Welcome to Southwest Metro Animal Rescue

Featured Pet of the Month

November's Pet of the Month!!!

Earl was born 12/26/09. He is a kitty with a song in his heart now that he isn't being bullied by another kitty in his home. Earl's family reluctantly surrendered him, so he could have the chance for a peaceful loving home. He's quite the talker and loves to explain why you make him so happy. Earl must lose some weight so he is only eating Purina One Healthy Metabolism for spay/neuters. But the boy can jump from the floor to the top of my bathroom vanity with ease. Earl is a healthy strong boy.

Earl has a complete wellness exam, is neutered, microchipped, tested negative for Feline Leukemia/FIV, and is updated on vaccinations. His 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. Earl is currently in a foster home. 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 him, please fill out an app and/or give us a call!



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 to find out when the next adoption day is. 

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!