Have you been thinking about finding a new best friend? Your chances increase this weekend!
You’ll have an additional location to have a meeting with a Pet Haven adoptable dog on Saturday, June 15.
Adoptions will be held at the usual locations:
Chuck & Don’s Calhoun will host small dogs from 11-1.
PetCo in Richfield will host medium and large dogs from 11-1.
AND you can visit with a pooch, learn more about Pet Haven and volunteering and have an enjoyable day outside by stopping by St. Louis Park’s Parktacular.
Summer is a wonderful time to consider adopting a new family member -
Armour was a great representative for Pet Haven at the Twin’s game today! Were you there? Did you catch the video about Pet Haven and some of our rescued pets looking for homes? If not, it will be available for wider viewing at an announced date.
Thanks to all of the volunteers who helped make this a reality – and especially to one who thought up the idea, worked with the Twins organization, contacted people to make the video a reality and managed ordering t shirts and tickets! Many thanks!
Armour was a star also – she and her foster home need to be recognized too!
If you check out our Facebook page you’ll see photos of recent intakes from both the cat and dog divisions. Adults and babies.
Dax was live trapped a few days after her kittens were born. She was just a kitten, along with her brother, born only a year ago. On April 7 she had 7 babies in a yard in S Minneapolis. All are doing well now, growing and responding to everyday handling. Pick those babies up, pet them, put them on their back and pet their tummies, give them kisses, talk to them! The list goes on. How often do you do that? Not once a day or every other day, you fit it into your schedule to do it as many times a day as possible.
To our knowledge Dax had not had people attention in her neighborhood. After 2 1/2 weeks she is scooting forward to get her cheeks and head rubbed, got a manicure yesterday and has started getting sub q fluids everyday as those babies are really starting to drain her of calories. It is hard for a disadvantaged mom who has had no care and no source of regular food to find enough to eat for herself – much less 7.
And here we are today -
Mom has a dirty nose because she smooshes her face into the canned food and it is hard to clean off. The babies are going to start working on softened canned kitten also to relieve her and keep them growing.
Her brother has now been live trapped too and has been tested and neutered and we’ll see how he adjusts to having people in his life also – no surprise, he’s an orange and white boy.
When Pet Haven brings in puppies and kittens as well as adult ones, they are available for adoption once their pictures and bios go up on our website. At that point you can submit an application and it will be considered in order received. Prior to appearing on the website there are vet visits, vaccinations, treatment for parasites, spay and neutering and a period of ‘getting-to-know- you’.
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.
It will be another busy weekend of adoptions – lots of dogs (adoptions on Saturday, March 16) and cats (on Sunday, March 17). Mention them to those you know who may be looking for a new family member! Both the cat division and the dog division have many adoptable animals waiting to join just the right home!
Saturday, March 16 11-1 p.m.
Medium and large dogs, PetCo Richfield
Small dogs, Chuck and Don’s near Lake Calhoun
Cat adoption Sunday, March 17, 1-3 p.m., PetCo Richfield
Stop by today, Sat., Feb. 16 to see some great dogs up for adoption. 11-1 p.m.
Small Dogs: Chuck and Don’s, Calhoun store:
Daisy, Miss Cindy and Rambo. Will there be others?
Medium and large dogs: PetCo Richfield at 66th and Lyndale Ave. S
Apple and Ayla – yellow lab sisters
Puppies! Bear, Apache, Pearl and Clutterbuck
There are sure to be others there!
Check out pictures and bios of the dogs here.
Sunday, Feb. 17, 1-3 p.m.
15 cats and older kittens available for adoption!
Gwen, Buddy, Gus, Jack, Mimi, Maude, Mocha, Henry, Sunshine (polydactyl), Snicker and Doodle, Anja, Wonka, Daphne and maybe another one or two.
Check out pictures and bios of the cats here.
Here comes Sunny.
If you are unable to take a break to warmer climates that actually have ‘sun’ in the winter months, perhaps you should consider adding a permanent spot of Sun(ny) to your life!
Sunny is a bull terrier mix, we believe – you know, like the “Tarjaay” dog, Spot?
This energetic young lady, about 2 years of age, loves to play and go for walks. Running? Well, not so much – she prefers to protect her joints from all of that hard pounding on pavement. She does have a lot of energy to work out so a trip to doggy-day care once or twice a week when you are at work is right up her idea of FUN.
She gets along well with another dog and loves her toys. What kind do you have at your house? She and her foster will tell you about her favorites and you can probably find some new favorites for her too.
Riding in the car is great fun and cuddles are too. She sleeps in her kennel near her foster’s bed and likes to take the occasional nap there too.
Sunny enjoys meeting new people and an obedience class would help the two of you bond more quickly. What comes after that? Agility? She hasn’t been tried there but has good focus and loves to please + all that energy? It sounds like a good combination.
Trinity, the cat, is another ray of sunshine. She’s a very spunky lady who came to Pet Haven after she was bitten by a dog and she had to have a leg amputated. She’s adapting very well and can jump up onto the chairs, sofa and bed with no problems. Some tables are harder if she doesn’t ‘spring’ high enough and she might slip off.
She’s a girl with lots of spirit and playfulness, loves her toys, follows her foster mom around the house at every opportunity and thinks the cat tree is a perfect spot. It has toys that dangle and she slides and skids around on the floor after others also, grabbing them often in her front paws as if they were hands.
She sleeps in her cat bed on a table right next to her foster’s bed and comes for a nightly snuggle on her chest. It’s also an opportunity to see if she can intimidate the resident dog to get off the bed!
Trinity eats canned food mainly, with water stirred into it, and gets a little kibble daily too. She also knows where the treat jar is kept has has been known to try to turn it into a self-serve buffet. She’s a very pretty lady with a longer coat that you will need to help brush and comb. She has light blue eyes and is a pointed cat (her ears, face, legs) are darker than the rest of her cream/fawn coat.
Both the cat and dog division have been fortunate to have found homes for some of their charges which opens up a foster home to take another one or two.
These 4 kittens came in the latter part of last week.
and Tait, we think they are brothers.
Pepin came in separately, having been found by the DNR
And Mokiki was found at the dump. All 4 are between 4 and 5 months.
AND – drum roll – if you like itty bitty puppies. These chi’s came in too!
Bristol is a ‘stray’. She was left behind when her family moved from the neighborhood. She’s been trying to stay warm and has huddled near a clothes drier vent under a deck. She was seen and coaxed into a home with pieces of food where she spent several days in the basement being fed small meals every 4 hours until her tummy got used to food again and she didn’t think she had to gobble everything in site. Her finders tried to find the owners, spoke with neighbors and began calling limited admission groups, like Pet Haven, to try to find a space for her.
Her tail may have become wet from the condensation coming from the drier vent and then froze, she will be into the vet this week for testing, an exam and will probably have to have part of her tail removed since she is unable to raise it.
Dogs – more ‘older’ dogs and puppies are in or coming soon.
On Sat., Jan. 5 from 11-1 p.m.
Cat and large and medium dogs. Same location, same time!
On Sat., Jan. 5 from 11-1 p.m.
Chuck and Don’s Calhoun location
On Sun., Jan. 6 from 1-3 p.m.
Who will be attending? There may be a few additional drop-ins.
Small dogs, a smaller but charming group! Mia, Chuck and Daisy with more new-to-Pethaven small dogs appearing in the next few weeks.
Medium and large dogs: Mae, Cheyenne, Hershey, Rumor (has an application), Sunny, Misty, Titan, Armor, Rex, Rusty, Peter and Honey.
Cats on Saturday: Gwen, Buddy, Mitzi, Bijou, Saffron, Tip, Tank, Mimi, Hattie, Cameron
Cats on Sunday: Wonka Big Guy, Anja, Hillary is a possible, Mitch, Maude, Jackson, Eddie.
It goes with everything
Other colors added to it just sparkle
All of this sounds pretty good, doesn’t it?
Unfortunately, in the canine and feline worlds, black isn’t seen as such a positive. And, if you’re BIG and black, it has an even more negative connotation.
Black cats and dogs are euthanized at higher rates in shelters across the world. Why? Some people see them as menacing. Others have trouble making out the expressions on their faces. Still others are superstitious and fear black animals.
For Pet Haven, black seems to come in streaks. We have a few, we have a lot. Right now, we have a number of black dogs and cats.
When you’re looking for a rescued dog or cat to adopt, remember – you’re looking at a personality to share your life. The beautiful black coat that covers the personality is just an added bonus!
Some of the black dogs and cats waiting their forever homes through Pet Haven are:
These beautiful black cats and dogs have diverse personalities and energy levels.
More laid back
Bird census taker
Good with children
and you can enter to win a Bissell Total Floors Vacuum and a $250. donation to the rescue group of your choice!
Some of us foster for years, some of us foster once or twice and find the perfect companion and create a forever home for that cat, dog, bunny or other small animal.
It seems impossible to some that we can invite a cat or dog into our home, love it and see it go on to another home. In fact, these fosters gain so much. We see a companion come to us in an uncertain condition, perhaps injured, perhaps neglected, perhaps recently having lost its home because of the unfortunate circumstances of the previous owner. They need lots of TLC, we help them by loving them, treating them gently but expecting good behavior, helping them to heal physically and psychologically and then we have the joy of finding the perfect home for this pet! In addition, we get to meet so many personalities. Just like people, cats and dogs come with many different traits – overly attentive, a little more aloof, loving to be touched, wanting to be touched only in certain ways and places, with different activity levels, fond of other animals or not.
And, if you find a home for one – you can foster again!
So take the pledge and tell a co-worker, a neighbor or friend or relative about why you like to foster and enter to win here. Thanks to Petfinder.com, who has created this opportunity to help find fosters and to help a foster.