Wednesday, July 31, 2019

7.31.19 June Volunteer of the Month- Angela

June 2019 Volunteer of the Month- 

Meet Angela!

Angela with her husband Andy & their dogs (Tucker & Shiloh)

How did you find out about Minnesota Pit Bull Rescue?

I was training a new associate at work and we got to talking about our love of dogs, pit bulls in particular, and she told me that she was/is a foster & volunteer for MPBR.  We became friends shortly after and I started going to the different events.  Once I was finally done with school, I decided to become an official volunteer.

Why did you decide to start volunteering for MPBR?

When my husband and I were ready to adopt a second dog, we met a Pit Bull/Catahoula Leopard mix puppy named Han.  He was perfect and we wanted to adopt him so my husband called our homeowners insurance to see if they had any breed restrictions.  As it turned out, they had a very long list and Pit Bullls were on it.  I was so enraged that I was brought to tears.  I wasn’t only upset we couldn’t adopt Han, but more upset over the principle of it all.  I have always disagreed with breed restrictions and felt helpless at that point.  I decided to get more involved with educating the public about the breed and helping them any way I could. 

How long have you volunteered for the rescue?

I started in January 2019

Lil Smalls & Eddie
Do you have any pets?

I have a few 😊 Three lovely cats: Camaya (16), Lil Smalls (11), Sir Edward Scissorclaws (9); a Mini-American Eskimo Shiloh (11) and Aussie/Boxer mix and friend of MPBR Tucker (3)

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

BadWeather Brewery in St Paul, MN

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

I enjoy going to concerts and camping. 
Do you have a favorite memory that happened while you were volunteering? 

Albus Dumbledog FKA Mikey
I volunteered at the booth during Pride this year and one of my old friends from high school walked up to check it all out.  Long story short, the dog that was schmoozing that day (Albus Dumbledog FKA Mikey) schmoozed his way into her heart and he found his forever home with one of my oldest and kindest friends!  It’s moments like that that make my heart so full!!

Do you have any advice for current or future volunteers? 

I wish I had not waited so long to become a volunteer.  Even if you think you don’t have a lot of time, there’s so many ways, both big and small, to help.  Just showing up to the adoption meet & greets to help answer questions is good!  The more people who show up to show off these pups, the better chances we can get the word out about how great these dogs really are!


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 can save is because a foster is willing to open their home for us 💚 Interested in volunteering? Check out some info here. If you’re interested in helping us donate to our fosters, click here.

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

7.30.19 Hello from Hugh

Let’s get this little guy get adopted!
Hugh(AKA Hubert, Bert) does well with other dogs and can respect cat space. Apply at

Monday, July 29, 2019

7.29.19 Business Bark Out- Crow River Reflections

July 29, 2019 | by Corey Lundgren (Bark Out Editor)

This Monday's Business Bark Out is for Crow River Reflections Photography. MPBR was honored to have them take pictures at our 10 year anniversary party that took place at Parley Lake Winery on July 21st. They did a tremendous job highlighting how beautiful the day was and we are so thankful that they donated their time to our rescue.  Check out images from our event here.

Owned and operated by Stacy Bunting, Crow River Reflections Photography was established in September of 2016. They specialize in portrait, special event, and product photography in Wright & Crow Wing County, MN. CRR is effortless to work with. Stacy has great ideas and a sharp eye which allows her to capture beautiful and memorable photos. If you're needing a photographer in that area, please check out Crow River Reflections. 

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

7.28.19 Hello from Hera

Hi 👋🏻 I’m Hera!

 I’m a 5 year old girl who is on the search for a new home 🏡 I do well with kids and need slow intros with dogs. If you’re interested in meeting me, please visit

7.27.19 Coolio

Coolio says “you has the treat, you gives me the treat?”

Coolio is a 6 year old good boy who gets along well with dogs and cats. He tends to be nervous around kids at first but can warm up over time. Interested in meeting Coolio? Apply at

7.26.19 Hi from Selah

Selah needs a home 🏡 

She is Dog & Cat friendly & does awesome in the crate. 

Apply at to meet this gorgeous girl!

Thursday, July 25, 2019

7.25.19 Hi from Van

Van had such a great time at Parley Lake Winery this past Sunday. 

His search for the perfect match continues. If you or someone you know is looking to adopt, please give this sweet boy a chance. 

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

7.24.19 Selah loves our Volunteers

Our volunteers mean everything to us 🐾 Every month we randomly select one foster and one volunteer to receive a gift card as a thank you. We need to replenish our gift cards. If you’re able to help, please donate here

Selah (available for adoption) enjoy a ride with a volunteer 
Volunteers are always needed! If you're interested in joining our team, please visit here

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

7.23.19 Pictures from MPBR's Anniversary Event

Thank you Crow River Reflections for capturing moments from our anniversary party! A special thank you to Parley Lake Winery for allowing us to take over their space for the day and thank you to everyone who came out to celebrate with us. Whether you’re a volunteer, foster, or a supporter of ours, we could not do this without you! Here’s to another 10 years!

View and download more pictures here

Monday, July 22, 2019

7.22.19 Business Bark Out- Parley Lake Winery

July 22, 2019 | by Corey Lundgren (Bark Out Editor & Photographer)

Today’s Business Bark Out features Parley Lake Winery located in Waconia, MN. Parley Lake Winery has hosted three adoption events in last year, this weekend being our biggest event to date, our 10 Year Anniversary Party! Check out the photos of Van & Marshmello (both available for adoption) enjoying the party yesterday!

Parley Lake Winery officially started selling their wine in 2009 and have been a huge success ever since. The winery sits on a gorgeous plot of 7 acres. While strolling the grounds you’ll see various statues around the main tasting area, one even created by a founding member, Deb!



Inside the barn is picture perfect. It’s great for birthdays, a day out with friends and family, or even a wedding, but the outdoors is really where the magic is at. They have some of the most beautiful scenery you could hope for. Their menu consists of delicious white and red wines with a limited edition flavor snuck in from time to time. They also serve local craft beers and soft drinks for those that aren’t wine drinkers (or not of age). They often have food trucks onsite and host live musicians every weekend. If you’re in the mood for a peaceful escape from the cities, please check out Parley Lake Winery and you’ll see for yourself why everyone at MPBR loves this spot. 

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

7.19.19 Marshmello

Come meet Marshmello this Sunday at Parley Lake Winery during our 10 Year Anniversary Party from 1-5! Bring the whole family!

7.18.19 MPBR T-Shirt Sale

Did you get a chance to stop by our Pride booth to pick up one of our awesome purple foil shirts?!
If not, now is the time as they are only $15.00!!

If you are coming to our 10 year anniversary event this weekend, select pick up and we will bring it for you.

Order yours here

Monday, July 15, 2019

7.15.19 Business Bark Out- Paws and Reflect K9 Training LLC

July 15, 2019 | by Corey Lundgren (Bark Out Editor & Photographer)

Today's Business Bark Out is featuring a local favorite, Paws and Reflect K9 Training LLC. Paws and Reflect is located in Maple Grove, MN and is owned and operated by long time MPBR volunteer and foster, Melissa.

Melissa- Owner & Trainer of Paws and Reflect

If you’ve recently adopted a dog from our rescue, you may have noticed this name as one of the recommended trainers on our website. Melissa is currently offering Basic Obedience and Agility but also offers private meetings. If you look at her reviews, there are a lot of people who are fans of her training style, myself included. Her class not only focuses on basic commands and body language, but it also focuses on building a better relationship with your dog. If you're interested in learning more, head over to or visit with Melissa this Sunday at our 10 Year Anniversary Party. In exchange for a donation to our rescue, Melissa is offering nail trims for your dog!


Building Confidence


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, July 14, 2019

7.13.19 Twin Cities Caricatures Fundraiser

We’re so excited to announce Twin Cities Caricatures will be drawing at our event next Sunday from 1:00-5:00 at Parley Lake Winery. Can’t make the event but want a drawing? You can submit a picture through their website now through July 31st and 25% of the proceeds will be donated back to our rescue! You can have them draw your pet, just humans, or your whole family! Submissions are done at

Friday, July 12, 2019

7.12.19 10 Year Anniversary THIS SUNDAY

We’re thrilled to have Paw and Orders LLC joining us at our event! If you’re in the market for some top quality leashes and collars, you’ll definitely want to stop by their booth!