is to ensure a safe, healthy, and loving environment that will provide temporary shelter for abandoned, stray, and surrendered animals and to find each animal a new and prosperous home.



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Maggie's Story


Maggie is an English Springer mix who came to us as a fun-loving energetic young dog. Unfortunately, we found out shortly after that she had some serious medical needs with her heart that needed to be treated at the University of Minnesota Veterinary Clinic. Luckily, we just received a generous grant from the MuttNation Foundation that made it possible for us to go through with the procedure and get her heart the help it needs. She will undergo surgery soon. Visit our Facebook Page for updates on Maggie post-surgery!

MuttNation 50/50


A special thanks to the MuttNation Foundation along with Miranda Lambert and her mother, Bev Lambert, who chose The Babinski Foundation as their exemplary shelter for Minnesota this year in their Mutts Across America: 50 states/50 Shelters Grant. We were absolutely thrilled to be chosen and we hope to continue to represent Minnesota in standing out as a model shelter.


About the Founder

The Babinski Foundation was established in 2010 by Donald Babinski owner and founder of Babinski Properties. Donald was working tirelessly to get the animal shelter opened which was his dream. Donald Babinski tragically passed away August 11th, 2014. His surviving family and friends would not let his dream vanish, the building was completed December 2015, and did a soft open January 2016. The Babinski Foundation grand opening was August 12th, 2017. Donald's dream was finally realized, but we will continue to work hard and hopefully make him proud for years to come. 

I will give these animals the shot they need to find a great home.
— Donald Babinski