Saturday, January 10, 2009

Update on dumpster puppy Vegas (formerly Charlie!)

One of the great rewards of the work we do in animal rescue is getting updates from adoptive homes. A few days ago we got an update on Vegas (formerly known as Charlie). Vegas was part of a litter of 5 black pups found in a dumpster in rural Iowa. We had no fosters for these puppies and put a plea out for help and had an overwhelming response. As a result of wanting to keep everyone up-to-date on how they were doing, the Pet Haven dog blog was created! Check out our very first blog entry and a photo of the cute pups! And if you scroll through our archive of April blog entries you will see several updates on the pups including this one.

Well... nine months later we received the following from Vegas' mom:

Just an update on Vegas (Charlie). As you can see in the picture he enjoyed New Year's Eve with his new crown. Vegas has been very busy. He attended beginning and intermediate training at Petsmart. He graduated and got most improved. He has learned to take long walks as long as he has his gentle leader on. He has gotten quite strong. He loves to go to the dog park in Eden Prairie and has made many new friends. He has quite the loud bark in him when he wants something from you, as I read about Dodger they have that in common. Vegas seeing the snow for the first time was great to watch. Still, everyday there is something new to him, and it is so fun to a part of that. Again, thanks for all you do in the animal community. Keep up the great work!!

Have a great New Year!

As an all-volunteer organization, these updates and the slobbery kisses are the best paychecks we can receive!

We are always in need of fosters ... if you would like to learn more about fostering visit our website or email us at

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