Monday, May 31, 2010
Phoebe the collie/hound mix is now living with a young active couple and their kitty. The word is that Phoebe has already been out and about around the lakes.
Millie a beagle/terrier mix from Red Lake Rosie's Rescue went to her new home last week. Her family owns a cabinet shop and takes Millie to work with them. The son is home from college for the summer and is enjoying Millie's company.
Friday, May 28, 2010
Pet Haven's next adoption day is tomorrow, May 29th, at the Richfield Petco from 10-12.It is a special all dog event with dogs from 10lbs to 80lbs. Radar the Papillon will be making his Pet Haven debut.
Chica has been practicing her welcome techniques at one of our boarding partners Pampered Pooch Playground. She is a German shep mix about 3 years old.
Phoebe the collie/hound mix will be waiting to say hello. Her foster mom says she is quite a character.
Susie is looking for her forever family. She would love to meet you tomorrow. Click here for more info on all of the Pet Haven dogs.
Thursday, May 27, 2010
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
Monday, May 24, 2010
Their foster mom has been working hard with both Susie and Daisy to help them overcome their fears and anxiety as a result of living in a wire crate for their 6-8 years of life before being rescued by AHS and Pet Haven.
Susie, the 8-year old black & silver Poodle, is still shy and timid, but with a lot of love and special attention, we know she will continue her progress when given the extra security, love and comfort of a forever home. Susie will make the perfect lap dog and would love a home with another dog, as she has bonded quite well with her foster sister Daisy.
If you have some extra love in your heart, will you consider bringing Susie into your home?
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about Susie and our other adoptable dogs and cats!
Friday, May 21, 2010
Chica is a shep mix around 3 years old. She has a calm demeanor-kind of a go with the flow kind of gal. Hard to tell what she may be mixed with, possibly husky. She was found as a stray in rural Iowa with her "hubby" Bob.
Bob or "Bob the Builder" as he was called is a 1-2 year old lab. He is around 80lbs and ready to go wherever the action is.
Radar and Flopsy, a Papillon "couple", traveled together in the same crate. They are 6 and 7 years old and oh so sweet. They are purebreds and even have papers. Look for these dogs to be listed on Petfinder soon along with Pet Haven's other wonderful dogs.
Thursday, May 20, 2010
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
.....to make the world a better place one dog at a time.
......to give those that do not speak our language a voice.
.....to experience true hope, no matter what.
.....to bring more joy into my life.
....to see dreams come true for the new families .
If fostering sounds intriguing to you Pet Haven would love to hear from you. We have two dogs that need foster homes right now and more dogs are waiting to come in. All supplies are provided along with vet care. We do the best we can to find the right fit for your home and dog experience. Please contact us at email@example.com if you are interested in finding out how you can help. Thanks from all the homeless dogs waiting for someone to love them.
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
Monday, May 17, 2010
Herman went off to his new home today. Here he is with his new dad and foster mom. Herman was so happy to have a fenced in yard. He was prancing around inspecting every inch of it when we left. His two human brothers were at school but would be home soon to play with him. The family already has a camping trip planned for Memorial Day weekend. Hopefully we will get some photos of Herman in the huge camper.
Herman is getting some love from his new mom while dad fills out the contract. The photo is of the family's last dog. Big paws to fill Herman but you are up to the job. Happy Trails Herman!
Today is Herman's big day. Adoption Day! Herman has been waiting since last November for just the right family to come along. Well big guy your wait is over. Later this morning Herman will be going to his forever home. He will have two parents, one who works from home, and 2 young kids to play with him. Thanks to all the foster families that helped keep Herman safe while he was waiting for today. Have a good life Herman!
Sunday, May 16, 2010
She got a thank you note from the kids at Avalon and wants them to know how much she appreciates the invitation to come hang out with them at school and to get all the belly rubs.
Ahnung loves her job as an ambassador for homeless dogs. If you would like to follow along with her adventures as a therapy dog check out her blog.
Friday, May 14, 2010
Small dogs will be at the Chuck & Don's Calhoun 3246 West Lake Street from 10-12. Miss Bella the rat terrier will be there.
Scout will be looking forward to meeting you at Petco Calhoun.
Jackie the Rottweiler will be waiting for his forever family at the Petco Richfield.
For more information click here for a list of available dogs.
Thursday, May 13, 2010
According to the American Veterinary Medical Association, "Heartworm is a preventable, but serious and potentially fatal parasite that primarily infects dogs, cats and ferrets." It is transmitted to animals through mosquito bites and can damage the blood vessels resutling in lung and heart disease.
The good news is that HW disease is both 100% preventable and treatable upon infection, prevention being the recommended approach. There are several FDA-approved prevention options available, so make sure to speak with your Vet to find the best method for you and your pet. Your vet will likely test your pet for HW disease before dispensing the preventative. Symptoms of HW and positive test results come 6 months after the initial infection so follow your Vet's recommendation for regular testing.
For more information on heartworm disease and pet health, please visit the American Veterinary Medical Associaton website.
Pet Haven tests all of its dogs and cats and provides preventative heartworm treatment during mosquito season. This is another great benefit of adopting a pet through Pet Haven!
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
"In about February of 2005 my family and I adopted a Boxer from PetHaven. He was about 7 months old and named Monty. I just wanted to let you know that he was diagnosed with bone cancer today. We are very sad. It's strange because it was discovered as a lump in his neck, not connected to the bone or in the bones that we know of. He had the lump removed about 2 weeks ago and had the stitches taken out today. Ever since the surgery he's been much happier and has been eating, drinking and doing everything normal.
He's been a GREAT dog to us over the last 5 plus years and we are hoping that he hangs around for awhile. I am the President of Minnesota Boxer Rescue and I know we like to keep in touch with our adoptive families and know how our "babies" are doing as life goes on. Thought you might want to know about Monty. I'm attaching a picture of him. He's just the greatest darn dog!
.... And I spoke with our vet regarding his diagnosis and if his cancer has not spread to the lungs or his jaw, the vet thinks it is slow growing and we may be able to keep ahead of the game by removing the lump if it keeps coming back. He's a very happy boy since the surgery and runs and jumps and barks at my husband to play with him. So at least for now he appears to be getting better. Monty has grown up to be such an amazing boy. Like I told Sue, he was a HANDFUL when we got him! He chewed the carpet on our stairs and was a real bugger to house train...ruined our entire living room carpet. But once we got him trained, he has been perfect. We have not kenneled him since he was 2 and he is great."
Monday, May 10, 2010
A minimum $40 donation to Pet Haven will get you the following:
- A free photo sitting session
- A free 8 x 10
- More bonding time with your furry friend
- The chance to make a huge difference for homeless dogs and cats!
For more info, click here.
Cider (cute boy on left!) had the chance to go in for a photo shoot with his mom ... here's what she had to say:
"This was the second year we've taken advantage of this event. Two years ago we were told our dear sweet Molly probably wouldn't live another few months. We realized we didn't have any good pictures of her and then saw the Pet Haven/Photographer's Guild offer and took them up on it. Molly was not a very photogenic dog but the Photographer's Guild took some great pictures and we got one that is most definitely MOLLY.
Sounds like Cocoa has a long, happy life ahead of him. Congrats to Cocoa and his new family!
Saturday, May 8, 2010
The following is a tribute to sweet Lacy ....
Friday, May 7, 2010
Jackie is a gorgeous 2 year old Rottweiler. It is not often we get purebred dogs into our rescue program. Jackie weighs in at 93lbs and is the perfect weight for his breed. He gets along with other dogs and loves people. He is very smart and eager to please. A fenced yard will make Jackie's life even more comfortable, so he can run fast and free and still stay safe. If Jackie sounds like the dog for your family please email firstname.lastname@example.org. He is waiting to hear from you.
Thursday, May 6, 2010
This energetic boy would love for you to take him on daily walks or runs. This is a good thing, because at 42 lbs, Scout needs to lose a few pounds to get down to a healthy weight. I personally think that's just more of him to love, but the trainer says it's time for this boy to "dechunkafy" and get down to his target weight of 30 lbs.
Though Scout loves people and bonds quite well with his owners, he would be best in a home without small children (under 10 years) or other dogs. Scout tends to startle easily with unpredictable movement, which could lead him to get anxious and defensive. Other than that, he seems to be the perfect companion. See what Scout's foster mom has to say about him:
"In our 4 days with Scout he has been nothing but nice to us and is full of energy. He is 6 but still loves to play. He enjoys tugging on his rope toy and fetching his ball. He also has taken an interest in rawhides as well. He loves to go on walks and he likes to run too which has been good for him (and us) for losing weight. He is a huge snuggler and loves to follow Nick and I around when we are home. He also likes to sleep in bed with us at night versus the nice bed we made for him on the floor. He is trained to sit, shake, and lay down and loves to do his tricks for treats. And he has been very affectionate by giving us kisses to show his appreciation. He has been trustworthy while we are at work and doesn’t need to be crated or gated off. So far, he has been a pleasure to have around and an all-around good dog. "
Are you in search of your very own Scout??You can learn more about Scout here. If interested in Scout or any of Pet Haven's adoptable pets, please contact email@example.com.
Wednesday, May 5, 2010
Thanks again to the students at Avalon for helping out!
Tuesday, May 4, 2010
"Since we got Jack last fall, as we've gotten to know him, we have felt increasingly honored and blessed to have found him. He is a dog of such kindness and dignity, so willing and game. We've watched, too, as his enthusiasm and interest increased as he became an active member of our family. He was rather quiet and a couch-sitter when we first got him. Now, while naps are still definitely good, he's happy to join in in whatever is up.
He is the shepherd of our family, keeping track of things, keeping watch over our son, Ian, and our dog Geordie, as well as the fosters we are gifted to have (Wayne and now Herman) but never being bossy or presumptuous. More and more he has gotten comfortable asking for affection and moaning in pleasure when we rub his shoulders, his face, his ears, his belly - he practically purrs when we pet him. He went with us on vacation because he is such a gentleman - quiet, listens to and follows instructions, a willing companion to our son in the back seat. He greets everybody with friendliness and warmth, but is rather stern with the squirrels who come on our deck. He makes his wishes known in the most courteous way - won't eat his food unless there's just the right amount of water on it but patiently waits until we get it right.
He has his own bed, but willingly shares it with any other dog who might want to tuck in with him. Doesn't feel shy about coming up on the bed for pets and snuggles before bed. He loves his long walks and capers about when he's invited to go outside and play. When Ian is playing in his sandbox, Jack goes over and lays down by him and at Jack's own request, sleeps in Ian's room on cushions on the floor. We feel so immensely privileged and happy to have Jack as a member of our family."
Monday, May 3, 2010
This is Sadie one of our senior dogs that went to her forever home last week. She looks pretty happy don't you think? Her new home was looking for another senior dog to add to their family. They already have Oscar a 10 year old border/collie mix.
Here is what Sadie's new mom had to say:
"Hi, I am Sadie's new "mom"!! Thanks to everyone for the kind words!
We joke that we are running a geriatric dog ward-we also have an almost 10 year old Bordie Collie Mix. Add 3 kids and hopefully Sadie will be enjoying herself!:)Thanks to Pet Haven and to Sadie's foster mom!!!:)"
"We are so happy to have Sadie! She is the sweetest! I think she is going to be one tired dog tonight after trying to keep up w/the kids!:)"
There are many benefits to adopting a senior dog. They are housetrained, do not chew things, settle in easily, sleep through the night, and require less activity. Pet Haven has several other senior dogs waiting for their turn at forever happiness. Click here to see what dogs are available.