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At Rescue Buddy Boarding & Beyond your dog will feel right at home while you are away. With 1/4 acre fenced yard to play in, your pup will have lots of fun. Overnight stay is $30 and daycare is $15. We also offer a free foster dog slot and reduced overnight rates to local rescues. We are committed to helping homeless dogs. While volunteering with Pet Haven we have fostered 82 dogs and counting. We are changing the world one dog at a time. laura.leonard55@gmail.com

Monday, January 18, 2010

It's Dog Sweater Time!


Yes I am learning how to knit dog sweaters as a fund raiser for Red Lake Rosie's Rescue.


This started out as 'Coats for Canines", a way to provide some warm coats for the Red Lake puppies this winter.

Well my mom went crazy and knitted so many that there were extras. And mom was still knitting. While mom was visiting last month she knit 25 more.

Thanks to Charm, a Rescue Buddy Boarding guest, modeling her sweater at a shop downtown our dog duds, Rescue Buddies, are now being sold at Corazon's two Minneapolis locations. Proceeds go to RLRR to hire someone to help founder Karen Good with the daily chores.

I also have some for sale here for $35. Most are for small dogs 7"-12". If interested email me at laura.leonard55@gmail.com. Again all proceeds go to Karen.

Here is Maggie proudly donning her made-to-order sweater. We will try to fill orders but we are working with the yarn we have on hand so colors may be limited. Also larger sizes are $42-$50.

Now that mom is back in Nebraska she is knitting nonstop. This project has given her a sense of purpose through the long winter months. If anyone has any yarn they would like to donate I could use it. My third sweater is underway and I am already planning the design for the next one. Thanks mom for passing on your talent.

7 comments:

  1. Laura - I have some acrylic/wool blends. Would that work?
    Deb

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  2. As long as the yarn can be thrown in the washing machine it will work. Thanks.

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  3. Your mom is so cute! I love this.

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  4. Nice, if this dog clothing madness would have started 40 years earlier, this would have been a great family business:)
    I wish you to have kids as talented as your family is:)

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