Rescue Bank

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Wags & Whiskers Animal Rescue of MN is now officially an affiliate of Rescue Bank – a signature program of, an international non-profit that benefits People, Pets, and the Planet.

Using the national food bank model, Rescue Bank accepts food donations from manufacturers, distributors or retailers and then distributes the food donations to a network of regional affiliates (Wags & Whiskers) who then distribute the food to qualifying animal rescue groups. Nutritious pet food is donated by manufacturers and distributors when it is nearing the ‘best buy’ date, has minor packaging defects or is being re-branded.

Wags & Whiskers’ Rescue Bank participants pay a small, per-pound handling fee and pick up the products at our warehouse in Maple Grove. Providing Rescue Bank support to our local rescue organizations allows them to focus on much-needed services such as spay/neuter, vet services, adoption events, and facility maintenance.

For information about becoming a grantee, view Rescue Bank’s Recipient Criteria.

To apply to join Wags & Whiskers’ Rescue Bank program, please email Amy Arellano at


For Wags Rescue Bank Participants:

For your convenience, Wags Rescue Bank groups can pay for food in advance of pick up through our PayPal account.

Click on the button below to make a payment: