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In taking the time necessary to get to know each individual rescue animal residing at NARS, we have discovered something very important and that is that we have a 100% success rate in animal companion placement! We have placed dogs, cats, horses and even chickens into their ideal forever homes and take an enormous amount of pride in knowing that they are happy, thriving and even their people are happy too!

This brought about the idea that if we invest time in helping people to locate their ideal animal companion, there might be a pretty good chance we could help create a long-term happy outcome for both human and animal! Eureka!

The more successful a match between animal and human the less chance that animal will end up back in a shelter or worse.

Our Professional Pet Matchers will sit down with you and discuss the details of what you are looking for in a pet companion. They will review your home and environment and put together all the data and begin locating your ideal pet. Once we have located an animal companion that meets all the criteria we will set up a time for you to meet your potential ideal pet. We see far too many pets being returned to shelters and rescues as they just did not work out. We want to do our very best to take the guesswork out of the equation as having to return an animal is costly as well as devastating to you and the animal. If we can prevent the majority of animals being returned back into the system then we have succeeded not only in helping reduce the number of unwanted, abused and neglected animals but we have helped in bringing joy and love into your home and heart.

Should you like to discuss your ideal pet with one of our Professional Pet Matchers please contact us either via email at
or by phone at 612.886.6986.

Rescued is my favorite breed.

From the American Veterinary Medical Association

AVMA Policy
Guidelines for Responsible Pet Ownership
(Oversight CHAB; EB approved 11/2011)

Owning a pet is a privilege and should result in a mutually beneficial relationship. However, the benefits of pet ownership come with obligations. Responsible pet ownership includes:

  • Committing to the relationship for the life of the pet(s).
  • Avoiding impulsive decisions about obtaining pet(s), and carefully selecting pet(s) suited to your home and lifestyle.
  • Recognizing that ownership of pet(s) requires an investment of time and money.
  • Keeping only the type and number of pets for which an appropriate and safe environment can be provided, including appropriate food, water, shelter, health care and companionship.
  • Ensuring pets are properly identified (i.e., tags, microchips, or tattoos) and that registration information in associated databases is kept up-to-date
  • Adherence to local ordinances, including licensing and leash requirements.
  • Controlling pet(s)' reproduction through managed breeding, containment, or spay/neuter thereby helping to address animal control and overpopulation problems.
  • Establishing and maintaining a veterinarian-client-patient relationship.
  • Providing preventive (e.g., vaccinations, parasite control) and therapeutic health care for the life of pet(s) in consultation with, and as recommended by, its veterinarian.
  • Socialization and appropriate training for pet(s), which facilitates their well-being and the well-being of other animals and people.
  • Preventing pet(s) from negatively impacting other people, animals and the environment, including proper waste disposal, noise control, and not allowing pet(s) to stray or become feral.
  • Providing exercise and mental stimulation appropriate to the pet(s)' age, breed, and health status.
  • Advance preparation to ensure the pet(s)' well-being in the case of an emergency or disaster, including assembling an evacuation kit.
  • Making alternative arrangements if caring for the pet is no longer possible.
  • Recognizing declines in the pet(s)' quality of life and making decisions in consultation with a veterinarian regarding appropriate end-of-life care (e.g., palliative care, hospice, euthanasia).