For the first time, the city of Minneapolis is making so-called "power dogs" available for adoption at its animal shelter.
City rules long excluded Dobermans, Rottweilers and pit bulls from the pool of available dogs — even puppies who just wanted to play with chew toys.
They would all go to rescue organizations, or be euthanized. But now that's changed. The city will no longer discriminate based solely on breed.
Since 2010, the city has reduced the percentage of adoptable animals it puts down from 60 percent to less than 20 percent.