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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, February 22, 2010


We have hand knit sweaters in various sizes, colors, and patterns. They are a $35 donation to Red Lake Rosie's Rescue. All totally tax deductible.

Medium fits my 40lb springer.

Small for the toy poodle set.

Large size fits golden retriever.

Email me at laura.leonard55@gmail.com or give me a call at 612-706-9911 if you would like to see these in person. The puppies of Red Lake thank you.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Me and Mini Me

Toby, a former Pet Haven foster dog of ours, is spending the night with us while his parents enjoy a fun evening out on the town. He and Orlando, our current Red Lake Rosie's Rescue foster, became friends right away. They look like Me and Mini Me-big hound and little beagle.

Toby is so much smaller than Orlando but that did not stop him from trying to tackle his new buddy. Toby did a lot of playing standing on his back legs. Look at how his ears are flying.

Even Orlando got into the flying ear play style. This shot with his ears up, makes Orlando look more like a shepherd.

At last Toby was able to wrestle Orlando to the ground. Way to go Mini Me. It is so fun to watch these boys romp around enjoying this fabulous weather.

And where was our dog Buddy this whole time? Running around with the ball of course.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Fun in the Orlando Sun!

It is chilly outside but the sunshine feels so good. The dogs had some playtime in the snow. Orlando is not sure what to do when you through a ball. And if it goes too far into the snow he can not find it.

He would rather play with the milk jug. Hey free toys. Gotta love that.

Orlando has had lots of visitors. Most say he is bigger than they expected. My Buddy is 40lb. He looks like midget compared to Orlando.

Look at the size of his paws. Orlando is a big boy. But he is so calm that he does not seem to take up all that much space.

Orlando is trying new things everyday. Remember when he would not come out of the kitchen. Well now he makes himself quite comfy on the couch. If you are interested in sharing your couch with sunny Orlando check out his Red Lake Rosie's bio.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Happy Valentine's Day!

Enjoy the love puppy photos. All dogs pictured below were once in rescue and are now in the care of loving families. Dreams do come true. Give your pup an extra hug today. Happy Valentine's Day.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Frisbee is a Dog's Best Friend

Here at Rescue Buddy Boarding & Beyond the dogs love playing with the plastic flying saucers. Fred Morrison, inventor of the Frisbee, died at the age of 90. Read about his journey story in the Star Tribune today.

Cinnamon, a Pet Haven foster dog, would love a home with a fenced in yard and some kids to play Frisbee with.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Valentine's Day sweaters

Mom is still knitting away making dog sweaters as a fund raiser for Red Lake Rosie's Rescue. Here are two red and white ones for Valentine's Day. They are mediums.

Here is one of my favorites in a tiny size. The sweater are $35 which is totally tax deductible. Email me at laura.leonard55@gmail.com if interested. Still lots of winter left.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Clarence and Orlando

Clarence would like to thank everyone for voting for him in the Twin Cities Puppy Bowl. Even though he did not win MVP he is the most valuable puppy to us.

Clarence came over for a visit yesterday. He met Orlando. At first Clarence was a little timid but it did not take long before the two were playing together.

For those of you following Orlando's progress you can see he made it into the living room. He has yet to go up the second floor stairs but is content to sleep on the downstairs bed.

Sunday Orlando had a spa day at Pampered Pooch Playground with his new favorite friend, Jenny. She was so patient with him and did a great job grooming the big boy. Now he is all sweet smelling and ready for a forever home. Thanks so much Jenny.

Both Orlando and Clarence are up for adoption through Red Lake Rosie's Rescue.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Clarence for MVP!

The Twin Cities Puppy Bowl is live. Watch the video and then vote for Clarence as MVP. And support the sponsors. Go Clarence!

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Small Puppy Steps For a BIG Boy

Orlando our new foster dog from Red Lake Rosie's Rescue spent most of his first couple of days here in the kitchen. There is a rug in there that felt like a familiar surface for his feet. It was the one place he felt safe in a brand new world. Tile and wood floors can seem slippery to a dog that may have never been in a house before.

Last night, after getting a bit bored in a room by himself, Orlando summoned up the courage to attempt to join us the dining room. Go big boy! He looks pretty happy about it doesn't he?

Buddy and Pet Haven foster dog,Cinnamon showed him that it was OK and actually fun on the other side of the gate. Dogs can be the best teachers. Thanks you two.

Finally right before bedtime Orlando made it through the doorway. Yippeeee!! This may not seem like much to some of you but for a young pup from the rez this is a major accomplishment.

Orlando is back napping on that rug in the kitchen. We are taking it slowly, small puppy steps. And lots of treats. Buddy likes helping out for that part of the lessons. Orlando like the other wonderful dogs from Red Lake continues to teach me patience and shows me how to celebrate the tiniest everyday things in life. Gotta love a rez dog.