Northern Lakes Rescue

Northern Lakes Rescue is a 501(c)(3) FOSTER HOME BASED rescue. We do NOT have our dogs in a single shelter. NLR is an organization run by several volunteers that work hard everyday to help save dogs not only here in Minnesota shelters, reservations, and owner surrenders, but also in Texas, including strays on the streets of Houston, Chained Dogs of Houston, and high-kill shelters (a number of which come to the rescue being heartworm positive).

Northern Lakes Rescue not only rescues dogs, but also focuses on helping people in need, donating food and supplies to low-income shelters, and assisting owners that need help keeping their current dogs.

Show The Love

Our volunteers devote the time and work necessary for these dogs to be rehabilitated and
able to live a happy life with loving families.


Skip a cappuccino

  • Food for our dogs
  • Basic supplies


Pass on the movies

  • Dog toys
  • Flea & tick medicine


Stay in for dinner

  • Buys life-saving medication
  • Treatment for special needs

Our Featured Dogs


Hello there! My name is Annie, aka Sister, pretty girl, Anniebell, bellbell. I know right? My foster mom just keeps...

Terrier - American Pit Bull & Dad Is the Milkman

Happy is a young lab/heeler mix that gets his name from his disposition. Happy is the happiest of all dogs!

Retriever - Labrador 

Where are our lab lovers at? This handsome lab is Roman! Roman is 3-4 years old and great with other...

Retriever - Black Labrador

Upcoming Events

april, 2020

04apr10:03 pm10:03 pmNorthern Lakes Rescue Adoption Event at Petco

11apr10:06 pm10:06 pmNorthern Lakes Rescue Adoption Event at PetSmart

18apr12:00 pm3:00 pmNorthern Lakes Rescue Subaru Adoption Event

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