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Home for Life's® Peace Creatures® newest program featured in the Minneapolis Star and Tribune!

The Washington County Sheriff’s Office is using dogs from a local sanctuary as therapy dogs at the jail.

Home for Life's® Peace Creature® Pet Therapy programs in the news! Our newest initiative at the Washington County Jail is featured in Sunday's Minneapolis Star and Tribune. The goal of Peace Creatures®, which we offer at no charge to the community, is to provide pet therapy to those kids and adults who don't commonly receive this service and all the healing benefits it can provide ... Home for Life's® therapy dogs visit over 100 prisoners at each session, men, women and juveniles. Pictured in the article are two of Home for Life's® therapy dogs, Program, a paraplegic from the Soi Dog Foundation of Thailand and Dodi, a harlequin Great Dane. Thank you to the Minneapolis Star and Tribune for their coverage of this important program. We love our visits and the inmates are so good to the dogs!

Reprinted from Star Tribune: Therapy dogs are regular visitors to the Washington County jail—A partnership with an animal rescue sanctuary is helping reduce stress at Washington County jail. Twice a month, the Washington County jail in Stillwater opens its doors to visitors who know what it’s like to live through trauma, who can commiserate about being left on the fringes of society and can empathize with inmates’ desire for human contact and kindness. And they do it all without saying a word.

Their wagging tails, on the other hand, speak volumes.

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