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Our kitten room is closed until further notice. We have upper respritory going around and our kittens need to get better so they can be adopted. Thank you for your understanding.

Meet Buster! Buster came to HART through another rescue that is out of state to be adopted. Buster is a 1 year old boxer mix, he has been with us for awhile now and he'd really like his forever home. He will need special placement. He is too excitable for any little children as he jumps on them and tries to play. Poor fella just wants to play! He also chases cats so needs a home without cats. He will need to be introduced to any resident dogs just to make sure they see eye to eye. One more thing, he's afraid of thunder and lightening. Can you blame him? Scarey when you don't know if it's going to come get you! A thunder jacket or playing some music are some things that could help with his fears. Buster should be crated when he isn't supervised at first until he settles in.

Ok on to more positive points. Buster is a friendly dog. If you pet him he leans into you. He knows shake so could learn some new tricks if someone has treats and patience to train him. And adorable! The ladies will come running when they see that face. Look at his cute underbite! He is fun and outgoing and silly! He will run around in circles while you play with him while puppy bowing. He loves to have his chest scratched. He also likes to lay his head in your lap when given the chance. Buster has been waiting for his family to walk through that door for 4 months now. Give him a chance, come meet himand see if he could be the dog for you!

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Volunteers Needed!

Community Service:
We occasionally accept people for community service. As a volunteer you must:
* Not be a felon
*16 or older
* Do not bring friends
* Show up on time prepared
* If you no show, no call you will not be allowed back

Animal care is not always fun, but it is necessary.
Some jobs will include walking dogs, scooping up poop or litter boxes, bathing dogs, washing dishes and more.

Still Interested??? To set up hours email the Kennel Manager Alesha.

Sponsor a Week! Have your business sponsored on our donation board, website and facebook.  For a donation of $500.00. This donation helps offset the cost of "Operation Renovation". If you would like to sponsor a week and help with this operation please contact Donna at HART.


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Have a cute name but no animal to give it to?

Name one of our cats! Stop by HART and for $5.00 you can name one of our furry felines.

*All names are subject to approval by staff.


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15494 Dellwood Dr. Brainerd

 Monday: Closed for adoptions
Tuesday - Saturday: 11-5
Sunday: 11-2


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