Category Archives: Adopted

***Adopted!*** Akira

***Adopted!*** Akira

Akira is a fun loving and robust puppy who is as much up for an adventure as she is for cuddles. If you like terriers, you will love this puppy. She is sturdy and active and very athletic. She can entertain herself chasing around a ball for quite a while! She’ll actually throw it for herself and chase it down. She loves rubbery toys to chew on, though they must be tough toys, as she will quickly destroy wimpy toys. She is full of spunk and sass and likes to be the boss. She’ll even boss around dogs 10x her size. She is also very much about the cuddles. She LOVES to be pet and held. She likes to be in the middle of the action as much as possible.

Akira at about 3 months old, taken May 7, 2019.

As she was a stray, her breed is just a guess, though her temperament is very typical terrier.

She is currently about 7 lbs. and very much still growing. We estimate she will be somewhere around 15-20 lbs. full sized.

Akira at about 3 months old, taken May 7, 2019.

She still has all her puppy teeth, so appears to be less than 4 months old.

She will be spayed as a part of her adoption fee. She will also be up to date on her vaccines. Akira has been wormed, including preventatives for giardia and coccidia. She has also been treated with a topical flea/mite preventative (Revolution.)

Akira at about 3 months old, taken May 7, 2019.

If you are interested in adopting Akira, please contact the shelter at 507-644-3853, or else feel free to stop in and meet her, no appointment necessary, M-F 2-6 and Sat 10-Noon. Even if you aren’t looking to adopt, we welcome visitors during open hours to play with the critters!

Akira at about 3 months old, taken May 7, 2019.

****Adopted!*** Lucille

****Adopted!*** Lucy

Lucy is a friendly, active, and affectionate dog who loves to play.

Lucille, taken May 2, 2019.

She loves to play, including fetch. She also loves getting her tummy rubbed. We were told she is quite cuddly with those she calls her own.

Lucille, taken May 2, 2019.

She is used to living in the country on 10 acres, where she spent times both in and outdoors. We were told she stays home pretty well, and has never run away. She is capable of climbing fences, though.

Lucille, taken May 2, 2019.

When she was indoors, we were told she is housetrained. (However, any dog in a new situation can have accidents until a new routine is established.) She is a very quiet dog; she rarely barks.

Lucille, taken May 2, 2019.

We were told she is playful with cats. She does not have any experience with other dogs, though has acted submissive with the ones she has met at the shelter. She is generally a submissive type of dog and gives up toys easily. She does not like swimming at all. (Hates water.)

Lucille, taken May 2, 2019.

Lucille was born in June of 2015.

Lucille, taken May 2, 2019.

We were told Lucille is a Tibetan Mastiff/Siberian husky/Bernese Mountain Dog mix.

Lucille, taken May 2, 2019.

Lucille has been spayed. She also comes up to date on her vaccines (rabies and distemper) as a part of her adoption fee. Lucy has been dewormed and treated with a flea/tick preventative (Vectra 3D).

Lucille, taken May 2, 2019.

She weighs in at 67 lbs and is full sized.

Lucille, taken May 2, 2019.

If you are interested in adopting, please call the shelter at 507-644-3853. You can also stop in and meet her during open hours, no appointment necessary: M-F 2-6 and Sat 10-Noon. Even if you aren’t looking to adopt, stop on in and play with her anyway! She’d love a good walk or some play.

***Adopted!*** Mason

Mason’s owners were never found, but he found a new, wonderful family already!

***Adopted!*** Mason

Update May 2: Mason is now looking for a new home! He is a shy and sensitive little guy, but so much wants a person to call his own!

Mason

Found on April 25, 2019, near the waterpark in Redwood Falls. We were told he has been hanging out there the last few weeks. He has no collar and no microchip.

Mason

He appears to be a longhaired chihuahua mix. He only weighs just over 5 lbs. (Though he is underweight, and would likely be closer to 7 lbs if a more ideal weight.)

Mason

If you recognize him, please call the shelter at 507-644-3853.

Mason

He will be held until closing on May 2, after which he will be available for adoption.

***Adopted!*** Arwen

***Adopted!*** Arwen

Arwen is a sweet and beautiful longhaired patched tabby kitten. She still has her baby teeth, so is less than 5 months old. She is incredibly sweet and cuddly!

Arwen on arrival.

***Adopted!*** Dot

***Adopted!*** Dot

Dot needs a new home! This sweet and cuddly and extremely affectionate little pup is very quick to steal your heart once you meet her. She loves everyone she meets; every stranger is a potential new friend to be loved on.

Dot wants some more petting.

She is also friendly with cats and with other dogs. She is in general a very good natured pup who just wants to be with people as much as she can.

Dot being silly.

She has a moderate energy level and loves her walks; she does pull some on the leash, but isn’t too bad, and could be great with a little more training. We were surprised to learn from the person who surrendered her that she hasn’t had any obedience training, because this girl already shows some nice manners. She is very smart and eager to learn and to please, and I think could be quite fun to train.

Dot.

She is not resource possessive; she gives up her toys easily. She loves to be cuddled and have her tummy rubbed. We were also told she loves car rides. At her previous home, she was mostly house trained and crate trained. (However, any dog in a new and strange environment can forget her training and have a few accidents until a new routine is established.)

Dot loves tummy rubs!

Dot is from an area that is known to have a lot of very mixed up mixed breeds, and was found as a stray with no known lineage. Your guess is as good as ours as to breeds! Who knows, maybe she has 5 or 6 or more breeds in her. She does look like she might have some terrier, like Jack Russell, in their somewhere.

Dot.


She is only around 5-6 months old and currently 22 lbs, and will likely not exceed 30 lbs. full sized.

Dot.


She will be spayed and up to date on her vaccines as a part of her adoption fee. She has also been wormed and treated with a topical flea/tick preventative.

Dot has the cutest smile!


If you are interested in adopting Dot, please call the shelter at 507-644-3853, or else stop in, no appointment necessary, during open hours: M-F 2-6 and Sat 10-Noon. Even if you aren’t looking to adopt, feel free to come in and play with or walk the doggies. They love the attention while they wait for their forever homes!

Dot hoping for a tummy rub.

***Reclaimed!*** Sagwa

This handsome, outgoing, and super friendly young cat needs a home!

Sagwa, taken April 16, 2019.

Sagwa needs a new home! Sagwa is very social; he can’t get enough attention! He loves to be held, or played with, or pretty much anything that involves interacting with people.

Sagwa, taken April 16, 2019.

Born appx. fall 2018.

He will be neutered shortly and will be 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.

If you are interested in adopting Sagwa, 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!

Sagwa, taken April 16, 2019.

****Both Adopted!***Lana and Kida

****Adopted!*** Lana
****Adopted!*** Kida

These sweet siblings are looking for a new home!

Lana, the lovely mini-panther with teal eyes and and outgoing, friendly personality, taken April 16, 2019.

Lana needs a new home! She was surrendered with her littermate Kida. Lana is an extremely outgoing and sweet kitty who isn’t too stressed out by new surroundings. In fact, she has such an adventurous spirit, that it seems like she enjoys exploring new things. She loves to be pet and is very affectionate. Plus, she has really lovely teal eyes. We don’t see that too often in black cats.

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Kida, the sweet and quiet patched tabby, taken April 16, 2019.

Kida needs a new home! Kida came in with her littermate Lana. She has loved dilute patched tabby markings. 
She is a quiet and sweet kitty who is still a bit overwhelmed by her new surroundings. (Moving can be very stressful for a cat.) We are waiting to see her personality blossom once she settles in.

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Born Spring 2017. They are littermates.

They are spayed and will be shortly updated on their vaccines. 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.

If you are interested in adopting either or both, 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!

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Lana, taken April 16, 2019.
Lana, taken April 16, 2019.
Lana, taken April 16, 2019.
Kida, taken April 16, 2019.

***All Adopted!*** Louise, Laurel, and Lewis

***Adopted!*** Louise
***Adopted!*** Lewis
***Adopted!*** Laurel

These three little littermates all need homes!

Laurel, Louise, and Lewis, taken April 9, 2019, at about 7 weeks old.

Born appx. Feb. 15, 2019. (+/- about a week.)

Laurel, Louise, and Lewis, taken April 9, 2019, at about 7 weeks old.

These adorable littermates are all looking for new homes! All three are very social and friendly. They just want to follow you around and crawl in your lap and play with you! Come meet them and see for yourself!

They will be spayed or neutered when old enough as a part of their adoption fee. They will also come up to date on age appropriate vaccinations. They have been tested negative for feline leukemia, have been wormed, been treated with a flea/ear mite preventative, had a negative fecal float to check for internal parasites, and have had a medicated/antifungal bath.

If you are interested in adopting, call the shelter at 507-644-3853, of else stop in at the shelter to meet him in the near future. No appointment is necessary. Even if you aren’t looking to adopt, feel free to stop in and play with any of the critters at the shelter during open hours.

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Laurel. Female, domestic longhair, mackerel (striped) brown tabby.

Laurel at about 8 weeks old, taken April 9, 2019.
Laurel at about 8 weeks old, taken April 9, 2019.
Laurel at about 8 weeks old, taken April 9, 2019.

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Louise.  Female, domestic shorthair, black and white tuxedo with very symmetrical markings.

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Louise at about 8 weeks old, taken April 9, 2019.
Louise at about 8 weeks old, taken April 9, 2019.

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Lewis. Male, domestic shorthair, black. All black, no white.

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Lewis at about 8 weeks old, taken April 9, 2019.
Lewis at about 8 weeks old, taken April 9, 2019.
Lewis at about 8 weeks old, taken April 9, 2019.

***Adopted!*** Foswald Kibblepot (Fozzy)

***Adopted!*** Fozzy

Meet Fozzy, one of the sweetest of the sweet cats you will ever meet, but who unfortunately was found in rather rough shape.

Fozzy on arrival, taken March 27, 2019.

His left ear is all but gone, and his right ear is only half there. Both are infected, though his left ear is one of the worst cases we have ever seen. You can smell the infection from across the room, and the pus just runs from that ear. He went immediately to Dr. Diane of Fairfax Vet, who does amazing work.

Fozzy’s very infected right ear on arrival, after it was shaved, taken March 27, 2019.

She says that depending on the depth of the infection, this could be a very tough case to beat. But she is determined to do what she can. Two days after his arrival, on Friday March 29, Fozzy went into have his ear amputated and the extent of the infection assessed. Update to come soon on what we find!

Fozzy on arrival, taken March 27, 2019. Fozzy loves to be pet and to rub on people.

Fozzy is one tough little kitty cat to have made it this far. Despite the pain and severity of his infection, he still just wants to be loved on and give the loves back again. He is so sweet! This cat has a simply amazing personality. He purred the entire time I was removing matted fur from around his ears and neck. The mats were very close to the skin, and few cat will tolerate that, as it inevitably pulls a bit to get them off. But I think Fozzy understood he was being helped, and was very happy to be relieved of those mats.

Fozzy on arrival, taken March 27, 2019.

Update March 29, 2019.

Good news! His ears have improved so much, that hhe does not need the left one amputated after all. A week of ear ointment should have him fixed up.

***Adopted!*** Gracie

***Adopted!*** Gracie

Meet Gracie, the friendly and rambunctious young dog looking for an active home to call her own.

Gracie

She is known to get along with everyone she’s met so far. She likes children and is friendly with them, though at almost 80 lbs and being full of energy, Gracie can be a little overwhelming for small children. She is friendly with cats and with other dogs. She is the type of dog that gets along well with pretty much anyone.

Gracie, taken April 16, 2019.

Gracie is very smart and energetic and loves anything active that you are willing to do with her; walks, or playing with toys, or whatever you may come up with to engage her body and mind. She really needs someone who is willing to give her plenty of exercise. Without it, she gets bored and a bit stir crazy. (Though what active person doesn’t who has to sit indoors too long?)

Gracie, taken April 16, 2019.

She also needs someone who is willing to train her, who can come up with ways to exercise her mind as well as her body. “Clever Girl” aptly describes Gracie. She is very smart and interactive, and would adore learning new things.

Gracie, taken April 16, 2019.

She enjoys car rides. She knows “sit”, and mostly doesn’t jump up on people. As she is young, it would be good to reinforce her training with consistency.

Gracie, taken April 16, 2019.

For walking, she is not a relaxed walker; she enjoys a good brisk pace. She pulls a little on her leash, but isn’t too bad about it, especially considering her size. If you keep up a decent pace, she will match your pace rather than keep pulling. She could use more work on leash manners, but compared to many young dogs without much training, she is really not too bad. She does best in a martingale collar, as she knows how to back out of a regular collar.

Gracie, taken April 16, 2019.

As a whole, she is a very nice and enjoyable dog who has been a pleasure to take care of. Plus, she will do most things you ask for a treat, as long as she understands what you are asking.

Gracie

Gracie was surrendered as a Bernese Mountain Dog/sharpei cross.

Gracie, taken April 16, 2019.

Gracie is about 2 years old and spayed. (Born early 2017.) Weight: 76 lbs. 
She is also up to date on her rabies and DHTTP vaccine. She has been wormed and treated with a topical flea/tick preventative (K9 Advantix.)

Gracie

If you are interested in adopting Gracie, please call the shelter at 507-644-3853, or else stop in and meet her during open hours, no appointment necessary. M-F 2-6 and Sat 10-Noon. Even if you aren’t looking to walk, she would love it if visitors would come play with her and take her on walks.