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.


The Babinski Foundation 

is now an 

Arm the Animals Ambassador

20% of your purchase comes right back to us!

Featured Adoptable


Flo is one of our FIV+ cats. Because of this she has NO ADOPTION FEE! FIV stands for Feline Immunodeficiency Virus. It is in the same class of virus as HIV. This virus typically weakens a cats immune system so we recommend that Flo be kept indoors only. It is also suggested that she either live with other FIV+ cats or be the only cat in a household because FIV is spread most commonly from one cat biting another. Flo is a sweetheart though, who boasts incredibly soft fur and loves to be scratched behind her ears. Come visit beautiful Flo today!

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