We are a No-Kill

Rescue Shelter

for Cats & Dogs


The La Crescent Animal Rescue is seeking qualified candidates for the organization’s Board of Directors.


Nominations are open now for appointment at the beginning of the year.  Open positions include:


Vice President

Director at Large

And a Shelter Volunteer

Interested parties should contact the La Crescent Animal Rescue at 507-895-2066 or email info@lacrescentanimalrescue.com  

La Crescent Animal Rescue is currently open, by appointment only, to help adopt or surrender an animal, retrieve a lost animal or drop off donations.

The decision to be open by appointment only, comes out of an abundance of caution and in response to health officials’ recommendations to reduce face to face contact to help prevent the spread of COVID19. The animals in our care, the safety of the public and our volunteers are the number one priority right now.
Please call 507-895-2066 to make an appointment so someone can assist you. We check our voicemail and emails frequently. Thank you for your patience and understanding during this time.


LAR Board of Directors

Our Story

Established in 2005, La Crescent Animal Rescue (LAR) is an all-volunteer, non-profit 501(c) 3
organization dedicated to the protection and welfare of animals in La Crescent, Minnesota.

Our rescue shelter depends solely on the support and generosity of our volunteers and community
to help give animals the best care and love they so richly deserve. Learn More.

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Sweet Dreams Pet Cremation Email: sweetdreams11475@gmail.com
Website: sweetdreamscremation.com
Sweet Dreams Pet Cremation Home: 507-724-5001
Sweet Dreams Pet Cremation Cell: 507-429-4254
PLEASE NOTE!  This phone number and email are for Sweet Dreams Pet Cremation.  Please do NOT use this contact information when needing to reach out to LAR.  Please refer to our contact page on this website for how to reach the shelter directly!

Preserving the love of your pet is the heart of my business                                                                                - Pam Bauer


Thank you to the Petfinder Foundation for the Cat Enrichment Grant in the amount of $500. We are excited to use the generous donation to add kitty hammocks, wall bridges, honeycomb wall shelving, as well as a multi-tier play area for the cats. This multi-tier unit will also provide much needed seating for potential adopters to interact with cats. These items will all help to keep our cats engaged both physically and mentally. Volunteers, along with current and future cats, thank the Petfinder Foundation once again for making this wish a reality!"

La Crescent Animal Rescue Volunteers

Multiple Ways to Help

Besides adoption, there are multiple ways help our animals get the best care they so richly deserve!

Found a Stray?

We can help!
We provide rescue shelter for strays found in the city of La Crescent, MN.

Location & Hours

Our business hours are limited but
you can always call to make an appointment!