Wednesday, June 26, 2019

6.26.19 Important Words from Selah

Selah’s here to remind you of two important things. 1) She’s available for adoption. She does well with dogs and cats and wants to meet you!

2) Time is running out to claim your complimentary t-shirt at our 10 Year Anniversary Party. Email your size to by July 1st. 
FYI: You must pickup your shirt at our event which is at Parley Lake Winery on July 21st from 1-5. There is a two shirt maximum per household. We hope to see you there! More details here: 10 Year Anniversary Party

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

6.25.19 Hi from Clover

Hi, my name is Clover and I want to be your friend!

I’m a 5 month old little cutie who loves naps, belly rubs, and of course TOYS! I came to the rescue with a large mass on my neck that was removed. My fur is still growing back but soon you won’t be able to tell at all. If you’d like to meet me to see if we’re a good fit, please head to

If you can’t adopt but want to help, you can donate toward my vet bills ๐Ÿพ the rescue would really appreciate it! You can also read more here:

Monday, June 24, 2019

6.24.19 Business Bark Out- Loon & Beau

May 24, 2019 | by Corey Lundgren (Bark Out Editor & Photographer)

This Monday’s Business Bark Out is for a company that I personally love, Loon and Beau! Loon and Beau is a local business that makes high quality bandanas and bow ties for your furry family members. Founded in the fall of 2018, owner Danica noticed that there was a lack of higher quality bandanas and bow ties in the market, but the demand was there. Danica was introduced to the rescue during the Animal Humane Society’s Walk for Animals where she had a booth. It was later that we found out her older sister has adopted a dog from us! Danica has two of her own pups and also fosters with another local organization.

If you have been watching our page lately you would have noticed some special bandanas with both the Loon and Beau and Minnesota Pit Bull Rescue logo on them. Also, if you visited our booth at #PRIDE this past weekend you would have seen them in person (they’re amazing). Loon and Beau wanted to collaborate with our rescue and has offered to donate a percentage of every sale on these custom items back to our rescue! Follow her page for new releases or to order your very own and check out her booth out at our 10 Year Anniversary Party on July 21st where she'll have even more designs available! Details on our party here.

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 23, 2019

6.23.19 Ted

“This is fostering - loving a dog as your own until their person finds them. Ted is the biggest challenge I've faced with a foster dog, and he's also the most rewarding. Watching him adapt to our routines and learning to share attention with another dog has been amazing.” -Ted’s foster mom.

Her words are perfect. Ted is not a dog for the “average” person. He will require structure, exercise, and ongoing training, but we know there is someone out there for him. We will stand by his side until that day comes ๐Ÿพ

6.22.19 Hi from Mikey

Mikey wants to thank everyone who came to see him at our booth during PRIDE today ❤️๐Ÿงก๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’œ

He has more friends there throughout the day today and tomorrow until 6 P.M. We’re located right behind the dog park ๐Ÿถ Head over to for more information on how to adopt Mikey!

6.21.19 Sonnie

Hi from Sonnie

This beautiful 6 month old girl is good with dogs, cats, & kiddos! 

You can meet her tomorrow as she’ll be stopping by our Pride booth, or you can meet her one on one by going to & applying!

6.20.19 PRIDE

Who's ready for PRIDE? We have a little something for everyone this year! ❤️๐Ÿงก๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’œ

We're accepting pre-sales on our website! You have the option of picking up your shirt at our booth DURING PRIDE or you can have it shipped as normal- just indicate what you’d prefer at checkout. A HUGE shout out to our supporters @emmy.jules & Wendy Wells for coming up with this years designs!


6.19.19 Marshmello

Marshmello’s out here living her best life! 

Being deaf can have its challenges but it certainly doesn’t get in the way of playtime... 
or snuggle time, or walking nicely on a leash, or meal time, or playing with other dogs. Wait, what’s the issue? She can’t hear me tell her how beautiful she is? No, but she can certainly feel it! 

Apply for Marshmello

6.18.19 Loon & Beau

We’re so excited to team up with Loon and Beau! These adorable bandanas and bows are available NOW!
Email your order to 

Let Danica know which item, size, and if you’d like to pickup your item THIS WEEKEND at our booth during PRIDE or if you’d like the item shipped. a portion of the sales will be donated back to our rescue ๐Ÿ’š

Each bandana is custom made with the Minnesota Pit Bull Rescue logo! What better way to represent the rescue you love most?! Come find us at PRIDE and get yours while supplies last or pre-order yours now to make sure you get your hands on one!

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 there๐Ÿพ

Interested in adopting? Head over to to apply๐Ÿ’œ

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 ๐Ÿ˜ด 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 ๐Ÿพ

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 ๐Ÿ˜‚ 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