While attending Washington University in St. Louis, Rachel Mairose was involved with animal rescues. She wanted to continue that involvement when she returned to her hometown of Edina after graduation. So a few years later, in 2009, she decided to start her own pet rescue organization. “I always joke that the hormones made me do it. I felt like I was Superwoman and I could do anything,” Mairose says. Read more about Secondhand Hounds Provides Pets with Forever Homes
Successful pet adoptions are generally not a drive-through experience. Though highly rewarding, pet adoptions require a bit of effort and patience.
Alisha Balzer of Chuck and Don’s in Edina says adopters don’t always get a lot of history on a rescued pet. So they must be prepared and understand that adopting a pet is a big responsibility. Pets should be considered forever family members. Read more about Are You Ready for a Pet?