Thursday, December 31, 2009

Thanks for the Red Lake Rosie's Rescue blog


Thank you for the whole year of wonderful blogs provided by you-
Denise--- Many people, including me love to read every one of them.

It is probably the number one reason we were able to help so many animals--You have done a GREAT JOB - and many people keep in touch with us through the blog.


Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Hugs and Kisses from Skye

I LOVE this photo of Skye in her new home!

She had very bad mange and is still a little pink-skinned and lacking a full coat, but she sure looks happy -- and so does her Dad.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Too much snow

Dear Friends:

First of all we had about 2 feet of snow and the old straw shed collapsed from the weight of the snow- The roof was about 20 feet high and no way to clear the snow off. Also- with the heavy snow removal the Gehl- skidloader died :(
Now- for the good news--- We are depositing $4,135.00 in the bank tommorrow from the Christmas donations that came in!! We want to thank Twyla for designing the very nice Christmas brochure and all the people who sent card, letters of support and encouragement, and donations.

Also- with the help of the O'Sullivans and the USDA grant we are going to be purchasing the newer Bobcat skidloader and snow blade so we can keep the shelter clear of snow as well as clean kennels.

Also- the roof on the kennels and roundhouse were saved- we cleared off the roundhouse roof 3 times before the snow finally stopped. The dogs who usually like to sleep in the hay shed all escaped without injury.

Karen and RLRR

Monday, December 28, 2009

Sybil settles into her foster home


First of all, I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for what you do for the dogs. It is truly amazing and you renew my faith in humankind on a daily basis.

Secondly, I wanted to update you on Sybil! I am fostering her and she is doing awesome! We have had 3 off leash trips to the river so far and she is loving it! She is so loyal and never strays far.

At home, she quickly learned that my house is her house, and while, she seems to prefer the wood floor, her super cozy dog bed is ready for her (along with any couch or bed too!) when she wants it. At the moment she is curled up at my feet, sound asleep after a long run.

She is a total sweetheart that has already captured our hearts.

Thank you, thank you, thank you!


UPDATE: Here new favorite spot is smack in the middle of the guest room bed on the down comforters! We groomed her on Saturday and she looks so beautiful! Thanks so much for getting her out of the cold! She is so great!

Friday, December 25, 2009

A Very Molly Christmas!

Molly is certainly our Christmas puppy! She loves Christmas cookies - no chocolate of course! She will sit, shake, and speak for a cookie; all at one time. She will grab anything she isn't supposed to have like toilet paper rolls, remote controls, and toothbrushes, and run to the counter and wait. Molly wants to "trade" what she isn't supposed to have for a cookie.
She is so smart and she makes us laugh so much! Am sending a few cute pictures of Molly, as we celebrate our Christmas season!

Monday, December 21, 2009

Christmas greetings from some lucky dogs

This Christmas greeting is a continuation of the blog post on last Friday. We want to give thanks this Holiday season to this couple that has chosen to share their lives with four rescued dogs and to everyone else who chooses to rescue their pets.

To really appreciate how wonderful this story is, you must return to the sad orgins of Dylan and Phoenix (aka Cinnamon) at Red Lake.

DYLANDylan was found as a tiny puppy at the garbage dump, starved and almost hairless from mange. Then he developed paralysis in his hind legs. Only through the kindness of Red Lake volunteers and perhaps a bit of a Christmas miracle did this dog survive.

PHOENIXPhoenix came to Red Lake badly starved with a litter of pups. They were found living in an old dog house with no bedding and no food. It was already winter and they would not have survived without rescue.

Look again at the beautiful dogs in the Christmas card. You don't have to know much about dogs to notice how healthy they look now and, perhaps just as importantly, they hold up their heads and their eyes shine. Would you have believed it was possible?

You are part of the miracle when you support Red Lake Rosie's Rescue.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Wishes for the Holidays

The Red Lake Rosie's Rescue metro support committee sent out a flyer to our supporters seeking to raise money at the end of the year. If you didn't receive the flyer and want to be added to our mailing list, please send your information to

I also wanted to share the flyer with you here because our volunteers did such beautiful job with it and you can print it out if you wish.

Times are hard at Red Lake Rosie's Rescue. Last year Karen had a leave of absence from her teaching job, but this year she is working three days a week. She also lost the crucial help of Mike who took a job at the new casino. There is simply too much work for Karen to do and not enough hours to do it.

Winter makes everything harder and the circumstances more dire for homeless animals. On top of all that, there has been an outbreak of parvo. Puppies have died and Karen can't accept others until the risk has subsided.

I'm told she is as exhausted physically and emotionally as her friends have ever seen her. Send a donation if you can or send Karen a card to her address below or a comment on the blog. She needs to know how much her dedication to the animals of Red Lake is appreciated.

Karen Good
Red Lake Rosie's Rescue
23880 So. Good Road
Trail, MN 56684

Friday, December 18, 2009

Dylan & Phoenix: Best Friends Forever

Dylan was crippled in his rear legs and was taken by to Akin Vet Hospital by Dr. Bartsch and Lauren. What a great update from his new home with another Red Lake dog, Phoenix. Our vet told us we may have to euthanize Dylan, but look at him now!! Karen


I thought I'd give you an update on "Phoenix" (aka Cinnamon) and her new boyfriend "Dylan". When I went to Akin Hills Pet Hospital in Farmington for another reason in September, I was told Dylan was looking for a home again. I remembered him from last fall when he was looking for a home, so I decided to give it a try.

I introduced him and Phoenix at the clinic, but Phoenix did not seem to like him. I decided to try him at home, just to give him a chance. On the third day, I let them sniff each other more and meet each other on a long leash and suddenly Phoenix did a play bow, looked up at me with the happiest grin I've ever seen and ran in tight little circles - I've never seen her so excited. I believe he was a puppy at the same time she had her puppies at Red Lake. Could she have remembered him?

From that moment on, they have been best of friends - constantly playing together - he bites her cheek or leg, and she takes it. She's very gentle with him and they play together like they've known each other forever. He still goes to physical therapy, but he's doing very well.

Dylan is such a beautiful boy, inside and out - we are so lucky to have him. I know Phoenix thinks so too! We are so blessed to have these two wonderful dogs, and two other rescued dogs. My shy white shepherd is even beginning to play more with Dylan around. We are so lucky to have the dogs we have.

Thank you Karen for all you do and for saving these two wonderful dogs.


Thursday, December 17, 2009

Little Boys Blue

Remember the Russian Circus Troupe of six kittens? Well, only two are still looking for their new homes. Katya and Svetlana each went to homes with little girls. Sergei and Dimitri, the fluffy boys, are going together to home (more on that in a post soon). Even their momma Meeko has a home for the holidays.

FAVORITE TOY AND SO VERSATILEAndrei and Alexei are looking for a home together -- they are inseparable.

NAPPING IN COMFORTThey are sleek kittens with gorgeous short dark gray (blue) fur that has an almost irridescent shine.

UNCLE PI MAKES A PERFECT PILLOW AND PLAYMATEThey LOVE to play and they like cuddling, too.

ALEXEI CLAUSThey are VERY excited about Christmas.

CLIMBING THE TREEThis pair is guaranteed to bring love and laughter into your home.

HELPING WITH DECORATIONSGo the Red Lake Rosie's Rescue website to fill out an adoption application and learn more about them.


Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Lucy: Portrait of Abuse

Here is poor Lucy the starving pit bull--she has been so abused and is so nice.

PORTRAIT OF ABUSEHer head is oddly shaped and badly scarred from beatings---poor girl-- she is one of the most abused animals we have seen. She also suffers from a severe case of adult rickets from long term starvation.

STARVING LUCYShe came in last week with her two tiny suviving pups from her litter. She is so fortunate to be going to a foster home for a pit bull rescue!!

Karen :(

Hi-this warms my heart. Of all the dogs transported yesterday Lucy is the luckiest to get out. Thanks Dee Dee for finding this new much needed pit rescue. Lucy is in fabulous hands with Kellie.



This momma is honestly the sweetest thing emotionally, truly not a reflection of the pain, scars and wounds that plague her physically.

She is such a good momma to the puppies, takes care of them so well. We washed her up last night (it was a loooong bath and she wasn't too fond of it, but I think enjoyed the oatmeal massage).

She sat with my fiance and I throughout the night, just snuggling and getting a ton of is amazing how much love this little girl has to give!

I just got her some really high quality no grain food and we got some really good wet food donated, we hope to get her into the vet next week so we can see about supplements for the rickets.

Thanks Karen, Laura and DeeDee for getting her out of her bad situation and transporting her here so she can heal physically and find her perfect, loving forever home!

LUCY'S LITTLE ANGELSHave a wonderful weekend and thanks again for what you did for this girl and her little pups!

Minnesota Pit Bull Rescue

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Frigid transport saves lives

LAURA, THE VAN, THE DOGS AND THE COLD WINTER SKYWe are so happy here at Red Lake Rosie's Rescue to have Dee Dee and Laura come at just the right time. The temperature had plummeted to a 31 below zero wind chill, when 21 dogs/pups and 6 cats/kittens rode out Friday, December 11 at about 10:00am in warm crates lined with soft, warm pads.

DEE DEE AND LOADED VANOnly a few days ago, a litter of pups, a kitten, a chihuahua we call Penelope, Sybil a shep and her puppy Sunny were all found at a cold garbage dumpster on the Red Lake Reservation- Yes, some died, but the survivors traveled as "precious" cargo in the care of Dee Dee and Laura. Our special thanks to Polly and Carol who braved the cold and made multiple trips to rescue them from the dumpster area.

DUMPSTER PUPSPENELOPESWEET SYBILWe are honored to have dedicated people who travel hundreds of miles to work so hard and deliver all these animals to their more comfortable indoors climate. A big thanks to all the big hearted rescues and shelters taking these animals including Pet Projects, Second Hand Dog, All Dog Rescue, Tri-County Humane Society, and Red Lake Rosie's foster homes.

YUM YUM PUPSPETRAMS PEPPERHats off to all who make this rescue a reality and offer hope for the little ones who are hopelessly dumped at the garbage bins!!

Peace and great joy today-
Karen and RLRR


Monday, December 14, 2009

Lucky Lorna lovin' life

Lorna was a frightened little stray dog found in Red Lake.I must admit that I was concerned when I saw this first photo of Lorna down on her belly in fear with her ears down and her tail tucked under, but what a recovery she has made in just a few days in foster care. I am amazed at the many faces of Lorna. She seems to like the camera...

Her foster mom sent these photos and says: Lorna had her first vet appointment today. They think she's about 7-8 months old and weighs 25 lbs. She's doing great!



Related Posts with Thumbnails