Welcome to Southwest Metro Animal Rescue

Give to the MAX Day

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!

They have made it super easy to donate. Donate big or donate small, any amount will help!






Featured Pet of the Month

September's Pet of the Month!!!

Halle is a Calico female, about 3 yrs. old, who is as cute as she is sociable – she likes to talk, play, eat and sleep! She's a great companion who'll keep you smiling. Halle is like a calico “retriever” - she loves to play with sponge balls and then fetch them for another round of play! She’s had a complete wellness exam, tested negative for Feline Leukemia/FIV, is spayed, microchipped, and updated on vaccinations. Her adoption fee is $150.00 which includes a free wellness exam within 7 days of adoption. Bring a little happiness into your life by giving this gal a loving and forever home! 




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.

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!