My name is Nelson D3272!

Labrador Retriever Mix Puppy for adoption in Shakopee, Minnesota - Nelson D3272
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Wags & Whiskers Animal Rescue

Facts about Nelson D3272

  • Breed: Labrador Retriever Mix
  • Color: Black
  • Age: Puppy
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 10552865-D3272
You can fill out an adoption application online on our official website.

I am Nelson, a little black lab-mix puppy, born on August 20th , looking for a fur-ever home. Our mama is very sweet and affectionate, and our foster mom says we are all very fortunate to have inherited her friendly and loving nature. My siblings and I are quite adventurous and love exploring our environment – it’s amazing how many things we can find that can be chewed! We also love wrestling with one another and playing with our toys – balls and tug ropes are our favorites. Of course, all this playing makes puppies rather hungry, but we’re not fussy eaters at all, so a big bowl of kibble easily takes care of that. During the day we stay in a contained area in the kitchen and use the time to rest up and get ready for lots of activity when our foster mom gets home. We’re getting pretty good about using the potty pads while our foster mom is at work or when we’re allowed to play outside of the pen. Of course, sometimes we forget about the pads, but then our foster mom just shakes her head and says, “No, no – smart puppies use pads”, and then we try and remember next time. We love meeting new people and children, but haven’t met any cats yet. Mama told us we mustn’t chase them when we meet one, though, as they have sharp claws and are quick to smack naughty puppies. She says chipmunks and squirrels are fair game though, so we’re very excited about exploring outside and learning to go on long walks once we have had all of our shots. If you are looking for a friendly and smart puppy to complete your family – look no further! I would love to come and live with you, and promise to fill your home with love.

Nelson  is completing treatment for sarcoptes, a contagious mite. Because this mite is contagious to other dogs and cats, only adoptive homes with no other animals will be considered at this time for a foster-to-adopt arrangement. The applicant will take over fostering until treatment and other vetting is completed at which time we can then finalize the adoption. Please let us know if you have questions regarding our foster-to-adopt program or sarcoptes.  ​

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Interested in adopting this lovable animal? Please go to our website and fill out an Adoption Application.  Once the application is processed, a Wags representative will contact you, answer any questions you may have, and set up a time/location for a meet and greet!  A home visit is required prior to adoption. Wags & Whiskers adopts animals within a 60 mile radius of the Twin Cities or a 30 minute radius of Duluth, Rochester, and Mankato.

Thank you for choosing to adopt!

Breed and temperament determination:  Wags & Whiskers Animal Rescue attempts to determine breed and temperament using a combination of looks, information provided to us at intake, and our experience with the animal while in our Rescue.  We do not guarantee this determination.

About Wags & Whiskers Animal Rescue

About Our Rescue Group...

Wags & Whiskers Animal Rescue of MN is a 501(c)3 non-profit dedicated to finding forever homes for stray, abandoned and surrendered companion animals. We are a small, volunteer run organization. All of our animals are housed in foster homes waiting to be adopted. We do not have a physical shelter. Please visit our website at

Come Meet Our Pets...

All animals are available to meet by appointment arranged with the foster.
Please come see us at Petsmart on the 2nd Saturday of each month in Eagan (Petsmart 1297 Promenade Pl, Eagan, MN 55121); 4th Saturday of each month in Richfield (Petsmart 1100 W 78th St, Richfield, MN 55423); and the 3rd Sunday of each month in Maple Grove (Petsmart 11200 Fountains Way Maple Grove, MN 55369). We will have many adoptable dogs, puppies, and maybe a kitten or two that are able to attend for public viewing... please stop in and play! If you are interested in a specific dog or cat from viewing our available animals at, please email us in advance of an adoption event (, and we will do our best to have them at the event.

Our Adoption Process...

Our adoption process includes adoption application which can be completed at our website Current fees can also be accessed on our website. After reviewing your application, a meeting is scheduled between you and the pet in the foster’s home or a neutral dog friendly place. If there are any resident dogs in your home, it is required that the dogs meet at this time. After the meeting, a home visit is scheduled and, if everything goes well with the visit, the adoption is finalized. A home visit by one of our representatives is required prior to finalizing any adoption, and we must meet all members of the household where the pet will be living sometime during the adoption process. We reserve the right to refuse any applicant for any reason Adoption fee includes: vet exam(s), spay/neuter, de-worming, heartworm test (if 6 months of age or older), vaccinations, microchip, and FIV/FeLv testing (for cats only). Email is the best way to get a fast response (