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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, August 23, 2010

Jack and Geordie Continued

Jack and Geordie have been staying with us for two weeks now and their family is due home tomorrow.We have so enjoyed getting to know these great boys.

They both love to be outside and even in the heat Jack will spend some time in the sun.

The AC has been going though for when Jack finally comes inside to cool down. As you can see he chooses the tiny bed over the big pillow. Silly boy.

Geordie was geared up for the big Brett debut in the Vikings game Sunday night. We all tired of it WAY before it was over.

Both of these dogs have helped welcome and entertain lots of other dogs during their two week stay. There was Simon the pug,

our boy Mister,

Golden boy Dudley,

the "other" Jack,

and Pet Haven foster dog Chester.

Here is a little video for their family who we are sure misses them very much. We will miss the boys too.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Busy Weekend Fun

It is a full house this weekend here at Rescue Buddy Boarding & Beyond. Business is picking up thanks to word of mouth advertising and blogging. And a Facebook entry now and then. Not even room for a foster dog till fall.

Geordie and Dudley are the youngsters and were immediate friends. They have been chasing each other around the back yard all morning. The newly placed mulch went flying. No wonder I can never keep grass in the backyard.

The two Jacks are the elders of the group. Oh and total furballs. Got to keep those boys cool. Thrilled to have the temps and humidity down to bearable ranges. I am not much for the AC but the dogs have to have it.

Buddy finds a shady spot under the chair to take a rest from all the racing around. Thanks to everyone for trusting us with your furkids.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

August 11, 2010

Simon is back visiting for daycare these past couple of days. He loves to smell around all over the backyard. He is not too interested in what the other dogs are up to. He is snoring away at my feet in the AC.

Jack and Simon the two senior boys taking it easy after a romp outside. The heat is too much for all of us.

Geordie loves the chew toys. He is still a young boy and is very playful. What a shiny coat he has now-a long way from a dumpster puppy.

And a photo of Buddy in the snow to cool us all down. And to remind us that the heat never lasts.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Nap Time in the AC

In this hot hot weather the dogs are somewhat low key. It is nap time more often these days inside in the AC.

This is the first time Jack, Pet Haven alum, has been left since his parents adopted him last Sept. He made himself right at home on the couch. Too bad my mom went home. She could have had a couch companion.

Geordie, also a Pet Haven alum and Jack's brother, is comfy right in front of the AC. He was one of a litter of puppies that was left in a dumpster in rural Iowa. He and his littermates were the first blog entry of the Pet Haven blog. Look at him now.

And then there is our boy Mister in his famous pose. I wonder how many photos I have of him in just this same position. Makes me smile every time.

Unlike the rest of the crew on their soft spots, La Buddy, who is very much in need of a haircut, prefers to nap on the bare floor. He gets too hot with all that long poodle hair. Next on list-call groomer. Oh and maybe a nap myself. Stay cool everyone. We are.

Monday, August 2, 2010

It's a busy summer.

What a busy last couple of weeks it has been here at Rescue Buddy Boarding. Too busy to even sit down and write about what has been going on. Among our guests we had a dog come for the day while his dad went swimming nearby, a dog come for overnight while her family went camping an hour away, and a dog come for several days while his parents went all the way to the Bahamas.

Simon came for a few hours to see how he liked being away from his mom. He gets nervous when he is left alone. He did just fine here and hopefully can come again soon.

Gracie joined us for a few days. She has come so far since she was first adopted. Being a husky/border collie mix she needs a high level of activity throughout the day. She also likes to boss Buddy around which he surprisingly does not mind.

Jack and Mister both frequent visitors joined us for several days. Mister is the dog whose parents went to the Bahamas to swim with dolphins. How cool is that?? Oh yeah and my mom is here too for a few weeks. And yes she is still kitting sweaters for the dogs at Red Lake Rosie's Rescue. To date she has finished over 100.

Scout, black lab, and his Pet Haven alum sister, Fran, sight hound, are our newest guests. Scout and Mister could hardly stop playing for three days. It is great to see Fran again. What a love she is. Makes sense why her foster adopted her.

Mister and Buddy got a bath at the Galaxy Drive In dog wash fundraiser for Pet Haven. Buddy does not look very happy in this photo but he really enjoyed 'swimming' in the puppy pool. More to come on this adventure in a later post.

Last but not least the All Stars returned and played a great gig at Mears Park in downtown St Paul with the rest of the School of Rock Road Crew.

The summer is flying by. We have a busy month of August to look forward to before summer's end. And LOTS more tomatoes to harvest. Enjoy!