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My name is Tapper!
Adoption process
1.

Submit Application

2.

Visit the Facility and Find a Pet

3.

Meet the Pet

4.

Approve Application

5.

Sign Adoption Contract

6.

Pay Fee

7.

Take the Pet Home

Adoption application
Apply to Adopt

Facts about me

Breed
Domestic Shorthair
Color
Brown or Chocolate
Age
Young
Sex
Male
Pet ID
BNCH-A-6473
Hair Length

My story

At just 3 months old, Tapper hitched his first ride with a friendly couple who were out on a dinner and shopping date. He was in pretty rough shape so they brought him to BENCHS. Now, at 8 months old, Tapper is ready to hitch a ride with a new family and be off to a new home. His new family might need to give him extra time to get used to the new smells and sounds. And once he's comfortable, Tapper will be looking for toys, all kinds of toys. Is your home just what Tapper is looking for? Come meet this playful guy and see!

Shelter

Blue Earth Nicollet County Pet Shelter/BENCHS

Contact info
Pet ID
BNCH-A-6473
Contact
Emily Braaten
Address
Mankato, MN 56001

Their adoption process

1.

Submit Application

Pre-adopt can be found on our website or you can come in person to fill one out.

2.

Visit the Facility and Find a Pet

3.

Meet the Pet

This also includes the interview process.

4.

Approve Application

5.

Sign Adoption Contract

6.

Pay Fee

Cash or Credit/debit card

7.

Take the Pet Home

Additional adoption info

Most of our adoptions are same day if your approved with pre-adopt and interview. Bring your form & dog leash or cat crate to the shelter Meet with an adoption specialist during adoption hours: Thursday & Friday 3 p.m. - 7 p.m. Saturday & Sunday 12 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Go meet their pets

Adoption hours are Thursday-Friday 3pm-7pm Saturday-Sunday 12pm-5pm. Call or email to set-up appointment for non-adoption hours. We also work with our local PetSmart and keep some adoptable cats in their facility.

More about this shelter

BENCHS was established in 1969 in Mankato, MN. We serve city limits stray/unclaimed cats/dogs and personal owner surrenders. We also work with Blue Earth county and other areas in MInnesota, including some Native American reservations when we are able to. We have also developed relationships with several groups in Texas, Oklahoma, Florida and North Carolina to help the areas reduce their strays. BENCHS often help other areas that have experienced natural disasters by taking in some of the animals located in those areas. We have a heartworm positive dog program which enables us to help dogs who elsewhere would be put down.