Sunday, October 20, 2019

10.21.19 Featured Foster September Edition- Wendy



September 2019 Foster of the Month-

Meet Wendy!




Our Fosters- Texan, Clover, Chef & Aviana
Who was your first foster?

Texan 



Who is your current foster?

Aviana @ The Howe
Aviana has just joined her new family, who are wonderful and perfect for her.



Why did you start volunteering for Minnesota Pit Bull Rescue?

After fostering many different breeds through a different rescue, we really fell in love with our Pit fosters. We wanted an opportunity to learn about one breed in depth and Pit Bulls have such fun and dynamic personalities, in addition to, being super smart and trainable. After doing lots of research and visiting events, MPBR just stood out to us with all the rad people who are involved and the overall vibe of the organization. 

Aviana in my office
When your friends/family find out you volunteer with MPBR, what do they say or ask?

They get very excited and are disappointed when we are between fosters. My parents, who are in their late 70’s/early 80’s, want pictures immediately and scheduled visits to meet their new foster grandbabies. My friends request meet and greets and my colleagues ask when they are joining me at work/when are we getting a therapy dog for our school? 

How long have you been volunteering with Minnesota Pit Bull Rescue?

Since May 2019.





Our cat, Captain Morgan
Do you have any pets?

We do! Our oldest pup (11 ½) Stella, just lost her battle with a hip tumor, so we are a slightly smaller family now. Sierra, Jameson and our cat Captain Morgan will now have to take over the teaching and boundary setting to whomever we welcome in next. They do most of the work with our fosters, teaching them how to be a part of the pack. Now, if only we could teach our crew to let the littles out in the middle of the night, we’d be in business. 


Our Crew with previous Foster, Chef
Where is your favorite dog friendly place to take your dogs?

We are considered regulars at both The Howe and Venn Brewing Company, which are in walking distance from us, and are known as the girls who foster adorable dogs. We take our fosters out on the town as soon as possible. Not only do staff rotate over to us but patrons come snuggle, take pictures, and leave with thoughts of Pitties on their minds. It’s also a great opportunity for us to get to know our pup and understand where the teaching and learning should begin. 

When you're not surrounded by dogs, what can you be found doing? 

It’s funny that that is genuinely difficult to answer! Outside of adventuring with dogs, I can be found listening to live music, hanging with friends (although my closest friends include lots of dogs), engaging in conversations about equity and race, and facilitating training on Trauma-Informed Schools, Restorative Practice and Cultural Proficiency. 



Do you have a favorite memory with one of your fosters? 

Clover in her shirt 
3T is perfect for me!
Clover had a very large scar on her neck from a mass that was removed prior to coming to rescue. In order to protect her scar from scratching as she grew, she wore 3T toddler polo shirts. We collected (by donation and purchase) quite the wardrobe for her. She brought me so much joy and made it difficult to remember that dogs don’t typically wear clothes, especially in the summer. 

Do you have a special ritual you do for your foster pups? 

Taking our new foster to both Venn and The Howe are definitely rituals for us and ways we introduce our newest family member. We also try to get a picture of our foster with our crew at the backdoor in anticipation of going to the park, which miraculously works out most times.


Going to the park with Clover!
Going to the park with Chef!


Want to give a shout out to anyone in the MPBR family? 

Ashley Auren and Corey Lundgren have been totally wonderful to work with. Whether trying to assist with photo shoots, folding t-shirts Marie Kondo style, offering advice for the naughty puppies, tag-teaming on transport or simply being a super solid point of contact, they both reinforce why we choose MPBR. 

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Each month one of our foster pawrents receives a gift card as a thank you.This is our small way of showing appreciation for the dedication our volunteers have to this rescue. Minnesota Pit Bull Rescue is 100% volunteer based- no shelters here! Each dog we are able to save is because a foster is willing to open their home for us 

Interested in becoming a Foster with MPBR- Click here for more information or if you're interested in helping us by donating a gift card, click here!

10.20.19 Adopt Us!


CecileKate, and July are the last pups left from the Annie litter needing homes. 
If you’re interested in adopting one of these sweet girls, apply at www.mnpitbull.com 🐾

Cecile  

Kate
July

10.19.19 Why We Help TX


“You’re in Minnesota, why do you save dogs from the south?” This article is a great example of why the southern states need our help. We’re thankful for being able to team with Passport For Paws so we can help make a difference ♥️

TX is the top two states for the most euthanasia in 2017 and 2018.

10.18.19 Time with Ted


Ted is an excellent “helper” at getting the kids ready for school. Wouldn’t you agree? 🥰

Reminder- this guys adoption fee is waived through the end of the month in honor of National Pit Bull Awareness Month. Sure, Ted’s not a pittie but we know there’s gotta be a shepherd lover out there willing to give this boy a home🏡

Friday, October 18, 2019

10.18.19 August Volunteer of the Month- Adone



August 2019 Volunteer of the Month- 

Meet Adone!



Wage
Who was your first foster?

Wage was my first and only foster. Her name is now Bella. She lives on Crooked Lake with a wonderful family with four kids.



Who is your current foster?

None. I’m looking forward to doing as much temporary fostering as I can! 





How long have you been volunteering with Minnesota Pit Bull Rescue?

It will be one year in February. I discovered MPBR at a “Puppy Kissing Event” and was totally hooked!

Adone's 'Crew'
Do you have any pets of your own?

Yes, three! A Bull Mastiff female named Inde. My daughter has a Bull Mastiff named Zeus (sibling to Inde) and she also has a Pit Mix named Rex. We all live together, and the four-legged babies are a big part of our pack!



Where is your favorite dog friendly place to take your doggo?


I don’t often take them anywhere as one or two have been dog aggressive and we don’t want to put them or another dog in that situation. It is very important to know your pets, this is an excellent decision & we're proud of you for making it, Adone! 

When you're not surrounded by dogs, what can you be found doing?

I am always surrounded by my dogs. I’m a home body, so I am usually in the yard or surrounded by my babies on the couch!


Wage, out cold :P
Do you have a favorite memory with one of your fosters?

I hate to say it, but when Wage was totally knocked out, with four feet in the air! Spitfire all around! She was also quite a love when hiding in my potato or daisy gardens too!










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Each month one of our foster pawrents receives a gift card as a thank you.This is our small way of showing appreciation for the dedication our volunteers have to this rescue. Minnesota Pit Bull Rescue is 100% volunteer based- no shelters here! Each dog we are able to save is because a foster is willing to open their home for us 

Interested in becoming a Foster with MPBR- Click here for more information
If you’re interested in helping us with the donation to our fosters, click here.

Thursday, October 17, 2019

10.17.19 REMINDER-New Merch- Limited Release!


Happy National Pit Bull Awareness Month! 

•Reminder• Tomorrow is the last day we will be accepting preorders!

Happy National Pit Bull Awareness Month! We're celebrating by releasing this *very limited* t-shirt:





Extra bonus- a warm sweatshirt OR sweater just in time for the cool weather 🍁🍂❄️☃️ 




→We WILL NOT be ordering extras←
✪ Sales close 10/18/19 

Claim yours HERE 

🎃Pumpkin shirts will arrive before Halloween🎃 Sweatshirts will ship beginning of November❄️

10.16.19 Olive needs our help!



Poor Olive's life has gotten off to a rough start.

First she found herself in a crowded shelter, but things were looking up when she got adopted. However, she soon got sick and her new family was not willing to get her the 
care she needed, so back to the shelter she went. That's where we came in.

Unfortunately, our veterinarian determined that Olive had a severe hernia that required risky, invasive surgery. She pulled through, but has since developed pneumonia and is now in serious condition.

Olive's medical bills are now approaching $4,000 and we need your help. We try not to ask too often, but she's worth it. 

We'll keep you posted on her progress, but please keep her in your thoughts. If you are able to help, please click here & then click on donate.