a sort of Christmas present to both her and us

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

That would probably be taking them to the lake. They enjoy playing in the water, riding on the boat, and grabbing lunch at the Wharf in Crosslake. THEIR other favorite place is daycare at Core Pet Zone without us! The place and people are awesome and our dogs love them.

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

Aside from when I’m at work, that’s incredibly uncommon! I don’t normally have dogs along at work although ours and some transports have occasionally passed through there. That’s pretty much it, they like to go along on errands and other things so they’re usually not far away.

Do you have a favorite memory that happened while you were volunteering? 

Oh boy, this one is impossible to narrow down to single events. There are two general things that stick out in my mind though…

1.      Bringing our fosters to their forever homes. We get to be very attached to our fosters so it’s incredibly fun to see the excitement of their new families. It’s wonderful to close the door behind us on the way out and say, “Oh yeah, he/she is in the right place.”
2.      It sounds strange, but the other times I’m most proud of are when things have gone off track from the plans. That’s when the team adapts and does what’s needed to get things handled. Everyone contributes their pieces to the overall puzzle and at the end of the day we all have a new adventure to look back on and laugh. (although it’s cool when things DO go according to plan too!)

Do you have any advice for current or future volunteers? 

Get out there and do it! It’s been a great feeling to know that we’re helping all of these dogs in big and little ways. Even the little things make a difference. And the MPBR team is a great group of people that we’ve had a blast getting to know, tons of laughs and fun along the way! What, you thought we were all business??


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 πŸ’š Interested in volunteering? Check out some info here.

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

3.26.19 Van-Dog of the Month

This is Van. Van is a good boy. Van has been with us far too long & deserves a loving home. He is our Dog of the Month through the end of March which means you have a few more days to submit your application & Van’s adoption fee will be waived πŸ’™#adoptvan

Monday, March 25, 2019

3.25.19 Business Bark Out- Bad Weather Brewing

March 25, 2019 | by Corey Lundgren (Bark Out Editor & Photographer)

Our 12th Business Bark Out is featuring Bad Weather Brewing Company, who just hosted us this past weekend for a very successful adoption event! Check out pictures of Mystique, Jubilee, Xavier, Tillie, Mateo, & Turks🐾
Turks dresses to impress!

Bad Weather Brewing is located in St. Paul, MN. They have their own attached parking lot, with plenty of street parking nearby. They had many delicious beers on tap and they provide growler fills if you need to take some home for your enjoyment. They also host food trucks almost every day! Make sure to give their page a follow and check their calendar out for which trucks they’ll have. Dogs are welcome in their back room and also out front on their patio. If you’re looking for a brewery and haven’t been to Bad Weather Brewing yet, you’re missing out!



If you or someone you know is interested in partnering with us, or they have a love for pitties & support the breed in some way, please email our Event/ Social Media Coordinator- we’d love to give you a Bark Out! Thank you for taking the time to read this, stay tuned for more … coming every Monday!

Thank you!
Corey L

3.23.19 National Puppy Day!

Today is National Puppy Day! Currently MPBR has 8 beautiful pups looking for a home. You can even meet 6 of them today at Bad Weather Brewing Company from 1-3! Dogs attending today’s Meet & Greet have hearts in their pictures.

In honor of celebrating the day, post a picture of your dog as a puppy in the comments on our Facebook page! Maybe even one of you will win a prize πŸ˜œ

3.22.19 Hi from Tillie

Meet Tillie the Tripod tomorrow at Bad Weather Brewing Company from 1-3! Event info here: Adoption Meet & Greet

Thursday, March 21, 2019

3.21.19 Meet Xavier

Hi, I’m Xavier and I love to play with ALLLL the toys my foster mom has. I also do well with dogs and cats. 

Come meet me this Saturday at Bad Weather Brewing Company from 1-3!

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

3.20.19 Thank YOU!

Thank you to our amazing supporters! 

We received all of the kennels we needed just in time for all our puppies. 

Thank you to the following:
Mark P.
Tammy F.
Jessi M. 
Brae, Josh, Rue & Zyd
Mike A.
Marta C.
Kelly M.
Cassie T-H.,
Lisa A. 
Julie D-S.

3.20.19 Meet Mystique

Hi, my name is Mystique (Mysti for short). 

You can meet me this Saturday at Bad Weather Brewing Company from 1-3!

I turned 9 weeks old on March 15 and I am 100% puppy (cute, bouncy, and snuggly)! Foster mom calls me a peanut cuz I am only 5 pounds.
My favorite things include playing in the snow, playing with my fost
er-fur-sister, playing with all my toys (the louder they are, the better) and then napping in your arms. Meet me this weekend or fill out an adoption application at

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

3.19.19 Meet Mateo

Meet Mateo! This boy is 6 months old and such a little sweetheart. He had a bad case of mange when he was found in Texas but he’s looking so good now. Just look at his transformation! He’s available for adoption & you can even meet him this Saturday at Bad Weather Brewing Company from 1-3 PM πŸΎEvent info here: Adoption Meet & Greet

3.19.19 Business Bark Out- Blackberry Vet

It’s our 11th Business Bark Out! 

March 18, 2019 | by Corey Lundgren (Bark Out Editor & Photographer)

Today we’re featuring a company that MPBR couldn’t be without, and that company is Blackberry Veterinary Center, PLLC
Behind the scenes, Blackberry Veterinary Center has been there for us for years. They make sure all of our dogs are healthy and they have provided the absolute best care for our dogs

Located in Inver Grove Heights, Blackberry is owned and operated by Dr. Cathy Rahimi. They see not just 4 legged friends but also birds, reptiles and even the occasional hedgehog! I’ve dealt with Blackberry personally for foster dogs and they’ve been nothing short of amazing every time. The amount of care they show towards every animal they see is outstanding. If you are looking for a vet to bring your fur family member to, we highly recommend Blackberry Veterinary Clinic. Check out some of the pictures we took when they stopped by to see us during the kissing booth over Valentine’s Day!
If you, or someone you know, is interested in partnering with us (or they have a love for pitties & support the breed in some way), please email our Event/ Social Media Coordinator- we’d love to give you a Bark Out! See you next Monday!
Corey L

Thank you, Blackberry!

3.17.19 Happy St. Patrick's Day

MPBR alumni members Brady & Stella hope you had a fantastic St. Patrick’s Day!

3.16.19 Meet the Puppies-TODAY!

The X-Men litter is on their way to Twin City Tees πŸΎπŸΎπŸΎπŸΎSee you there from 11-1!

3.15.19 Meet the X-Men litter!

Meet the X-Men litter🐾Meet Cable, Rogue, Mystique, Jubilee, Saber, Vulcan, Xavier, Gambit, & Onyxx. These cuties will be at Twin City Tees this Saturday & would love to meet you! We’ll be there with 2 new t-shirts for sale! Come see us from 11-1🐾

Thursday, March 14, 2019

3.14 Help Bacon

You had us at Bacon πŸ˜ 

Bacon is currently searching for a Foster or Adopter without cats. This 4 year old boy does well with dogs & is ready to give some love. 

Unfortunately, all of our foster homes are currently full so this boy is spending his time at a boarding facility until we can find someone to open their doors. 

Interested in adopting? Head over to and click the “adoption” tab. 

Interested in fostering? Go to the same website and click on the “foster” tab.