Thank you for your Application!


Thank you for submitting your online application to adopt from us!

Please note – All cats are required to leave in a pet carrier or kennel. We do sell carriers at our shelter and all proceeds will benefit the animals of Great River Rescue. We require that dogs leave on a collar or harness and leash. We also sell collars, leashes and harnesses at our shelter store.

Our dog adoption fee is $208.57 plus tax (or $225 total) and our cat adoption fee is $106.60 plus tax (or $115 total), unless otherwise noted. We accept cash, credit or debit for adoptions. We do not accept checks for adoption fees.

Please call us at 218-751-7910 or email us at if you have any additional questions.

Thank you again for considering adoption from Great River Rescue!

Other Links:

Good Pup – Virtual Dog Training Classes

Shelter Store

Adoption Services

Frequently Asked Questions

Pet Adoption Resources from Best Friends of Animals

The Ultimate Guide to Adopting a Shelter Dog

Adopting a pet is a big financial commitment! Please review the following website from MoneyGeek to learn more about budgeting for your new pet.

The Budget Friendly Guide to Caring for your Pet

For more information, check out this Pet Care Costs document from the ASPCA. | ASPCA Pet Care Chart

For money saving tips from the American Veterinary Medical Association, click this link. | AVMA Money Tips for Caring Pet Owners

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