Category Archives: Adoptable Dogs

Beauregard (Beau)

Beau

Beau

Beau

Beauregard needs a new home! Beau was born on November 15, 2017, so is just about to turn a year old. He is a friendly labrador retriever/ border collie/ springer spaniel mix in a glossy shade of black. He is still a growing boy at 68 lbs, so will be a pretty good sized dog when he is all grown up.
Beau has a lot of puppy energy right now. He needs a home that will give him a lot of attention and activity. We were told by his previous owners that he loves to fetch, and went hunting once, which he really enjoyed. He could probably be taught to be a hunting dog. Right now he is not trained as such, though he does know basic obedience. He does seem to have inherited a good chunk of sensitivity from his border collie lineage; he is a smart dog. Like all puppies, he loves to chew, so lots of toys and supervised time to teach him what he is allowed to chew are a must. He can be a touch shy of strangers at first, though quickly warms up. He is also learning to not jump up on people.

Beau will be neutered shortly, and is up to date on his vaccinations, all as a part of his adoption fee. He has also been wormed and treated with a flea/tick preventative (Frontline+)

If you are interested in adopting Beau, please call the shelter at 507-644-3853, or else stop in when the shelter is open, M-F 3-7 and Sat 11-1. Even if you aren’t looking to adopt, you are welcome to come on in, no appointment necessary, and play with or walk Beau (or any other critters!) while he waits for his forever home.

Chloe

Chloe, taken Nov. 2, 2018.

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Chloe needs a new home! Chloe is a 2 year old sable colored husky/chow mix. She weighs in at 59 pounds. She is very active and very intelligent. She is super friendly and loves attention! She is quite clever about figuring out ways to escape, so she is going to need a home with someone who is willing to give her the attention and training she needs to be content and want to stay home. She also needs a home where she can get plenty of exercise.
 
Edit: We got some updated information that her father was a purebred husky and her mother was chow mix, and that her birthday is Nov. 11, 2014.
 
Chloe has been spayed and is up to date on her vaccinations as a part of her adoption fee. She has also been treated topically with a flea/tick/mite preventative and has been wormed. She will be available to go home after her spay on Thursday, Oct. 4.
 
If you are interested in adopting, please call the shelter at 507-644-3853, or else stop in during open hours, M-F 3-7 and Sat. 11-1. Even if you aren’t looking to adopt, feel free to stop in during open hours and walk her or play with her; she’d love the attention!
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Chloe, taken Sept. 26, 2018.

Chloe, taken Sept. 26, 2018.

Chloe, taken Sept. 26, 2018.

Chloe, taken Sept. 26, 2018.

Chloe, taken Sept. 26, 2018.

Chloe, taken Sept. 26, 2018.

Chloe, taken Sept. 26, 2018.

Chloe, taken Sept. 26, 2018.

Chloe, taken Sept. 26, 2018.

Chloe, taken Sept. 26, 2018.

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Update Nov. 2, 2018:

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Chloe is still looking for a home! This girl is just about to see her fourth birthday (coming up on the 11th!) and what she’d really love for her present is a home all her own.

Chloe is a husky/chow cross. She has a very sweet demeanor; she is quite easygoing about meeting new people, other dogs, or cats. She has yet to meet a dog, cat, or person she doesn’t like. With a new dog she’s just like “Oh, hey, I don’t know you yet. Hello! Okay, we are friends now.”

Chloe is highly intelligent and highly active. She needs a lot of mental and physical stimulation. She really loved going to Ramsey Park and smelling around! She also loves toys, especially ones she is allowed to destroy. Sorry, toy squeaky duck; Chloe thought you were more amusing in several dozen pieces.

Chloe is a bit of an escape artist, so any new family will need to take that into consideration.

We have started working on her leash manners. She very much wants to go when you get outside, and will pull to encourage a quicker pace. I have started to teach her that as soon as she starts plowing ahead, she must stop. We don’t make any forward ground until she has settled on a reasonable pace. She learned pretty quickly that if she wanted to keep moving forward, she needed to not tug so much! That being said, as the saying goes, practice makes perfect. She needs a lot more practice before I would consider the lesson truly learned.

She has also been learning to sit to ask for things she wants. For example, she must sit before I let her jump out of the car, or sit before she can go out the door. She not only gets what she wants for sitting (going through the door, etc.), she also gets a treat to sweeten the deal.

I will continue to work with her until she finds a family all her own.

Chloe, taken Nov. 2, 2018.