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!
Get your tickets now for the 7th annual Fall Benefit! Not only will all the funds from the event go to helping local animals, it promises to be a really fun night.
The always popular pet fashion show will feature Pet Haven cats and dogs with local celebrities:
- Falen Bonsett, KDWB Morning Show Co-Host
- Dr. Justine Lee, Author, CEO, and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
- Amanda Matthes, 2013 Miss Royalty International
- Ali Jarvis, Founder & CEO of SidewalkDog.com
- Donna Valentine, K102 Wakeup Crew Co-Host
- Jonathan Odell, Author
- Tim & Thom Navarro, Designers
- Kevin Friedland, Coach and Player for Minnesota United FC
- Daryl Satler, Player for Minnesota United FC
We already have $16,000 in merchandise and giftcards donated for the silent auction. Sneak peek into some of the items that will be available:
- Signed MN Twins bat
- Vikings tickets
- U of M basketball tickets
- Home beer brewing kit with recipe kit
- $1,000 in jewelry from Aurthur’s Jewelers
- MN Zoo membership
- Bowling party for up to 20 people
- Adrian Peterson Hand Signed Photograph
- 2014 Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas for Two
- Art including pottery and water color paintings from local artists
- Men’s Seiko two-tone solar watch
- 100s of other items including many for your furry friends (think boarding, obedience classes, etc.)
There will also be a wine wall and a free photo booth. Maybe you’ll be able to snap a photo with one of our celebrities! Plus, come to the event, support our Buy Beads for Special Needs game, and you will have a chance to win an iPad!
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
Josie and Primrose have several things in common.
Each is primarily black in color. Black dogs and cats are the most overlooked when it comes to being chosen for adoption.
Both have some white hair on their tummy and chest although Prim has only a ‘bikini’ of white.
Each is a full-of-energy type of personality too!
Size isn’t one of the things they have in common.
Josie weighs in at solid and trim 60+ pounds. Josie is full grown at 3.5-4 years.
Primrose weighs 4+ pounds. Prim has some more growing to do as she is only 4 months of age and was the most petite kitten in her litter. She’s an athlete too! Here she is jumping after the toy at the end of a ‘fishing pole’ type toy. She has a tiny bulge on her tummy which has reabsorbed, it was a reaction to the internal stitches used during her spay.
Josie loves to play and has boundless energy. She hopes her new owner will take her for walks and runs and, especially, to the dog park! She is attentive to her foster and pays close attention to his voice and the treats he might hand out when she is an especially good girl.
Josie also loves the other family members, wife and toddler aged daughter, and all their friends. She helps wear off energy of a puppy when they foster a puppy and hopes to have another very active, dog-loving dog in her new home.
She’s playful, loving, full-of-energy and a great all-around girl.
Primrose , born in May 2013, is also a busy kitten, she loves to run and play. Toys are great but she also loves lap time and has a wonderful motor. Prim gives kisses! She would love to have another cat or kitten in her home to snuggle up and play with.
Primrose, Josie and other Pet Haven dogs and cats can be found at our website. An adoption application is available to be filled out and submitted also!
Stop by the PetCo in Richfield at 66th and Lyndale Ave. S. and get a furry cat or kitten fix!
We have all shapes and sizes, kittens from 11 weeks to cats that are up to 4 years old.
Mimi – Who has more personality and curiousity? She’s the star -
Joran – A busy young fellow who would love another cat buddy to play with -
Buddee – Mr. Mellow with the small meow. Bud is a rounder boy (he needs to have his food measured) with a round face and big round eyes and quite the comic at our events.
Pepin – He would also love to have a cat buddy or two to pal around with and a dog would be fine too. He’s a young guy with lots of energy. Windows to watch the world from and owners who would enjoy playing with him. Children? We think he’d do fine.
Etta – This pretty girl got along fine when the neighborhood children stopped in for a visit. She loves to play by herself with her toys, with another cat and is turning into a lap girl too.
Ginny – Bright eyed and engaging, she’s highly interactive with her fosters, seeking attention and lap time. Loves toys, fine with another cat.
Rosa – A cute little torti who is getting along with another cat but wouldn’t mind being the apple of someone’s eye and soaking up all the attention.
Emma is a brown tabby with white and we are waiting on her picture. You’ll have to stop by to meet her to see how cute she is. She gets along really well with a dog – another cat? NO, Emma says no other cats, thank you!
Juniper – Mr. Busy needs another cat or kitten to play with. He walks right with you as you move through the house so you’ll need to learn the ‘kitten-shuffle’ and likes attention too.
Stop by, visit, ask about different cats, adopt!
Today, Aug. 5, Kevin will be with Ali from Sidewalk Dog on Twin Cities Live! A star is about to be born.
Catch it on tv or see the segment on your computer at another time.
Kevin was named Midnight when he came to Pet Haven and when he was rescued he had MANY porcupine quills in his face and chest. They were removed and more have migrated out and been removed as time went on.
He’s had a lot of ‘firsts’ in his life since arriving to rescue:
First vet visit with treatment, vaccines and neuter.
First car rides.
First time living inside.
First walk up a flight of stairs.
He is learning about being in a crate, working on house training, beginning to find out what toys are all about – and, we hope, soon he will have found a forever home!
He knows all about people affection and plops down by your feet to be pet or puts his paw into your lap to let you know he’s waiting. He also responds to a ‘whistle’ and comes to you.
Right now Pet Haven cats have several buff (light orange), orange and orange and white cats!
Max (orange) and Kodiak (flame point markings) are a pair we don’t want to break up.
Max seeks more attention from you.
Kodiak is a little more aloof.
Both follow you around the house, are helpful when it is time to sweep and put clothes in the washer and drier and generally enjoy your company. They can be found sleeping together, grooming each other and playing together most of the day. They even steal the dog’s bed together!
Yedrin and Joran are brothers. They are not bonded as Max and Kodiak but would love to have another kitten or cat playmate in their new home. They were born the first week in April. Yedrin will be at the Chuck and Don’s in Highland this week. Stop by and see him.
Juniper is another orange and white fellow we have. His favorite games are playing chase, jumping over another cat as well as finding all the toys he wants to play with. He was born in early May. He has an instant motor and also is helpful around the house.
We will have an adoption on Sun. Aug. 11 from 1-3 p.m. at the PetCo in Richfield and Sunday Aug. 18 from 1-3 p.m. at the Chuck and Don’s in Edina as well as at the PetCo in Richfield. You can send an adoption application from our website if you’d like more information before that.
Saturday, Aug. 3, 11-1 p.m.
Dogs: PetCo Richfield, large and medium
Dogs: Chuck and Don’s, Lake Calhoun location, small
Cats: PetCo Richfield
Medium and large dogs: Who will attend?
Small dogs: Who will attend?
Cats: Who will attend?
Kodiak and Max – a great pair
Hope to see you there!
Pet Haven’s 7th Annual Fall Benefit! Tickets are on sale now!
The go-to event for the fall season –
Join us at the Park Plaza Hotel in Bloomington on Oct 19th from 6-10pm.
It’s a great way to support Pet Haven and have fun at the same time! This years event ticket includes dinner, a silent auction, local celebrity appearances (to be announced), a free photo booth, and the ever-popular pet fashion show.
Check out this picture from last year’s runway with Rusty Gatenby from KSTP Channel 5 news and Patsy the dog. Looks like Patsy is having too much fun and doesn’t want to leave the runway!
Visit our Fall Benefit event page for more information and to purchase tickets. Attend, volunteer, donate!
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 -