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Paws+Claws may be able accept owner surrenders of dogs and cats based on shelter capacity. Due to liability and safety concerns for our staff, volunteers, the community and other pets we are unable to take-in pets that are human and dog aggressive or have a bite record. 

If you have any questions you may call and speak to our behavioral specialist. (218)675-7297


We request that owners call us in advance at (218)675-7297 to check availability and to schedule an appointment or to be added to our wait list. 

If you have an appointment set up to surrender your animal, please complete this form and bring it in when you drop it off or send it in to

Owner Surrender Form

Paws+Claws does not charge a surrender fee but we do ask for a donation to help support the care of the animal. Thank you.

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