Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Kittens - more and more

Shelby and Sawyer are two cute guys who are very busy!

Sawyer is more the love bug - patting you on the face in the middle of the night, snuggling under your chin or on your lap when you watch tv and then off to the races with brother,

Shelby who loves to snuggle up with men a little more than women and is a very busy fellow too. He has another name in his foster home - Sid the Kid - from hockey fame who was known for having to touch everything.

Unfortunately we do not have a picture of one of their latest escapades which include the pan with the left-over barbecue sauce! It took them both awhile to get each other cleaned up after that one. You need to have a sense of humor and a lot of patience to have kittens in the house.

These boys are ready for adoption, preferably with another cat or kitten, or together to help them wear off steam while you are gone at work.

Monday, June 29, 2009

Fudge and her mice -

Fudge's foster mom has been helping a relative with a garage sale and has consequently been away from home many hours this last week. Fudge has been on a hunt - for all of the mice she can find. One day when B came home, there on the floor were so many mice - some she had not seen for months and months!

And here, freshly awoken from a nice nap, is Fudge with some of her collection!

She soft and gentle, a fun-loving girl who gets along well with another cat, who gets to go to her new home with at least some of her favorite mice. You can have fun by finding and giving her even more!

Friday, June 26, 2009

Adoption, Sun. June 28, 1-3 p.m.

Pet Haven cats will hold an adoption this Sunday, 6/28, from 1-3 p.m at the PetCo in Richfield at 66th and Lyndale Ave. S.

Looking for an adorable kitten? Think Midge, Mitsie or Mason - varying from bold and confident, active and busy to a cuddle bug.

How about a nice, young adult cat? One that is happy to be an only or who needs another friend, one who is laid back or who loves to romp and play with you and/or another cat, or one good with a dog.

Autumn is a young girl, loves to play and be with you and she's very striking with her brown tabby and orange (she's a torti) markings. Gentle and fun loving.

Buster is seen here, showing you how much he would love another cat buddy. This orange one is the owner's cat and is not always fond of the fosters but Buster says it is time for her to get over it! He loves to play also and gets along well with a dog and likes plenty of people attention. He's looking for a furry friend to play and snuggle with when you are gone at work.

Pet Haven's July adoptions will be on:

Saturday, July 11-1 p.m. at the Chuck and Don's Calhoun location

Sunday, July 12 1- 3 p.m. at the Richfield PetCo

Sunday July 26 1- 3p.m. at two locations:

PetCo Richfield at 66th and Lyndale Ave. S
Chuck and Don's in Bloomington

See a cat on the website? Have questions? Want to adopt between adoption events? E mail from there or leave a message on the 'I want to adopt a cat' line at 952-831-3825. The matchmaker will get back to you and after zeroing in on the kind of cat or kitten you are interested in, the foster home can invite you to see the cat. Adoptions can be accomplished outside of adoption events.

Why adopt from a foster home based rescue group? We know our cats, their likes and dislikes, how they get along with other animals and how much attention they want to have.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

New girls

Trisha is relatively new to our foster homes. She came in with 6 kittens and is loving life as 'just a cat' - please, no more babies! We have assured her that that will never happen to her again. She introduces to another cat quite easily and is fun to have around. You can hold her in your arms. She's just had a bath and her coat is looking better all the time.

Or, if you're interested in a torti, we have a very nice one of those also. Chloe came to us from way up north in MN via Red Lake Rosie's Rescue. She has one ear that is crumpled over - a birth defect? a previous injury? A girl has to have some secrets! Chloe is a great companion, gets along with another cat and likes to play - a wonderful addition to your home or the home of a friend or family member. And, she gets along with a dog.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Cat Friendly Dog

Sadie is a pretty cute girl who is loving life in her foster home. She has light blue eyes which are unusual with her coloring. When Sadie came to her foster home she didn't know much about being a house-dog but has she learned!

Stairs - WHAT are those?

A soft bed - What do you do with that?

Well, Sadie has figured it out. She was shy to begin with but has made great strides in that department too.

Sadie has two dogs in her foster home and they love to play - she and the german shepherd and dane are rough and tumble inside and outside and now she flies up and down the stairs when they are playing.

Sadie is also another creature with the cats - one of them grooms her head and she is as gentle as can be, even if they are near when she has a treat. Sadie will also play with the cats but in an entirely different manner than with the dogs.

Is your cat a door-dasher? Well, Sadie has a bit of that in her too and will take special vigilance as she learns you are her family and that you will be there for her always.

Who wouldn't want a Sadie in their life who is waiting to enrich your life and hopes you will have another dog or cat for her to enjoy and play with?

Learn more about Sadie and other Pet Haven dogs by checking out the dog blog and our website. Spread the word and help us find homes for more of our cats and dogs so another can be rescued.

Monday, June 22, 2009


This little girl came to her first adoption on Saturday and was snuggling in to her foster mom's shoulder for a little comfort in a strange place.

Lyndale has beautiful green eyes, a short and silky black coat with a white bib. She loves to play, gets along well with the other cat in her foster home and has good manners too! She's a friendly, loving young lady looking for that permanent home.

Friday, June 19, 2009

Cat Adoption, Sat. June 20, 11-1 p.m.

Lovely, delightful to hold, frisky or calm and all about personality!

Some who are coming:




Tenor (Ira)


Some of the others coming:
Betty and Brenday - gray tabby sisters, one with medium length hair;

Gerry, another black and white tuxedo;

Marley, a darling, petite torti and

Buster, lover of cats and a dog and people!

Monday, June 15, 2009

Foster homes needed

Summer is a very hard time for cats and also for the folks who give so much of their time, lives and homes to rescue them.

Foster homes are always needed. Perhaps you are not at a time in your life when you can commit 10-20 years to love a cat but you could give 6 months to a year or two to help one or more.

If you begin fostering for Pet Haven, these are some things we will provide for you:

A cat that has been in another foster home so we know what it is like.

A cat that has been tested for feline leukemia and fiv and is negative, is up to date on vaccinations, has been spayed or neutered, has been dewormed several times and treated for fleas and/or earmites and has been microchipped.

Supplies which include a litterbox, litter, food, a cat carrier and even a few toys.

A cat!
Pet Haven volunteers will choose the cat you will foster. Sometimes we have one that would absolutely love to be an only cat and so has to be separated in a foster home so it doesn't get as much attention as we would like. If you have a cat, we would give you one that we know gets along after the usual introductions.

What do we ask of you?

To take care of the cat, keep it safe from harm, play with it and enjoy it!

To bring it to adoption events, at least one a month in the summer and two a month most other times of the year. Everyone is busy, sometimes you will miss but we want you there with the cat to advocate for it!

A room to set aside for the cat until it is introduced into your home. Sometimes introductions happen quickly but sometimes it is easier for the cat to get to know you and vice versa if it has a smaller space to explore initially.

Support! An experienced foster to stand behind you and answer questions as you begin to foster and get to know your new friend. Pet Haven continues to pay any medical bills if something should arise. That is done at a vet clinic that Pet Haven works with.

To commit to fostering for at least 6 months so the cat has some stability in his/her life.

Why wouldn't you want to foster?

Are you afraid of falling in love?
Fosters do adopt their foster cat but you will enjoy the satisfaction of knowing that if you help it find a forever home, one more cat can come in off the streets or out of a pound.

You'll meet other volunteers who are friendly and who will share experiences they have had while fostering.

Because you chose to foster, an experienced foster home will get another cat fresh from the unknown - a wonderful thing for a homeless cat.

You will learn more about Pet Haven, animal rescue and the problems and joys we deal with every day.

We hope you'll consider it!

So do other cats like these:

Give it a try - you'll make a world of difference in the life of a cat, one cat at a time. Want to help in other ways? Check out the website and submit a volunteer application.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Highland Chuck and Don's

Elsie is the newest Pet Haven cat to spend a week or two at the Highland Chuck and Don's.  She's hoping someone will see her and pass on her information to someone looking for a sweet, very playful girl who will jump on your lap if you pat it.  She's a honey - it's hard to believe someone dumped her outside this winter to survive on her own, losing her ear tips to frostbite.  She's probably a year old now and loves people.  

Monday, June 8, 2009

Some adoptions, some waiting

In the last month we have adopted Kelly, Fran, Flame and Flicker, Peter and Remi.

Remi went home this weekend with an older couple with a gentleman who spends more time at home and he was looking for a buddy when his wife goes out.  We think she'll fill that request nicely.  Remi came to us from Red Lake Rosies.  

Kelly was the last of her litter of 4 to be adopted.  She, her 3 siblings and mom came to us March 2008 with the kittens just a few weeks old - all were black.   All 5 have found homes now!

Flame and Flicker came to us early this year with two brothers.  They were born in mid Dec. 2008 and were rescued from an outbuilding after their mother was struck and killed on a road. They've all found homes too.   

We've lots of cats still looking for homes, too.  

Sawyer is a manx, flame point siamese cross.  He and his brother, Shelby, will be neutered tomorrow and be ready for adoption a few days later.  Sawyer is a manx (just a stub of a tail) and is on a medication to draw more water into his stools so they stay soft.  It is inexpensive, is given to him 2 times a day.  When he came to us as a tiny little boy at just one pound, he was having trouble getting his stools out.  This medication has worked well for him and your vet can prescribe it.  He may not have to be on it forever but that should be worked out with your vet.  

Sawyer is the cuddlier of the two but Shelby, an orange tabby, is enjoying more people attention too.  They are very busy kittens and love to play games with you and another cat or kitten.  

Some others we have who would like to go together but who do not have to are: 

Alex and Amanda; Blake and Milhouse who are not related but who are best buddies;  Fudge and Moose who are also not related.  

Riley, Elsie and others would love to be an only cat.  

Koko came to the adoption in her new green collar to show how beautiful she is and she is available.  

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Cat adoption, Sat. June 6, 11-1 p.m.

Held at the PetCo in Richfield.  

Who will be coming?  

Elsie - with the short little ears!

Fudge and Moose - a great pair!

Remi - loving, cuddly, playful!

Ira - a zany, loving fellow!  

Milhouse - a busy, playful fellow who lives with Blake - another great pair!

Riley - playful, laid-back, easy-going, sunny window girl with beautiful markings!

Missy, she'd love to be an only girl.  No jumping on counters for her and she loves tummy rubs!

And many more.  

Help us to bring in another cat that has lost it's home and family due to loss of jobs and foreclosure. Beautiful, healthy cats - put out on the streets through no fault of their own.  Adopt and we'll be able to help another one.   

Can't adopt?  Help us fund low cost spay and neuter to help reduce the overpopulation problem in the cat world.   

Monday, June 1, 2009

Garage sale raises almost $1000!

Many thanks to all of our hardworking volunteers who helped plan, organize and host Pet Haven's annual garage sale at Becky's home! Many thanks also to those who donated to our garage sale. Doug and Moose worked hard the day of the garage sale (you have to look hard to see Moose who blends in nicely with Doug's black jeans!) .... they did a tremendous job supervising and making sure all was running smoothly :)

We raised $922 as a result of the garage sale --- ALL of which will go directly to helping homeless dogs and cats!