Arrow's Heart Animal Rescue
Arrow's Heart Animal Rescue

About Us


Saving hearts, four paws at a time.



Mission Statement:

Arrow’s Heart Animal Rescue is dedicated to finding well matched homes for abandoned, abused, neglected and unwanted animals. We are a non-profit, 501(c)3 no kill volunteer run animal rescue based in the Twin Cities area. We rescue, spay/neuter, provide proper medical care and rehabilitate animals both locally and nationally. We provide high quality foster care for these animals until they can be matched with their perfect homes.

Animals for Adoption

Arrow's Heart Animal Rescue has many animals up for adoption. We rescue all kinds of animals including dogs, cats and other small animals and on the occasion farm animals. If you would like to see the animals currently for adoption at Arrow's Heart Animal Rescue, check out our Dogs for Adoption, Cats for Adoption or Others for Adoption.

Adoption Policies and Procedures

Arrow's Heart Animal Rescue works very hard to match the right animal with the right family, making a successful adoption experience. To do so, we offer foster to adopt options, and are willing to work with adopters to make this a happy, comfortable, right placement for the animals within a home. We strive for happy animals and happy adopters. To learn more about how to adopt an animal from us check out our Adoption Policies and Procedures page. 

Information About Rescued Animals

We also believe it is very important to be educated about the animal(s) you are interested in adopting. Being fully pre-pared and educated about the exciting experience of adoption makes a successful placement possible. For more information about the types of animals that come through our rescue and some of the important information that comes along with adoption, please check out our Info About Rescued Animals Page.

Get Involved

If you like what we do and you want to be a part of Arrow's Heart Animal Rescue's mission please check out our Get Involved page. Ways you can help include volunteering, fostering and making donations.

Who is Arrow?

Arrow is a terrier mix that belongs to Randi Smelser...the founder of Arrow's Heart Animal Rescue. Arrow came into rescue as a very scared and shy girl. She trusted no one and many believed she would never find the right home due to her fear aggression. Randi who believes every dog is capable of successful placement with the proper care and rehabilitation would not give up on this girl. She worked with Arrow for a very long time. Once she gained Arrow's trust she realized that Arrow had already found her forever home and that was with Randi. With the proper care and training Arrow was transformed into a family dog. She currently lives with Randi and her family. Arrow also has her doggy and kitty brothers and sisters to play with along with the foster animals that come to visit her home. Randi knows that Arrow shot right through her heart and she is now stuck there...forever.


Donations can be sent to




We are always in need of blankets, sheets, towels, rugs, ect. We will accept anything dog/cat related. Please bring any items you would like to donate to our adoption events at the Pet Smart in Waite Park, MN!

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Volunteers are needed!

We are always looking for volunteers and foster homes to assist in the care and love of these wonderful animals while they are waiting for adoption. Please see our Get Involved page for more information on how you can help!

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