Category Archives: Adoptable Pets

Ginger

Gin being silly.

Ginger is a friendly, though slightly shy, cat. Very sweet with those he knows! He was a pampered house pet until his family moved without him. Now he just wants a forever home to call his own.

Gin ready to play.

Born Sept. 20, 2018.

Ginger is neutered. He has been updated on his vaccines. He has also been dewormed, tested negative for feline leukemia, and treated with a topical flea/ear mite preventative (Revolution.)

If you are interested in adopting, please call the shelter at 507-644-3853, or else stop in during open hours, no appointment necessary, and meet him: M-F 2-6 and Sat 10-Noon. Even if you aren’t looking to adopt, you are welcome to come play with the kitties and help socialize them!

Flora

Flora. Female, black and brindle and white German shepherd mix. Born appx. Feb 2019. 29 lbs with some growing left to do. Found roaming in Perks Park in Redwood Falls on Aug. 1, 2019. Available for adoption on Aug. 9, 2019 if not claimed.

Flora is a very sweet and submissive pup who loves to play. She gets along great with everyone! She plays very nicely with big dogs and little dogs alike. She also gets along with cats. She is not at all resource possessive. She just adores whatever attention she can get from people. She is very cuddly!

She is about six months old and weighs 29 lbs. She will likely top out around 40-50 lbs full sized.

Flora will be spayed and updated on her shots as part of her adoption fee. She has also been dewormed and treated topically with a topical flea/mite/tick preventative (Frontline.)

Flora

If you are interested in adopting, come by and meet her at the shelter, no appointment necessary. Open hours are M-F 2-6 and Sat 10-noon. Even if you aren’t looking to adopt, come walk or play with the dogs and cats anyway. They love it!

Flora

Jellybean

Jellybean, taken 06.25.2019.

Jellybean is a sweet young cat who loves to be pet. She is a tiny thing at only about 6 pounds, and will likely not get much bigger. She is just one of those cute little cats.

Jellybean is a kitten who had kittens herself, and is now ready to just be a cat. She was found as a stray with kittens, whom she diligently raised to weaning. There were six of them; quite the feat for a young mom! Now the kittens are weaned, and she is free to be a kitten again herself.

Jellybean was born in Summer 2018.

She will be spayed as soon as she dries up, and is up to date on her vaccines. She has also been dewormed, treated with a topical flea/ear mite preventative (Revolution), and has tested negative for feline leukemia.

If you are interested in adopting, please call the shelter at 507-644-3853, or else stop in anytime the shelter is open, no appointment necessary. Even if you aren’t looking to adopt, come in anyone and give the critters some attention! It makes their stay more pleasant while they wait for their forever homes.

Trouble

Trouble is a rambunctious young cat who loves to explore.

Trouble

Trouble does not like dogs, and is not fond of other cats; he likes his space. He does not do well with young children. (He may have been teased at his previous home.)

Born Spring 2018.

Pringles

Pringles at about 7 weeks old, taken July 25, 2019. Male, domestic shorthair. Orange tabby and white, mackerel stripes. Born appx. June 5, 2019.

Little Pringles was found all by himself roaming near Daktronics. He is very friendly. He looks like he recently overcame an upper respiratory infection, due to the hair loss tracts under his eyes. Don’t worry, the fur will grow back, and he is vaccinated now to help prevent future infections.

He will be neutered* and updated on his vaccines as a part of his adoption fee. He has also received dewormings, been treated topically with a flea/ear mite preventative (Revolution), tested negative for feline leukemia, had a negative fecal float to test for internal parasites, and has had a medicated/antifungal bath.

*Kittens who are not yet old enough at the time of adoption will be spayed/neutered as a part of the adoption fee when they reach an appropriate age. The adopter needs to bring the kitten back to our partnering vet, Riverside Animal Clinic in Redwood Falls. The adoption fee covers their spay/neuter as long as it’s done through this specific vet. (We do not cover the spay/neuter if done at a non-partnering veterinarian.)

If you are interested in adopting, please call the shelter at 507-644-3853, or else stop in during open hours, no appointment necessary, and meet him: M-F 2-6 and Sat 10-Noon. Even if you aren’t looking to adopt, you are welcome to come play with the kitties and help socialize them!

Makayla

Makayla. Female/spayed, front declawed. Domestic shorthair. Brown tabby and white, mackerel stripes. Born Spring 2009.

Makayla is a very sweet kitty who just wants to rub up on you and be pet. She wants nothing more than to be a pampered house pet. She likes to talk to you as well. You’d be amazed how much she has to say! She is used to being an only pet, but is taking to her kitty roommates surprisingly quickly. She got used to the little terrier mix she was introduced to as well. She is used to older children, and doesn’t seem to mind them.

Born August 3, 2009.

Makayla is spayed and front declawed. She has been updated on her vaccines. She has also been dewormed, tested negative for feline leukemia, and treated with a topical flea/ear mite preventative (Revolution.)

If you are interested in adopting, please call the shelter at 507-644-3853, or else stop in during open hours, no appointment necessary, and meet him: M-F 2-6 and Sat 10-Noon. Even if you aren’t looking to adopt, you are welcome to come play with the kitties and help socialize them!

Cupcake, Precious, and Momma Kitty

These three cats were also a part of the seizure case that the 26 second chance dogs came from.

Cupcake is the most outgoing of the bunch. She loves to come and greet you, looking for attention.

Cupcake, taken July 12, 2019.

Previous is a regal princess of a cat. She’s gorgeous and she knows it! Still, she enjoys letting her subjects give her a good petting. 🙂

Precious, taken July 12, 2019.

Momma Kitty is a lovey doll of a cat who can’t get enough petting. She absolutely adores high places, such as the top of a cat tree.

Momma Kitty, taken July 12, 2019.

All three cats are spayed and updated on their vaccinations. They have tested negative for feline leukemia, been dewormed, and treated with a topical flea/ear mite preventative.

If you are interested in adopting, please call the shelter at 507-644-3853, or else stop in any time it’s open, no appointment necessary, M-F 2-6 and Sat. 10-noon. Even if you aren’t looking to adopt, come in anyway and give the critters some attention!

Tamara, aka TamTam

Tamara, taken July 12, 2019.

Tamara, aka Tam Tam, is a very sweet and lovable cat whose ideal is sleep on her person’s bed at night and be a part of the family.

Tamara asking for some attention, taken July 2, 2019.

She shared the house with another female cat, though has no experience with dogs. She has a naturally nervous disposition, as in, she gets stressed out easily. However, she was super sweet with her last owner, and shared a bed with her every night since kittenhood. Since she has settled in at the shelter, she has proven to be super sweet here too. She accepts visitors graciously, and gets along well with her mature, quiet kitty roommates.
She just needs a quiet home without a lot of noise and activity. She would not likely do well in a home with rambunctious young children.

Tamara rolling around and wanting tummy rubs, taken July 12, 2019.

Tamara is spayed and up to date on her vaccinations. She is also front declawed. She tested negative for feline leukemia. She has also been wormed and treated with a topical flea/ear mite preventative (Revolution.)

Tamara is a spotted patched tabby, rather the usual striped. Taken July 12, 2019.

If you are interested in adopting, please call the shelter at 507-644-3853, or else stop in and meet her, no appointment necessary, during open hours: M-F 2-6 and Sat 10-Noon. Even if you aren’t looking to adopt, we love for volunteers to stop in and play with and socialize the critters; it does them so much good!

The 26 Second Chance Dogs

***Due to the large amount of interest expressed in these dogs, please call the shelter at 507-644-3853 if you are interested in adopting , or stop in during open hours, no appointment necessary, M-F 2-6 and Sat 10-noon.


We have 26 small breed dogs who are in need of homes! For those of you who haven’t noticed the large number of barking dogs in our kennels for the past month, they were a part of a seizure from a single residence hoarding situation. The owner of these dogs kept them in tiny crates and used a number of them as puppy factories. Most, if not all, are mixes. There appears to be chihuahua, Pomeranian, Papillon, rat terrier, and dachsund breeds present in them. (Some of these dogs might be combinations of all of these and more!) Most dogs are less than 10 lbs. Both short and long haired. The ages range all the way from 5 month old puppies to senior dogs in need of a compassionate retirement home. I will get their individual bios up shortly, but it will take some time to do, as their are 26 dogs. In the mean time, they are available to be seen and played with any time the shelter is open. They will all be spayed/neutered before leaving the facility, and will come up to date on their vaccinations. For more information on individual dogs, you can also call the shelter at 507-644-3853.

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Update: All the Puppies have gone to their new homes!

The Puppies:  There are two litters of puppies that came with the group, totalling 9 altogether. They were born sometime in Feb. 2019. The father is Apollo (we were told.) The mother of one litter is Roxy (we were told), and the other mother is unknown, but is possibly Freya.

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***Adopted!*** Kaya
***Adopted!*** Gusty
***Adopted!*** Bella
***Adopted!*** Hobbit
***Adopted!*** Vanilla
***Adopted!*** Tito
***Adopted!*** Tumbleweed
***Adopted!*** Oreo
***Adopted!*** Ren

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***Adopted!*** Harley

Update 07.19.2019: Harley had his vetting day today; he is now neutered, his cherry eye is removed, his umbilical hernia is repaired, and his teeth have been cleaned. Now he just needs a home! He is a happy and spunky little dog who loves to go on adventures outdoors, but just as much loves to cuddle with a person inside!

Harley is a friendly and forward little personality when he’s comfortable; he loves attention from people, and he loves to think he’s a big shot in the house. He adores all the attention he can get.

After a life being a “stud dog” (I use that term only to mean he was mostly just used to make puppies), I think he craves the attention he missed out on. He enjoys being held. He can be dominant with other dogs.
(Though he will likely relax a bit after his neuter.) He seems fine around cats. He is not at all nippy, though due to his lack of experiences in the world at large, is nervous about new situations and people. Just give him a tiny bit of patience, and watch how he opens up!

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***Adopted!*** Apollo

Apollo is a happy little food hound who loves to get attention! He just needs to trust you first. The quickest way to his heart is with some yummy treats. 🙂

After a life being a “stud dog” (I use that term only to mean he was mostly just used to make puppies), I think he craves the attention he missed out on. He can be dominant with other dogs.
(Though he will likely relax a bit after his neuter.) He seems fine around cats. He is not at all nippy, though due to his lack of experiences in the world at large, is nervous about new situations and people. Just give him a tiny bit of patience, and watch how he opens up!

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***Adopted!*** Silky

Silky is a sweet little princess of a dog. She just wants to be near the people she trusts as much as possible. He fur is so soft and lovely to pet. She would adore having a warm lap to call her own.

Due to the situation she came from, she is not very experienced with the world, and thus treats new experiences with some caution. She is not at all nippy, and warms up pretty quickly once she realizes you just want to give her some loves. She was one of the dogs that used as a “breeder”, in other words, to just make more puppies to sell. She is a possible candidate to be the mother of some of the pups.

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***Adopted!*** Fufu

Fufu is a fun and active little cutie who gets so excited to see people that she knows and trusts! She can’t get enough attention, and has such an abundance of affection to give. She is looking forwards to having a home where she can get the one-on-one type of attention that she craves!

Due to the situation she came from, she is not very experienced with the world, and thus treats new experiences with some caution. She is not at all nippy, and warms up pretty quickly once she realizes you just want to give her some loves. She was one of the dogs that used as a “breeder”, in other words, to just make more puppies to sell. She is a possible candidate to be the mother of some of the pups.

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***Adopted!*** Cleo

Cleo is a sweet, mild and happy type of dog once she trusts you. She loves getting attention and being with people she knows.

Due to the situation she came from, she is not very experienced with the world, and thus treats new experiences with some caution. She is not at all nippy, and warms up pretty quickly once she realizes you just want to give her some loves. She was one of the dogs that was used as a “breeder”, in other words, to just make more puppies to sell. She is a possible candidate to be the mother of some of the pups.

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***Adopted!*** Penelope

Penelope is a super happy, bright dog that radiates sunshine, at the risk of sounding overly dramatic. She wants affection so badly! She is one to come right to the front of her kennel, hoping for some affection. She is a touch shy of strangers at first, but it doesn’t take her terribly long to warm up and show her true happy self.

Due to the situation she came from, she is not very experienced with the world, and thus treats new experiences with some caution. She is not at all nippy, and warms up pretty quickly once she realizes you just want to give her some loves. She was one of the dogs that used as a “breeder”, in other words, to just make more puppies to sell. She is a possible candidate to be the mother of some of the pups.

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***Adopted!*** Freya

Freya is one of the more timid personalities, but so incredibly sweet once you earn her trust. She just wants to be a pampered lap dog.

Due to the situation she came from, she is not very experienced with the world, and thus treats new experiences with some caution. She is not at all nippy, and warms up pretty quickly once she realizes you just want to give her some loves. She was one of the dogs that used as a “breeder”, in other words, to just make more puppies to sell. She is a possible candidate to be the mother of some of the pups.

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***Adopted!*** Molly

Molly is as sweet as can be! She is a very happy little floofer who gets so excited to get some attention. She is incredibly soft; it’s hard to stop petting her! And that is just fine by her.

Due to the situation she came from, she is not very experienced with the world, and thus treats new experiences with some caution. She is not at all nippy, and warms up pretty quickly once she realizes you just want to give her some loves.

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***Adopted!*** Pippi

Pippi is tiny and bold. She thinks she is a great dane! She is the kind of dog who wants to always be by your side, and loves to be held.

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Scooby. Male/neutered, rat terrier mix. Lena’s brother. 23 lbs. Appx. 4 years old.

Scooby is one of the sweetest dogs you will meet. He is a serious marshmallow! And he has the funniest little crooked grin. (No, we don’t know why his lower jaw is crooked, but it’s well healed and doesn’t cause problems.) He is one of the bigger dogs at over 20 lbs., which just means that there is an armful of Scooby to squeeze! He is one of the more confident dogs that came in this group.

When you go to visit him, do not be fooled by his toothy “snarls” through the door; he is just anxious that their is a barrier between him and everyone else. Open the door, and he is instantly happy to see you! He is not at all nippy or aggressive.

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***Adopted!*** Lena

Lena is absolutely one of the sweetest, most outgoing and intelligent little dogs that you will meet. She wants to follow you everywhere and be with you all the time, if possible. She is quick to trust and eager to please. She wants to be your buddy, and help you with whatever it is you are doing.

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***Adopted!*** Roxy

Roxy is a sweet and friendly little gal who gets so excited to get some loving once she knows and trusts you!

Due to the situation she came from, she is not very experienced with the world, and thus treats new experiences with some caution. She is not at all nippy, and warms up pretty quickly once she realizes you just want to give her some loves. She was one of the dogs that used as a “breeder”, in other words, to just make more puppies to sell. She is a possible candidate to be the mother of some of the pups.

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***Adopted!*** Jewel

Jewel is one of the more outgoing and confident of this group of dogs. She is such a sweetheart who wants to be with people as much as possible.

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The Seniors: We have a few lovely sweet older doggies in the group as well. These dogs are especially in need of a soft bed and someone to care for them in their retirement years.

***Adoption Pending!*** Peanut. Male, chihuahua mix. Born appx. 12 years old. Special needs; has an autoimmune condition that causes fur loss on nose/ears/tail. Has bad hips. ***Skin condition is improving with medications. May or may not recurr.***

Peanut is a very sweet old gentleman who is looking for a caring retirement home, where he can be cherished and lavished with kindness for what time he has left. He is quiet and gentle with people he knows and trusts. However, of all the dogs here, he is the one that handles stress the least well. He doesn’t like lots of noise and large crowds of people, and will just shut down. When it’s just him and someone he likes, he is a happy little dog who will come to you in hopes of some pettings or treats. (He adores canned food! Though he can still eat some kibble.) He loves to explore and see new things, despite the stiffness in his rear legs.
After a life being a “stud dog” (I use that term only to mean he was mostly just used to make puppies), he can be dominant with other dogs.
(Though he will likely relax a bit after his neuter.) He seems fine around cats.
Peanut has what appears to be an autoimmune skin disorder with a secondary bacterial infections. It is very itchy and unpleasant, and some days when it is especially bad, he is just grumpy and doesn’t want to be touched. The vet has prescribed some medications to make him feel better, as well as a medicated bath. I pulled out the glove with little silicone nubs on it and massaged the shampoo into his skin for a good 15 minutes. He loved it! He seemed so relieved, and was especially chipper afterwards. He didn’t want to go back to his bed; he wanted to continue to explore. 🙂 We are hoping for the best, and trying to get him more comfortable. We want every one of these dogs to have a happy ending!

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***Adopted!*** Tinkerbell

Tinkerbell is an absolute sweetheart. She just wants to be someone’s cherished lap companion. She is in amazingly good shape for being around 17 years old!

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***Adoption Pending!*** Baby. Female, Papillon. 10 lbs. Appx. 10 years old. Special needs; missing most of her teeth. Congestive heart failure.

Baby is a doll! She is a bit slow to trust, but adores following you around and getting affection once that trust is earned. She is a very quiet and mild personality who gets along well with other dogs and cats. She is shy, but not at all nippy or aggressive. She is missing most of her teeth, so we have been feeding her a combination of canned food and kibble. (She does manage to eat the kibble alright.)

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***Adopted!*** TJ

TJ is a sweet old gentleman who needs companionship like he needs food. He gets so sad when he’s kenneled and alone. You should just see the way that he lights up when a person takes him out for a walk or some attention! He can get overwhelmed by too much activity and noise, but then again he is part blind and deaf. I think most people would be the same way. He has not been nippy for us, he when he is feeling a little shut down.

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Jellybean’s Kittens: Gumdrop, Licorice, Taffy, Toffee, Truffle, and Skittles

***Not available for adoption until kittens weaned and growing well, which will be after they turn 8 weeks on July 25, 2019.***

Meet Jellybean’s six little sweets: Gumdrop, Skittle, Licorice, Toffee, Taffy, and Truffle. They are all sweet and playful and well socialized. Now they just need families to call their own!

They will be spayed/neutered* and will be updated on their vaccines as a part of their adoption fee. They have also received dewormings, been treated topically with a flea/ear mite preventative (Revolution), tested negative for feline leukemia, had a negative fecal float to test for internal parasites, and have had a medicated/antifungal bath.

*Kittens who are not yet old enough at the time of adoption will be spayed/neutered as a part of the adoption fee when they reach an appropriate age. The adopter needs to bring the kitten back to our partnering vet, Riverside Animal Clinic in Redwood Falls. The adoption fee covers their spay/neuter as long as it’s done through this specific vet. (We do not cover the spay/neuter if done at a non-partnering veterinarian.)

If you are interested in adopting, please call the shelter at 507-644-3853, or else stop in during open hours, no appointment necessary, and meet them: M-F 2-6 and Sat 10-Noon. Even if you aren’t looking to adopt, you are welcome to come play with the kitties and help socialize them!

Jellybean, taken 06.25.2019.

This is the kittens’ mother, Jellybean. Kittens born May 30, 2019. Jellybean born summer 2018.

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The Kittens

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Truffle.

Male, domestic shorthair, cream tabby.

Born May 30, 2019.  Ready to go after July 25, 2019.

Truffle at about 7 weeks old, taken July 19, 2019.
Truffle at about 4 weeks old, taken June 25, 2019.


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Toffee.

Male, domestic shorthair, cream tabby.

Born May 30, 2019.  Ready to go after July 25, 2019.

Toffee at about 7 weeks old, taken July 19, 2019.
Toffee at about 4 weeks old, taken June 25, 2019.


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***Adoption Pending!*** Taffy.

Male, domestic shorthair, blue.

Born May 30, 2019.  Ready to go after July 25, 2019.

Taffy at about 7 weeks old, taken July 19, 2019.
Taffy at about 4 weeks old, taken June 25, 2019.


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Gumdrop.

Female, domestic shorthair, black.

Born May 30, 2019.  Ready to go after July 25, 2019.

Gumdrop at about 7 weeks old, taken July 19, 2019.
Gumdrop at about 4 weeks old, taken June 25, 2019.


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Licorice.

Male, domestic shorthair, black.

Born May 30, 2019.  Ready to go after July 25, 2019.

Licorice at about 7 weeks old, taken July 19, 2019.
Licorice at about 4 weeks old, taken June 25, 2019.


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Skittles.

Male, domestic shorthair, tortoiseshell.

Born May 30, 2019.  Ready to go after July 25, 2019.

Skittles at about 7 weeks old, taken July 19, 2019.
Skittles at about 4 weeks old, taken June 25, 2019.


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