Thursday, February 23, 2017

Update on Phoenix!

Any longtime followers of the stories of Red Lake Rosie's Rescue will remember Phoenix who came to us in February of 2015, but here is brief history. You can read all our stories about him by searching for "phoenix" on this blog.

It was truly a miracle that Clayton was hauling his garbage to the dump and found this puppy howling and trying to get out of a burning dumpster. Clayton pulled the puppy (now called Phoenix) from the fire and called the DNR who transported him to RLRR. Clayton took the photo above of Phoenix charred and sitting in the snow and trash.

We were very thankful that ACT V Rescue & Rehabilitation was willing to take him almost immediately.

Phoenix was gently shaved and his wounds were tended until he was ready for surgery to patch his burned skin.

His physical healing took months

He wore a cone and special suits to protect his skin.

It was a very painful process as is any recovery from burns.

He also had extensive training to help modify his sometimes unpredictable behavior.

Ultimately, he went to Higher Ground Animal Sanctuary to live where he has room to run and play with other dogs.

Here is a picture of Phoenix from December 2016. (Posted on Christmas Day. :-)
He is doing well at Higher Ground Animal Sanctuary (Where we *stole* his picture.) Their website is:
We ensured his safety and well-being for the rest of his life, and he lives like a King! They love him to bits and pieces.

Friday, February 10, 2017

Sisu, formerly Rush, now her life is Perfect

"Karen Good, this is Sisu (aka Rush who someone tried to choke) ready for a trip to her family's cabin. What a lucky dog!

She comes to work several days a week; she is the office dog! She has a great owner and is having an amazing life. It was a great save all the way around."

On September 4th, 2012, it was getting dark and a car arrived with two dogs which they wanted to surrender.
They were in pretty fair shape, except we noticed the next day that Rush had a raspy way of breathing. We saw a scar on her throat which had healed and a few scrapes on her head and rump.

Another "broken" animal I thought, and wondered who would take this girl? She was a very nice dog and deserved a good home.

Thankfully, All Dog Rescue stepped up and took Rush. A vet visit determined that Rush had laryngial paralysis and nothing needed to be done right away. Her heart and lungs are good and she can have normal activity. She is super sweet and friendly and her foster dad already adores her.

We are so happy that our rescue friends do not expect animals in perfect physical condition, and in so doing are finding perfect animals in many other ways!

Sincerely, Karen RLRR

Monday, February 6, 2017

Raven, another three-legged RLRR pup, is adopted, too!

Raven was the puppy that came to Red Lake Rosie's Rescue crying from the pain of a badly injured leg. See earlier post HERE.

He went to foster care with Carver Scott Humane Society and his leg had to be amputated, but he is recovering well and has already been adopted into a loving forever home. What a lucky boy after all!

Our thanks to Jean at Carver Scott!


Tuesday, January 31, 2017

How Stella got her Groove back

A little husky shep came to Red Lake Rosie's Rescue in late summer with mange and the condition of rickets which is from prenatal and postnatal malnutrition. We named this sweet girl Stella.

Stella was a wonderful puppy that ran around the shelter in spite of her bowed legs, which caused her to trip and fall occasionally. This did not stop this spirited little girl from enjoying life.

Kathryn fell in love with this little girl when she was working at the shelter and put in a good word for her at All Dog Rescue. Soon she was accepted in their program and today is a beautiful young husky. 

Her legs are straight now and she will be adopted- We hope for an update on her soon.

Thank you to All Dog for taking our needy pups and dogs into your care with great results. Just ask Stella!

Karen RLRR

Hi, Karen;

Stella was adopted right before Christmas - I'm attaching a picture of her sleeping on her toys while she was here with us, as well as a picture of her with her new mom and dad on the day they adopted her!


Friday, January 27, 2017

Raven cries for help

One cold Friday night, Raven, a little black lab shepherd mix, came to Red Lake Rosie's Rescue as a surrender. This little boy had been run over by a car and was so sad -- he appeared to have a tear in his eye when he arrived.

Immediately, we started sending out his picture and story asking for help.

Jeanne of Carver Scott responded and took Raven into their care. Unfortunately, the leg was damaged to the point that it had to be amputated :-(

Raven is happy now and through his surgery with hopes for a new home and a safe environment in the future.

We get weekly and sometimes daily calls on injured and sick animals here at Red Lake Rosie’s Rescue. We are thankful for our partners and supporters who help us with this expensive treatment and care giving hope to many like Raven.

We also want to thank our faithful partners Carver Scott Humane Society and Jean for investing in Raven’s future.


Hi Karen,
The surgeon wasn't able to surgically correct Raven's leg, and recommended amputation. So, Raven is a member of the Tripod club and doing just fine. He's such a happy puppy. Thank you for trusting him to our care.



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