Great River Rescue offers new tool for rehoming pets

Great River Rescue is now offering a new tool to help people who can no longer keep their pets find new homes for them.

According to a release, the “Home to Home” tool allows pets to go from one home to another, without having to surrender them to the shelter.

The free website has some rules, including a stipulation that no “rehoming” fees exchange hands.

According to Great River Rescue Executive Director Brandon Mustful “The closure of the shelter in response to the Coronavirus Pandemic really opened our eyes to the need to give people more options for rehoming their pets. The shelter had to drastically reduce animal intake, which was already at high demand, leaving people in difficult circumstances.

“Home To Home gives people another option for pets that might not do well in a shelter setting, or might not be able to enter the shelter in a timely fashion.”

The shelter will monitor the website to ensure rules are being followed, and are available for advice when it comes to rehoming pets.


Larissa Donovan is the News Director for the stations of Paul Bunyan Broadcasting and has been, almost without interruption, since Election Day 2016. She covers events and issues in north central Minnesota, which include local government, crime, courts, education, environment and social issues. She studied communications at Bemidji State University and received her degree in 2018. Larissa, native to the great state of New York, grew up in Bemidji, and enjoys spending her spare time with her family and pet cat. She also loves Star Trek, punk rock music and the theater.


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