Small Dog Rescue of Minnesota (SDR) is an all-volunteer group committed to the rescue, rehabilitation, and placement of dogs 20 pounds and under.
Latest News from SDR
Doggie Spotlight: Buddy & Ollie
5/12/2013 11:16 AM
Buddy and Ollie are a bonded pair of Chinese Crested Powder Puffs who have been with each other for their entire lives-- 13 years! They are approx 11 lbs in weight. These boys are healthy, playful, and as sweet as can be. They are purebred dogs and have lived happy lives as well-cared for, pampered pets. Ollie was also a show dog in his younger years. Buddy acts as the more dominant“big brother” of the two, and makes sure to speak up in defense of himself and his brother. These boys lost their permanent home when their human passed away, and they have had to move a couple times since then while searching for their retirement home.
Both boys are potty trained and don’t mind wearing diapers in new places so that they are not tempted to lift their legs. They will let you know when they need to go out. Typically during the day they need to be let out every 2-3 hours because of their small size. If they are let out around 10:00 at night, they will sleep all night until about 6 am before needing to be let out. They are also kennel trained and do not mind sleeping in their kennel at night. They prefer to join you in bed, and love nothing more than cuddling up right next to a person. Buddy likes to sleep next to you on his own pillow. Both boys are lap dogs and have very sweet and gentle personalities. During the day, they sleep a lot. They are not annoying barkers. They are still sharp! They know where my treat box is and will bark if you walk over to that side of the counter. Something funny about these two is their sense of smell. If you bake a cake or place a yummy smelling air freshener in the house, they will run round trying to find the sweet smelling food. They have extreme taste buds for sweets! Buddy likes the sunshine and will lie on the deck outside when it is warm. Ollie will go out for a few minutes, but tends to like it more inside. Neither dog should be left outside alone for a long period of time because they are older.
Buddy and Ollie are groomed regularly and have their teeth brushed at each grooming. They are accustomed to being groomed and behave like angels.
This sweet and funny pair wants nothing more than to be loved and adored. They are looking for a home together, and will not be adopted separately. Ideally they will find an adult-only home where someone will spend a lot of time with them and will love them. Families with older, respectful children may also be considered. They are fine with other dogs that are not dominant and have never lived with cats.
Buddy and Ollie are neutered, up to date on shots, and heartworm and parasite free. They are also microchipped. They come with a small supply of heartworm prevention, all of their personal belongings (such as a kennel, bed, diapers, bowls, etc.), and recent vet records. Their adoption fee is $500. To adopt Buddy & Ollie, please fill out an adoption application here.
CeleBARK Your Dog Day!
5/9/2013 12:53 PM
WOOF, BARK, BOW WOW, ARF!.....Join SDR at the Eagles Club in Rochester this Saturday as we vow to celeBARK the love we share with our dogs. This family and dog friendly event is sponsored by Bone Appetit Canine Bakery (BACB) Unleashed and will be the BARK around the fire hydrant, truly a signature event. It will be an afternoon filled with games, contests, BOW WOWs, prizes, food, TAIL wags, treats, demonstrations, dog rescue groups and fun. Humans and their well-mannered dogs who are current on their vaccinations are most welcomed. The ultiMUTT PAWtee of the season! For more info and a schedule of events, visit http://www.bacbunleashed.com.
Position Filled! Vetting Coordinator Needed
5/6/2013 7:50 PM
This position has been filled. Thank you to everyone who inquired!
SDR is looking for a new vetting coordinator. This highly important role will require a volunteer who has strong organizational skills, is self-directed and self-motivated, and has access to email several times daily. Training will be provided. A minimum one year commitment is preferred.
Vetting Coordinator -
- Review veterinary records for dogs new to the rescue to determine whether a dog needs vaccines and other required vet care
- Coordinate vet visits with foster parents
- Be the point of contact for each SDR vet clinic
- Scan and upload all previous and current vet records for each dog
- Keep SDR's database and xcel spreadsheet current by itemizing each dog's individual vet visits
- Scan and upload all vet invoices
- Monitor all current SDR dogs and organize yearly vet visits and vaccines if needed
- Email or mail adopted dogs' records to their new families
- Monitor microchips on hand and order if needed
- Mail microchips to SDR vet clinics and record on xcel spreadsheet
- Order heartworm/flea/tick prevention
- Be on call for any SDR emergencies and be available to talk to e-clinics
- Make sure all vet bills are paid on time
Please email email@example.com if you are interested or would like to learn more about the position.