Friday, March 9, 2012

Time to change your bookmark!

Pet Haven's dog and cat blogs can now be found posted on our website.

Click here to be linked to this site and change your bookmark so you don't miss out on all the news with our adoptable animals, new animals coming in, special cases and other activities Pet Haven supporters and volunteers can participate in!

Friday, March 2, 2012

Adoptions (2) this weekend!

Saturday, March 3 from 11-1 p.m.

Some of those attending!

Small Dogs at the Calhoun Chuck and Don's




Bella enjoys meeting her admirer's in her foster home!

Medium and Large Dogs at the Richfield PetCo


Puppies: Chewie, Ella and Dakota


and others!

Click here to see pictures and bios of all of the Pet Haven dogs available for adoption.

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Max and his family

Max was recently adopted into a family who is working with their corgi in agility classes.

Everyone seems to be thrilled!

Who do you think is having more fun?

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Honey's Story

Honey at Plymouth Heights Pet Hospital
Safe in rescue with Pet Haven!

Reflections by Marilou, Board Member of Pet Haven Inc of Minnesota, President of MnPAW (Minnesota Partnership for Animal Welfare) and Co-Founder of Leech Lake Legacy (a collaborative effort to help dogs and cats at Leech Lake Reservation)

On Monday, 2/13 Honey was hit by a car and left to die. Through the efforts of so many and the collaboration of Leech Lake Legacy and Pet Haven, sweet Honey has been given a new beginning. Pet Haven, acted quickly, took her into their foster program, ensured she had the necessary medical care and on Thursday, 2/16 had surgery to repair her broken leg. Honey’s overall care will cost Pet Haven almost $5,000.  We believe she’s worth it, and we hope you will too. The following video was created to share Honey’s story  …  she is loved deeply and despite all she’s been through has the most incredible gentle spirit and even looks like she’s smiling J

If the full screen of the video isn't showing up on your monitor click here to open up the video in a separate screen.

I’ve debated on how best to share Honey’s story and decided to simply share links to my personal blog where I share from my heart, her story, the importance of all of us working together on behalf of these precious animals and how so many in the community stepped up to advocate for Honey, the close call and the struggles of those of us in the front line of animal rescue, and how an injured stray dog up at a Reservation 3 hours north of here touched the hearts of so many. 

Please consider making a contribution to help us reach our goal of raising $5,000. Any amount you are able to donate is greatly appreciated. Click here to make a donation.  We would also like to thank and acknowledge a very generous donation from an anonymous donor in the Rochester, MN area. Many, many thanks!!!

To read more about Honey’s story:

Reflections on Tuesday, 2/14 when it’s unclear whether Honey can be saved.

Reflections Wednesday, 2/15 AFTER Pet Haven steps up to take Honey into their foster program!

We will continue to share updates on Honey as she recovers from her surgery. Consider following us on the Pet Haven facebook fan page for regular updates.

A special thanks to everyone who played a part in Honey’s rescue. This rescue definitely took a village!! Here are just a few who played a key role:

To Natasha (good Samaritan) who stopped to save Honey; to Rory (Leech Lake Reservation Animal Control Officer); to Jenny Fitzer (Leech Lake Legacy); Nancy O and Barb W for transporting Honey on such short notice to the cities; to Bemidji Animal Care Center; to Dr. Cameron and the staff at Plymouth Heights Pet Hospital; to Mary Ann (Pet Haven board member) for taking the lead and thinking creatively and quickly to ensure Honey came into Pet Haven’s foster program quickly and got the needed care; to the Pet Haven dog division leadership team for their flexibility and willingness to react and respond to an urgent situation; to Pet Haven board of directors for their willingness to take on the care of Honey and her medical expenses; to Dinie for your willingness to foster Honey through her healing and recovery; to Metropolitan Veterinary Referral Services; to everyone who helped spread the word about Honey’s story.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Adoption, Sat. 2/18, 11-1 p.m.

Small Dogs! - Calhoun Chuck and Don's

Annie hopes to come, working on transport! She's a little shy, cute as a button - maltese

Diamond - chihuahua

Foxy - chi-dachshund mix

Gigi- rat terrier/chihuahua mix

Lizzie - corgi mix

Max - shiba inu mix

Medium and Large Dogs! PetCo Richfield

Who might attend?

Kimi -

Chaz -

Sister -

Lucy -

and others!

Stop by for some wet noses and kisses!

Click here to see Pet Haven's adoptable dogs and read their bios. There is an adoption application on the same page!

Monday, February 13, 2012

Won't you be my valentine?

Lucy was caught making her very own heart for valentine's day - can you find the heart in this picture of her??

Stormy would love to be adopted as the only canine in the house! He's a great snuggler and companion and loves to be with his people.

And, of course, Bella and Nala wanted to show how cute they are!

Check out all the Pet Haven dogs available for adoption here. All promise to give kisses and tail wags for Valentine's day or any other.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012


This handsome, chocolate fellow has had a family who loved him, has had circumstances we are not aware of impact this family and then Spike, so that he was left with very little food and water for a long time and was skin and bones when he was rescued. A half grown puppy was found dead, starved to death, in the kennel he was kept in when rescuers became aware of his plight.

Spike was taken to Red Lake Rosie's Rescue after rescue, and then made his journey to Pet Haven after filling up on lots of water and small amounts of food served frequently until he began to gain weight again. He is believed to be about 3 yrs of age.

He came to Pet Haven knowing the hand signal for sit. He is fully house-trained. He rides well in the car. He can be kenneled in the house when you are gone but is trustworthy to be left out of a kennel too. He loves other dogs and plays well with them or by himself. He weighs about 60 lbs.

Spike loves to be by your side. He is quiet in personality and his foster believes he would make a great therapy dog or one who could go read with school children. He is respectful.

What do we hope for for Spike?

A family to love him.

A family to make him a part of their lives.

A family who will continue his training so he might be one of the lucky dogs who gets to help rescue some other people - seniors who remember the love a former dog gave them, children and adults who need the love he can help them remember and calm them so they can concentrate, folks who will appreciate the tail wags and kisses a dog like Spike can provide!

Do you work from home? Spike would love that and would quietly wait with you until you could take a 'Spike break' for a few minutes.

Do you work where Spike could go to work with you? Spike would love that too!

Do you work part-time? Spike would help you run errands, keep up the yard and get some exercise.

Are you semi-retired? Just think of all the things you and Spike could do together!