River Bluff Humane Society

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The River Bluff Humane Society is a non-profit organization located in Red Wing, MN that serves the community by caring for the area’s animals in need. Our mission is to protect animals by providing shelter, promoting adoption & responsible pet ownership, and preventing animal over-population.

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You can visit our adoptable pets by appointment.

In the interest of keeping our adoptable animals healthy and costs of treating transferable illness to a minimum we require potential adopters to have an approved application on file and to make an appointment. It takes 24 to 48 hours to process and application.

Our hours are Tuesday through Sunday, 11am to 4pm. To make an appointment, call 651-388-5286.

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About Us

About Our Shelter

The River Bluff Humane Society is a private, non-profit organization established September 15, 1983. A hand full of dedicated volunteers saw the need for a Humane Society and took it upon themselves to help the stray, abandoned, sick and homeless animals in the area.

In the Spring of 1990, we began building our current shelter at 1213 Brick Ave. in Red Wing. In February of 1991, we welcomed the first animals into the shelter, no longer relying solely on foster homes. It soon became apparent that a larger facility would be needed to meet all of our needs and began our building addition in the summer of 2002. 

We are currently able to house 100 animals, including litters of puppies and kittens. Our facility now has 16 indoor/outdoor kennels for adoption dogs with heated cement floors in the winter and air conditioning for those hot summer months.

Since 2012 we have been making improvements based on the Guidelines for Standards of Care in Animal Shelters by the Association of Shelter Veterinarians to not only provide the minimum standards but to work towards the ideal. We are continuously striving to do better and to improve the lives of the animals in our care.


Minnesota Spay Neuter Assistance Program is scheduled to be at River Bluff Humane Society June 23rd, July 9th, and 23rd , August 20th & 22nd, September 10th and 26th, October 15th and 31st, November 12th and 28th, December 12th and 17th. To make an appointment call MNSNAP at 612-720-8236.

What We Do

Dog Washing

Baths and nail trims are essential to keeping your dogs happy and clean! Bring your dog to River Bluff for a bath! 

Pet Licensing

All dogs and cats within the City of Red Wing must be licensed and registered with the Humane Society.

Food Shelf

Food donations for pets are always welcome at River Bluff. We help needy families by providing them with food for their pets.


Going on vacation? Board your dog or cat with us! Our friendly boarding facility can help with that! Reservations are required.

$25 Saves a Life

Your donation makes sure every animal has a chance. When you support River Bluff Humane Society, you are helping to provide the dogs and cats with food, medical care, and shelter until we can find their forever home. 


We are happy to bring animals and talk about the Humane Society, who we are, and what we do to schools, daycares, senior living facilities, and the like. Visits are free, but donations are always appreciated.