Courage was transferred to Twin Cities Pet Rescue in October of 2017 from a high-kill shelter in Texas where he was terrified. He literally army crawled rather than walked across the shelter floor, a behavior he offered whenever he was stressed. After being placed into a temporary foster home, Courage also showed severe signs of …

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Courage the dog


Clyde who came into rescue with his pal, Bonnie. Initially, he was housed in a rural shelter for months, shut down and terrified. Eventually, the shelter relinquished Bonnie and Clyde to Adopt a Husky Minnesota, where the pair was able to transition into a loving, patient foster home. Their foster family, Kristen and Jason, were …

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Clyde at Training Session


Shiloh has squeezed a lot of life into his short six months. Originally a stray in Kentucky with his mother and litter mate, Shiloh was rescued after he was hit by a car, seriously injuring himself. When Shiloh was transported to Safe Hands Rescue in Minnesota, he first underwent a surgery to repair his badly-injured …

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Shiloh the dog

Evan and Maddie

Rescued from a brutal hoarding situation with multiple dogs, Evan and Maddie came to Coco’s Heart Rescue traumatized and terrified of humans. Initially, fostered with different families, Maddie was eventually transferred to Carol’s home and was reunited with Evan. The dogs struggled with the most basic challenges. Housetraining was difficult for them because they were …

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evan and maddie arriving in rescue 2014

Esme and Tia

Mary fostered Esme and Tia, two fearful bonded chihuahuas that lived at Save a Sato shelter in Puerto Rico for two years before being transferred to Ruff Start Rescue in Minnesota. The rescue had open walls and metal roofs, which served as the dogs’ shelter during two hurricanes. Esme and Tia exhibited fear toward humans …

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Esme and Tia after arriving in MN