Friday, January 31, 2020

1.31.20 Ends TODAY!

Limited Edition!


The hats are headed to the printer later today! This is the last opportunity to sponsor a MPBR dog & receive this limited edition hat in return! *multiple styles available

Remember, we offer Dog Sponsorship's all the time but will have limited edition items once a quarter. This is a fun way to help us pay our vet bills while treating our loyal friends to something new ❤️We will not be selling these limited edition items separately.

Claim yours here while you still can!

Thursday, January 30, 2020

1.30.20 New to MPBR- Meet Mint!

Meet Mint πŸŽ€ 

She made her way to us from Texas this past weekend with her brother (who you all met the other day) & sisters and is looking for her new home πŸ‘ 

Dog Friendly πŸΆ 
Cat Friendly πŸˆ 
Kid Friendly πŸ‘ΆπŸ» 
Crate Trained & Potty Trained 

Apply at or come see her at Torg Brewery on 2/8 from 1-3!

Monday, January 27, 2020

1.28.20 Featured Foster of the Month- Meet Ashley


Meet Ashley!

Who was your first foster?

I first started out as a temporary foster as I couldn't commit 100% of my time. I temp fostered Queenie back in 2016 for a long weekend. My first "official" foster was Hickory in 2017.

Temp fostering is great for those who can't foster all of the time & is an option available to volunteers in our rescue. It really helps give the full time foster a break or can be extremely helpful if they are going out of town. 

Who is your current foster?

Mint! She just got to Minnesota Pit Bull Rescue via TX on 1/26/20 with her brother and sisters. We're still getting to know one another but so far she's a mellow girl who is getting along great with her foster siblings.

Why did you start fostering for MPBR?

I started fostering because I could see how large the need was. When you volunteer for MPBR, you're added to a Facebook group and you'll start to see posts ranging from help needed with transporting dogs or medication to fostering full time or just fostering over the weekend (among many other things). I had recently adopted my dog through the rescue and I thought it would be nice to see how he does with other dogs while also being able to help some other volunteers and their foster dog.  

When your friends/family find out you volunteer with MPBR, what do they say or ask?

I don't think it's a surprise to anyone if they know me in the slightest bit. I remember family members use to be very cautious of me wanting a pittie because of all the negativity that surrounds the bully breed. That quickly changes once they meet my dog or any the foster dogs. It's a beautiful thing when you can change someone's negative perception and I plan on continuing that forever whether it's through fostering, volunteering or just advocating for the breed. 

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

I am coming up on 10 years. I started out just by printing documents for the rescue and putting files together for adoption booklets because I couldn't have a dog of my own yet. Now I wear many different hats for the rescue and couldn't be more proud of the team we have put together over the years.

Gir & Oliver
Do you have any pets?

Of course! Oliver is an almost 5 year old American Staffordshire Terrier and my boyfriend has a Bull Terrier who just turned 1 named Gir. It's been amazing to see the bond these two have created with one another and I love seeing them interact differently with the fosters that come and go.

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

I'm the type of person that always has dogs around me whether it's my own or not. I'm definitely that girl at a party who is in the corner with the hosts pet instead of mingling with everyone. Just the amount of dog pictures on my phone that are not mine is kind of alarming. On the very rare occurrence that I am not with a dog, you'll see me at concerts, breweries, working on a craft of some sort, geocaching, camping, hanging out with friends or working on content/booking events for the rescue. See, even half of what I listed is usually done with dogs... 

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

Camping, walking around Duluth, or any local dog friendly brewery. 

Ox's first time warming up to the camera
Do you have a favorite memory with one of your fosters? 

This is an incredibly difficult question as there are so many. I would have to say my favorite overall experience with each & every foster is just watching them come out of their shell. Sometimes they're super shy and timid and that first time they get excited and run to you, that moment right there is my all time favorite.

Do you have a special ritual you do for your foster pups? 

I usually try to get a selfie with them before their official "gotcha" day, sometimes that proves to be most difficult. Otherwise I'll get a picture of them in front of a sign with their official adoption date and pass it along to their new family members. This year I want to create a foster wall in my office. My goal is to have 12 beautiful faces framed by the end of 2020. 

Do you want to give a shout out to anyone in the rescue? 

Lawwd, that's another tough one as I'm surrounded by so many amazing people. Truly. I've met some of the best people I know through volunteering for this rescue. First and foremost would be Laura, our fearless leader. I have always looked up to her and have admired her passion for being able to keep saying "yes" over and over again. Chatalie for always being there to help with whatever is needed. Wendy & Katie for their never-ending ability to take fosters from day one of being with MPBR. Joan for her tremendous capability to handle SO MANY puppies at one time. Danielle for fostering my puppy and ultimately giving me my best friend. Heather for being the best merch. slinger I've ever seen. Angela for her thoughtfulness and the "what can I help with" attitude, and last but certainly not least, Corey. You see me working on rescue tasks every dang day and you are always asking what you can help with- from doing intakes, transports, helping me carry things for events, getting me pictures and anything & everything in between. Like I said, MPBR has some amazing people and I would encourage you to come check us out at an event. See what we're about. See how you can get involved. I promise you will not regret it. 

Each month one of our Foster parents will receive 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. Each dog we are able to save is a result of someone willing to open their home for us.

Are you interested in becoming a Foster with MPBR? Click here for more information. Can't foster/volunteer but want to help in another way? Help by donating next months gift card! Click here

1.27.20 New to MPBR- Meet Sage

Want to meet Sage in person? You have not one but two opportunities coming up! πŸ˜ 

Sage will be at our Adoption Meet and Greet at Torg Brewery on February 8th from 1-3 PM and he'll be giving out kisses at our annual Valentine's Day Kissing Booth at Carver Junk Company on February 16th from 11-2 PM. 

Sage is accepting applications for his forever home at🐾

1.26.20 Thank You

Thank you Elisa over at Adam Chiodo Ink Tailor for your annual fundraiser to benefit our rescue πŸ’›

Every year she gives away tattoo certificates to those who donate items. These donations help our rescue so much throughout the year. We appreciate you and all of those who donate. Thank you very much!

1.25.20 New to MPBR- Meet the Green litter!

New to Rescue! 

Sage & his sisters are making their way to MN with our friends Passport For Paws. You can meet them next Saturday during our Adoption Meet & Greet at Torg Brewery from 1-3 πŸΎ

Friday, January 24, 2020

1.24.20 Happy Friday from Guess!

Guess is our last pup available from the Jean's litter. 

She thoroughly enjoys games of tug, catch, and loves chewing on bones. Guess adores the snow and often you'll find her just sitting in it. She enjoys tummy rubs and likes to nap and inch her way right up next to you. 

Want to meet Guess? Fill out an application at πŸΎ

Thursday, January 23, 2020

1.22.20 MPBR pUpdate

We love getting updates from our Adopters!

🐾 Tedd is doing great and is going to work a few days a week with me. He loved opening presents on Christmas & loves staring outside at the squirrels.

1.21.20 Thank you Blick!

Kimi & team would like to give a huge shout out to everyone over at Blick in Roseville for hosting our Meet & Greet this past weekend ❤️ 

Kimi is still looking for her home🏑 
Apply at if you’d like to meet her πŸΎ

1.20.20 New to MPBR- Meet Phoebe!

Everyone please meet Phoebe

If you remember all the cute Snack Pack puppies, this is Momma πŸ’œ 

A special thank you to her holiday sponsor, Chris G., for her wishlist items. 

Phoebe is a shy girl and, with the help of her foster brother, is gaining more confidence every day. Apply to meet Phoebe at πŸΎ

1.19.20 Give to the Max Day Hoodies!

Attention those who donated to Give to the Max Day:

If you donated $100 or more, your special edition hoodie is coming! Please don’t be alarmed if you see one of our volunteers hand delivering it today or in the next couple days (you may have even gotten it yesterday). Thank you again to all of those who support our rescue ❤️

1.18.20 Meet Stu Today!

Stu- Lover of ice cubes, bones, and a stuffed duck. 

Come meet him today at Blick Art Materials in Roseville from 1-3!

Friday, January 17, 2020

1.17.20 Meet these guys tomorrow

Meet Stu, Kimi, Haley, & Lillian tomorrow at our Adoption Meet & Greet from 1-3 PM at Blick Art Materials in Roseville.

Event details can be found here

❄️ We will be watching the weather. We will make an announcement by 11 AM if the snow is too dangerous to travel in ❄️

1.16.20 Dog(s) of the Month

It's January and that means there's a new Dog of the Month at MPBR!  
Hold up...Surprise Surprise, we're giving you 3! 

Mulder, Kaisa, and Rosie are ready to find their homes!

What exactly does 'Dog of the Month' mean, though? 

Every month, Minnesota Pit Bull Rescue recognizes one dog that has been in our program a little longer than others to be listed as the Dog of the Month. Not much is different other than their adoption fee is waived. That means the normal adoption process is still followed- references checks, a home check, and training at a facility of the adopters choosing is still required. 

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

1.15.20 Hoodies Are Almost SOLD OUT


We have 2 Small & 1 Medium left. 

Grab yours here while you can. We will not be printing more anytime soon!