Ahh… autumn. Crisp, clean air and wonderful colors. As if the pumpkin-spice everything, wool sweaters and knit hats weren’t enough of a sign for us, there are certain things that only us dog lovers get to see year in and year out. We certainly do love this time of year with our dogs and all the things that come with it!
1. BUR FUR
The number one telltale sign that fall is here: the hours you’ll spend picking burs out of your dog’s fur. It might be annoying, but it lets dogs know we love them.
2. MORE SLEEP
All animals have an instinct to hibernate come fall and dogs are no exception. Look for your buddy to spend extra time by the fireplace or heating vent and don’t be surprised if they become ninjas at sneaking into your bed.
3. EXTRA CUDDLE TIME
All right… it could be that we get cuddlier when the weather cools down but either way, there seems to be a lot more time spent spooning our furry best friends.
4. IT’S TIME TO HIT THE GROOMER
EXPERTS SAY that a visit to the groomer between seasons is the best way to keep your dog healthy and a first defense against any unknown issues. Plus, groomers are professionals at getting rid of bur fur.
5. THEY LOOK ADORABLE IN A SWEATER
If you find yourself thinking that your dog all of a sudden looks more gorgeous than usual come autumn, it’s probably because you’ve put a fall sweater on her.
6. LETTING THEIR HAIR GO
While that beautiful coat stayed thin and shiny all summer long, in fall it’ll get a bit more coarse and lengthy while our pups prep for colder weather. Don’t fret! At least you won’t be vacuuming twice a day for the next few months.
7. SUN SUCKERS
Dogs need vitamin D as much as we do and they know it! They’ll spend as much time as possible in the sunny spots of your home while autumn rolls in. If you think they’re getting a bit depressed, you might be right. Try a SAD light in your home this winter. It works great for humans and sun-loving pets.
8. FOOD FREAKS
Dogs have that instinct to put on winter weight and unlike us, they’re not watching their waistline or fretting that they moved up a hole in their favorite belt. This is a great time of year to exercise in the cooler temperatures so be sure to even out any extra eating with longer jogs or walks (this may not only apply to dogs).
9. VET VISITS
You probably put it off all summer so now that your schedule’s opened up a bit, it’s a perfect time to visit your dog’s favorite person – the vet! Get some peace of mind with a checkup, making sure all that summer activity didn’t lead to any unseen injuries or lurking illnesses.
10. PULL OUT THE BOOTIES
There might not be snow and salt on the ground yet, but us dog lovers like to make sure we’re prepared. So when the bathing suits (for us) and life jackets (for them) go in the closet, those too-cute booties make their first appearance.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
FOSTER HOMES NEEDED!!!
We have several dogs in desperate need of a
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
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!
“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!
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!!
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.
HOW TO BUY!!
Buy the book online: (CLICK HERE)
“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.”NKWFTA Pledge Form 2015