Lina Barengolts is a photography student at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design (MCAD). She has created an event called "Pics for Pups," and will be photographing dogs and taking a $10 cover. We are so grateful that Lina has selected SDR to receive half of the proceeds from "Pics for Pups" 🐕 Let's show this budding artist and philanthropist some support!
Pupdate from Rowdy's guardian/ foster failure:
"Happy one year home anniversary Rowdy (brown boots)! Rowdy was lost and on his own for almost 6 months from July to January last year and is a SDR pup who escaped from a potential adopter. He is truly a miracle dog who now hates the cold! I am so happy to have you back Rowdy!"
SDR is looking for donations for our wine and chocolate event that is held in February. Donations could be gift certificates or baskets of items. If you, your business, or a family member or friend has something to donate, please email Erin at email@example.com.
This is Chico, one of our new foster dogs, and Julie one of our new foster moms. Chico was surrendered because his owner was put in a home and will not be able to leave. She has no family around, and neighbors were taking turns going to the house taking care of Chico until we could bring him in and his owner agreed.
Julie took Chico to visit his momma yesterday in the care center she now lives in 💗
The care center sent us these pictures and heartwarming note: "We seriously cannot thank you enough for Chico's visit today! It made her day, as you could see. You said all the right things and she's totally content knowing he's VERY well taken care of 😊."
This is why we do what we do. Fostering saves lives. Adopt don't shop.
💚The rescue tail of Scruffy the tiny terrier💚
In early October SDR was contacted by PUPS, the impound in Maple Grove, about a stray dog. A small terrier mix was found in someone's back yard, very thin, almost emaciated, weighing only 7 lbs.
SDR quickly found a foster family and tagged the dog, still unnamed, for rescue. Once in rescue he gained the name "Scruffy" and received all his vet care. With a clean bill of health, Scruffy caught the eye of an approved adopter, and now has an amazing new mom!
Aren't they adorable!?!? Congrats Scruffy on your quick rise from rags to riches 💗
DO NOT CHASE! Report sightings to 218-370-1611
Lost Dog Grand Marais, MN
Call anytime 218-370-1611 … Carolyn
Chopper is a small 20-25 pound mixed breed dog, he is part dash hound, jack Russell, pug
He is black with tan markings and some white on his chest
He went missing December 1st, 2 miles east of Grand Marais, MN…he got off his leash. He doesn’t have his tags on and he doesn’t have a chip. He may still have his collar on, it is a fake leather collar
We are hoping someone may have seen him on hwy 61 and picked him up…maybe he got a ride to DULUTH, TWO HARBORS, THUNDER BAY ONT, or he could be anywhere
Chopper is pictured with our other 2 little dogs…Chopper is the black one…
Please help us find him!
A tale of 2 Ratties:
Pupdate, Adoption announcement, and Special thanks to a special adopter!
In 2011 Melissa met Patch the Rat Terrier, an SDR senior and volunteer favorite, and he immediately stole her heart. Patch was in foster care for 3 years before Melissa welcomed him into her home. She quickly realized what a special little dog she had and her family was complete.
Sadly, tragedy struck recently and little Patch left for the rainbow bridge. Heartbroken, Melissa contacted SDR about her loss. "I can't believe how lucky I was to get Patch. He was the most amazing little angel and I loved him with all my heart. Patch had been doing really well and in fact he had a full vet visit (xray, ultrasound, and blood work) two months ago and everything was normal. At 3:00 am on November 19 Patch started breathing heavily and grabbed to take him to the ER. I got two blocks from home and he was gone. My vet thinks it might have been an embolism since he was perfectly fine. I am so sad and angry I don't have my sweet angel."
In contacting SDR about losing Patch, Melissa learned about Lucky another senior Rat Terrier currently in rescue at SDR and looking for a new foster home. It must have been fate because Melissa felt drawn to Lucky and decided to make him a permanent part of her family!
Melissa was in the process of adopting a Shepherd mix named Leonard when she found Lucky. The two seem like they will make a great pair, and on Friday Melissa's fur family became complete! Melissa writes, "Lucky is the best Christmas present ever! I think Patchy sent Lucky to me from heaven. And Lucky and Leonard are doing great!"
Thank you so much Melissa for taking such amazing care of Patch and opening your heart to 2 more homeless pups in tribute to the little One-Eyed Bootlegger 💚 Patch, you touched so many hearts and will be greatly missed 💔
Sponsors needed!! 💰 Banner printing is in mid-January so please share and help get the word out now!!! 📣
Small Dog Rescue of MN is seeking sponsors for the 5th annual Wine and Chocolate Spectacular fundraiser. Several local news and radio stations are helping promote the event so we anticipate a lot of exposure.
This highly successful event features wine and beer tasting by Apollo Liquor, hors d'oeuvres and chocolate sampling by the Chocolate Shoppe, live music, and an auction.
More than 200 volunteers and spectators were in attendance at our event last year (check out the pictures above). We are anxiously looking forward to even greater success at this year’s event, which will be held on February 25, 2017 at the Rochester Eagles Club.
If your company would like to sponsor the 2017 event, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Below are the details concerning this year’s sponsorship levels:
● $2,000 - Gold Medal: Banner with your company name and logo (20 free tickets)
● $1,000 - Silver Medal: Banner with your company name (10 free tickets)
● $500 - Bronze Medal: Logo on event banner (2 free tickets)
We know that you have a mission and desire to give back to the local community, and we would greatly appreciate your support. In 2016, the support of other organizations helped us to support and have over 80 dogs adopted and more rescued from hoarding situations or puppy mills.
Please contact email@example.com if you would like to participate as a sponsor in this very successful event.
Donate by mail:
If you prefer to send a check or money order (in which 100% of your donation goes to SDR), please mail to:
4208 Ginger Lane SE
Rochester, MN 55904
(please note this is not a shelter)
Thank you, we appreciate your donation!
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