Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Monday, June 29, 2009
Good morning, Chad and I drove to Prior Lake last night and met with H & D---and were greeted by not only them, but 4 of their 6 children, and numerous grandchildren.
Chessie will be surrounded by love constantly. This couple are longtime dog lovers, particularly Shephards (had pictures throughout the home of the family dogs)--and all of the children love dogs as well. To say they are dog lovers is an understatement, i.e. this morning I noticed even her check blanks are from the humane society and say "Adopt your next best friend". They are also previous Pet Haven dog adopters (I think from years ago).
She'll be in a house on a lake, with a large pontoon. H had experience with training dogs in her younger years--and Chessie will have an invisible fence (and a tie out until she is trained). It also sounds like there are neighbors with dogs to visit Ms. Chessie. They are both retired, so she'll never be alone, except when Helen might head to Bingo. :-)
Last night I watched this special girl surrounded by about 12 people and get her belly rubbed/petted. AS HARD as it was to let this one go, and the tears came the whole ride home, I keep thinking about how blessed these dogs have been thanks to Pet Haven and Red Lake Rosie's Rescue.
Friday, June 26, 2009
Suzy is doing so well. She has been learning so many new things. We go to my parent's cabin most summer weekends and we dont even tie her up - she runs and runs, jumping through the woods and field, and swimming. She's very good about staying with us and knowing not to get too far away. Last weekend she saw a deer and started sprinting after it, then knew she was getting too far from us, stopped, and came running back to us. She's also a great swimmer! She'll run and jump off the end of the dog into the water to fetch her dummy. We still can't believe she wasn't adopted by someone else. She's absolutely loved by everyone and is such a wonderful dog. Adam still tells me "you were right about her", every couple days. :)
Thursday, June 25, 2009
This boy is very outgoing and would love to get out and about with a new family. Jester would make a great running or walking partner. He doesn't jump too much, but he does like to stand on his hind legs and give you nose-kisses. The staff at the daycare center think that he would do well with kids.
Does Jasper sound like the dog for you? Email email@example.com
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
On Saturday, she had a wonderful time at the Paws for Peace event where she charmed young and old alike with her calm demeanor and laid back attitude. Kids, wheelchairs, strollers, big dogs, small dogs, nothing seemed to phase her! (Well, maybe the poodle wearing a beret took her by surprise, but really, who wouldn't be?) At approximately 1 year old, she still has some puppy in her, but she is housebroken and enjoys her quiet time chewing on her chew toys. She will need some help figuring out what she should be chewing on and what she shouldn’t, but she is very smart and will figure it out in no time.
Izzy had a hard start to her life, with scars and scabs to prove it, but she doesn’t let that keep her from opening her heart up to all that she meets. If you would like to open your heart to Izzy, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Betty is just around a year old. She has a sister named Brenda, who is a medium hair. Brenda tolerates the dogs in her foster home but you can see that Betty loves the dog! Both Betty and Brenda could be described as tom-girls - they love to be rowdy and wrestle with each other and Betty would need a dog that would tolerate and enjoy her biting his tail, rubbing all over his feet and face. Both girls are polydactyl - that means they have extra toes on their feet, front and back for these young ladies. Betty and Brenda do not have to be adopted together but each needs another active, playful, busy companion to romp with. Betty would love a dog that she could play with while you were away from home.
If you think Betty (or Brenda) might fit into your home, please email email@example.com.
Monday, June 22, 2009
Coco, a senior toy poodle, has found his forever home. Congratulations, Coco!
Cindy, a senior lab, was adopted by the mother of the owner of one of our great veterinary partners. Cindy's new mom only works a few hours a week, leaving plenty of time to indulge Cindy's love of playing fetch. Congratulations, Cindy!
Charlie, a 9 month old Cocker Spaniel/Cavalier King Charles Spaniel mix . has found his forever home. Congratulations, Charlie!
Friday, June 19, 2009
Please come out and say hello!
Both are great community events for dog lovers -- check out the websites below:
Tails by the Lake Event
(Select adoptable dogs attending!)
Wayzata Village Shoppes
800 E Lake St, Wayzata
Paws for Peace: Dogfest
(Select adoptable dogs attending!)
Wabun Picnic Grounds at Minnehaha Park, Mpls
Thursday, June 18, 2009
A few volunteers have been visiting him at doggy daycare and getting to know him. He's described as a little reserved, but not too shy to jump up on the counter and check things out. He went for a jog around Lake Calhoun last weekend and did very well after he got over the initial excitment. He did well greeting people of all ages, including kids. He gets along well with other dogs.
Meko sounds like he could potentially be a very easy foster. Any takers? Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested.
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
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Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Monday, June 15, 2009
Friday, June 12, 2009
Hawkeye is doing wonderfully. We go to dog obedience class on Saturdays --having completed 5 of the 8 weeks. After some discussion in the family, we kept the name Hawkeye. He does have the nickname "Cockeyed" because he does have one lazy eye. I took him to the vet within a week or so of him staying with us just to make sure all was okay with his eye as I wasn't sure if he could see really well out of it. She said his sight seemed to be okay but that it was just a "lazy" eye. His ribs no longer show and heis a healthy 67 lbs. He gets to walk on a leash every night and gets to the dog park down by the Mississippi River at least 3 times a week. We have really noticed his stamina has increased since going to the dog park. The ability to get out and run at top speeds with other dogs has really benefited him.
He still doesn't know how to "play" very well but in all other areas he seems well adjusted. He is well known and liked in the neighborhood as heis so gentle. That is a good thing as he did get out our side gate one day when my husband left it open. Hawkeye went in the backyard with me to do gardening and after a few minutes I noticed he was gone! As I went to find him, he was being led up the street by a neighbor.
Adopting Hawkeye has been great for us and I think he really likes being with our family.
Thursday, June 11, 2009
Sweet and a great snuggle buddy. Her big brown eyes greet you with hertail going a mile a minute. She loves to be held and go for walks but she doesnt like when cars drive by her. She is very attentive and comes when called. She loved her kitten friend and would lick the kitten clean. She loves her belly rubbed and goes crazy for aspponful of peanut butter. At the dog park she'd rather have the other dogs chase her then to roll around in the dirt with them. She loves laying right next to you during naps and to lay in the sun.
The Adventure seeker, always curious and checking out the area for things she wouldnt approve of... she hasnt found anything yet but youc an tell she is looking to protect. Ari Loves water, bath time is a piece of cake... fill up the tub and put some towels on the floor and she takes care of the rest. She loves to stick her nose under water and blow bubbles. When she walks she has a natural sense of confidence and has her head up high and walks with pride. She is very up front and likes to make sure people know when she is around. Ari is also a roughhouser and likes to wrestle dogs at the dog park but she usually ends up on her back also. She loved playing with the big saint bernard, and is very gentle with little dogs & small animals.
If you think one of these girls would fit into your home on a temporary (foster) or permanent (adoptive) basis, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
She is very cautious when entering new buildings, but eventually settles in and relaxes nicely. She doesn't bark at all, but enjoys bounding after bunnies and squirrels and goes into a classic point whenever she sees them. She is house and crate trained and seems to like to go into the crate on her own for naps. She LOVES being outdoors and would do best in a home with a fenced in yard. Zoey makes an ideal pet for someone who wants a quiet, low-maintenance dog who enjoys giving and receiving affection!
If Zoey sounds like the dog for you, please email email@example.com
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
We wanted to give them a huge shout out and thank you for helping us again this year by hosting this wonderful fundraiser!
Monday, June 8, 2009
Bundle of energy Scotch was adopted by his foster mom on Saturday. The Boxer mix lived at a couple of different boarding partners for nearly four months because this fifty pound, year old puppy's bouncing (think Winnie-the-Pooh's Tiggr) ways concerned potential fosters and adopters. Maria wanted to foster a dog and chose Scotch. I told her what he was like. She was certain: she wanted Scotch. She worked hard with him, taking him to obedience and socialization classes. Scotch repaid her by doing what she asked of him. And, when the family took in an older dog for a while, Scotch mellowed...somewhat. Still our bouncing high-octane brindle boy, he'll be missed at our adoption events, but we're so glad that he has a forever home! Here's a picture of Scotch and his calming influence. Scotch is on the left.
Lilah, a friendly and adorable Beagle, went home to new parents. They are "fostering with intent" to adopt her, but as Lilah has charmed everyone she has met, from the staff at Downtown Dogs, to her foster family, to volunteers and visitors at our adoption events, I'm sure they will make it official very soon.
Calm Springer (yes, there are some!) Winston has a new home this weekend. Okay, at least he was calm at our adoption events! His new family has two active teenagers, a mom who is home for the summer and best of all, a cabin on a lake. Winston's foster mom said a sad good-bye to him, but is happy that he will have a terrific life in his new home.
Friday, June 5, 2009
Thursday, June 4, 2009
Tuesday, June 2, 2009
What can I say, Pepper is that one-of-a-kind happy-go-lucky dog, who always has a wagging tail. I like to describe him as the "curious, happy kid" -- just content to check out the world. People seem to gravitate towards him, too. Must be his sweet face, or that million dollar smile.
Pepper was my running partner for The Fast and the Furballs 5k-9 on Sun May 31st (our first ever—watch Pet Haven's website for upcoming events!). He was a loyal pace-car, running by my side and keeping my enthusiasm to jog the full 5k. When we met other dogs along the way, he was a gentleman, saying hi in true doggy style. Pepper, being about 2 yrs old, is still a "kid" -- he has a ton of energy and is ready to share it with anyone he can! He loves sitting in the car, breeze in flapping his ears... waiting patiently for the next adventure.
On the flip side, Pepper is quite the snuggler. He loves to roll over and lay on his back, really to get those belly rubs! He's ready to sit, stay, and gives his paw (sometimes just to give it, even when he isn't asked!).
If you think Pepper sounds like the dog for you, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Monday, June 1, 2009
We raised $922 as a result of the garage sale --- ALL of which will go directly to helping homeless dogs and cats!
Also, hop over and check out the recap on the Fast and the Furballs race/fundraiser this weekend: Fast and the Furballs.
Bishop, a young male mix, was adopted by his foster home. Allison and family were his third foster home -- third time's the charm! After fostering him since October they have realized that he is already home. They also recently paid for Bishop's DNA to be tested and the results state that he is over 50% Chihuahua. That would make him the biggest Chihuahua I've ever met (Bishop is about 40lbs), but it does explain why he thinks he is a lap dog and hates cold weather. Congratulations, Bishop!