Thursday, September 29, 2016

Pause4Paws benefit Nov. 4

The Pause4Paws organization raises funds to contribute to several animal rescue groups including Red Lake Rosie's Rescue. Their big annual benefit event is Friday, November 4, 2016.

Support them and support us!!

Monday, September 26, 2016

RLRR: More than just cats & dogs!

Most people think of dogs and cats when they think of Red Lake Rosie’s Rescue. Actually, we rescue more than that.

Other companion animals have included horses, rabbits, gerbils, Chinchillas, and hamsters.


We have taken in wildlife and have a great relationship with Wild and Free of Garrison, Minnesota (

The wildlife we have taken in are orphaned or injured animals which have included white-tailed fawn orphans, merganser, Canadian goslings, a raven, orphan killdeer chicks, Indian Runner ducks, wounded seagull, and even a baby robin once that fell out of the nest that was rescued by Carol’s son Joe.

Most recently a Raven named Edgar arrived with a broken wing. This majestic bird was transported to Wild and Free.

Also this summer, Myrtle, the merganser, arrived with a broken leg.


Our philosophy on wildlife agrees with that of Wild and Free. They provide necessary medical care, rehabilitation, and introduce them back into their natural habitat.

We are very proud at Red Lake Reservation to have preserved so much of our wetlands and habitat for wildlife. We get an A + grade for that accomplishment.


Saturday, September 24, 2016

Bella & Maya: Both RLRR dogs!

Two years ago, Bella (formerly Goldie, on the right) was rescued by Red Lake Rosie's and then moved on to All Dog Rescue, where she was adopted to her forever home. She quickly became friends with the two cats in the household.

About a year later, the family decided it was time for another dog and adopted Maya. Goldie and Maya quickly became the best of friends. Maya also came from RLRR via All Dog Rescue!

The family really loves these two and is grateful to the organizations that brought them into their lives.

See the original post about Bella's adoption here:

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Elsa: Starving mama dog

The first time I set eyes on Elsa, I felt so sorry for her.

She was starving, had quills in her front shoulder, and was trying to care for her puppies. Then we got the sad story that, in order to survive, Elsa had eaten two of her puppies that had died. Her remaining three puppies were alive and well and soon old enough to go to care with our friends at ARVSS in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin.

For Elsa, it was going to take a long while until she was well. Not only was she a physical mess, but she was also fearful and mistrusted people’s good intentions. Elsa went to the vet the day after she arrived and had what quills could be removed taken out. The quills had been there for a while and some were embedded in her shoulder, so Elsa would hop on three legs. She was spayed and vaccinated and began her journey of healing.

After three months with Red Lake Rosie's Rescue, Elsa is now walking on all four legs and is in very good physical condition. Elsa is also more trusting of people she encounters. We hope Elsa will soon be taken in by one of our partner rescues and find her forever home.

Elsa loves playing with the other dogs at the shelter and, while she seems to assume the "alpha female" position, she gets along really well with all the other dogs.

Recently with the closing of the Shed and the end of the 20 for 20 program, it is more difficult to get good quality kibble for cats and dogs at Red Lake. We are so thankful to our supporters who have provided food for the shelter and also for the community animals such as Elsa who are suffering malnourishment. 

Here is Elsa celebrating a beautiful fall day here at RLRR with all her friends!

Karen Good

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Cody: Caustic liquid burned puppy's feet & tail :-(

Cody was brought to Red Lake Rosie's Rescue in mid-August. The poor puppy had been sitting in some kind of caustic liquid which took the hair off his hind feet and tip of his tail. His feet are infected and very painful. He also has slight rickets on the front legs from poor nutrition, so he walks with a wobble.

Cody immediately got a bath to rid him of the caustic liquid and he was given pain medication. He is just 5 1/2 lbs. :-( We are so grateful that ACT V Rescue & Rehabilitation is able to take him in for further care!

Aug. 25:

Aug. 29:

Sept. 6:

Sept. 10: Cody has now entered into the training phase of life. :-) He has transitioned to a new foster home to facilitate some behavior modification. His foster mom is Kristy Francis, CTC (of the soon-to-be Kristy Francis Dog Training). She is a fellow graduate of The Academy for Dog Trainers .His feet and tail are healing (physically), but he hasn't fallen in love with body-handling (yet.) :-)
Go Cody, Go! You can do it. <3 i="">

Sept. 12: CODY got to go to a baseball game!! And meet kids!! And play with toys!! All good. :-)

Monday, September 12, 2016

Meeting of Friends of RLRR this Wed. All are welcome!

Please plan to attend a meeting of the Friends of Red Lake Rosie's Rescue on Wednesday, September 14, 7:30-9 pm, at the Ramsey County Library - Roseville branch, 2180 Hamline Ave N, Roseville, MN  55113.

Everyone is welcome!! We want to see our volunteers and supporters from the last ten years as well as adopters of our dogs, volunteers from our partner rescue organizations, and anyone who would just like to learn more. Bring a friend and please spread the word!

Kim Williams and I have now attended our first meeting as the new members of the board of directors of RLRR. We are anxious to share what we have learned and get ideas from you all to take back to the board. This is a fresh start for the RLRR Metro Support Committee.

If you have ideas for the agenda or you want to be added to our e-newsletter mailing list, please send your e-mail address to me at

Also, let Kim or me know if you think you'll be able to attend, so we can get a room of the appropriate size. Thanks!

See you then!!
Denise & Kim


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