Friday, December 30, 2011

Mr. Adaptable is Adoptable!

Captain is a rescue dog from Red Lake Rosie’s. His foster dad travels for work sometimes so he has stayed at 2 different “respite foster” houses. All three fosters that have had him say the same thing – he is a sweet, “easy,” and playful dog.

Captain, black and white, is shown on the right in this picture, a new friend and former Pet Haven dog, Ode, is the lighter colored guy on the left.

At one respite foster’s house, he would play nearly all day long with a resident dog and collapse into a deep sleep at night. At the other respite foster’s house, he was such a good play companion to one neighbor’s dog that she has started a campaign to have someone in the neighborhood adopt him! Clearly, Captain is good at making both human and canine friends!

Life at his foster dad’s house is much more sedate, but Captain seems content to spend his days sleeping and looking out the window for squirrels while waiting for his foster dad to come home from work.

Captain is an adaptable, loving, loyal and playful dog who should fit in with a variety of lifestyles and home situations. He will be attending the adoption events at the Richfield Petco every other Saturday (the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of the month). Stop by and say “Hi”!

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Dottie - home at last

Dottie came to Pet Haven from a local impound. She was turned in as a stray.

Dottie is no longer a homeless lass but a dearly loved member of a family!

Dotty is at home with Tim and Holly who are working with her so she will earn her Therapy Dog Certification. First come the obedience classes to work through.

She can now 'high five' and 'sit pretty'! A smart girl who loves to please her owners.

She's a sweet lady who enjoys her classes but especially loves being a part of her family.

Time to watch a movie? Wonderful!

Time for classes? That's fun too!

We love to learn that the dogs and cats we rescue are valued members of their family with pictures and a little story! Knowing they are no longer roaming the streets is just one more bonus!

From all the volunteers and dogs and cats we've rescued and rehomed this year - Thank You!

Monday, December 19, 2011

In memory of Tigger

When Tigger was adopted in 1999 he had been called 'Flash' by Pet Haven. Soon the family discovered that he pounced at things just as Tigger does in Winnie the Pooh! What better name?

Here are some of the things Tigger's family remember about him:

Tigger loved to go for car rides, camping and walks. The day before he passed away, he was still able to withstand a small walk with his Dad. When he was much younger, he could run very fast and would chase those poor bunnies in our yard. He even caught a crow once.... That was an experience.
He greeted his human sister and brother with a big kiss across the face when they came home from the hospital after being born.

He was extremely spoiled not only by his family but he also had two special "Aunty's" who loved to dote on him Aunty Nancy and Aunty Lina.

Sadly, Tigger became ill this past September and then in November, he just went down hill from there. Tigger passed away November 19th, 2011
He made our family complete and we miss him terribly. However, we take comfort in knowing that he is free to run and chase those bunnies like he used to once again.

We are rich in the memories of our beloved companions and saddened when they die. Some day we hope to have another pet to get to know, love and create new memories with.

Friday, December 16, 2011

TWO Adoption locations and SANTA!

On Saturday, 12/17 from 11- 1 p.m. Santa and the medium and large dogs will be at the PetCo in Richfield at 66th and Lyndale Ave. S from 11-1 p.m.

Stop by and have your pet's photo taken with Santa!

Proceeds go to Pet Haven and another group.

Who will be attending?









And then there are the small dogs - in attendance at Chuck and Don's near Lake Calhoun! Who will be in attendance there?

Charlie -


Max - who's cute?


Definitely the 'lookers' will be happy with the cuteness there.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Ready to adopt?

For yourself or for a friend or relative?

What are you looking for?

Full of energy

Laid back

Good with another dog

Want an only dog

Attentive companion

Big, medium, large

Younger - older

The holidays are a challenging time to add a new companion animal family member.

Will you be traveling? Will you have company with many people in and out the door who are not used to watching for a dog who might be interested in what IS outside? Are you getting together with friends frequently? Who will exercise the dog? Will it go to doggie daycare? How many hours do you work? When will you have time to schedule and attend an obedience class? Who will let the dog out to do its job if you are gone 8-10 or more hours a day?

Want to surprise someone with a new pet?

Purchase items every dog will need - a leash, a collar, a bed, a few toys, a certificate to an obedience class. Wrap these items and give them to the person you intend to gift - what fun! You can go along as they check out the website and visit other rescues and humane societies looking for that perfect dog! When the right one is found, you can pay the adoption fee!

Happy holidays!

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Puppies, puppies!

Tipper and Bruno - having a snooze! Boots and Socks are siblings - all ready for adoption.

Looking for a companion who will help you remember the rich joy of looking forward to snow, for someone who loves to play like a goof ball and then collapse in a heap of loose skin and need a nap? Puppy breath?

Someone to snuggle with?

Someone to get you out of the house this season for walks and visits to the dog park?

Someone to bond with by taking obedience classes? Your pup or adult dog will help you learn all the best tricks and treats - for handling your canine so it is a good citizen, polite on greeting guests, by being well-mannered?

You, your puppy or adult dog will be come better friends, learn about each other's quirks and become best friends in obedience classes.

Everyone learns new things at these classes - not just the dog!

These puppies were born in Sept. 2011, part of an unwanted litter. They came to Pet Haven from another shelter in order to speed their chances for adoptions. They are vetted and have been neutered and microchipped, are crate trained and working on house training and are learning sit, come and stay.

Well socialized, lots of fun! Waiting for a forever home - check out our website to see other dogs and cats waiting adoption.

Friday, December 2, 2011

Adoption, Sat. Dec. 3, 11-1 p.m.

Two locations!

Small dog adoption will be at the Chuck and Don's in Wayzata.


Charlie - he's a looker!

Gigi - little rat terrier - cute as a bug

Max - not confirmed at this point

Bella - not attending, check out her bio and put in an application to see her in her foster home

Russ - new best buddy - a cat!

Medium and large dog adoption, PetCo Richfield at 66th and Lyndale Ave. S

Lots attending, puppies too!



Pups: Bruno, Tipper, Socks, Boots





Check out all adoptable dogs by clicking here.

Come early, stay late, check them out and get lots of doggie loving!