Member Login



Meet Takoda!

Takoda is a very sweet cat who loves to purr when she's cuddled in your lap. Unfortunatley, Takoda has been in our program for over a year. That may be because Takoda is blind. However, as long as she lives in a home where things stay consistent, she does extremely well. 

Even though she is blind, that doesn't stop Takoda from being a typical cat. She plays with larger sized catnip toys and once she gets to know the home she is living in, most of the time you'd never even know she was blind. She climbs cat trees and loves to perch in high places.

Takoda gets along with other cats amazingly well, but since she tends to run into them, she should only live in a home with cats that would be tolerate that. She is a submissive cat so she would do best in a home with cats that would not pounce on her or have dogs.

Takoda is a bit nervous and shy around new people, but if you take the time to talk to her and let her know you are nearby before you pet her, that really helps. Takoda would love a forever home. If you have the patience and understanding to love Takoda for who she is, she would make a wonderful addition to your family.   

PetSmart Store Updated Adoption Process

We are pleased to continue our partnership with the PetSmart store in Forest Lake. Although, at the present time, we are still unable to hold Adoption Day events in the store, we continue to house cats and kittens ready for adoption in their Luv-A-Pet center. Everyone is welcome to visit PetSmart to meet our pets and get to know them before deciding to adopt. 

If you decide you would like to adopt a cat or kitten, please complete an online adoption application on our website at Applications will be reviewed in the order in which they are received.

A St. Francis volunteer will contact you about your application as soon as possible. If the application is approved, a volunteer will arrange for the adoption to take place at the Forest Lake PetSmart store. Please note: PetSmart employees are not able to do an adoption without prior approval/consent from a St. Francis Animal Rescue representative.

If you have any questions about this new process, please contact St Francis Animal Rescue directly at 612-387-4869.

Dog Program Discontinued

Everyone is aware of the devastating toll that COVID 19 has taken on small businesses. Too many stores and restaurants have had to close their doors permanently due to the spread of the virus and the restrictions that were placed on their businesses. Although we know that the restrictions were in place to keep everyone healthy and help curb the spread of the virus, many businesses were put in situations from which they could not recover.

What you may not be aware of is that nonprofit organizations, like St. Francis of Assisi Animal Rescue, were also greatly affected by the pandemic. Just like other businesses, St. Francis Animal Rescue, had to follow all of the mandated precautions during the pandemic. Our rescue is an all-volunteer organization and our priority has been to keep our volunteers safe. For over a year now, due to safety reasons, we have not been able to hold our weekly adoption day events or hold some of our largest fundraising events.

Because of the difficulties we’ve encountered, including the retirement of our dog coordinator, we needed to reevaluate how our organization operated in order to keep our doors open. The board of directors has made the very difficult decision to discontinue our dog program. St. Francis Animal Rescue will continue to operate as normally as possible, but as a cat rescue only.

We want to thank our volunteers and the many supporters of St. Francis. We hope you will continue to work with us and support us as we move forward in this new direction.












P.O. Box 256 •  Forest Lake, MN 55025  •  (612) 387-4869 •  stfrancisaar [ at ]