Mission: Great River Rescue is committed to serving the best interest of the animals we strive to protect.

Vision: Great River Rescue is dedicated to operating an animal shelter for the purpose of finding a quality forever home for each animal we serve, encouraging a community of responsible companion animal guardians, eliminating the community’s need to euthanize dogs and cats as a means of population control, and promoting a society where companion animals become more valued.


Shelter Hours
Tuesday – Friday  12:30 pm-5:30 pm
Saturdays 12:30 – 4:30
Closed on
Sunday & Monday
(except for special events) *We will be closed on Tuesday, December 26 to allow our staff more time to spend with their families for Christmas

Great River Rescue (218) 751-7910

Great River Rescue
1612 Carr Lake Rd SE
Bemidji, MN 56601

Director: director@greatriverrescue.com
General information: info@greatriverrescue.com
Adoption information: adoptions@greatriverrescue.com
Intake questions and kennel coordinator: intake@greatriverrescue.com
Happy Tails (submit your adoption stories): happytails@greatriverrescue.com
Modsquad questions: modsquad@greatriverrescue.com


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Photos of our Shelter