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Home for Life's® animals could not have looked sweeter! Sponsor photos by Chocolate Moose Images


This fall, Home for Life® welcomed Minneapolis pet photographer Jessica Nelson for two days of photographing the dogs, cats, birds and tortoise for the latest sponsor photos. Home for Life' s® sponsor program, the backbone of support for the sanctuary, allows donors to have a special bond with the animal of their choice, and we spoil our sponsors with beautiful portraits of their sponsored cat or dog taken by photographers like Jess, who donate their time and talent to help Home for Life®.

Raha - Home for Life's® Fall mailing

Playful Raha

Our fall mailing features the heartbreaking story of Raha who survived an unimaginable act of cruelty when firecrackers were put inside his mouth, his mouth taped shut and the firecrackers lit. Although Raha, whose name means peaceful and free in Persian, survived the assault, his face was terribly disfigured. Why do the nicest animals always seem to be the victims of such hostility and cruelty?

We are thrilled to welcome Dr. Jane Goodall as the special guest and keynote speaker of Home for Life's Spring Gala, the Fancy Feast. Mark your calendar as this event will sell out quickly! Reservations will be available January 15, 2018.  Sponsorships opportunities for this very special evening are available; please contact Home for Life at or 800-252-5918 for details.

Jane Goodall - save the date

Home for Life’s Texas Connection


Raha, our new dog from Vafa Animal Shelter, who survived having firecrackers taped in his mouth, has pretty much monopolized our social media recently, and rightfully so! But we have a lot of news to share, and we want to start with one of our Texas connections, the Australian Cattle dog Outlaw, who came to Home for Life near death, blind, diabetic and suffering from EPI (endoctrine pancreatic disorder) on Labor Day 2016, just about a year ago. He originally came from Mesquite Texas, a suburb of Dallas. FYI Dallas is about 250 miles north of Houston - about the distance of Madison Wisconsin to the Twin Cities, Minneapolis-St Paul, Minnesota.

Cat Video Festival sponsored by My Talk 107.1 and the St. Paul Saints!

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August 8th, 2017 at CHS Field, St. Paul

We are proud to announce that Home for Life Animal Sanctuary's devotion to all things feline has been recognized! We are honored to be this year's featured charity at the one and only Cat Video Festival!  It's always a beautiful, balmy summer night for fun and frolic as thousands of cat lovers gather to celebrate all things feline and watch the best in curated cat videos under the stars! For more information and ticket information: please see the official Cat Video Minnesota facebook page  

2017 Home for Life's 2nd Annual Best Pool Party of the Summer !

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September 10, 2017 at the Town and  Country Club, St Paul: Home for Life's 2nd Annual Best Pool Party of the Summer!

This event was the surprise hit of the summer on the dog lovers' circuit and it's back again this year! Join us to wrap up the Summer of 2017 on the last open pool day at the iconic Town and Country Club - swim with your dog in the club's beautiful Olympic Size pool overlooking the Mississippi River, grab a complimentary doggie gift bag, enjoy a sumptuous luncheon buffet and tropical drinks and frosty beer while enjoying music, the afternoon's special entertainment (This year featuring perfomances by the Northstar Dock Dogs & Dachshund Races!), and the club's grassy green area to play Frisbee or tennis ball with your dog. Mark your calendar as this event will sell out again this year! Reservations are now available! 

Forecast is for a perfect day!

Swim party forecast looks great!