We are in two locations:
PetCo Richfield at 66th and Lyndale Ave. S
Chuck and Don’s in Edina at 6821 York Ave. S
Remember the song, “I’ll be home for Christmas”? We have many cats and kittens hoping to be home for Christmas! for some it would definitely be a dream come true.
Duke, aka Billy Bob
Sparrow and Birdie – sisters who compliment each other but who do not have to be adopted together
Kittens: Leroy, Olive, Enzo, Pepsi and Yoshi
Jordan and Dakota – brothers who are bonded and who wish to be adopted together
You can check out pictures and bios at our website.
2 locations! Who will attend?
PetCo Richfield, 66th and Lyndale Ave. S.
Puppies! Priya, Buffy, Bailee, Harley, Hayley
Chuck and Don’s Calhoun
Perhaps some of the puppies listed above!
Along with many others!
If you are looking for a great, new dog, you might want to consider one of these newer pups!
Blu is really ‘blue’. Her color is very unique.
Blu is about 9-10 months old, and a beautiful blue/gray pittie girl. Blu loves everyone and everything including kids and other dogs. She is fostered with 3 male dogs of varying ages and two adult people. Blu does think it’s fun to chase cats, so it’s probably best if felines avoid Blu as a new sister. Blu loves toys, and especially something she can chew on. Rope toys, sturdy Kongs, and a raw bone or antler are her favorites! Stuffed toys or tennis balls are destroyed quickly – Blu needs some sturdy dog toys! Blu knows how to sit and lay down. She will take any chance she can to play with you!
Blu wants nothing more than to please you, and for someone to give her affection. She likes to lean in on you when she is getting pets and lovin’s. Blu would love another dog in the home, but doesn’t require one. A good walk a day or some dog park play and she is good to go.
Blu is crate trained and potty trained on a schedule. She is fine on a tie out or loose in a fenced in backyard. She truly loves living life, and you can tell in her personality and attitude that each day is the best day of her life. Blu was one of our fashion show stars at the Pet Haven Fall Benefit and soaked up all the attention she could that night. We hope that someone realizes that she is such a star that they want to bring her home!
Niko is another winner!
Niko is an energetic 1/2 year old husky mix from the Red Lake Indian Reservation. He is small at only about 45 lbs.
This cute fellow was picked up by his new foster mom, introduced to a gentle leader (if you’ve seen that happen, you know that many dogs are sure they can get out of it at first and their antics are quite a lot of fun to watch). Within an hour he had accepted it and he had his chance to WOW the guests at a banquet. Everyone is always excited to meet the dogs who attend too.
Niko showed his stuff and was happy to sit, lay down, stay, fetch and wait – with a treat or two thrown in, of course.
Looking for a boy who loves car rides? That would be Niko and he will wait on command when you arrive home before getting out of the car. He’s done well with the dogs he meets too. Niko needs lots of toys and would love another dog to rough house with to wear off all that energy. Then he is more than ready to practice his obedience lessons and come for a snuggle.
Niko is house trained, sleeps on a bed right beside his foster mom’s bed and is willing to go back to bed if you want to do that too. His new owners will need to know about the energy level found in a husky and be willing to help him expend that as well as keep him interested and alert so he isn’t bored. Experience with the breed and having another dog who would like an active playmate will make training and working with him a lot more fun.
Both of these dogs are looking for an owner who will want to help them keep physically busy and mentally alert – neither is a ‘couch potato’.
Everyone continues to receive kittens - later in the fall and earlier in the spring than we hope for.
YES, they’re darling! But in the numbers we all receive, whether we are humane societies, limited admission groups, neighborhoods, rural or city, we are hard-pressed to bring in all the ones already born. There is only one solution – spay and neuter.
Darling kittens are born to outside ‘strays’ who were just kittens themselves a few months ago.
O-o-o-ps! You got pregnant! Oh, no – well, out the door with you. Go have your kittens somewhere else, in some other neighborhood, please go far away.
Food? No, we’re not feeding you any more! Look what you did – you got pregnant!
The kittens shown here are recent intakes – from a neighbor. Yes, mom will be spayed with the foster providing transportation. That was the condition we took the kittens on. There are 5 in this litter. They are not yet ready for vet work.
Here is Daisy Mae, maybe a year and a half old, she wandered a neighborhood and gave birth the morning after she was invited inside. She and Snuggles are waiting for adoption yet. The other two kittens have been adopted. She had a small litter – that’s much appreciated!
We’ve had two large litters this summer – one with 7 kittens, one with 8. All of the first litter have placed, 2 remain from the litter of 8. There’s always a good feeling when we see the whole litter adopted.
Soon more will come in – other groups are hoping that we can help them out. Watch for pictures and bios to go up on the website in a few weeks – none are old enough to be tested for feline leukemia/fiv, begin vaccinations and get spayed or neutered.
Bart and Kate, from the litter of 8, black siblings, still await adoption. Kate is presently receiving visitors at the Chuck and Don’s in Highland Park!
Three will be arriving on a transport tomorrow. The smallest kitten, yet un-named, has 2 more siblings outside that someone is trying to catch. She? He? weighs 1.5# and was living outside with no one caring for him and his siblings.
We all love kittens and puppies, their antics, watching them grow, loving them in our homes but there are too many.
Thank you for supporting spay and neuter efforts. Pet Haven is actively involved in this effort, here in the cities and around the state. We subsidize surgery for low income clients, we offer grants to other groups as they work to control overpopulation in their communities. We couldn’t do it without YOU!
This year when you attend the Pet Haven Fall Benefit, you will be helping fund medical expenses for animals like Redby and Chevy. The medical care for these two animals alone was over $3,500 and would not have been possible without the contributions of Pet Haven supporters.
Redby came to us as a 6 week old puppy with two broken back legs. The organization he was surrendered to couldn’t afford the care he’d need. He was literally on his way to be euthanized when a Pet Haven volunteer stepped in to make a few calls, and Pet Haven agreed to take on the fees for the care that would spare this boy’s life.
Now 14 weeks old, Redby has made a full recovery and he is ready for his forever home. He has a great temperament and is quite the charmer. Come to the Fall Benefit to meet Redby and other adoptable Pet Haven animals.
Chevy was found in the dead of winter, emaciated and desperate for food, at a communal dump site. His ears were scabbed and falling off due to extreme frostbite and he had circular scabs around his back legs, likely from being caught in a rabbit trap for some length of time. Chevy also had a loose bone chip in a portion of the ball of his femur that fits into the hip socket. The chip had sharp edges created by the fracture, and was painful as it rubbed against the associated muscle and bone. Chevy couldn’t bear any weight on this leg.
Chevy had a Femoral Head Ostectomy and it was an amazing success! The surgery repaired his leg so that you’d never know that he sustained this dramatic injury. Chevy made a full recovery and now enjoys all of the jumping, running, and playing that every cat deserves.
The recuperation of Redby and Chevy – along with so many more animals – has been made possible by the generous donations of Pet Haven supporters. Attend the Pet Haven Fall Benefit and you will be helping animals like them get the care they need and deserve!
Pet Haven Fall Benefit
When: Saturday, October 19, 2013, 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Where: Park Plaza Hotel, Bloomington, MN
Click here to buy your tickets!
We hope to see you there! It sounds as if it will be a perfect day for getting some kisses, tail wags and purrs.
Saturday, Oct. 5 11-1 p.m.
Dogs: 2 locations!
PetCo Richfield for medium and large dogs. You may be able to see:
Chuck and Don’s Edina for small dogs. You may be able to see:
Cats: PetCo Richfield both Sat. Oct. 5 (11-1 p.m.) and Sun. Oct. 6 (1-3 p.m.)
On Sat. you can visit
Max and Kodiak
Daisy Mae – her first event
On Sun. you can visit
Duke, aka Billy Bob
Will you be joining the fun?
Come out Saturday, Sept. 28 between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. to see adoptable dogs and cats from many different humane societies and rescues from around the state!
Been looking for that perfect pet? Perhaps you’ll find just the right one for your home!
Stassi will be there between 10 a.m. and noon at the Pet Haven booth. She is a very energetic, curious and ACTIVE kitten who needs lots of people stimulation as well as another cat or dog who will play with her. She’s going to catch someone’s eye soon.
Dogs of various sizes, ages and temperaments will be there too – please join us.
If you know of someone who still needs to call and get their pet signed up for spay or neuter surgery, there are still a few appointments left for this Friday’s BIG event!
Thank Goodness I’m Fixed!
Call Kindest Cut 763-489-7729
There will be two trucks in St. Paul at the Neighborhood House and more surgeries at the Melrose Clinic on the site of the Golden Valley Animal Humane Society. No time to waste! Free to qualified owners with a $10.00 co-pay!
We hope to see you at an adoption event on Sunday! 1-3 p.m.
PetCo Richfield at 66th and Lyndale Ave. S
Chuck and Don’s on York Ave. in Edina.
Toby – the boy with the long ear hair, he’s going to have a thick, longer coat. He’s a busy, playful boy. As a younger kitten Toby was found on a rural road with a very damaged back leg, apparently from being hit by a vehicle. That leg was amputated and he motors around easily on three legs and chases some toys by scooting since he can go so much faster.
Emma - a great companion, likes to hang out with you and spend some time on your lap and is fine with a dog. Emma believes she is the only cat worthy of attention and does not want to live with another one! Very playful.
Kittens from one litter , 3 girls, 3 boys: Jane, Fern, Kate, Ted, Bart, Flynn. One of the boys will be at the Chuck and Don’s location. Two gray girls, two gray boys, a black girl and a black boy – turning into lap kids as of this week.
Duke is looking for a quieter home where he can amuse you with his playful antics and spend time on your lap. He’s great with another cat. Favorite toy might be the ball in a ring that he can spin around at record speed.
Stassi is a beauty, a pointed girl who will have at least medium length fur, perhaps long. She is VERY busy!
Chuck and Don’s location:
Snuggles – a light orange kitten with a lot of personality. He’s shown with his mom, Daisy Mae, who is unable to attend the adoption but is available.
Aloha is a brown tabby torti and she is much like Stassi – very busy, very inquisitive and needs lots of entertainment and a playbuddy.
Mimi, also known as Petunia and Ms Inquisitive – a lap cat on occasion, she is a great birdwatcher from the cat ‘tree’ in the window and loves to know what is in every grocery sack or box you bring into the house and will sample it if you give her a chance!
Primrose – a sleek and shiny girl with a beautiful black coat. Prim has a big personality and hopes to find another cat to play with and a lap to sit on. She’s very talkative when it is meal time, playful, and helpful with the chores around the house.
Harold or Hattie or maybe both – brother and sister with some allergies which are managed with an occasional pill to reduce itchieness. They both play, Harold talks and like lap time too.
Check out pictures and bios here. Hope to see you there. It is wonderful weather to enjoy a cat who wants to take a nap with you or just cuddle on a soft blanket!
Pet Haven dogs will hold two adoptions on Saturday.
Time: 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Don’t be late!
Small dogs will be at the Chuck & Don’s near Lake Calhoun.
Medium and Large dogs will be at the PetCo in Richfield.
Check out pictures and bios here.
Redby continues to heal from his broken back legs.
If you remember, he was run over by his distraught owner who then surrendered him at a spay neuter clinic in Red Lake.
Poor Redby was in shock and a significant amount of pain and was given pain medications and taken to a local veterinarian the next morning for an evaluation of his condition. It was unknown whether the damage would be too severe for him to survive. Luckily for Redby, he ‘only’ had a broken femur in each back legs. No other internal injuries or damage to his pelvis.
If a group could be found to take him, it appeared his injuries could be repaired. Pet Haven worked with a vet clinic to contact surgeons who would use plates and screws to make the broken bones align again. A special transport got him to the Twin Cities for scheduled surgery.
This happy boy is about 4 weeks out from surgery and continues to be on activity restrictions! No walking , running, wrestling that causes him to use his back legs. He must still be carried outside to do his ‘jobs’ and supported and then carried back in. When he can’t be supervised, he is in a crate to control how much moving he can do.
Do you see that blur of a tail? Redby loves to be talked to!
As you can imagine, Pet Haven depends on donations from the people like you to help us care for special needs cases such as Redby’s. You can make a donation to Pet Haven here. It can be a recurring donation or a one time donation, or you can write a check and mail it to our address.
Pet Haven Inc. of MN
PO BOX 19105
Minneapolis MN 55419
Designate it for Redby’s or another special needs cat or dog or for spay and neuter or for the general fund which we use to pay for all of the extensive vet care we do for all of our cats and dogs.
Toby thanks you as he was provided with a 2nd chance when his badly broken back leg was amputated.
Pearly had most of her teeth pulled so she would not have to eat in pain.
These are just a few examples of the care that Pet Haven cats and dogs are fortunate to get – in addition to spay and neuter, microchipping, vaccinations, deworming and treatment for fleas and ear mites.
Most of the cats and dogs we rescue are strays or abandoned by their owners or surrendered when circumstances beyond their control force the family to give them up. They may not have ever had adequate or any vet care. If you have a pet you know that general wellness exams and vaccination updates, treatment for illness can be expensive. We want to send these pets on to new owners in the best condition we can and need your help!
Donations in any amount add up. Thank you!