Wednesday, August 28, 2019

8.28.19 Meet Carew!


Carew & his brothers (Mauer & Hrbek- you’ll meet them later) arrived from Texas recently. Are there any MN Twins fans out there looking to add to their team? This guy is a home run! ⚾️ 🐶

Apply at

8.28.19 Thank you!

Thank you Heidi, Donny & Apollo (fka Cable) for donating items off of our Amazon wishlist!

8.27.19 Meet Alfalfa!

Meet Alfalfa

He is officially accepting applications and has received rave reviews from his buddy, Marshmello!

Marshmello LOVES Alfalfa!

8.26.19 We need YOUR help!

🐶 Happy National Dog Day 🐶 
We’re celebrating the day by giving you a glimpse of puppies coming next month. Unfortunately we could use your help...

Minnesota Pit Bull Rescue took in a litter of 9 puppies (6 females & 3 males). They are currently 1 week old. Sadly, their mom was hit by a car and died. They are being bottle fed by a wonderful volunteer around the clock. One of the puppies had a rupture in his toe bone that led to an amputation. If you can, please help us cover the veterinary care, general care, and transport of this litter. Help here.

8.25.19 Thank you!

Thank you Karen M. and Lynell for sending us Benebone’s from our Amazon wishlist! Our pups are going to be so happy! 

8.25.19 Meet us at MN Nice Cream

Marshmello is ready to meet you! 

8.24.19 Adoption Event TOMORROW

Dogs AND Ice Cream? Yes, please! Join Ted, Hera, and Marshmello tomorrow from 1-3 at MN Nice Cream for our adoption Meet & Greet 🍦 🐶Remember, Marshmello is our Dog of the Month & her adoption fee is waived!

Friday, August 23, 2019

8.23.19 Meet TED this Sunday!

Look who also will be joining us THIS SUNDAY at MN Nice Cream 😍 

It's our handsome boy, Ted

Swing by and give Ted a pet or two and grab some ice cream afterward🍦 Event details here: Adoption Meet & Greet

8.22.19 Meet Hera THIS SUNDAY

Meet this beautiful girl this Sunday at MN Nice Cream. Event details here: Adoption Meet & Greet. Click here for more information on Hera! 

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

8.20.19 Meet Marshmello this Sunday!

Marshmello thinks today is perfect napping weather. Wouldn’t you agree?

Meet Marshmello this Sunday at MN Nice Cream from 1-3 PM. Details here: Adoption Meet & Greet

Sunday, August 18, 2019

8.19.19 Business Bark Out- Red Cape CPR Training, LLC

August 19, 2019 | by Corey Lundgren (Bark Out Editor)

Jacob Andrew McBride(1995 – 2017)
This Business Bark Out is for an amazing organization, Red Cape CPR Training, LLC. Red Cape CPR is run by two great people, Lisa & Chris. They formed Red Cape after the loss of Lisa's son/Chris' step-son, Jacob Andrew McBride, in 2017. He passed away at the age of 21 due to an opioid overdose. Naloxone and CPR could have saved his life. In Jacob's memory, they vow to do everything they can, when they can, for as long as they can to help others in need (animals included).

Lisa  & Chris
Red Cape CPR Training is generous enough to also focus on a Rescue of the Month. Minnesota Pit Bull Rescue has been named theirs for August. We were happy to have Red Cape CPR join us at our adoption event at the beginning of the month. They provided information to our guests and raffled off a CPR certification course with the proceeds benefiting our rescue. Please check them out in the Education Building during the Minnesota State Fair.

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

8.19.19 Business Bark Out - Nokomis Tattoo

August 12, 2019 | by Corey Lundgren (Bark Out Editor)

This Business Bark Out is for our friends over at Nokomis Tattoo Shop. They are located in South Minneapolis in the Nokomis area and do walk-in tattoos everyday as well as appointments. This shop is owned & operated by Mike Welsh, better known in the tattoo world as "Metal Mike". He is a huge advocate for the pit bull breed and is doing great things in the community. 

Nokomis Tattoo has a great event space separate from where their artist tattoo. This is what makes it possible for them to be the first tattoo shop in Minnesota to host dog adoption events. Their first one is coming up on August 24th with Underdog Rescue. There will be free treats and refreshments for humans and dogs provided by Thirsty Whale Bakery and they will be doing several giveaways! 

Mike & his family adopted their pit bull, Cricket, six years ago through Underdog Rescue. They have a beautiful mural of Cricket and Oliver (their other dog) painted on the back of their shop. Nokomis Tattoo will be hosting an adoption event with Minnesota Pit Bull Rescue on Saturday, October 12th from 1-3:00 P.M. We are grateful for Mike and everyone at Nokomis Tattoo, not only for allowing us to share their space, but for their recent donation to our rescue and for being great advocates for the pit bull type breed. Please, stop by their shop and check them out and swing by both their events on August 24th and October 12th!

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

Saturday, August 17, 2019

8.17.19 Benebone Wishlist

Our MPBR dogs love Benebone’s! So much in fact that we only have 2 left 😱Can you help make some doggos happy? Send one to them from our Amazon wishlist:

Friday, August 16, 2019

8.16.19 Amira

Our other Dog of the Month, Amira, met a new buddy recently and they loved each other! Amira (the white dog in the video) is searching for her new home! Her bio is listed here if you'd like to take a peek. Or you can apply to meet her at

8.16.19 Auction ends TONIGHT!

Today is the last day for our auction! Help us pay our vet bills ❤️ Auction ends tonight at 7:00!

Place your bid here

Thursday, August 15, 2019

8.15.19 Hi from Marshmello

Have you ever thought about adding a deaf dog to your pack? Ever wonder what it would be like? Here’s what our foster, Joan, had to say: 

“Living with a deaf dog has been so many things and I am honored to have had this opportunity. There are so many similarities between having a deaf dog and a dog who is able to hear. Any dog whether they are deaf or not should have manners, expectations, trust, opportunity to be confident, be loved and have fun. The unconditional love and respect you get in return will be the end result. The experience is incredibly satisfying, but the responsibility of teaching, guiding and keeping them safe is real. Both dog and person will have many 'Ah Ha' moments and equally as many moments of trying and trying again until you figure it out. You are in this together. You will succeed". 

If you're willing to give Marshmello a shot, please contact us by filling out an adoption application at

Our Dog of the Month, Marshmello, says “it’s ok foster mom, you can be done with work now. My heads not giving you any trouble, is it?”

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

8.14.19 Toy Box Auction

Toy Box Auction• Help us pay our vet bills & make your dog happy at the same time!

We have three baskets. Each basket will have a winner. Bidding will start at $40 for each basket. Post your bids in the comments of each individual basket on our Facebook event page here.
You must pick up in the Twin Cities area or pay to ship it. Donation will be made online at the end of the auction.

8.13.19 Van

What do you think Van is trying to say here? Is it “why doesn’t anyone want to adopt me?” Or is it “why you don’t give me pizza?” What do you think!?

Monday, August 12, 2019

8.12.19 Featured Foster- July Edition

Meet Jill!

Mia playing in the water
Who was your first foster?

Mia (Artemisia).  She was also our first foster fail.

Who is your current foster?

Ted, the tiger horse. Find more information on Ted here

How long have you been volunteering with our rescue?

We'd started thinking about adopting a dog, and we heard about MPBR through friends.  Fostering was a great start for us, and it led to us adopting three dogs ourselves.

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

7 years (fall of 2012)

Do you have any pets?

Two two-legged daughters (Olivia, 15 and Juliette, 11), one four-legged granddog (MPBR alum Phoebe, 9), and two cats (Turbo and Pancake the Tiny Terrorist) 

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

Runnings! And anywhere that we're camping.

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

Enjoying time with my daughters, going to concerts, and working on the yard.

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

​Our second foster was a tiny pup named Felix.  He was with us over Christmas 2012, so we brought him to our family Christmas in Iowa.  The other three dogs in our family were all 50 lbs+, so he was definitely the odd man out.  He jumped right into playing with them until they got all riled up, and then he dashed under the couch and continued to execute sneak attacks on the big dogs as they passed by. 


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!