Summer Sun, Fun, and Safety!

When it comes to the summer time heat and sunshine, make sure to follow some safety tips so your pet can join in the fun.
Even if it’s only for 10 minutes, don’t leave your dog in your car. Aside from being against the law in many states, even a few moments in the heat will turn your car into an oven. This can lead to dehydration, brain damage or even death, and even cracking the car window will not be enough to combat summer heat. You can visit the My Dog is Cool web site to see a chart on how fast your car can become overheated.
Often pet owners will shave down their dogs during the summer time, thinking this will help keep them cool. But ironically, shaving down a dog inhibits their ability to deal with the temperature change! So keep your dogs well groomed by removing all its dead undercoat hair, but remember not to shave them down in order to help them tolerate the summer sun. Your dog’s skin will also be at risk from the sun, so sunscreen is recommended. Make sure you use a sunscreen that is specifically made for your dog. Dogs that are shaved, have short white fur, or are hairless are most at risk of sun damage. Other areas of sensitivity are their noses and tips of their ears.
The blacktop street asphalt gets hot. Very hot! Walk your pet on the grass or on the sidewalk instead of on the street. Those hot black roads can hurt their paws. On days that your dog spends a lot of time outside, you’ll want to check the dog’s paws for sun damage and his fur for ticks. When checking for ticks, make sure you look under the tail, on their stomach, in their ears and between their toes.
Some simple training and safety devices can ease your mind and protect your dog this summer. For example, make sure to give your dogs treats and praise in order to positively reinforce being handled and having his fur and paws looked at. Practice this often so that your dog likes being handled! If you want to use doggie sunscreen on your pup, put it on while your dog is playing ball with you or doing another enjoyable activity so that your dog positively associates sunscreen application with good times
Last but certainly not least, always have plenty of water available for your dog! This will ensure that they keep cool and hydrated, which in turn will keep them healthy and happy this summer.
For more information on summer sun, fun, and safety, please visit: http://www.education.com/reference/article/Ref_Hot_Weather_Your/
For an example of sunscreen you can buy for your pet, visit this link: http://www.jjdog.com/
Summer tips from the ASPCA and from the AKC.

 

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WELCOME to Adopt Me! Dog Rescue

Adopt Me! Dog Rescue is a non-profit 501c3 organization dedicated to rescuing stray, abandoned and surrendered dogs of all breeds, vetting them, training them and then finding them suitable forever homes. We are a small group and intend on staying that way, our goal is to use our resources on training and vetting the dogs, so when adopting a dog from Adopt Me! you will know that the training has been started vetting is thorough and they will adjust easier to a new home.

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Adopt Me! Dog Rescue is a foster based rescue so we can only take in animals as room is available. We are a no kill rescue, we work on training issues and do everything possible to find quality homes for the dogs, we will not, however, place a dangerous dog back out into the public.

None of our adoptable dogs are kept in kennels; they are all fostered in our homes and live with our own personal pets and families. All pets are vetted, altered, they are house trained or have started their training, they are socialized, started on obedience training and have begun the spoiling aspect of family life!!

Many of our animals come from local impound facilities where they would have been euthanized if we had not rescued them. This is their chance at a new home; they are great dogs whose only flaw was their color, size, location or lack of training.

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Adopt Me! Dog Rescue does its best to assure all animals are healthy prior to going to their new homes. However, there is no guarantee when adopting an animal, there are things that veterinarians miss. We recommend re-worming along with an exam by your regular vet within 5 days of the adoption. Medical needs may come up at the new owner’s expense; it is part of being a pet parent. Many of these dogs came from very poor situations; their lives depend on us and their new owners.

Adopt Me! Dog Rescue spays or neuters all dogs before adoption; they are also vaccinated for Parvo/Distemper, wormed, heartworm tested and microchipped.

Donations can be made using the PayPal button or mailing to Adopt Me! Dog Rescue  PO Box 1750  Minnetonka MN  55345.  THIS IS ONLY A MAILING ADDRESS! Thank you very much!!!

Adopting a friend…

To adopt a dog, fill out an application and email it to us at skbergeson@gmail.com  Then we will contact you back and set up a time for you to come and meet the friend you are interested in. (We do ask for references and you must have landlord approval). If we feel it is a good match we will then schedule a home visit and then complete the adoption.

WE DO HAVE THE RIGHT TO REFUSE ANY ADOPTION, as we live with these animals and know their needs better than anyone else at this time.

Adoption fees vary per animal, we do not negotiate fees, they barely cover the vetting costs. Our goal is a forever home for each animal in our program.

Surrendering a Pet…

ADOPT ME! Dog Rescue does take in owner surrender dogs. Please remember we are a small group and do not always have foster space available. For information on surrendering a dog please call 612-419-2075.

We will not take in dogs that have shown any aggression towards humans or other dogs. Since the dogs live in a foster home we can not risk injury to our foster parents or the other dogs in the foster home.

Unfortunately, we do not take cats or kittens. We recommend advertising your cats and try to find homes for them on your own.  We are strictly a dog rescue.

Until there are none, rescue one. 

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FOSTER HOMES           NEEDED!!!

We have several dogs in desperate need of a
Foster Home!
Some are “special needs” dogs
IF you are willing to open your heart and home –
WE NEED YOU!!!
We pay for all expenses and provide food.
You provide the LOVE!
Questions or for more information call:
Shellie 952-334-1939 or Sue 612-419-2075

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ADOPT ME! DOG RESCUE

had a fun time attending the

“No Kill Walk for the Animals”

on May 5, 2012

Thanks to our wonderful volunteers and supporters
we were able to raise an amazing amount in pledges
that will be put to good use in caring for our dogs!
It was a great turnout and we had a lot of folks
stop and chat with us about rescue and adoptions.
Looking forward to next year!

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“Adopt Me! Dog Rescue” is looking for those “SPECIAL SOMEONES” who are willing to provide a temporary FOSTER HOME for homeless furry kids.  We have several dogs that are need of a foster home now and we would like to save more dogs, but need foster homes to put them into.
If you can help please email or call!
skbergeson@gmail.com
612-419-2075

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What a GREAT day for Adopt Me! Dog Rescue!!!

A local company in Burnsville MN, ChartHouse Learning Corp (the home of the FISH! Philosophy) donated $502.00 to us.  Every year the company chooses a non-profit place to donate to and this year they chose Adopt Me! Dog Rescue.  The 16 employees had a silent auction where everyone brought in items from their homes to donate and others placed bids on items of their interest.  They then gave 100% of the money raised to us for our dog rescue needs.

If you’re looking for a good cause regarding donations, please remember us.  Maybe you could top the donation we received today!!

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We are thrilled to announce that the book

RESCUE DOGS OF THE TWIN CITIES

is ready to buy!

This 68-page photo book showcases beloved dogs who were rescued & adopted by dog lovers in the Twin Cities metro area.  The proceeds of this book (after costs) benefited the hard working rescues in & around the Twin Cities.

Soft Cover Book: $36.19   |   Hard Cover Book: 51.19

HOW TO BUY!!

Buy the book online: (CLICK HERE)

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“Rescue dogs aren’t broken, they’ve simply experienced more life than other animals.  If they were human, we’d call them wise.  They would be the one’s with tales to tell and stories to write, the ones dealt a bad hand who responded with courage.  Don’t pity them.
Do something!  Help to rescue.  Donate.  Volunteer.  Foster.  Adopt.
And be proud to have their greatness by your side.”

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2 responses »

  1. Thank you for your post. Is there a specific dog you’re interested in? Please call (612-419-2075) or email (skbergeson@gmail.com) Sue Bergeson. She can help you find the perfect dog!!

  2. We are pet and animal lover since we were kids. My husband even worked at Como Zoo from 1974 to 1976 when he was transferred to the parks department because they
    had to make more jobs available to add women to the staff. He really loved that job. I
    grew up going to the farm once a month with my parents and brother every fourth
    weekend of the year. My time spent there was priceless. We have had pets our whole
    married life. we had a collie named Baron who lived to 14 when his hips went out and
    could not walk anymore. 5 cats living between 15 to 20 years old. We just lots our dear
    sweet Pekingese named Sumo. 4 weeks ago to bone cancer. He had X-rays and the vet
    said he had no signs that the cancer had spread so we tried to save him by having his
    back left leg amputed but after a brief he started to eat again but then took a turn for the worst and we had to have him put to sleep. We are so broken hearted and we are
    ready to give a new puppy/young small dog a wonderful life. We are retired and live in
    Northwest Wi. between siren and Webster. We are 80 miles from mpls/St.paul and 60
    miles from Duluth MN. We live in a very nice mobile home park for 55 yrs and older.
    No cars or highways just peaceful surrounds. We never leave our dog home alone.
    we are the perfect family.

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