Our Mission

To offer care, rehabilitation, and a permanent home to animals who are unable to be placed in a traditional home setting due to previous abuse, neglect, or who have special needs. To educate the general public on the importance of eliminating companion animal over population through spaying and neutering, and to provide education on the proper care and responsibility of pet ownership.

Our Sanctuary

Unfortunately, not all animals are suitable for a traditional home setting, and sadly, many of them are euthanized as an only alternative. Many of these animals still have a quality life. Here at Forever Home Animal Sanctuary we provide that alternative for those animals. Once the animals enter the sanctuary, they are promised to never again suffer from hunger, loneliness, or mistreatment. They are spayed or neutered and receive any further medical care they may need.

We provide a very loving, home-like atmosphere without using cages. Climate-controlled shelters are designed with comfortable furniture and large picture windows. Each shelter is equipped with pet doors, allowing the animals access to fresh air and the freedom to romp and play in their safely secured large outdoor play area

What is an animal sanctuary?

An animal sanctuary is a facility where animals are brought to live and be protected for the rest of their lives. Unlike animal shelters, sanctuaries do not seek to place animals with individuals or groups. Instead, they maintain each animal until his or her natural death.

In some cases, an establishment may have characteristics of both a sanctuary and a shelter. For instance, some animals may be in a residence temporarily, until a good home is found; others may be permanent residents (for Forever Home Animal Sanctuary's policy on this, please see the FAQ's section) The mission of sanctuaries is to be a safe haven where the animals receive the best care possible for the sanctuary's means.

Animals are not bought, sold, traded, or used for animal testing. Resident animals are given the opportunity to behave as naturally as possible in a protective environment.

Residents come first

Unlike an animal institution or zoo, we are not open to the public and we minimize any activity that would place animals in an unduly stressful situation. However, Forever Home Animal Sanctuary does welcome sponsors, donors, or anyone interested in visiting the sanctuary to contact us to set up an appointment. We also strive to educate — to ultimately change the way humans regard, and treat, animals.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Forever Home Animal Sanctuary, Inc.?

Forever Home is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit, "no kill" organization dedicated to helping abused, neglected, and special needs animals.

What is the mission of Forever Home Animal Sanctuary, Inc.?

Forever Home Animal Sanctuary, Inc. aims to prevent animal cruelty by rescuing animals in need. We offer care, rehabilitation, and a permanent home for animals that cannot be placed due to previous neglect, abuse, and health issues.

Our mission is also to educate the general public on the importance of eliminating companion animal over-population through spaying and neutering, and on the proper care and responsibility of pet ownership.

When did Forever Home Animal Sanctuary, Inc. begin?

Forever Home has existed since 2000, when it was privately funded by its founders. Over the years, the sanctuary has experienced remarkable growth. In January 2006, Forever Home filed for, and received, 501(c)3 not-for-profit status.

Where is Forever Home located?

We are currently located in rural New Ulm, Minn. on approximately five acres.

Can I volunteer at Forever Home?

We are always looking for responsible volunteers. If you are interested in volunteering at Forever Home, please e-mail us
for more information, or check out the How Can I Help? page.

How exactly will my donation be spent?

One hundred percent of all donations are used directly for the care and feeding of the sanctuary residents. All contributions are tax-deductible, and a receipt is available upon request. Your support is so very appreciated!

Office Hours*

Friday 5pm-8pm
Saturday 2pm-8pm
Sunday 2pm-8pm

*Visiting the animals is not included in office hours.

Tours of the sanctuary need to be arranged in advance.

Due to the sensitive nature of our animals, visiting the animals at the sanctuary are by appointment only.

our yard
image of one of the kitties
image of one of the kitties
image of one of the kitties
the kitties in our shelter
image of one of the kitties

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