Monday, July 28, 2014

Youth Works and the animals of RLRR

There was plenty of time for dogs and cats too. Dogs were brushed, some had their first bath, and Ladybug got a shave down. The dogs got plenty of TLC and walks. Even some of the semi ferals like Sheila allowed the kids to brush and pamper them.

Wolfman makes up for his years as a lonely stray on the Reservation.

Once again Jacob proved to love the kids and the attention he got from them.

Ladybug had lots of fur with burdock matts.  She is so relieved to be shaven. 

Shadow, the cat, got plenty of TLC.

Many thanks again to these youth!!

Saturday, July 26, 2014

More Youth Works

Youth Works this week came from various church youth groups from Michigan, Kansas and Litchfield, Minnesota.

Painting, yard work, and animal care was the focus of the week.

We extended the shelter yard considerably and applied a coat of paint to the cathouse and the kennels. Two large dog houses were cleaned and painted. The group also cleaned the cemetery and enjoyed picking sage.

The cattery looks stunning with new paint. 

We are pleased to have this very hardworking group at the shelter- Next week we will have our last group and expect to get lots of work done.

Friday, July 25, 2014

Youth Works Comes for another Week of Service

There was lots of action at the shelter from July 21st through the 24th. Once again we had crews from Youth Works who completed many jobs making the shelter a nicer place for the animals who live there.

On Monday night, a windstorm swept through downing four trees in the shelter yard. Thankfully no people or animals were hurt. The next morning as soon as Youth Works arrive it was all under control. There was no trace of the wind damage thanks to the great volunteer work when they left that evening!

Friday, July 18, 2014

A home for Hannah

Hannah came to Red Lake Rosie's Rescue from the Bagley Pound.  Nancy and Tom rescued her and brought Hannah to the shelter, otherwise she would have been euthanized.

What a waste that would have been!  Hannah has been adopted and both Hannah and her new mom are very happy.  Thank you to all those who made it possible for Hannah to get a second chance. 


A little Mini Dachshund named Hannah came into my life about a month ago. I wasn't intentionally looking to adopt a dog, but as I walked past the kennels at Goodhue Humane Society I saw a little dog shaking and scared and had to meet her. She was 6 pounds and tiny. 

From what I heard, she had moved around from Red Lake Rosie's to the Humane Society by where I live. It was love at first sight and she has fit into my family perfectly. She was a stray up north and was about to be euthanized when Red Lake Rosie saved her and I thank them for that!! 

She is nothing but a tender little heart that has so much joy and life to live and I'm so happy that I found her. This is the fourth dog I have rescued and I highly recommend it. They need you!

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Garbage pup no more: Yoda Moto

On March 20th, Avis, our faithful rescuer who watches the Redby garbage dump, found a litter of tiny pups huddled against the dumpster. They were beautiful little shepherds weighing about 4 lbs each. They were hungry and dehydrated and freezing.

Avis drove all the way to the shelter bringing the puppies. We thankfully had a transport on March 22nd, 2 days later- All Dog Rescue quickly agreed to take the litter into Linda's foster care.

Linda named them: Yogi, Yoda, Yannie, Yoko, Yanki.

We are thankful for Avis and other community people who watch for dumped animals, and also to the rescues who take the animals and transporters who make it all happen. Of course the generous financial support of many kindhearted people make it all possible.

A happy ending to what could have been a tragedy! 

 Karen :)


I heard from the adopter of Yoda, one of the garbage pups, now called Moto.
He is happy and we just love him.  He is a good puppy.  Doesn't bark too much and sometimes I think he is hard of hearing - haha!   Just being a puppy I guess.  Thanks again for bringing him into our family.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Debo: Just a marshmallow

On May 1st, we had a call at Red Lake Rosie's Rescue that a bulldog was strayed at the Red Lake Casino and Convenience Store.  This little bulldog was hungry, so a nice girl took him home.  She called to tell us that she could not keep Debo, so she brought him to the shelter where we began to work with him. 

At first, we wondered if he would be placed because he had some food aggression because he had been malnourished. Debo also was a "bully breed" which sometimes are hard to place.

We first had him neutered and vaccinated and taught him to walk on leash, then he was allowed free roam with some of his friends.   

We were happy to find out there was a foster-to-adopt possibility at Pet Haven.  Debo left and we hoped it all would work out.  We are happy to find out they say he is a “perfect” dog and has found his forever home.

Thank you Pet Haven for taking Debo and finding him this great home.  This little bully turned out to be a marshmallow!

Karen :-) 

Debo is the perfect dog!! Thank you so much for him. He also respects the invisible fence. Yaahhh..

He is a little naughty when he takes my shoes, but how can you be mad when he gives you those sweet eyes. ; )

Thanks again!

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Lorenzo's long journey home

In baseball, three strikes and you're out! Well, not for Lorenzo-

One cold January day, Lorenzo and Maddie arrived at Red Lake Rosie's Rescue as a transfer from Leech Lake Legacy. They both had mange and were malnourished. We gave them an outdoor kennel with straw, lots of food, water, antibiotics and ivermectin in daily doses. For the next three months, the two began to show progress.

Lorenzo had scarring on his neck and back and lots of hair loss. He walked with a limp and we suspected an old break in the right leg. With the long hard winter, Lorenzo no doubt had his share of suffering.

After being at the shelter for an extended period of time, typically we let the “long termers” roam free part time. Cooper, started to pick on Lorenzo, so we began to let Lorenzo in the cattery. Lorenzo loved the cats and puppies that came through.

One night when he was left to free-roam- Lorenzo decided to break in the cattery and was found lying on the bed the next morning! Not only was Lorenzo very sweet – he was also very smart. 

We were so happy when on April 12th Lorenzo left for foster care at All Dog Rescue. Unfortunately, it was discovered Lorenzo had heartworm. So he had one more hurdle- heartworm treatment.

Through it all Lorenzo was a real trooper and a survivor. We are so happy over his new home. No more cold nights for him! Now he will be a housedog, a life that he has come to enjoy.

Karen :)
Lorenzo is such a funny boy - he has huge front paws and loved to get my attention by pawing at me with those gigantic things. He is one of those real gems - an amazing dog with lots of soul.

Lorenzo was adopted 7/2013.
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