Due to the current public health emergency, Great River Rescue is currently closed to the public while operating on a limited basis. Please keep an eye on our news feed and Facebook page for updates. 

Are you in need of pet food because you have been affected by the public health emergency? Great River Rescue is now offering pet food assistance. Fill out the following form to apply | Click Here


Mission: Great River Rescue transitions dogs and cats to loving homes, serves as a community resource, and advocates for kind, responsible pet care.

Vision: Great River Rescue envisions a society of responsible animal guardians in which every animal is treated with respect and care.

Care, compassion and empathy for animals and people.
Accountability to high standards of professional and ethical behavior.
Respect and kindness with every decision and interaction.

Shelter Hours
Tuesday – Friday  12:30 pm-5:30 pm
Saturdays 12:30 – 4:30
Closed on
Sunday & Monday
(except for special events)

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
Foster Care Coordinator: fostercare@greatriverrescue.com

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Photos of our Shelter