Minneapolis: Appointments no longer needed for pet adoptions

Anyone wishing to adopt a pet in Minneapolis can now do so without an appointment.

The city announced Thursday that Minneapolis Animal Care and Control is lifting the appointment requirement that it put in place during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Visitors can now just stop by the shelter at 212 17th Ave. N. between 1 p.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, and be partnered with a staff member or volunteer “matchmaker” to help them find the right pet.

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It comes a week after the city urged pet adoptions, saying its shelter had reached capacity.

For vaccinations and other services at Animal Care and Control, appointments are still required, the city says. Those can be made online or by calling 311.