Gracelynn, our sweet little tripod.
Gracelynn came to us as a stray from Missouri. Such a love, but with a “wonky” leg. We worked with the vet on a number of different treatment plans, but we couldn’t get that leg to work right. Eventually, we were able to determine that it was causing her pain. She just didn’t want to…Read More
Zea and her 5 surprise puppies
Zea showed up as a foster with a little mange on her head and a little surprise in store for us. For a dog her age (perhaps about 7-9 months old, she still had retained baby teeth), her belly should be very flat, but it wasn’t. Sure enough, a visit to the vet confirmed that…Read More
The survival of little Simon
Simon is a very special boy. His mom and his aunt both had litters of puppies at the same time. Twenty puppies in all! The puppies were living in wretched conditions outside with no shelter and no supervision. Our rescue partner in south eastern Missouri told us that one of the moms would come to…Read More
Sully & Talia survive the parvo virus.
Sully’s skin and coat were in terrible shape, completely matted and open wounds covering large portions of his body from the mats pulling at his skin and mange. He had a tail fracture that likely happened as a baby and never had a chance to properly heal. This big fluff ball was in need of…Read More
Maybe eyes are over-rated
Fern and Greta May. What a pair. Fern came into rescue from a breeder and immediately we rushed her to the vet. Her eyes were infected and swollen and she was in excruciating pain. The call came quickly from the vet. Her glaucoma was severe in both eyes. The globes were ready to rupture. Our…Read More
Miss Molly Bee who beat cancer
Meet Molly Bee. This precious girl came to us from a Reservation in South Dakota. Happy and friendly, she waited in her foster home for her vetting to be done so she could find her forever home. Well, this happy girl did just that. But just before she was to be adopted, we discovered that…Read More
The comeback of Maple Bacon
Ohhhh, the story of Maple Bacon is still a favorite. But let’s go to the beginning. Maple Bacon came into rescue when her mama and litter mates rejected her. She was the runt, and as often happens in nature, she was attacked by her mama and bullied by her sibling. She arrived shortly after being…Read More
Distemper in the Covid 19 world.
Perhaps you’ve heard of Distemper. It’s a disease that we hardly ever see anymore. Vaccines have all but eradicated it. At least that was the case until Covid 19 hit. With the world in quarantine, vet clinics nearly stopped happening and dogs stopped getting vaccinated, especially on the Reservations, where pop up vaccine clinics are…Read More
Sweet Beezus who didn’t give up.
Beezus came into rescue with her siblings. Tiny little thing, she was half the size of her brother, at 2.8 pounds. When she wouldn’t eat, supportive care was immediately started. But Beezus didn’t bounce back. There’s no wiggle room for error with pups this small, so into the hospital she went. Within 12 hours, she…Read More
Ernie the pudgy puggle
Ernie is an 11 year-old senior puggle who came to us from Missouri. He had a mom who adored him, but unfortunately she passed away and her family couldn’t keep him. After spending some time with his moms’ neighbors in Missouri, Ernie took the long trip up to Minnesota. When Ernie arrived in Minnesota, he…Read More