Friday, October 29, 2010
All dogs large to small will be waiting to meet their fans at the Petco in Richfield this Saturday October 30th from 10-12. Darvin Is a 3-5 year old springer. He has a family coming to visit with him.
Susie is ready for her forever home. She came from a puppy mill and has made great strides learning about how fun life can be out of a cage.
Tug an 8 year old beagle will do anything for a treat. He will be there along with many of our other adoptable dogs. Check here for a list of our available dogs.
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
With just over 2 weeks to go until the annual Pet Haven Fall Benefit, the excitement is building! The pooches and kitties are getting ready to strut their stuff during the highly-anticipated fashion show that will be featuring Pet Haven foster animals and local celebrities, like Staci Matthews of KS95.
For just $50 a ticket, you'll get to see the latest pet fashions from Lulu & Luigi sported by our foster dogs and cats, enter to win fabulous prizes in the silent auction, enjoy a scrumptious dinner and most importantly, support Pet Haven's cause of helping homeless dogs and cats find loving forever homes.
Join us for a night of treats, paws and fun on Saturday, November 13th at Hotel Sofitel in Bloomington. You'll be glad you did! Click Here to order tickets - the pups and kitties will thank you!
Also, many thanks to our wonderfully amazing sponsors listed below!!
Monday, October 25, 2010
Charlie the springer/aussie mix then and now. He came in as a shy confused boy. But so loveable you could not resist that look on his face wanting you to pet him. He does have a bullet lodged in his knee that may cause him more discomfort as he ages. For now he is up for any romp with another dog willing to play with him.
Charlie is living with a family of artists, mom working from home. He has a beagle sister, Roxy, a Pet Haven alum and a bunny that is VERY interesting to him. He also has two human siblings who love taking Charlie for walks in the park.
Gracie and Mya were two little labbie sisters that came into Red Lake Rosie's together. Pet Haven had a foster willing to take both of them so we brought them to the cities.
Mya found her family first. Her new mom is a piano teacher who works out of her home. Mya is learning how to be a good student too and wait quietly through the lessons. This may take a while to accomplish but Mya is a smart girl and her mom is very patient. Mya is already signed up for puppy classes at Canine Coach.
Gracie now lives on 1/2 acre of land and has lots of neighbors and relatives with other dogs to enjoy that huge space with. Her parents both work part time so they have time to spend with her. They already shopped at Chuck and Don's and bought good food and many new toys and bones. Both of these girls are living the rez dog's dream.
Eudee came to Pet Haven in rough shape. He suffered from Lyme disease, heartworm, and intestinal parasites. After a short vet stay and lots of medication to get him on the mend, Eudee came to his foster home to begin a 6-week recovery process from his heartworm treatment that involved a lot of sleeping and time in the kennel. Even as sick as he was, Eudee had a huge personality and loved nothing more than getting attention from his foster parents. He was a real trooper, and got through those 6 weeks like a champ. Once he got the all clear to be himself, his personality really came though.
Enter mom, dad and their four-year old twins. They have the perfect environment for Eudee…a large farm with plenty of room to chase squirrels and what Lisa described as “scent heaven” for Eudee! The kids took an immediate liking to him, and got him to sit several times for a treat. It was a perfect match!
Congratulations to all these dogs and their new families. And Happy Birthday to Karen Good from Red Lake Rosie's Rescue who was the first person to start them on their new journeys.
Thursday, October 21, 2010
1. Keep all candy, particularly chocolate, out of reach.
2. Cellophane and wrappers can block intestinal tracts so secure all rubbish. Also watch for leftover Halloween litter while walking your pooch the next day.
3. Be smart with decorations. Wagging tails can easily knock over lit candles and jack-o-lanterns.
4. Only dress your dog in a costume if he can tolerate it. Don't cover her eyes or airways.
5. Keep Fido away from the front door, especially if he is not properly socialized with children or is known to escape. Use a baby gate or kennel if your pup is crate-trained. Keep ID tags on him at all times in the event he does escape between all the door openings.
6. Occupy your dog and avoid anxiety with a special chew or favorite toy.
7. Don't leave your pup outside. Pranks, taunting and theft are common this time of year.
Monday, October 18, 2010
Friday, October 15, 2010
Small Dog Adoption
Chuck & Don’s Calhoun
3246 West Lake Street
Medium and Large Dog Adoption
66th & Lyndale Ave. S.
Monday, October 11, 2010
Jake the spaniel mix is finally home. He came into our program from a hoarder situation two years ago. A Pet Haven volunteer picked him up as a timid 6 month old puppy in the Animal Ark parking lot in Hastings. Jake was adopted twice since then into homes that just were not a good fit for him.
What was missing in his previous homes was another dog to teach Jake the ropes. Well look at his new sister, Carmen. They look like they could be related. Carmen is teaching Jake how to be a more confident dog. He is still up to some of his old Houdini tricks being able to get out of his kennel without leaving a trace of how he did it. But he is bonding with his new dad something he was not able to do in the previous two homes.
What a beautiful family. They are active and include Jake when they can. Mom works from home so Jake has lots of company. And where does the family live.......Hastings where Jake came into our program the first time. Oh Jakie it is a homecoming for you. Third time is as charming as you are. We wish you the best sweet boy!!