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Small Dog Rescue of Minnesota (SDR) is an all-volunteer group committed to the rescue, rehabilitation, and placement of dogs 20 pounds and under.

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Upcoming events you don't want to miss!!!
8/29/2014 8:32 PM

WOW! Some great events are coming up for SDR next weekend, Sept. 6. We are PAWSitively giddy with excitement! Check these out:

In Rochester, we'll be at the annual RAC SUPER ADOPTION EVENT from 11-1 at the Fairgrounds Building 35. See the RAC event Facebook page or our Events page for more info. This is THE event for anyone thinking about or looking for a possible pet to adopt. Even if you aren't in the market for a new pal, it's an excellent way to show your love and support for the area organizations who work hard to make a difference in the lives of animals in need.

If you are in the Cities area, you'll love a fun outing to WOOFSTOCK, an exhibition of everything dog. Last year they had over 50 vendors including grooming, rescues, luggage, food, clothing, bedding, photography, authors, walkers, and boarders. There will be a dog wash and new this year, a fashion show! This is truly a can't-miss event in Linden Hills! Here are your links for more info:

More deTAILS are also on our Events page. We'd love to see you next Saturday, Sept. 6, at one of these AWESOME events!


Miss Sassy needs a home
8/24/2014 8:09 PM

Sassy is a new addition to our rescue, and she is looking for her forever home. We currently are also looking for a foster home for her as well.

Sassy is 16 pounds, non shedding, and believed to be a cairn terrier/Scottish terrier mix. She came to SDR from a puppy mill in Iowa. When she arrived on her transport, she was covered in mats and caked in feces. Her nose has scrapes from beggin to get out of the cage she was kept in, her paw pads had sores from soaking in urine, and the tips of her ears have frost bie from living in an outside building all year round.  But even though she was treated cruelly the first three years of her life, she is as sweet as can be with humans.

Being witness to Sassy's transformation from matted and nervous puppy mill dog to healthy and fluffy lap dog has been entertainingly heart-warming.  She romps around like a puppy, plays well with male dogs and children, has recently discovered the excitement of squeaky toys, and cuddles like a pro.  She will be your constant companion (even in the bathroom!) and will bark for a few minutes when you have to leave her at home.  She loves her freedom and the people that gave it to her so much that she will not tolerate being crated and would appreciate sleeping at the foot of your bed at night.  She's picked up on house training in no time from the help of her foster brother and sisters.  And if you aren't around to let her outside, she'll gladly use a potty pad!

Sassy would definetly benefit from having another male dog in her next home to continue to learn from and play with.  She has not been getting along with the female dogs in her foster home and needs to be in a home where she is the only female dog.  She'll need continued patience with learning how to walk on a leash, so she must find a house (no apartment complexes or townhomes) with a fully fenced yard where she can safely and comfortable be outside.  Large flights of stairs are still a challenge for Sassy, but a few steps up to the bed or into the house are no problem.

Sassy has been to the vet and is intestinal parasite free, fully vaccinated, microchipped, and has had her flea and tick prevention and heartworm prevention for the month.  She was recently spayed and is recovering extremely well. 

If you are interested in fostering or adopting Sassy, go to our website and fill out an application. Any questions email erin@smalldogsminnesota.org



Big Hogs for Small Dogs
8/12/2014 7:56 PM

Rev your engines ladies and gentlemen, its our 5th annual Big Hogs for Small Dogs motorcycle ride!

This is happening on Saturday, August 23rd. $25 gets you and a passenger into the ride, lunch, and a free drink ticket for Roosters at the last stop!

Registration is from 8:30-10:30 at Rooster's Barn and Grill in Rochester.

If you don't have a bike and want to go, the dog bus will be there again this year and that is always a blast!

Ending stop and ending party is at Roosters from 5-7:30. Come enjoy dinner, drinks, raffle, and some good 'ol SDR company.


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