The Nerdery - Overnight Website Challenge

Minneapolis 2013,

Twin Cities Pet Rescue

Twin Cities Pet Rescue (TCPR) exists to help companion animals in need. We rescue animals from "high kill" impounds, puppy mills, homelessness and situations of abuse and neglect. We often rescue animals that are sick, old or need extensive veterinary care - because many other rescue organizations overlook these animals - and we know we are their last hope.

All animals that are rescued by TCPR live in volunteer foster homes until they are adopted. Once we rescue an animal, we are committed to that animal and will suport that animal until it finds its home; no matter how long it takes or the costs of the veterinary care it may need. We work closely with furever families and have a very high success rate for animals staying in their adoptive homes.

We are strong advocates for spaying and neutering pets, as pet overpopulation is the reason we exist as an organization. All TCPR cats and dogs are spayed/neutered, vaccinated, microchipped, and tested for HW(dogs)/FIV/FELV(cats) prior to adoption. Many animals receive additional veterinary care/surgeries depending on their needs (dental cleanings, treatment for skin infections, treatment for upper respiratory infections, knee surgeries, etc).

What new functionality we are looking for

Currently, all of our website content is pretty much static. We are able to make limited changes to the home page regarding events, but even that is not easily changed (we still have information about an event held on December 1, 2012). Our website also still displays our initial logo; which was updated mid-2011.

We would love to have a website that allowed us to easily update content/copy; including information about our adoptable animals, animals in need, events, volunteer information, educational information, etc. Our online application system could also be updated and made easier to use for both applicants and volunteers.

How the new functionality will help

Twin Cities Pet Rescue works on a very limited budget and is really fueled by the "blood, sweat and tears" of a handful of individuals. Because we often rescue animals that need more veterinary care than basic spay/neuter, vaccinations, etc; our costs for veterinary care are high and we can not afford to invest thousands of dollars in a website that would otherwise be used to help animals in need.

We are at a point in our organization life where we are changing many things to allow us to sustainably grow to the "next level." We feel that our current website does not accurately portray us as the reputable animal rescue organization that we are, and we are not able to really use our website as a tool to communicate to our website visitors.

We feel that a new website will allow us to more effectively communicate to website visitors, use our volunteer time more efficiently and ultimately help our organization help more animals in need.

How our organization will use the technology

Who will use the technology

49 Messages from Supporters

2013-01-19 01:24:20 UTC
Heidi Z AKA Nellie's Foster mom.

My foster puppy is Nellie-A dog who was abandoned, is a love bug, snuggler, running buddy and she just happens to be a Pitbull. These dogs can be wonderful pets but many rescue groups are careful about how many Pit mixes are in rescue at one time. Nellie is here because of TCPR. She is a wonderful member of the my family until she finds her forever family.

2013-01-19 01:30:21 UTC

Twin Cities Pet Rescue is a such a great and deserving group of people. Our puppy came to us after being rescued by Twin Cities Pet Rescue at 3 weeks of age. They took in 4 siblings, found foster homes for all of them, and those fosters took care of our puppy among others, until we found him online and adopted him. So much work goes into the adoption process after they've done all of the work to rescue the animals, and before they animals get adopted. They took care of vet visits, puppy vaccines, neutering, not to mention getting them to adoption events, socializing, and even just giving them the basics, food, water, and play time! They do so much work without knowing when the next adoption will happen, but still taking on as many animals as they can handle. They are very deserving of this website help!

2013-01-19 01:37:19 UTC
Cara Garrett

My husband and I randomly found Twin Cities Pet Rescue when searching for our first dog. After our positive adoption experience with the rescue, we applied to be a foster family. We have had numerous animals in our home at this point and are grateful to have the opportunity to support the work of TCPR. This rescue is a small operation that works night and day to find exceptional animals a second chance at a loving home. This organization deserves to win this challenge because the lives and health of the animals is the primary goal. Twin Cities Pet Rescue is run on volunteer support leaving less time to upgrade a website. Winning this challenge would only increase the number of potential adopters to the organization, which will increase the number of adopted animals to loving homes- the overall goal of this organization.

2013-01-19 01:38:09 UTC
Kathy Florczak

I have fostered some wonderful dogs who came from impound, high kill shelters and hoarding situations. They come sometimes very afraid and un-socialized, but they learn how to be a dog, to play and interact with other dogs and cats. They are provided with lots of good nutrition and medications if needed to get them healthy.
The screening process is very careful to assure the right match to their new home and family. It is a great group that does wonderful work for all sorts of dogs, cats, gerbils and a chinchilla that needed a new start in life

2013-01-19 02:20:56 UTC

We adopted our kitty from Twin Cities Pet Rescue, and I was truly impressed at how much they really care for and understand all the animals they adopt. I know that an updated website would be a great benefit to Twin Cities Pet Rescue to make the adoption process even better!

2013-01-19 02:57:19 UTC
Ali Smith

I have recently been introduced to Twin Cities Pet Rescue through my school. I have been going through the application process to rescue one of their dogs for adoption. So far they have been nothing but helpful and resourceful. It takes volunteers and a lot of spare time that no body has to run a rescue group and this by far has been the best one I've dealt with. Twin Cities Pet Rescue is a very hard working bunch of people that deserve a lot more than what they get. This website would help them out a ton and make the application process much easier. I love Twin Cities Pet Rescue!!!

2013-01-19 03:17:44 UTC
Claudia Ahrens (TCPR Forever Rescuer)

I couldn't think of a more deserving organization to receive complimentary web services. TCPR is truly an inspirational organization that's dedicated to saving lives of cats and dogs in need of forever homes. An updated site could advance their mission of providing animals with a second chance!

Appreciative forever match,

2013-01-19 04:10:56 UTC
Christina M

I believe Twin Cities Pet Rescue deserves a new website from The Nerdery for two reasons and one very biased reason:
1) As a potential adopter, I relied most heavily on third party websites for TCPR information. I used PetFinder and Facebook during the research and information gathering stages. I had no reason to use the main website.
2) Every person at TCPR is really helpful and easy to contact; the website is not and does not match the organization's mission, vision and values.
3) TCPR is the best pet related nonprofit in the Twin Cities! They saved our sweet puppy Ayza, and took great care of her during her 5 months of fostering and veterinary care.

Please choose TCPR!

2013-01-19 05:29:19 UTC
Angela Boone

Twin Cities Pet Rescue is a dedicated, hard working group of people who save the lives of Twin Cities animals every day. I can't think of anyone more deserving of a new website to help these animals find their way to their forever homes so that they can keep saving lives!

2013-01-19 07:30:30 UTC
Katie Cover

TCPR is a great organization. Giving TCPR a updated website would be a very kind and well deserving act. I just started fostering kittens/cats and I wish I would have known about TCPR earlier by them having a better website.

2013-01-19 13:52:45 UTC

TCPR is very deserving of a new website. They helped bring Gretyl into our home and we've returned the favor by fostering other dogs until they find the perfect home. TCPR works hard, is always available for help and is doing amazing work for these animals.

2013-01-19 17:53:16 UTC
Rachel & Graham

TCPR is a local non-profit organization that has made such a positive impact on Twin Cities community. It has rescued and placed so many loving and deserving animals into forever homes. I can't think of a better organization that could use some help with their website to help them grow and touch more lives. We can't thank TCPR enough for bringing our dog, Scout, into our lives. Scout is such a happy and loving dog he brings a smile to our faces everyday. The TCPR adoption process was highly professional and a wonderful experience, all of which is done based on volunteer work. A truly amazing organization.

2013-01-21 22:15:47 UTC

We have 2 fabulous cats that were rescued via TCPR (they fostered one of our cats for over 15 months), and we can't overstate how wonderful and important the organization is.

No kill organizations protect defenseless animals and promote the practices get to the root of animal overpopulation- particularly neutering/spaying and owner practices. Also, this problem is so big, it's not a stretch at all to call it a public health issue.

Caring for these pets and connecting them to loving homes is a huge commitment- with an effective web site, more animals can be saved (and make more pet lovers happy). I can't think of a more worthy beneficiary of your Overnight Website Challenge.

2013-01-23 04:44:05 UTC

This is a great area animal rescue organization. You should help them! I think we should reward those who help those who have no voice.

“You can easily judge the character of a man by how he treats those who can do nothing for him.”—Malcolm S. Forbes.

2013-01-23 04:49:49 UTC

Great is all I have to say about what TCPR has done for dogs and cats. I am so happy that I got involved with such a caring organization. My wife and I have fostered several pups that found forever homes because of the love and efforts that TCPR has provided.

2013-01-23 05:06:47 UTC

We adopted our cat from TCPR and can't imagine him not in our life. My fiancé is an Operation Iraqi Freedom veteran and our cat has made his PTSD a bit more manageable. Kushie knows when to bring out the kitten within or be a cool, calm cat (he's 2 1/2 yrs old). He would not be with us without his amazing foster and all the other amazing people with TCPR!!! I work for a nonprofit agency and I know how much heart with little budget people have to push through every day to make their message known. A website would help get the message out about animals that need homes, education to the public about stray animal issues and pet education.

2013-01-23 05:13:18 UTC
Nicole Kringlie - Rosie's mom & foster parent to others

There aren't a lot of groups that have the passion, love, and commitment to their amazing cause which is finding amazing homes for wonderful animals. Who in some cases wouldn't have a chance due to being a "bully breed". I have had the opportunity to be part of this organization for over 2 years as an adopter then a foster. They spend so much time and energy into the needs of all their animals their website has not gotten the TLC it needs. TCPR needs a place (online) that tells their story, answers questions, and can show off the amazing animals they have so that they can be adopted out to amazing families. Here are a few things that impress me so much about TCPR that I will always be a fan, and I hope they are things that allow them the opportunity to win the Overnight Challenge:
*Their concern is for the long term happiness of the families & animals that are adopted, not making money
*Commitment to the pre-medical care of each animal - spay/neuter, chipped, dental, and anything else they might need
*Consults with trainers if there is a perceived behavior issue so it can be corrected
*Staff and support that is there for you always (as an adopter & foster)
*Health of each of the animals and there is never a time that TCPR will give up on a dog because it has taken "too long" to adopt. They are a no kill group
Please give this deserving group an updated site so they can continue to do what they love and what we love them for! :)

2013-01-23 06:54:47 UTC
Sampson The Boxer (age 14)

My name is Sampson and I am an elderly boxer.The Twin Cities Pet Rescue helped me find my forever home when I was 9 and thanks to them, I found amazing people that give me treats and love every day.They said I only had months left to live,and 5 years later I'm still having the time of my life. If it were not for the TCPR I would not be alive today to tell you what an amazing organization they are. I know that some pets are not as fortunate as I am, which is why the TCPR deserves a new website. Which would give them the ability to spread their message, that helps both humans and animals alike.

2013-01-23 14:27:52 UTC

TCPR is a great organization that well deserves and truly needs a new website. This group (which I am proud to be a part of) works to save animals that no one else wants and finds great furever homes for them.
They are a totally volunteer group with limited funds and help with a new web site would be a huge plus for them. It would also help them by not using funds that are so badly needed for Vet bills, food and transportation costs.
I know a new website would be so helpful and would allow them to place more animals in loving homes.

2013-01-23 15:15:38 UTC

We adopted our beautiful dog from TCPR this past summer. The adoption process went without a hitch thanks to the family which was fostering our Sonnie. Since then, we have been fostering cats for TCPR and they truly do care about the animals they rescue. Having a more user-friendly website would enable the rescue to have a more accurate list of rescue animals available.

2013-01-23 16:14:20 UTC
Mandy Malecek

My husband and I started working with Twin Cities Pet Rescue (TCPR) a couple years ago after we had poor experiences with a other animal rescues. Since we've been volunteering and fostering with TCPR, we have had nothing but positive experiences. What we love about TCPR is that they are definitely not in this for the money (as you find with many rescues). The Director, Kate, believes in providing the best vet care (no matter what it costs) to the rescue animals. She has been known to take in dogs and cats that no other rescue would touch due to the need for a surgery or other severe health problems. She believes that all animals deserve a second chance - no matter their circumstance. She also only feeds high-quality food, whereas many rescues feed whatever they can get their hands on. High-quality food is very important, especially for animals who are recooperating from an abusive/unhealthy past. What I also love about TCPR is that Kate is willing to work with dogs who have behavioral issues. She has been known to pay for multiple private training sessions and classes for foster dogs to help them work through their issues - it's wonderful! She doesn't give up an animal no matter how difficult the situation may be. TCPR is a small organization and is solely run by Kate, her husband, and volunteers. TCPR deserves to win this challenge because its main goal has always been and continues to be improving the lives of homeless animals by providing them with excellent vet care and safe and loving homes.

2013-01-23 17:22:19 UTC

A few years ago, my husband found a small, hissing torbie kitten, cursing out one of the pitbulls at a Twin Cities Pet Rescue event at a local pet shop. She stole his heart. TCPR had gotten Marla (then Dora) back to health, current on love and vaccinations, and handed her off to us after offering a wealth of information. This is a great organization.

2013-01-23 22:00:17 UTC
Kelly - Lucy Lu's Adoptive Mom

I adopted Lucy Lu, a rescued Yorkshire Terrier, from Twin Cities Pet Rescue in December 2011. What a joy she has been! TCPR was very helpful throughout the adoption process and kept me informed on the status of my application. They do great work and I for one could not be happier with Lucy Lu!

2013-01-24 15:59:46 UTC

I have been a dog foster mom off and on for a few years now, and have nothing but good things to say about TCPR. Kate is a "dogged" ;

2013-01-24 18:11:23 UTC
Deb Mattakat Stevens

TCPR deserves a new site they work so hard for the animals and take in some of the toughest cases. We adopted our deaf pitbull mix from them and we just love her. They have had amazing animals come through rough health and emotional issues and are very dedicated to the animals and their volunteers. Please help them they are extremely deserving of this. They do so much and ask for so little.

2013-01-25 13:35:37 UTC
Angela, John & Piper

We just adopted a 5 month old puppy from TCPR and worked closely with Matt. Their adoption process was smooth sailing, they were so professional and want the very best family for their pets. This organization needs to be recognized for all the effort they put into caring for and placing these abandoned or surrendered pets. Being a pet rescue is very time consuming and very costly. Doing the humane thing by giving a good life to an unwanted animal is priceless.

Thank you TCPR for your high level of professionalism and for the hard work you perform have brought Abel (Boris) to us and we are beyond giddy with love for him.

2013-01-27 02:59:37 UTC

TCPR is an awesome nonprofit organization that works tirelessly to rescue, foster and find forever homes for animals in our community. Sadly, there is no shortage of homeless, neglected, and unwanted animals in our society and thanks to organizations like TCPR, care, love and forever homes can be found for amazing animals that are so deserving. TCPR rescued my cat as a kitten a day before she was scheduled to be euthanized and I have also volunteered to be a foster parent to several dogs in the rescue. TCPR's work in rescuing dogs who were severely neglected as a result of being used as breeders in puppy mills is especially important. A useful and accessible website is key to the work TCPR does on a daily basis. Potential adopters look to the website for information and current animal listings, which enables animals to find their forever homes faster and allows more animals to be rescued. Please provide a new website to this deserving organization!

2013-01-28 17:26:13 UTC
TCPR Foster/Adopter

The dog I adopted originally came to me as a foster dog from TCPR. She was quite sick, malnourished and very underweight. Through the process of adopting her, as well as fostering other rescued dogs/cats through TCPR, I have developed a great respect for the agency and its leadership. Run entirely by volunteers, TCPR is a newer agency that has grown astronomically during the small time it has been in existence. As someone with a career in nonprofit management, I immediately recognized that their website was limiting and not the useful tool that a growing nonprofit agency needs! Since TCPR is volunteer-run and funding is used for animal care and rescue, resources for website design are limited (or nonexistent). PLEASE give them a helping hand!! Having a better website would allow for more effective marketing and communication, greater success with bringing in potential adopters and fosters, and a tool that everyone involved will be able to use to better manage the work of running this nonprofit. TCPR needs the proper tools to continue to grow and connect more people with animals in need; this allows animals to get the life they deserve AND improves quality of life for humans. A final scientific FYI...petting a furry friend for at least 10 minutes causes chemicals in the brain to be released which improve our mood (especially if feeling blue), decrease anxiety and generally make us 'feel better'. Please give TCPR a helping hand with their website!

2013-01-30 10:08:40 UTC

I adopted my first kitten from TCPR and they were so fantastic! I got to meet the foster parent and this organization really asks questions to make sure their animals are going into loving forever homes. Now that I know this organization exists I would love to foster pets for them someday!

2013-02-03 17:16:48 UTC
Brittan Leiferman

Twin Cities Pet Rescue helped us find our wonderful cat, Bella. When TCPR took her in, they discovered her leg had been broken and would eventually need to be amputated. Instead of turning away from the costly surgery, they provided Bella with yet another chance. Since TCPR is so dedicated to providing the animals with the care and quality food they deserve, they do not have the time or the financial resources to needed to for a website. Providing this incredible organization with a new and easy to use website will help another family find their Bella and help save more animals who deserve a loving home.

2013-02-06 17:32:00 UTC
Lindsay Schleif

My husband and I adopted Sawyer from TCPR 3 years ago and had such a great experience working with Kate that we became foster parents for a number of puppies throughout the years (mostly pitbulls.) We eventually “foster failured” and adopted our second dog, Roo about a year later. Prior to fostering her, she had a failed adoption and was returned to the rescue. We were her 2nd or 3rd foster family, and she had severe anxiety problems at only 7 months old. Kate worked tirelessly with us for months to help Roo (even after she chewed her way through 2 crates belonging to TCPR.) Kate never gave up on her. That’s what TCPR is about. They believe every animal deserves to live a healthy life with a loving family, and often go through extreme measures to make sure this happens. They are different from other rescues because they truly understand the root of the problem- which is overpopulation in our shelters as a direct result of animals not being spayed or neutered, or due to animals being placed hastily into homes that aren’t a good fit, without first getting them sufficient medical care. These poor animals often end up back in the shelters and the cycle starts over again. TCPR understands that it’s about the quality of the adoption, not the quantity of animals they place. TCPR animals do NOT get caught in this vicious cycle. They thoroughly screen applications, complete home visits and ensure the adoptive family understands the importance of quality nutrition and obedience training before giving them an animal. Adoptive families are provided support from the rescue and are set up for success. TCPR deserves to win this challenge because the organization is made up entirely of volunteers and does not have the time or money to rebuild their website. A new website would create efficiency’s for the application process and create better communication with potential adopters, which will ultimately allow TCPR to rescue more pets.

2013-02-07 00:56:14 UTC

Twin Cities Pet Rescue is a wonderful and essential asset to have in this city. Almost everyone I know has a story either directly or indirectly regarding a saved pet due to these guys. Their website is horrible. Just awful. Please help them.

2013-02-07 01:09:57 UTC

Please help Twin Cities Pet Rescue obtain a new website. Because they are volunteer based, TCPR relies on our website to give out important information because they may not always be able to respond to emails. I have fostered with them for the past 3 years and its a really great organization.

2013-02-07 01:14:23 UTC

TCPR is a life saver. I will be forever grateful for them and the work they do. A year ago yesterday, my husband and I brought home Nestlé (then Wyatt.) He is the sweetest, snuggly dog I could ask for. Everyone asks where he came from and even though we may be living in Kentucky now, I still talk about TCPR. However, they NEED a new website! They have been able to help so many animals and families, they need a great space to broadcast it.

2013-02-07 01:15:08 UTC

I have fostered animals through TCPR for the past few years with my girlfriend. TCPR is so committed to finding the perfect homes for all of the animals who make their way to the organization. Being able to bring some happiness into these animals lives as they wait for their perfect family is an incredibly worthwhile and fulfilling experience. TCPR is definitely deserving of a new website so that they can continue to spread their positive message and practices to more individuals so that the lives of more animals can be changed.

2013-02-07 02:33:00 UTC
Adam Ahrens

As a 2012 participant in the Nerdery Overnight Challenge, I feel the Twin Cities Pet Rescue would be an ideal nonprofit to have in this year's event. Their dated site is in need of a major refresh to help advance their cause of matching rescued pets with forever homes. Please consider TCPR as a nonprofit in the overnight challenge.

2013-02-07 04:03:02 UTC
Andrew & Marie

Twin Cities Pet Rescue has amazing people behind it- from the founders, to the volunteers, to the fosters; everyone has such big hearts for the abused and abandoned animals of the Twin Cities. The organization has been focusing all of their funding on the animals they rescue and their care. Because of this, a new better functioning website has been on hold. We believe a new website will amplify the efforts TCPR is putting forth, and the difference they are making in the community. Personally, we are very thankful for the organization- and the dogs we have had the privilege to love and call family, because TCPR found and saved their lives.

2013-02-07 14:47:17 UTC
Stephanie and Corey

We adopted out first dog Elliot from TCPR about 2 years ago. He is an older dog with severe dental issues, but has the absolute best personality and temperament. We had such a great experience working with Kate and everyone at TCPR that we decided to adopt a second dog from them, Betsy, last fall. She was a puppy mill dog, also with dental issues. We could not be happier with both our dogs. The idea that these two were unwanted is mind-boggling to us, they are both so wonderful. Kudos to TCPR for recognizing the potential with these dogs and not giving up on them. An updated website will help more people like us get matched with wonderful pets who deserve a second chance.

2013-02-07 17:22:22 UTC
J & Cathy--TCPR Volunteers/Foster Family/Rescued Pet Adopters

Every day, all over this country, thousands of our "beloved" pets are neglected, abused, forgotten and rejected. Many have gown old or infirm in some way. Many are untrained and uneducated and predictably become unruly, and so are increasingly isolated until they simply became too much trouble to be allowed to stay...too much trouble to be allowed to live.

They are often rejected into homelessness, dumped on the streets where they scavenge, starve, literally fight for survival, or they're dropped off into the hands of strangers in bleak, cold, uncomfortable, loveless animal "warehouses" where they will spend their last days on this earth waiting, sad, confused, undoubtedly hoping to be saved and returned to whatever life and desperate existences they were accustomed to before. Most will not be rescued however, and will run out of time, and be summarily put to death without fanfare or even notice.

Every week Twin Cities Pet Rescue representatives stop by multiple Twin Cities' animal shelters (that still kill their "guests"), and save the lives of dozens of these vibrant, loving, innocent souls.

Twin Cities Pet Rescue has rescued hundreds of these discarded pets, lifting them out of harm's way--providing them with long overdue food, healthcare, training, gentle touch--bringing them back into the warm light of life and love, ultimately finding them loving, stable homes and families.

Twin Cities Pet Rescue continuously plans, works, and struggles to raise the money it takes to provide the basics of comfortable, healthy lives for these animals, to cast a wide net to reach enough of the generous and concerned humans out there who are willing to give their time and money and open their homes to help the steady flow of dogs and cats that TCPR rescues.

Please choose Twin Cities Pet Rescue as a recipient of the Nerdery Foundation's time and talents. Your hard work and valuable assistance will truly help save the lives of numerous innocent pets and enrich the lives of many humans and their families.

2013-02-07 18:57:10 UTC
Debbie Robin

I have been a supporter of this great organization for the past year. It feels good to know that my contributions are saving lives.

2013-02-07 19:27:34 UTC

My friend fosters cats through TCPR and I was so impressed to find out about the organization. Coming from a family who has always had pets, is comforting to know that such caring people exist who will go the extra mile to make sure the animals are placed in loving homes.

2013-02-07 19:29:05 UTC

My dog is the love of my life. Thanks to the Twin Cities Pet Rescue for giving me the opportunity to adopt him. The gang at TCPR really care about these animals and want to find the perfect home for all of them. Thanks to all of you.

2013-02-07 19:34:53 UTC
Kirsten - TCPR Board Member, Foster Family, and Volunteer

TCPR provides a vital service to the Twin Cities metropolitan area and beyond by saving the lives of hundreds of innocent animals that have been victims of abandonment and abuse. Many of the animals are on the verge of being euthanized when TCPR rescues them, places them in a screened foster home, provides exceptional veterinary care, and adopts them a loving family. TCPR makes fostering animals SO easy by providing all of the food and other animals supplies in addition to the vet care for all animals. The adoption process includes a thorough screening of all applicants and home inspections for dog adopters to ensure the safety of the dog's environment.

A new website would significantly enhance our visibility and save the lives of hundreds more kittens, cats, puppies, and dogs (plus some guinea pigs and chinchillas even). Please help us continue the great work on behalf of the TCPR Board of Directors, volunteers, veterinary partners, retail partners (like Urbanimal), foster homes, and adoptive homes!

2013-02-07 20:22:46 UTC

TCPR is a great organization with some outstanding people behind it. Two of my co-workers foster dogs and kittens; hearing their stories and knowing how much of their lives they dedicate to rescuing and caring for these animals is amazing. I can't overstate how much TCPR deserves a new website!

2013-02-07 20:47:56 UTC
Traci P

I am amazed at the dedication the volunteers take with these animals and the care they take to place the animals in an appropriate home. They spend alot of time and energy to ensure it is a good match.

2013-02-08 02:21:40 UTC

TCPR is an amazing organization. In December of 2009, my husband and I adopted our first dog (Hugo) through TCPR, and then in 2012 adopted our second dog (Allie). It was shortly after our first adoption that I wanted to know more about TCPR and how I could help. In addition to our two adoptions, my husband and I have also fostered several dogs that were waiting for permanent homes. What I loved about fostering though TCPR is we were actually a part of the final decision process which included meeting the families that were adopting the animals we had been fostering. Which if you are like me you get attached easily so knowing where that animal was going and to who made it a lot easier. The passion, expertise, care and intake management of these animals goes without saying. As a board Member of TCPR, Volunteer, Foster, and Adopter I ask that you please help us continue to help those that CAN’T help themselves.

2013-02-08 04:22:34 UTC
Mara and Adam

We adopted our beautiful pittie Vada from TCPR over a year ago. She received such great care in her foster home and from the good people at TCPR,. Even after we adopted her, TCPR followed up with us to make sure she integrated into our household well. An organization as great as this deserves the best tools possible to help other pets and families find each other. An updated website is one such tool, and the Nerdery's great skills would help bring that to fruition.

2013-02-08 20:41:39 UTC

Twin Cities Pet Rescue introduced us to our furry friend, Oliver. A loveable mutt who needed a stable loving home. TCPR was very careful in finding the right home for Oliver and has even checked in to see how he was settling in.

The volunteers clearly love what they do and always have the animal's best interest at heart.

Please select them for a Web site makeover. Help them bring their message of love and cuteness to the world!

2013-02-08 22:00:18 UTC
Gemma - the rescued lab pit mix

I was rescued by Twin Cites Pet Rescue when I was about a year old. My previous owners (if you can call them that) did not love me, pet me or feed me. When I came to the rescue I was so skinny I could barely walk. I was very shy and I had no idea how to interact with people. TCPR placed me with a loving foster family who got me healthy and taught me how to snuggle on the couch. I never even made it to an adoption event because my foster mom and dad fell in love with me and adopted me. Now I am a happy, healthy, loving girl and in my forever home. I enjoy playing with all of my foster brothers and sisters, but they need forever homes too. A new website would greatly help TCPR continue their excellent service to homeless animals in need.

Our Mission

Twin Cities Pet Rescue's mission is to rescue companion animals from high kill impounds, puppy mills, homelessness and situations of abuse and neglect; saving one life at a time. We help our animals to become healthy - physically and emotionally - and then we find their furever families.