Welcome to Southwest Metro Animal Rescue

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Chaska American Legion Post 57 is located at 102 W 4th St, Chaska, Minnesota 55318

Give to the MAX Day

SOUTHWEST METRO ANIMAL RESCUE AND ADOPTION SOCIETY | GiveMN Click the donate now link to the left to donate to our organization!

 GiveMN is an online organization that tries to help MN non-profit organizations raise money!

Give to the MAX day, is November 13th! Starting at midnight through Nov. 14th at midnight! Throughout this 24 hr period, we will try to raise as much money as we can for our rescue!

The more money we raise, the more animals we can continue to help! 

Donate big or donate small, all donations will help!

Featured Pet of the Month

October's Pet of the Month!!!

August was born 7/25/12. She is an easy going girl who is a bit shy initially, but will warm up quickly. She is looking for a quiet home where she can observe her surroundings! 


August has a complete wellness exam, has been spayed, microchipped, tested negative for Feline Leukemia/FIV, and is updated on vaccinations. Her adoption fee is $150.00 which includes a free wellness exam within 7 days of adoption. For more information, please call 952-368-7297 line 2. August is currently located at Eden Prairie Petsmart. Payment is either cash or check. Sorry we do not do out of state adoptions. ADOPTING A PET IS A LIFELONG COMMITMENT 

If you think you might be the perfect home for her, please fill out an app and/or give us a call!


Holiday Pet Portraits at Taylor Hubbard Photography



***Set & props different than last year, so make sure you book today to get some new holiday photos of your pets!!

Check out her website and contact her today! http://www.taylorhphoto.com/



Our Pet Adoption Days are held the second Saturday of each month at PetSmart in Eden Prairie from 11 am to 2:00 pm. PetSmart is located at 11200 Prairie Lakes Drive.

Occasionally, due to Petsmart National Adoption Weekends about 4 times a year, it may not fall on the second Saturday, stay tuned to the dates on our calendar on the website and our events listed on facebook. 

All of our animals have received at a minimum, updated vaccinations, tested for heartworm (dogs) and preventative given, tested for feline leukemia (cats), have been spayed or neutered if over 6 months of age and have a microchip ID implant.

For directions to PetSmart call 952-941-4660. If you are coming to Adoption Day to meet a specific pet, please call us ahead of time at 952-368-PAWS (7297) to confirm that the animal will be attending the event.

Volunteers Volunteers Volunteers

Do you enjoy working with animals? You can assist in the rescue of unwanted or abandoned animals, and help them find a forever home. We have a great need for volunteers to make miracles happen for these cats and dogs.

Whether you can provide a few hours a month or a few hours a day, we can use your help!

The following are some of the positions that we have the most need to fill

  • Adoption Day Coordinator
  • Marketing Coordinator
  • Fosters
  • Special Event Volunteers
  • Fund Raising Volunteers

Click on the Volunteer Opportunities to see more details about these positions. Click on the Volunteer Application to fill out an application. Thank you for considering volunteering!

Who We Are

Southwest Metro Animal Rescue and Adoption Society is a non-profit organization committed to the rescue of abandoned, abused and stray domestic animals.

We believe the animal-human bond is strengthened through education of the public on the humane treatment of animals, pet population control and support for animal protection laws.

We are an all-volunteer non-profit organization. We do not have any paid staff and receive no government funding. Our founding members have over 35 years combined experience in the animal rescue field. We have established federal tax-exempt status as a 501 (c) (3) charitable organization.

Southwest Metro Animal Rescue does not operate a shelter building, and is a volunteer foster home-based organization that hosts regular scheduled monthly Pet Adoption Days. Our procedure is to evaluate the animal, provide necessary medical care (including spay/neuter), place in a caring foster home, and finally find a suitable forever home for each pet. We rely on donations of food and supplies to care for the pets. We maintain a no-kill policy except in cases when euthanasia is deemed the only viable, reasonable and humane option.

Read our current Newsletter here!