Meet Ivy Mae

Meet Ivy Mae

Ivy Mae is a three year old pit bull adopted from Second Hand Hounds by Brittney Moore.

Ivy loves to protect her house from the birds and squirrels in her backyard. She loves to cuddle on the couch at night and snuggle up close when its time for bed. Her favorite time of day is breakfast and dinner.

When Brittney gets home from work she will sit down on the floor and Ivy comes to give her a big hug, holding on tight with her front legs!

Ivy was photographed by Tangerine House of Design as part of our annual Save-a-Bull calendar fundraiser and contest. 

Meet Dez

Meet Dez

This handsome four-year-old was adopted from Second Hand Hounds.

Dez’s mom, Allyson Halfmann, calls him her little kangaroo because likes to bounce straight up and down especially when it’s time to eat.

Dez loves to wrestle with his fur brother, Gus. And he just can’t get enough of playing chase with him! When he is not playing with Gus, he loves to sunbath in the yard and chew on his Nylabones.

“But I think his favorite thing is giving tons of kisses and snuggling with me at bedtime” says Dez’s mom. We think she’s probably right.

Dez was photographed by Tangerine House of Design as part of our annual Save-a-Bull calendar fundraiser and contest. Photo sessions for our 2019 calendar start today and run through May, book an appointment now!

2019 Pin Up Pets Calendar Photo Sessions

2019 Pin Up Pets Calendar Photo Sessions

Although spring has barely sprung, it’s time to talk about our 2019 Calendar Fundraiser! Save-a-Bull calendars featuring pit bulls (and some non-pit bulls) have raised thousands of dollars for rescue over the bast several years. And they have supported breed advocacy as the public begins to see and understand these beautiful dogs for the amazing pets they are.

Once again, we are partnering with Tangerine House of Design for the “Pin Up Pets” calendar photo fundraiser.

How does it work?

You book a photo session at Tangerine House of Design and have your dog photographed by an award-winning photographer. She won’t charge you a sitting fee, instead will ask for a donation to rescue in the amount of your choosing.

One image from each session will be put online for voting once all sessions are complete.  Votes are just $1.00 each and the top vote-getter will win the coveted calendar cover, the next 12 will be featured inside the calendar.  Be sure you have all your friends, family, co-workers and online acquaintances vote! Stuffing the ballot box is encouraged as all the money raised will go to Save-a-Bull to help care for the dogs in rescue.  The link will appear here when the polls open.

That’s it!

 

Of course, you’ll probably want to see these amazing pictures of your dog before they go online for voting. And you’ll probably want to order prints as well. Don’t worry, Tangerine has you covered and there’s an option to go for a more inclusive photo session that will still support rescue in the process. Special packages and products will be available for ordering for those who select the Full Pin-Up Pets Session

All sessions will take place during the month of May. But space is limited so book your appointment now!

BOOK HERE> https://tangerine.brownbookit.com/schedules

 

Fall in Love with Mr. February, Bo

Fall in Love with Mr. February, Bo

This handsome hunk is four year old pit mix Bo. He was adopted from Rochester Animal Control by Adrianne and Jacob and is the light of their lives. Bo loves his toys, especially his Kong balls as you can tell from his photos. He also loves playing fetch, even if he doesn’t give the ball back 100% of the time.

Recently, Bo got a new sister when Adrianne and Jacob adopted from Save-a-Bull. Her name is Zelda (fka Bridget). Although Bo was a tad bit hesitant of his new sister at first, they soon grew to love each other and are now the best of buds!

Bo was photographed by Tangerine House of Design as part of our annual Save-a-Bull calendar fundraiser and contest. Watch for next year’s contest details coming later this year, or purchase your 2018 calendar here.

Give to the Max Day, dedicated to…

Give to the Max Day, dedicated to…

One of our favorite parts about Give to the Max Day is seeing the dedications that come with the donations. We know every supporter values the importance of the spay/neuter clinics, but we love seeing the real driver, the heartfelt reason, they are making a donation today. Donations today were dedicated to:

  • For Quinny!
  • For Zach and Molly – we miss you!
  • Frankie & Alice
  • From Mac and Mary & Bob
  • From the Cottle Family in memory of Milton.
  • In honor of Jolene Coleman
  • In honor of Norma Buddy and Dave — the Gavin Dogs
  • In honor of Thunder the wonder pup
  • In loving memory of our best friend Mikey.
  • In Memory of Baby Tabi
  • In memory of my father Jerry McDonald
  • In memory of my sweet angel Nellie
  • In Memory of Vinnie
  • Jefferson & Madeline – best granddogs ever
  • In memory of Kathy Carlson
  • Nova, Tillie & Duke
  • Opal
  • Fay
  • Thanks for all you do!
  • The crew of 5Pawz
  • To help pups like Linus find the right home
  • To my Jozee miss you everyday baby
  • To our first furry child Shug
  • To our sweet Ernest

Thank you again to everyone who was supported us so far and is yet to make a donation. You are a warm and wonderful part of the Save-a-Bull family and we appreciate your support today and every day!

 

Pints, Pit Bulls, and Patios

Pints, Pit Bulls, and Patios

Outside of our Fix Your Pit Clinics, Save-a-Bull volunteers love to be out in the Twin Cities supporting our community and hosting other events. Every February, we host a Bake Sale at Urban Tails Pet Supply where there are treats for humans and pups alike. In March, we offer winter relief by partnering with Butcher and the Boar for our Cabin Fever Reliever event. But as the weather gets warmer, you will likely find our Save-a-Bull crew on a local patio sipping on local craft beer.

For the past few summers, Save-a-Bull has been partnering with local breweries to combine pints and pitbulls. The Twin Cities area craft brewery scene is a bustling community eager to give back to local non-profits and we are fortunate enough to participate! We spend the summer nights at a different spot every few weeks where we drink beer, give away prizes, and bring out adoptable pups to potentially find their forever homes!

In 2016, we decided to launch the Save-a-Bull Summer Brewery Tour. The 2016 brewery tour consisted of 10 brewery partners who gave a portion of their proceeds of the night back to the rescue. In 2016, we were able to raise over $10,000 for rescue! After seeing the amazing support from the community, we knew we had to continue the fun.

In 2017, we visited 8 brewery partners where we were able to raise over $14,400 for rescue! This number is incredible and we are so thankful for our wonderful brewery partners and our event patrons for joining us for the tour. The proceeds from the brewery tour go directly to our dogs in rescue by providing food, treats, toys, and vetting care for our pitties before they move on to their forever homes.

In 2017, we had the incredible opportunity to partner with NorthGate Brewery to make a special brew, the All American Pit Bull Pale Ale, for our finale event in September!

We would like to extend our sincerest thanks to: Sisyphus Brewing, LynLake Brewery, Indeed Brewing Company, Sociable Cider Werks, Lakes & Legends Brewing Company, Boom Island Brewing Company, Tin Whiskers Brewery, and NorthGate Brewing. Their support this past summer made the 2017 brewery tour our most successful one yet!

And we don’t plan on slowing down. We will be out again in the summer of 2018 visiting your favorite Twin Cities brewery spots. Follow along with us as we drink pints, pet pit bulls, and soak up the Minnesota summer sun. Be sure to check our website this spring for all the details of our 2018 tour.