Archive for January, 2012

Get a Clean Pup and Raise Funds for Pet Haven!

Want to get your pup clean AND help out Pet Haven! Bubbly Paws Dog Wash in St Louis Park is holding their first Bubbly Paws Fundraiser on Saturday, February 4 from 11-2. For $25 customers will get a self-service bath, a football playing card with a professional picture of their dog on it, and chips/snacks. But the best part is that $5 of the proceeds will be made to the rescue of their choice out of 5 selected rescues, one of which is Pet Haven. The rescue with the most donations will receive 5 free self-service baths and a $200 donation from Bubbly Paws (in addition to the
money raised).

See the flier below for more information.

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! Pet Haven received this note from her family:

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 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

Zoey’s Happy Tail

We love to get these 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”

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