Wednesday, December 28, 2011


This pretty girl was taken by Pet Haven after she was seen being dumped onto a rural road. Luckily for her, the person in the car behind stopped and was able to pick her up.

She is a medium haired siamese cross with blue eyes and had been 4 paw declawed.

Do you notice her 'bent forward' ears? Meesha is about 4 yrs. of age and had probably lived her whole life with ear mites! Because of head shaking and scratching to try to dislodge them she developed hematomas (blood filled tissue in the actual outer ear) and gradually this tissue hardened and distorted the shape. Pet Haven supplied medication and her foster diligently worked to remove those little villians so she would no longer have the pain and itching - but her ears will always be bent forward.

Meesha was at a shelter first and didn't eat well there and was frightened. She was thin already and had probably been living with stress in her former home.

Upon arrival at Pet Haven her foster gave her a smorgasbord of foods to try and slowly she developed a normal appetite and became a healthy, playful young lady. She chases and plays with the older cat in the foster home and there is a dog there too. She follows her foster around now and loves to snuggle and come for attention and she has all the toys she could want to swat and chase!

Those blue eyes are hard to photograph - you'll have to take our word they are beautiful!

It's rewarding to watch our foster animals come out of their shells and realize that they are in a loving, caring home filled with patience. Now it is time for Meesha to find a forever home that will love her as much as her foster does.

Stop by Chuck and Don's in Highland and visit Pepper. She is the Pet Haven cat-in-residence for a week or so right now. She is a brown tabby torti and is shown with her two brothers - Paxton, a brown tabby, and Patches, a black and white. These kittens are only about 8-9 months old and they will be big cats when they are fully grown!

Pepper is on the right in the photo - she has beautiful markings and all 3 are outgoing and social older kittens.

Sunday, December 25, 2011





came to Pet Haven at about 5 weeks of age, they are now around 11 weeks old.

Their mother was killed by a dog. Another kitten rescued with them died but they thrived on bottle feedings and then on soft kitten food and have graduated to kibble and canned and are ready for adoption.

They are silly kittens, as most are. They love to play and are in a foster home with other adult cats and a couple of medium sized dogs.

Sandy is a little braver and has a very pretty face - none of the pictures really do it justice.

Archie is as cute as can be.

Both have visited briefly with a 3 yr. old grandchild and were willing to be touched and played with so they should be all right with older preschool age children on up.

As with all Pet Haven cats, they have been tested for feline leukemia and fiv and were negative. They are up to date with vaccinations but not finished because of their age. They have been spayed and neutered, microchipped, treated for fleas/earmites as needed and dewormed several times.

Click here to fill out and submit an on line application to adopt one or both of these kittens.

They would certainly liven up a home this winter!

Monday, December 19, 2011

A home for Hector!

Hector has a new job - he is the official office assistant!

This lucky boy now has a mom, dad and two little boys to enjoy and play games with.

Hector came to Pet Haven a little over a year ago. It was a frigid night and he had travelled most of the day from a reservation in the Dakotas. Hector had been a mostly outside fellow and hadn't had regular meals. He had contracted a flea borne disease and was seriously anemic but soon on the mend with the proper medications.

He moved from one foster home, where he had gotten his feet under him and learned to play, to another foster home where he spent most of his time. He trained the new kitten the owner adopted to play and use the scratching post.

The foster learned he was a chatty boy who greeted guests at the door and was always happy to meet someone new. He could be picked up and held and loved watching the world pass by outside the window - much better to be warm!

Good fortune found Hector when his new family found him!

Thank you to all of our adopters for giving a rescued pet a forever home!

Friday, December 16, 2011

Adoption Sunday AND Santa!

Santa will be at the PetCo in Richfield at 66th and Lyndale Ave. S from 1-3 on Sunday Dec. 18.

Pet Haven cats will be having and adoption at the same time. Bring your pet to be photographed and bring along someone who is looking for a cat or kitten for their home - or maybe you are looking to add a cat to your home!

Who will be attending?





Ellie Mae




Zoe and Dahlia - sisters who could be adopted together -

and more!

Monday, December 12, 2011

All I want for Christmas are my 2 front teeth!

or, maybe all you want or want to give someone is a new pet.

It is a tempting and exciting subject for many around a holiday.

If you are having company to your home - sometimes quite a crowd, or if you are traveling to see family and they will have many folks in and out also it can be awkward and even dangerous to get a new pet.

Is it a milestone year? You promised someone when they were 'this age' that they could have a pet?

It's tempting, that's for sure. Let's go out and find just the right one!

3 siblings, 8 months old, Paxton, Patches and Pepper (a brown tabby torti female) - they're going to be big cats when they grown up!

Often we suggest that you purchase items the pet will need: a bed, some ceramic or metal food and water bowls (not linked together because you need to wash each one), some toys with catnip or toy mice or bells in balls. All these items can be placed in one larger box or to make it lots of fun, wrap each small item and place it in a yet larger box and wrap the outer box too. Don't forget to include the note:

Dear New Pet Owner,

We know you've been waiting and waiting! As soon as we have finished traveling, seeing cousins and friends and having company we will go to a rescue group or a humane society and we will find the best pet ever for our family! I can hardly wait, I know you're anxious too. Here is one website we can look at to see what kinds of cats and kittens they have to help you think about what kind of pet you might like to look for!

Mom and Dad,
Your friend ______ ,
Your best friend,
Your loving (daughter, husband, son),

Talk over what kind of personality would best suit the person who will be gifted.

Bold and busy?

A gentle, quieter lap cat?

One you won't mind having it dash between your feet and hurry along with you to wherever you are going? One that is more respectful of your space so you or the person getting the cat won't have to worry about it tripping them.

Does someone have knick-knacks and trinkets sitting around? You certainly don't want some full-of-energy teen who thinks everything in the house is a toy.

A basketful of kittens from several years ago, all adopted now and happily in homes.

Give the person receiving the pet the luxury of planning and the excitement of looking and choosing their very own new pet - and you can still be the giver by paying the adoption fee. Continue to help by getting the first bag of food that it is used to eating and take it home to settle in and everyone can get to know it at a quieter time.

One year, someone we know, carried the tree, all bundled up in a huge plastic bag out to the curb for recycling. Luckily a minutes were spent getting the mail at the mailbox so the odd movements of a kitten could be seen inside the bag. Quick - back to the house, open the bag, retrieve the kitten from inside the bag, COUNT the house cats and fosters, and again take the tree to be recycled.

Ms Jazzy Jasmine who has lived happily with a family with children, another cat and a dog. Her previous owner developed an allergy to cats. She's a gentle girl, 8 yrs old and waiting for a new home to spend the rest of her life. Most cats live to be 14 to 20 years old.

Monday, December 5, 2011

Tuesday on Wednesday!

Tuesday will be going to Chuck and Don's in Highland starting this Wed., 12/7.

She's not a very large girl and loves to play. She zips and zooms around the condo where she lives and has great fun chasing toys and playing with the laser light or fishing pole toys with you.

Tuesday does get along with another cat but is squawky on introductions so it takes a little while. She recently had a kitten fostered with her and after she got to know him she decided he was a great 'chase' companion - now one is in the lead, then they'd turn and reverse.

Tuesday has gorgeous blue eyes, she is mostly white but has some calico/torti color on her also. Social with children and adults alike, she'll make some home a happier place to be.

Friday, December 2, 2011

Saturday, 12/3 and Sun. 12/4 Adoptions!

We'll be at the PetCo in Richfield at 66th and Lyndale Ave. S.

Saturday, 11-1 p.m.

Sunday, 1-3 p.m.

Different cats and kittens each day. Stop by, say hello, tell friends and family about our beautiful cats with all different looks and personalities!

Saturday - some of the ones you will see!





Hans and Carina


Star - Star is about 18 months old now, still as cute as she was as a smaller kitten!

Sunday - some of the ones you will see!



Pippi and Parnell






Lizzie and Maci