Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Julius and Chica

Julius (peeking from behind the tree) is Pet Haven's most recent intake. He arrived less than a week ago, along with Copper (a golden retriever mix) from Red Lake Rosie's Rescue. We have a ten day hold on all of our new dogs before we place them up for adoption (we want to make sure they are in good health!). Well ... Copper tagged along to the adoption event this past Saturday and was a big hit. He's already got someone interested in him. Julius ALSO was a big hit and a vet tech from one of Pet Haven's veterinary partners has fallen head over heels in love with this boy. Julius is about a year and a half years old and was rescued by Karen of Red Lake ... he was covered with scars and scabs from old injuries and 200+ wood ticks! Everyone who has had the chance to meet him falls in love with his kind, gentle, wise spirit. He was given the nickname of "son of Ahnung" at the vet clinic. In October, 2008 I had the good fortune of making my first trip up to Red Lake and met and fell in love with Ahnung [Ahnung is now a therapy dog working with at-risk youth and in hospice ... she shares her story on her first blog entry. Click here to read it and watch her video]. Julius has the same markings of Ahnung (pronounced ah-NUNG and means star in ojibway) .... and also has the same temperament .... who knows if Julius is truly Ahnung's son, but if he is I can personally vouch for the incredible spirit he inherited from his possible mama :)

Then there is sweet Chica (on right) a 3-4 year old German shepherd mix who came to us from another one of our shelter partners, People for Pets in Spencer, Iowa. Chica was spending the day with Julius' temporary foster at Rescue Buddy Boarding. Chica was previously being fostered at Pampered Pooch Playground where the staff there fell in love with sweet boy. One day he was playing greeter and welcoming all the dogs coming in from daycare.

I had the chance to spend a few hours one afternoon with Julius and Chica and took a bunch of photos which I have put into a video.

There's a pretty good chance that Julius already has an adoptive home ... but Chica is still patiently waiting, so help us get the word out about Chica. And if your heart is captured by Julius let us know ... there are probably other Julius' running around up north waiting to be rescued. Email us at

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