Do you like to run with your pup? Or perhaps you’re more interested in a leisurely walk around a lake with your canine best friend? In either case, Pet Haven has an event just for you. And most importantly, your participation will help raise funds for Pet Haven programs!
On August 24, 2013, Pet Haven will host an inaugural Pet Haven Doggy Dash in celebration of companion animals, their health, and our own.
More than 150 owners and their dogs will participate in a 3K9 walk or 5K9 competitive timed run at beautiful Normandale Lake in Bloomington. Dogs are encouraged to participate in both events. And the day is more than just an athletic event, as the Pet Haven Doggy Dash will showcase festivities for the entire family!
This event is a great opportunity for the entire family to enjoy the day outside, and for a good cause.
Click here for more information and to register.
Both the cat and dog divisions are having adoptions this weekend.
Sat. May 4 11-1 p.m. Cats and Dogs (in 2 locations)
Hattie, Harold, Daisy, Kodiak and Max (who hope to find a home together), Jackson, Maude (great with a playful dog) and Mimi!
Misty, Gylfie, Daisy, Desna, Bear, Archie, Dora, Ashton, Sage – it will be puppy heaven!
Chuck & Don’s Calhoun
Bandit, Miss Cindy, Brownie and Champ
Sunday, May 5, 1-3 p.m.
Lizzy, Dusty, Brandy, Jessie, Fred, Mocha and Max
On Sunday, April 28, Pet Haven raised funds and celebrated with Twins fans at the first Pet Haven Bark at the Park.
130 people purchased tickets through Pet Haven, with a portion of the proceeds going directly to support Pet Haven programs. The fans had a great time on a beautiful day, made even better when the Twins pulled out a 5-0 W-I-N over the Texas Rangers.
A highlight of the event was when Armor, one of the wonderful dogs available for adoption through Pet Haven, was on the field during the national anthem. Armor represented companion animals everywhere, and was the first dog ever on Target Field for a Twins game! Interested in adopting Armor? You can find out more here.
Pet Haven also had a special video play on the jumbotron, where it was viewed by thousands. You can watch the video here.
New to Pet Haven? Please consider adopting your next animal from us! And we’re always looking for more volunteers!
Thank you to all of the Pet Haven supporters who attended. We hope to see you again next year!
Get out in the sunshine and stop by to visit and consider adopting. There’s no yard work to do until that white stuff goes away.
Saturday, April 20, 11-1 p.m.
Medium and Large dogs: PetCo Richfield at 66th and Lyndale Ave. S.
Small dogs: Chuck & Don’s Calhoun store
Some of the dogs who will be attending and accepting pats and admiration are: Daisy, Mae, Josie, Misty, Miss Cindy and Bear.
Sunday, April 21, 1-3 p.m.
Mimi, Mocha, Jessie, Angel, Harold, Hattie, Addie, Jackson and Daisy hope to attend.
Pet Haven cats will be at the PetCo in Richfield on Sat. April 13 from 11-1 and Sunday April 14 from 1-3 p.m.
Cute little Addie, about 9 months old, will be there on Saturday.
Pet Haven Dogs will also hold adoption events at the PetCo in Brooklyn Park on Sat. April 13 from 10-2 p.m. and Sunday April 14 from 12-4 p.m.
Stop by for grins and giggles, tail wags and kisses!
Saturday, March 30, the dog division will have an ‘all dog’ adoption at the PetCo in Richfield at 66th and Lyndale Ave. S. Small, medium and large sized dogs able to attend will be there!
Stop by for some slobbery kisses and tail wags and to see who is attending.
Some of the others who will be attending are: Miss Cindy and Rambo. Stop by to see others!
The cat division will not have adoptions until April 6 and 7. We’ve posted a few of the ‘kids’ who will be attending so you can check out bios as well as pictures.
Nico is about 5 – 6 months old and is basking in the sun. He loves a warm lap too, in between play sessions.
Max, orange tabby, is about 9 months old, and Kodiak, flame point siamese x is just over a year old. Both boys lived together at another shelter and Kodiak loves another cat to nurture so if you are looking for 2, they would make a good pair. Kodiak is a little more reserved but friendly. Max is more of a goof ball and loves to play.
Nico is a little guy who came to us from another shelter where he was having diarrhea. Some continued deworming, meds to calm his intestines and a diet of a higher protein, commercially prepared food, has helped him turn the corner.
Nico thinks great thoughts in the sunshine but mostly likes to play, gets along with another cat and hopes to find a forever, loving home soon. He’s between 5 and 6 months old and has a lot of loving and lap time from his family on his wish list!
When he came to us he was missing fur all around his neck as well as quite a patch under his chin. It’s growing back nicely and he loves people, despite the treatment he had at an earlier time in his life. It is easy to blame people for mistreatment but until folks learn to love and respect themselves as well as treat their family and friends with respect, we will all, animals and people, continue to suffer.
Reach out, be a mentor, volunteer to help animals as well as the people you meet every day. Find a program and make a commitment of time and money, too, if you are able. The rewards are forever.
Both the dog and the cat division are bringing in some new companion animals.
Gretel and Damsel are sisters and Gretel has already been adopted!
Gretel is pictured here – they are short legged ladies with the coloring of a german shepherd and very cute.
Damsel is pictured here. She’s a little shy but is learning that life in the city with lots of new experiences can be fun! They were part of an unwanted litter and may be part beagle or corgi. She is crate trained and loving life inside with her foster family. When you’re a little bit shy it is nice to have a good friend to lean on.
Max, an orange fellow, and Kodiak, a flame point siamese cross, will be arriving toward the end of the week.
They are last summer’s kittens, so, about 9 months old. Max is very social and loves to get Kodiak to groom him! Kodiak is a good natured fellow and ‘mothers’ the kittens and his buddy Max.
Recently the cat division found homes for what most of us considered harder-to-place cats.
Gwen came in with her babies last summer. She may have known people as a young kitten but was very shy and fearful once inside with a loving foster family. Gradually she became more confident but was still hesitant about receiving attention at times and spooked at sudden noises. She’s been adopted and is starting to explore. Her adopter has worked with shy cats before and loved her gentleness and l-o-n-g hair!
Big Boy Wonka was returned to Pet Haven last summer. He was a problem in the adoptive home, having lived there since he was a kitten. We learned a lot about him once he came back to us – including that he would lick, chew and eat almost any form of plastic. Maybe you read about him on Facebook? He was the ‘Paper or Plastic’ choice as he has to be protected from all forms of plastic so he won’t block his tummy with that foreign stuff. He is a large fellow but was put on a diet and was at least 2# lighter when he was adopted. We were told he didn’t get along with another cat but he and Anja could be good buddies so he enjoyed a cat friend in his foster home. He loves high places – top of the frig, bookcase, entertainment center and cupboards were all easy places to find him! And he is a great head-butter. He’s fed a canned diet with lots of water added as he had a urinary blockage at one time with his original owner. This works very well for him and he found a home with a couple of fellows who thought, “Big, black cats are under-adopted”. His new name is Baptiste.
We’re always happy when a family finds the right cat and the cat finds the right family and sometimes it seems there is additional room for celebrating!
Don’t forget that Handsome Henry is at Chuck and Don’s in Highland Park St Paul. If you love the long haired lap cats, you’re in for a treat by visiting him!
When the cat division and the dog division are able to place some of their charges into new forever homes, we are very soon looking to fill those foster homes again! It is an exciting and busy time. The new ones have to go to the vet, the foster needs to pick them up and begin to get a feel for their needs, personality and play style. Deworming, spaying and neutering and sometimes other vet work needs to be done. Some need dentals and occasionally most of the teeth are pulled. Some come in with an upper respiratory infection or eye infection and need specialized medications and, perhaps, a visit to a specialist.
Gretel is cuter than cute and will be up on the website and adoptable soon! Keep watching!
Calvin will be going to his foster home for deworming and recovery from his neuter. He has a poor coat due to lack of good nutrition earlier in his life but he will soon grow a shiny, black, sleek coat.
Hobbes will go to the same foster home. They are not brothers but are close in age, about 7-8 months. Hobbes, below, is a lanky and longer boy and needs to put on some weight. Both are good natured, happy to be inside, warm and well fed. Laps, toys and lots of petting make them even happier.
Miss Cindy is a lady-like cutie. She’s a shyer girl who came from a breeder and had little exposure to the normal upbringing of a dog in a family. She’s learning, slowly, to expand her horizons and how much fun it is to have a family to dote on her.
These three make up quite the trio. They are all brown tabbies, all in the 3# range, no white or other markings to distinguish one from the other. All have soft coats, round bodies and round faces! Harry is the boy so then the foster just has to tell the two girls apart, after checking out Harry’s nether parts to see if that one really is the boy! Sally is a little more petite and thinner, Samantha a little chubbier and someone (a sibling) has chewed off half of her whiskers! They also have one of the worst cases of ear mites that we’ve seen in a long time. Sore ears, bloody, lots of thick, hard debris left by those mites feeding off them. It seems incredible that a 12 week old kitten could have ears so filled.
Josie had quite a following on Facebook when she was at MACC. She’s a well mannered lady who lives with other dogs and children and was found as a stray in Minneapolis. Her ears were redesigned by an amateur and undoubtedly without pain meds but she has forgiven that act and has no pain, just some thickened scar tissue from the damage done. Walks are great, snuggling even better.
Soon they’ll be looking for forever homes and there will be space to bring in more!