Thursday, February 27, 2020

2.28.20 Adoption Update- Copper

Many of you followed along with us as Copper traveled from Texas to Minnesota. We're very happy to announce Copper has found his perfect match and is now living his best life with his new family. Here's an update from his new mom.

My husband Nicolas started following MPBR on social media back in 2006 while he was searching for his first dog. He ended up adopting an AmStaff elsewhere, but we’ll fast forward 13 years later to when our hearts were broken. We had just lost our beloved dog, Decah, to lymphoma. Luke, our 6-year-old son, took it very hard as Decah helped tremendously with his anxiety. We absolutely were not looking for another dog after our loss but then, one evening Nic showed me a beautiful young boy named Copper, who kept popping up in his social media feed. Nic had an attraction (an instinct really) that he had to meet Copper. So, we applied and kept it a secret from the kids. Nic was the first to go and meet Copper. He came home raving about him. I saw the light in his eyes, and I knew it wouldn’t be long until we all were meeting Copper. Copper reminded us so much of our 4-legged angel and just how much we missed having a dog in our home.

During our meeting, Copper was very cool. He didn’t pay us too much attention, but he greeted us, and he knew we were there. He was very attentive to his foster mom and would look to her for guidance and we loved how he checked in with her. We knew he was extremely smart. He played toys with us and let us pat him goodbye. It took us all of 2 miles down the road to decide he was our missing piece. After a couple of weeks, we finally got the news that we were selected to take him home. How lucky did we feel to be selected from many applicants, for the only dog we applied for?! We were beyond blessed. I ugly cried and got online instantly to order him many toys and treats. He still gets packages weekly 😆😊

We don’t see it as we chose Minnesota Pit Bull Rescue, but more so that they chose us. We were able to bring home the famous “bull in a china shop” dog, who came up from Texas, who fills our hearts and home to completion. He thinks he’s a lap dog and is incredibly affectionate.

He’s just the sweetest boy. He’s totally unaware of his own size and strength and will crash into everything when he’s in full play mode, but It doesn’t matter. Copper is our family.

He has calmed down a lot in the last 4 weeks though. He has made himself comfortable on the couch, paws at the back door when he wants to go explore outside and will literally bark at me when I sit down but he wants me to get up and play. He loves attention and isn’t shy to let you know when he needs it! He’s not a huge fan of the colder weather but when it gets nicer, he will have 5 acres to explore in our backyard. It’s a lot of room to play with his favorite ball! 

We have Chippewa National Forrest to look forward to this summer and I can’t wait to see how he likes the lakes. 

We don’t know what he’s been through, but hopefully he knows he’s home, safe, and is very loved. ♥️ We are extremely fortunate and grateful to MPBR for this wonderful gift to our family and to Copper. 

A very special thank you to Copper's new mom, Ashley for this great update!

Interested in sharing your story? Email us to be featured!

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

2.26.20 Hi from Guess

Who’s ready to love on Guess? All her brothers & sisters have been adopted from our Jeans 👖 litter but she is still searching for her forever home 🏡 Please fill out an application at if you’d like to meet Guess 💕

Saturday, February 22, 2020

2.22.20 National Walk Your Dog Day

Happy National Walk Your Dog Day!

Did you know you can support your favorite rescue just by walking your dog? Download Walk for a Dog on your smartphone and open the app before you start your walk. It’s that easy 💚  We’d love to have 50 active walkers by the end of April!

Friday, February 21, 2020

2.21.20 Good Luck Kimi!

Fingers crossed for this sweet girl 🤞 

Kimi is the last pup from our Rugrats litter & she has a Meet & Greet with a potential adopter this weekend. We hope they love you as much as we do!

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

2.19.20 Claire Bear

Let's learn more about Claire! She came to MPBR from Texas with her pups Cam & Haley who have both been adopted 💛

Claire is a sweet little lady that can be a little shy in new environments. When she first arrived to us, she was very scared and unsure of the new surroundings, but she has really come out of her shell with us over the past month. She loves to be close to you and will definitely invade your “personal space” bubble. She gets along well with our adult male and female in the house. Although, due to her heart worm treatment, she needs to remain calm so time together is monitored to make sure there isn’t much play time. Overall, she loves to be close and cuddle and/or chew on a bone next to you. She has some basic manners to solidify and some confidence building to do, but hopefully that will come much easier once she is fully healthy again! Claire won’t be at any adoption events until she is done with treatment but would be open to individual meetings one-on-one if a potential adopter wants to wait to adopt or is interested in a foster-to-adopt arrangement until her heart worm treatment is complete.

🐾Want to meet Claire? Please fill out an application at so a one-on-one can be arranged.

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

2.18.20 National Spay/Neuter Awareness Month

February is National Spay/Neuter Awareness Month!

There are many health benefits to spaying or neutering your pet. Most importantly, you will be helping with the issue of pet overpopulation. In lieu of having a Dog of the Month, Minnesota Pit Bull Rescue has decided to spread the love -responsibly- to 10 dogs in the month of February. If your dog still needs to be spayed or neutered, please reach out to us at Here's a couple things you should keep in mind:
  • The spay/neuter appointment will be made in the Twin Cities. You may need to travel outside of your city.
  • This will be at no cost to the owner, MPBR will be covering the cost.
  • This will be offered to the first 10 dogs whose owners reach out to MPBR in February
Let's help keep Cupid's arrow away from your dog this February!

Monday, February 17, 2020

2.17.20 Thank you Carver Junk Co.

An enormous thank you to everyone who visited with us yesterday at Carver Junk Company
The dogs of MPBR thank you for all your kisses and generous donations 💜 A huge thank you to Carver Junk Co. for opening their doors to us. We love this event so much and look forward to it every yea🐶

2.16.20 Puppy Kisses Today!

Come see us and get some kisses 💋 

We’re here until 2!

2.15.20 Kissing Booth Tomorrow!

Come join Lime, Pear, Kimi, Mint, & Sage for our annual Kissing Booth at Carver Junk Company from 11-2! 

Check out the event details here for all the info. Who wants some puppy smooches 🙋🏼‍♀️🙋🏼🐾💋

Friday, February 14, 2020

2.14.20 Happy Valentine's Day from MPBR!

Happy Valentine’s Day from everyone here at MPBR 💕 

Don’t forget to come see us at our annual fundraiser at Carver Junk Company on Sunday from 11-2! Event details here: Puppy Kissing Booth

Thursday, February 13, 2020

2.13.20 Kissing Booth this Sunday!

Who wants to give Sage a smooch on Sunday? 

Join us at our annual Valentine’s Day Kissing Booth Fundraiser at Carver Junk Company from 11-2. 

Here’s a couple things to keep in mind-
🐾$1 gets you a smooch from adorable MPBR pups. Donate more for even more smoochies 💋💋
🐾This event can get extremely busy. A line is expected.
🐾We understand they’re adorable and you want to hold each and every one of them (and normally we’re cool with that) but due to how busy this event can get, we will ask that you are mindful of everyone coming to visit and keep your visits brief with each pup ♥️

Monday, February 10, 2020

2.12.20 Volunteer of the Month- Meet Taylor

January 2020 Volunteer of the Month- 

Meet Taylor!

How did you find out about Minnesota Pit Bull Rescue?

I first heard about MPBR while searching for my own pup to adopt.

Why did you decide to volunteer for MPBR?

I began volunteering to give back to the rescue. I'm so grateful to have found my pup through them!

How long have you been volunteering with the rescue?

I have been volunteering for about 8 yrs.

What was the last thing you volunteered for?

The last thing I did to volunteer was delivering adopted puppies to their forever homes and completing home checks.

Do you have any pets of your own?

I currently own one dog ( Cedar ).

At Stanley's in the Mutt Hut

Where is your favorite dog-friendly place to take your pups? 

My favorite dog friendly place is likely any patio in the summer. My go-to winter spot is Stanley’s Mutt Hut in NE MPLS.

When you're not surrounded by dogs, what can you be found doing?

When I’m not around dogs I’m usually traveling or at work tattooing.

Mello living his best life
Do you have a favorite memory that happened while you were volunteering?

My favorite memory so far is hard to choose but having my Dads adopt my last foster dog is up there on the list!

Do you have any advice for current or future volunteers?

My advice for any volunteer or future volunteer would be to be patient and keep up the involvement when you can! No task is too small and every little thing helps the gears keep moving :)


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.

2.11.20 Meet Kimi & Pear this Sunday!

Pear & Kimi are ready to give out some smooches Sunday during our annual Kissing Booth 😘 

Meet Kimi (front) from 11-12:30 & Pear (back) from 12:30-2. Both of these girls are also looking for their forever homes🏡 

Event details here: Puppy Kissing Booth

2.10.20 Adoption Event Recap- Torg Brewery

Thank you to everyone at Torg Brewery for allowing us to have another successful Adoption Event! It was a busy couple hours! Thank you to all of those who came to see us & our dogs 💛

Here's some photos from the event thanks to our volunteer Corey & others who attended the event.

Sunday, February 9, 2020

2.9.20 Artwork Auction Starts NOW

Do you love art?  What about the dogs here at Minnesota Pit Bull Rescue?

Would you love to have a personalized pet portrait like these? 

If so, now is your chance!! We are doing a silent auction with The Artwork of Brittany Farina!

🐾Starting bid is $55
🐕 Winner of the auction gets an 11 X 14" printed digital painting of one of their pets! Winner covers shipping ($5-$8)
👏40% of the proceeds from this auction are donated to Minnesota Pit Bull Rescue
The auction starts now and will end at 6 PM CST this following Sunday (2/16/2020)
 ⭐️- To bid, comment here!