Saturday, January 28, 2012

Banjo - a happy 'tail'!

Here's an update on Banjo and I've attached a few of our favorite photos from the previous year:

Super Banjo is still going strong, although he's had no use for his cape this winter due to the mild weather. He's lightening fast without it - the squirrels in the backyard quickly scatter whenever he's around.

Although Banjo has the same energy level as when we first got him, his face is getting even whiter as he gets older (hard to imagine I know!). His favorite spot this winter is laying in front of the fireplace after Chris gets it roaring. If there's no fire, he curls up on the couch under the blanket. It's certainly exhausting being on guard duty all the time!

We took Banjo on some fun hikes this past year and found out how much he likes investigating holes. On the trips when we couldn't take him along, he stayed with the grandparents and their three dogs without issue. He's gotten continuously better with other dogs, but is still terrified of children.

Banjo continues to be a fun and energetic (and snuggly) member of the family.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

A new home for Penny!

This cute girl was named Gracie when she was with Pet Haven and has had a name change to Penny!

A happy new year to you and your family. I wanted to drop you a line and send a few pictures to let you know how our little girl is doing. Penny is growing up but still has a lot of puppy in her. She LOVES to play, go for walks, tease us with her toys, crawl up on a pile of pillows, and cuddle. She has totally taken over our house and hearts. I'm pretty sure we have become her pets. My grand-kids love her and are always posting pictures of her on their Facebook accounts. Everyone that has spent time at our house smiles the minute they see her. She smiles back! She's pretty much staying at a weight of 72 pounds and the our vet and staff laugh at her when we take her in as she is trying to kiss everyone and get the heck out of their! She has also learned to be a good girl when we take her in to be groomed. Nail cutting is something she does not enjoy but she has the most loving disposition and her defense when she is uncomfortable is to give kisses. She also has a squirrel that lives in one of the trees in her back yard who she loves to chase. I think the squirrel gets the better of her as it jumps from tree to tree while scolding her with her following on the ground. It is hard to believe she has been with us over a year. The last picture of her laying on her back (abused dog) is one of the latest and you can see how much she has grown.

Thanks again to you and all those at Pet Haven that made Penny's happy life possible. She is one happy girl and we love her.

Larry & Lee

Friday, January 20, 2012

Busy weekend!

TWO Adoption days!

3 locations!

On Saturday, 1/21 from 11-1 p.m. -

Medium and large dogs will be at the PetCo in Richfield at 66th and Lyndale Ave. S.

Small dogs will be at the Chuck and Don's near Lake Calhoun

On Sunday, 1/22 from 11-4, representatives from large, medium and small dogs will be at the PetCo in Burnsville.

Who can you see this weekend??

Kimi -

Bailey -

Reba -

Tipper -

Socks -

Gabby -

Gigi -

Lucy - at the 'small' dog adoption on Saturday!

Max is a 'maybe' -

Come out and get lots of tail wags and see some adorable dogs looking for homes!

Monday, January 16, 2012

Thank heaven for little girls -

Petite, delightful, soulful eyes - do you suppose the song was really written for Gigi?

Thank heaven for little girls
for little girls get bigger every day!

Thank heaven for little girls
they grow up in the most delightful way!

Those little eyes so helpless and appealing
one day will flash and send you crashin' thru the ceilin'

Thank heaven for little girls
thank heaven for them all,
no matter where no matter who
for without them, what would little boys do?

Thank heaven... thank heaven...
Thank heaven for little girls!

Looking for a lap girl? Gigi could be the one -

Looking for a little girl who will tell you when other dogs are going by the house?

Looking for a cute little button curled up on the back of the couch to see the world go by?

She knows stay, wait, bow and down and is very food oriented so training her is a lot of fun and she is a quick learner!

Gigi loves to play and will fetch the thrown toy endlessly, she also plays well with the standard poodle who belongs to the foster -

Gigi was fostered by someone previously who worked 10.5 hour days - she couldn't wait to go outside that long and would piddle in her crate. That's a long day for anyone! She goes to the door to indicate she needs to go outside in this foster home and has never had an accident.

Who is cuter than little Gigi? Not too many!

Monday, January 9, 2012

Happy Tails -

We love to get these kinds of stories and pictures!

Dear Pet Haven,
We are so happy with our new family member, Zoey! She is the sweetest, cuddliest Labrador and wants nothing more than to be by our side. What a perfect dog!
My husband and I found Zoey online, and Pet Haven was quick to answer our questions and connect us with Zoey's foster mom. The next thing we knew, Zoey was at our front door for a home visit, trying to crawl up into our laps and giving us her sweet, droopy-eyed look. We knew Zoey would be a great fit and that we were ready to give her a forever home.
Now Zoey is a part of our lives, and we are loving every minute. We have a nice little routine - she wakes us up with a big kiss (better than any alarm clock!) and helps us with every chore around the house. She joins us for jogs around the park and comes on car rides with us to visit with friends and family. Zoey is right by our side everywhere we go!

Everyone in the family has gotten a chance to meet her and are so impressed with how gentle and friendly she is. Our nieces and nephews are crazy about her, too, especially because she is missing one ear! Zoey blends right in at family get-together's and loves all the attention.

Zoey is such a joy, and we are so happy to have her. Thank you for helping us find our perfect companion!

Jack & Lindsay Zweber

Friday, January 6, 2012

2 Adoption locations, Sat. Jan 1, 11-1 p.m.

The small dogs will be at the Chuck and Don's near Lake Calhoun - stop by, say hello - spread the word!

Max -

Russ -

Bella is available but will not be attending. Check out the video at her bio!

You're definitely going to appreciate the 'cute' factor at the small dog adoption event!

Medium and large dogs are at the PetCo in Richfield at 66th and Lyndale Ave. S.

Have a hankering to meet some puppies? Tipper and Socks will be there!

Others attending:

Kimono - loves to be active with you but acts as a sleeping pill. If you sit down in a chair BOTH of you will soon fall asleep!



Hope to see you Saturday!