Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Alumni PupDate........ Leia's Story

Meet Leia!
Leia is what we call a Foster Failure, meaning her foster home loved her so much that they ‘failed’ and adopted her themselves.

Leia came to UDR from Texas in January 2017, as part of our very first transport and rescue relief with our partner group Doberman Rescue of North Texas. Her current family was actually her transport as well, and has known her since the moment she entered UDR – cool, right?! At the time, Leia had quite the snarky attitude, and spent the loooooong ride north bickering with her two other dobie travel companions. Her foster family had no intention of adopting her due to her dog-aggression issues, as they enjoy summers at a busy seasonal campground. ….but Leia had other plans.

Leaving TX

A major turning point was after her Foster Dad had surgery, and Leia would not leave his side for his entire recovery. It didn’t take long before the loving feeling was mutual! Leia then went on to endear herself to her Foster Mom by becoming quite the cuddly ‘lap dog’.

'Lap dog' Leia

As Leia’s training progressed and time went on, she continually amazed her foster family with the progress she was making. With her extreme desire to please her ‘masters’, she was doing much better with other dogs. After a successful trial trip up north and 4 months in her foster home, Leia’s foster family decided she had already found her Forever Home, and was officially adopted!

The trial trip weekend that changed her life!

Although initially concerned how Leia would do at the campground, she does very well and loves to visit the nearby dog park. Leia supplies snuggles and that special unconditional Dobie Love to her people, lives to play ball, and gives her fur sister Ella a constant companion. This long-legged redhead beauty is one-of-a-kind and keeps her family laughing with her silly antics. They report they couldn’t be happier with their decision, and it was actually Leia who adopted them!

Leia and her sister Ella (also rescue alumni)

And the best part?! Leia is now ‘paying it forward’ for other UDR dogs. She is a breed ambassador at our events, and also serves as Fun Cop big sister to new foster dogs. We are so grateful for the patience, training and love that Leia’s owners have given to her, and continue to give to our program foster dogs!

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Oct-Dober-Fest Everyone invited!! Even the dog! Saturday, October 7th from 11am to 4pm!

Everyone is invited to Oct-Dober-Fest on Saturday, October 7th from 11am to 4pm! Bring your well behaved dog, family and friends for this fun and free community event for dog lovers! 
Located at Bloomington Obedience and Training Club

8127 Pleasant Avenue South

Bloomington, Minnesota 55420

Please support the below vendors as these companies who have donated silent auction items, goodie bags items or supported United Doberman Rescue and Canine Castaways animals in some way shape or form for our Oct-Dober-Fest event! Thank you to all those people who have volunteered and donated personally to make this event successful! Hope t see you all there! Bring the dog to play in the indoor play area!!!

We will continue to add to this list!

Minnesota Twins
Dog Food Direct
Grandma Lucy's
Big Barker Dog Beds
The Bow Wow Meow Menders Mpls
A Wreath Of Franklin

Silent Auction Donors
2 Hounds Design
Acme Organics
Audi Dealer
Beth Solheim
Big Barker
Bissell Foundation
Byerlys chanhassen
Chanhassen Dinner Theater
Cheap Cookie Cutters
Chuck and Dons Chanhassen
Chuck and Dons Elk River
Conair Pro
Diamond City Bakery
Dog + Bone
Dogfood Direct/Antlers
Earth Bath
Einer and Tuki
Etsy Dragonflystudio19
Etsy- Uncommon Doormats
Etsy-Screen Door Grilles
Finleys Barkery
Furry Fido
Gia's Salon
Gold Paw Series
Grandma Lucy's
I and Love and You
Lotus Lake gifts
KME Photography
Mann Theaters
Mary Kay Basket by Mary Matthews
MN Twins
Mushers Secret
Personal Etchings
Personal Touche
Rescued Dog
Ruffin Inn
Safe Paw
Sally White
Scheels Eau Clair
Scream Town
Scoopy poo doggy doo pick up
Severs Corn maze
Stunt Puppy
Timber Creek Gold Course-Watertown
White Winter Winery
Windigo Kennels & Outfitter
Wreath of Franklin

Donors for our Goodie bags!
Earth Rated
Grandma Lucys
Blue Dog Bakery
Dogs Love Kale
Poison Control
Bentley's Pet tuff
Chuck & Don's 
Ruffin' Inn Pet Lodge

Not to be missed!
Vendors who will be at Oct-Dober-Fest
*Lena Swanson - Animal Communicator learn what your dog is thinking or trying to say to you!

I serve both people and animals in a variety of ways as a professional animal communicator, psychic, shamanic practitioner, past life regression facilitator and Reiki Master.
*Mary Tonn Soulful Connections - Psychic readings to seek guidance and help you make decisions in your life! Psychics have unique gifts that can read your situation differently than a friend.
*Heather Stevens - Massage, for humans and dogs alike!
*Chew My Antlers - Antlers-you know your dog needs one!

*DoTERRA - Essential oils
*Damsel in Defense - personal defense & travel safety. Tazers, stun guns, pepper sprays and more to keep you safe!
*Ruffin Inn - nail trims by Marilyn, groomer at Ruffin Inn Pet Lodge
*Lynne Halterman - LH Images - photographer-sign up for your fall or Christmas photo with your pup here!
*River City Stained glass - stained glass. I'm a stained glass artist who loves creating art that uses familiar shapes, forms, and light!
*Wendy van Kerkhove of Fresh Air Training -  dog trainer - presenter of Reactive dogs demo and Canine Behavior Demo 12 noon and 2pm!
*Canine Coat Factory -  Hand Made Doberman coats

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In Memory of Bailey