Friday, March 9, 2012

Time to change your bookmark!

Pet Haven's cat and dog blogs can now be found posted on our website.

Click here to be linked to this site and change your bookmark so you don't miss out on all the news with our adoptable animals, new animals coming in, special cases and other activities Pet Haven supporters and volunteers can participate in!

Tuesday, March 6, 2012


is a pretty girl, sleek and shiny. She has recently moved to a new foster home that has no other pets. Her foster thinks she may miss having a cat buddy to play with but she is loving the extra attention she receives because she is the only cat now!

Wilma is playful and enjoys her toys, watching out the windows and your company. She has never been persistent enough to claim her share of lap time when she was in a foster home with 2 other cats. NOW she can have a lap whenever her foster mom is home!

and even a pillow for her head as she sprawls on your lap!

Friday, March 2, 2012

Two adoptions this weekend!

Location: PetCo in Richfield at 66th and Lyndale Ave. S

Saturday: 11-1 p.m.

Sunday: 1-3 p.m.

Almost all boys on Saturday!

Hudson - silly, playful boy who enjoys a warm lap.

Hattie - torti, not ready for adoption but will make an appearance, 5 months old.

Scamper - handsome orange and white fellow.

Gilbert - short haired gray boy - very playful, likes a dripping faucet to drink from and a lap too.

Almost all girls on Sunday!

Amber - great companion, loves her windows and toys when you are away, enjoys being with and near you when you are home.

Anna - a torti who takes a little while to warm up and then loves to snuggle!

Garth - a brown tabby with white, loves to play and get some attention.

Anja - another torti - as playful as can be and signals for attention.

Tia - a brown tabby/white female - she plays a little and is a laid back lady who gets along with another cat.

Click here to see pictures and bios of all Pet Haven's adoptable cats!

Wednesday, February 29, 2012


Chessie is the newest representative from Pet Haven at Chuck and Don's in Highland Park in St. Paul.

Chessie is a good natured, out-going girl. She has the markings of a snowshoe siamese but is not a pure breed. Her markings are unique and as cute as her personality.

Chessie enjoys toys, gets along with another cat, likes to cuddle and snuggle and sleep on the bed.

Stop by and say hello to Chessie. If you are interested in learning more about her and adopting her or another Pet Haven cat, go to this link.

We have 2 adoptions this weekend, both at the PetCo in Richfield at 66th and Lyndale Ave. S. Saturday from 11-1, Sunday from 1-3 p.m.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Happy Tails -

Here's a picture of Dahlia settled into her new home, having found a new buddy to snooze with!

Momma Bear had several names in her foster home with Pet Haven. She has a new home, a new name and is enjoying life with her new owner!

Here is what her owner has to say about life with Ami -

Yes she, or should I say we, are doing great! I've changed her name to Amèlie, Ami for short. She has been doing very well at adjusting to my house. She loves playing, exploring, getting attention, eating, trying to converse haha. We're having fun.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Adoption Sunday, 2/19, 1-3 p .m.

PetCo in Richfield at 66th and Lyndale Ave. S

Please stop by and say hello! Know someone looking to adopt? Bring them along too -

Who might attend?






Etta - busy young lady, almost 5 months old


This pretty girl came back to Pet Haven after her owner died and relatives were unable to take her. She's 10 yrs old, has had her teeth cleaned and blood work done, she is good health even if she could stand to loose a pound or two!

Jack and Stan



Fill out an adoption application and submit it and, if it arrives soon enough, you will receive a call from the foster home to answer any additional questions you might have about the cat or cats you are interested in.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

A valentine for you

Tia was named Half-Pint when she came to Pet Haven about 8 yrs. ago as a stray. She'd had kittens and was guessed to be between one and two years old. Half-Pint was adopted in 2004 and when her owner died, she returned to Pet Haven this winter.

She has since had her teeth cleaned, an exam by a vet and her vaccinations updated. She is working on her diet a little and is looking for a new home.

She gets along well with another cat, is people friendly and likes to play with the toys in the foster home too.

And in the category of brown tabby and white and around 2 yrs. of age -

Star! She loves to snuggle with another cat and gets lap time with her fosters too.

Zoe - one of those cute little 'cow cats'!

Hudson - a gray and white clown - a smaller boy, not yet 2 yrs. old. He's all about toys.

Wilma - a little lady who enjoys chasing pieces of her food. She is an excellent 'hunter'! Yes, there is a story behind this trick!

These and other Pet Haven cats are looking for homes. You'll find the cat adoption application on that page too!

Stop by Chuck and Don's in Highland to see these 2 lovers!

Friday, February 10, 2012

Cheveyo is healing -

Chevy is making great progress. His leg is becoming stronger and, as you can see, lounging in catnip is a favorite activity of his.

Here's what his foster has to say:

He is moving around really well. He's going up and down the steps and can get up on the couch to have a rest. He was sleeping on the table today right next to where I was doing my homework. He always is the first one to roll around on the cat nip when I put it down, as well.

Thank you for making a donation to help cover the costs of his surgery!

Stop by Chuck and Don's in Highland to see brothers Quincy and Aiden who hope to be adopted together.

Want to know what other adoptable cats we have? Click here!

Our next adoption is Sunday, Feb. 19, from 1-3 p.m. at the PetCo in Richfield at 66th and Lyndale Ave. S.

Monday, February 6, 2012

Second and third chances -

Dirks had had an owner at one time but was returned to a shelter, when he came to Pet Haven he found another home. That home had job loss problems and he was returned once again.

Back to a foster home where he got along well with another foster cat at first - but soon the other guy became a bully and Dirks wasn't up to the challenge of telling him, "NO!"

Dirks went to another foster home with 2 very accepting cats and now has found another cat buddy to play and snuggle with!

Just thought we'd share this picture from last night -- as you can see, Dirks and Sensei are the best of pals.

Dirks is getting along well -- we notice that he loves to climb up as high as possible on bookshelves, dressers, etc. Maybe he misses his cat tower -- we'll probably buy one when we move, as we have no room for any extra furniture right now! Dirks is a very likeable little guy, and apparently Sensei thinks so too.

Best wishes --

Roberta, Sean, Dirks, and Sensei

Dirks is the buff fellow, Sensei the gray and white.

Sometimes we all need a second chance, or a third or a fourth. The more kind and caring people a cat, dog or person meets just expands trust and keeps it more open to another family.

Friday, February 3, 2012

Busy weekend, Adoption Events both days1

Sat. Feb. 4, 11-1 p.m.

Sun. Feb. 5, 1-3 p.m.

Who will be attending?


Colette - black torti

Babette - brown tabby with white

Josette - long haired brown tabby torti is at Chuck and Don's in Highland


Stan and Jack, a pair of older kittens, buff in color, who hope to find a home together!


Momma Bear


Adien and Quincy, another pair of brothers who hope to find a home together!




Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Pretty girl!

Josette is currently at the Chuck and Don's in Highland Park, St Paul.

She is a very outgoing, cuddly, personable kitten, about 6 months old. She is a long haired brown tabby torti and already has a 'mane'.

Josie has 2 sisters, both are short haired, one a black torti and the other a brown tabby with white feet and a tiny stripe on her nose. They are all very well socialized and love people, attention and playing.

Babette, above, and Colette below.

Stop by Chuck and Don's and say hello to Josette!

Saturday, January 28, 2012


These two, 5-6 month old, flame point siamese x brothers will be up for adoption soon!




are a nice pair and we hope to find a home for them together.

They love to play and move through their foster home together often as well as sleeping and grooming each other.

Like cats who seek you out for attention? Those who love to purr in response to being talked to as well as pet? Those have extra thick coats that are soft and warm?

These boys would surely brighten up a home!

Monday, January 23, 2012

Special needs -

Cheveyo came to Pet Haven from Red Lake Rosie's Rescue in March of 2011. He is 2.5 years old now.

Chevy was found at a garbage dump. His ears had frostbite damage and he lost the tips of them. He had scabs and scaring on his back legs as if he had been caught is some sort of animal trap - probably a snare - but he had escaped or someone found him and let him loose.

It seemed Chevy had found good fortune. He became a wonderful indoor fellow who enjoys games of rough and tumble chase with the other cats in his foster home. He gets along with the 2 medium sized dogs there. He loves his foster family too and comes for lap time, enjoys his toys and the windows he can watch the wildlife from. Sunny windows, people to love him, other cats to play with - life is good.

One day recently he did not come for breakfast. This is most unusual as Chevy loves to eat! He was found hiding under the dresser in a bedroom. When drawn out he could not bear weight on a rear leg, was obviously in pain and could only be coaxed to eat a little food. A trip to the vet was in order.

Chevy needed to be sedated to have x rays since he would not allow the vet to straighten out his leg and exam his hip joint. Radiographs confirmed that he had sheared off a portion of the ball of the femur. This loose piece and the rough edge no longer fit smoothly into the hip socket and painfully rubbed muscle and bone. No wonder he wouldn't walk! Soon he had pain meds to keep him more comfortable.

He was scheduled for surgery on a Wed. and was back with his foster family later Thursday. Chevy had the ball of the femur removed as well as some of the femur to shorten this bone so it would not rub into the socket in the pelvis and cause further pain. Once his muscles are fully strengthened he will walk and jump with only the smallest limp! It isn't know why something like this happens, for some reason the blood flow to the bone may have been cut off and the bone did not grow as strong as it should have.

Pet Haven has a Special Needs fund. We take in cats and dogs with no knowledge of their previous care. Some need to have all of their teeth extracted because of infection in the roots and gum disease. Some have broken bones, others have parvo or panleukopenia. A few, like Chevy, need to have femoral head and neck surgery because they were dropped from a balcony or jumped and landed wrong.

All of these procedures are ones that we have a responsibility to resolve to provide the best quality of life we can. We are able to do this only because we have generous donors, like you. If you are able to make a donation to help cover the cost of Cheveyo's surgery it will help us to offer this much needed care to him and others like him.

You can click here to make a donation on line from our website or can send a check to our mailing address:

Pet Haven, Inc. of Minnesota

PO Box 19105

Minneapolis MN 55419

Earmark it to Special Needs, to Chevy, or to other causes such as spay and neuter. We appreciate donations in any amount, small or large! Can't make a monetary donation right now? Think about volunteering for us or another group, hold a garage sale when it is that time of the year, like to scrapbook? make and sell cards to others.

Chevy says Thank you!

Look for further updates on Chevy as his healing progresses!

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Almost ready for adoption!

These pretty girls will soon be able to come for adoption events. They are 5 month old females and get along well with each other or another cat or kitten. They are all very affectionate.

Colette - a short haired dark torti

Babette - a brown tabby with white and the cutest white stripe on her nose

Josette - a long haired brown tabby torti who definitely loves her lap time

Friday, January 20, 2012

Pet Haven Cat Adoption, Sun. 1/22, 1-3 p.m.

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

Some of the cats attending will be:

Sylvie - the medium haired girl on the left. Spencer, the other tuxedo, is a resident cat at the foster home.


Noah - an affectionate, people loving guy, Noah has put on a little weight this winter and is embarking on a diet (terrible word!) and some extra exercise to help him slim down! As he loses he will be more interested in playing, for now it is the laser light and pole toys to entice him to move around more - 3 x a day for 5 minutes each! In between he'll keep you good company and enjoy tummy rubs.


Hudson - the boy who loves pipecleaners, plays fetch with you with them and snuggles up for a nap on you.

Candy - has a new 'do'! Her long fur was unkempt after living in the rough last summer and she's been shaved (no mats, just trying to get down to the lovely hair growing in!)

Anja - best in an adult home as she gives love bites. Her foster has recently discovered that when she nips that what she is really asking for is to be picked up and held and petted and petted! No more biting then! She's a very playful young gal who missed out on some of her own kittenhood while she was having a very early litter. She's making up for it now.



These 2 boys, left and center, are shown with their sister who has been adopted. Very social, fun loving kittens who will be large cats. They are big kittens at 8-9 months of age.

and others!

In other news, Phoebe is in residence at the Chuck and Don's in Highland! This pretty girl is also as social as can be. She's good with another cat and loves people - children, adults - everyone! Phoebe is one of 3 declawed cats that Pet Haven has now, the others being Peaches and Meesha.

Stop by to visit - Phoebe at Chuck and Don's and other adoptable cats this Sunday at the PetCo in Richfield.

Monday, January 16, 2012


This pretty girl came back to Pet Haven after being adopted and in another home for about 18 months.

She and her foster mom have been reunited and both are as happy as can be to be - together again!

Koko was head-butting and reaching out for attention before she had been back a week. This lucky girl is now in her forever home.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Stan and Jack

These two brothers are living at a vet clinic that Pet Haven works with. They are looking for a home - together or, perhaps, with another cat or dog.

Both are light orange tabbys and are almost the same color. One has slightly darker coloring. They have deep gold eyes too - handsome fellows.

They are friendly and very social guys, enjoying games of laser light and fishing pole type toys with you, some time to cuddle and sleeping on the bed at night.


They also entertain themselves well - toys, if you don't have enough, you can go out and get more! Or, the boys say they'll find some common household items (pens and pencils, q-tips, small pieces of paper) that look interesting and they will try them out as toys too.

You'll probably need to have the wastebaskets and kitchen basket secured also - you never know what you might have thrown away that could be played with!

Do you have bookcases in your home or other shelving? It's always fun to jump up there and see what things look like from the heights.

All of that fun makes kittens so enjoyable. You'll just need to put away the dried flower arrangements and the breakable, collectibles and provide windows and a fun perch so they can be enjoyed. Do you feed the birds and squirrels outside? Stan and Jack would love to be bird counters.


Stan and Jack say hi, they'll be attending many of our Pet Haven adoption events or can be visited at the clinic. You can fill out an adoption application here for any Pet Haven cat you might be interested in.