Support Northern Lakes Rescue to give our dogs a second chance.

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 many volunteers that work hard every day 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, and high-kill shelters (several 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


Playful cuddle bug of a little dude who loves life

Chihuahua & Terrier - Jack Russell

Lexi is a special girl looking for a special family.

Catahoula Leopard Dog & Terrier - American Pit Bull

Track star! I can run and jump with the best of them but still want to lay around and snuggle...

Terrier - American Pit Bull

Upcoming Events

march, 2023

25mar12:00 pm3:00 pmAdoption Event - Duluth PetSmart