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Lilly and Lila

LillyLilly is a black lab cross approximately 10 weeks old. She is doing well also with house training. Lilly is a very happy little girl. Her little tail never stops wagging. Lilly is a bit more vocal than her sister. She cries a bit more when she is gated off or in her crate. She just wants to be near also. Lilly loves to play outside with her sister. She is sniffing around and chasing leaves. Lilly will require a fenced yard and hopefully a playmate.

Lila4Lila is a Husky or Shepherd cross approximately 10 weeks old. She is doing very well in house training. She loves to play with her sister (Lily) and her foster siblings. Lila loves to snuggle and be near you. She is sleeping through the night. Lila will require a fenced in yard and hopefully a playmate. She loves to investigate the yard and chew on pine cones.

For more information, email us by using the form at the bottom of our Dogs page.
You can also fill out a pre-adoption application online.

Statistics show large need for pet rescue in F-M area

Figures from the animal pounds in Fargo, Moorhead and West Fargo show that 132 cats and 22 dogs were euthanized at the local pounds in 2013.  Of the 132 cat euthanizations, all were considered feral or injured/ill and needed to be humanely euthanized.

Please continue to help local pet rescue organizations by adopting homeless pets.  The great majority of our pets come from the pound, so adopting opens up our resources and allows us to rescue more from a needless death.  Lets keep up the great work that all area rescue groups are doing and keep the euthanization numbers down!  Thank You for your support!

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With the help of its volunteers and supporters, Adopt-A-Pet has been able to rescue many animals every year, but we would love to rescue many more. We especially need more foster homes for cats and dogs in order to save more adoptable pets from being killed. Please keep reading to learn about ways you can help save more adoptable pets.

How YOU can help

  • Consider being an Adopt-A-Pet foster parent
    • Foster parents take Adopt-A-Pet cats or dogs into their homes and care for them until they are adopted. Adopt-A-Pet covers all medical expenses for the rescued animals and reimburses foster parents for the costs of food and litter. The animals are featured on our web site and foster parents bring them to Petco twice a month so we can find loving, permanent homes for them. To learn more about this opportunity, please leave a message on our cat or dog hotline (232-5856 or 232-5681).
  • Spay\Neuter your pets
  • Keep your pets secured on your property
    • Many of the pets that rescue organizations see each year have obviously come from a home. Letting them roam unattended and off of your property exposes them to numerous risks, including attacks by other animals, diseases, getting lost, and being picked up by animal control officers (pets in the pound are kept only 3-5 days before being euthanized). Additionally, pets that are not spayed or neutered can contribute to the number of unwanted litters of puppies and kittens in our community if allowed to roam.
  • Adopt, Don’t Shop
    • We always have plenty of cats and dogs in need of homes. If you don’t find a pet you are interested in right away, be patient and check back later. Adopt-A-Pet takes in pets of all types, shapes, and sizes. If you adopt a pet, then that pet’s foster home may be able to foster another rescue pet.
  • Support Adopt-A-Pet or other rescue groups financially or through donations of goods
    • Because we are a volunteer-run organization operating out of homes, your financial donation won’t be spent on office space or salaries. Your money goes directly to benefit the animals by paying for their medical care, food, litter and other needed supplies. If you prefer, you can donate dog food, cat food, cat litter, and other supplies by placing them in the Adopt-A-Pet donation bin placed in the front of the Fargo Petco store.