Nothing gets us Minnesotans out of the house faster than a taste of the early spring season. After months of hiding inside we’re dying to get outside, stretch our legs and enjoy some fresh air – and our dogs are too! Almost 200 people did just that and came to the Butcher and the Boar on Sunday, March 13 for our first ever Cabin Fever Reliever fundraising event.

Outside on the covered patio rescue supporters enjoyed food and drink and music and brought their dogs along for the fun. People and pups socialized while they browsed the silent auction and raffle table and met our adoptable dogs.

Butcher and the Boar was kind enough to not only open their doors to us on a Sunday afternoon but to donate 100% of sausage sales to benefit the rescue – we can’t thank them enough! We also send our thanks to the dozens of local businesses for the generous silent auction and raffle donations that made this an incredibly fun and successful event:

The Beauty Room Solitaire Dogs-an alternative dog daycare
Surly Brewery Amore Uptown Italian Restaurant
Solitaire Dogs, an alternative dog daycare Kyatchi Japanese Restaurant
Lucky Dog Pet Lodge Hola Arepas Restaurant
Lagunitas Brewing company Third Bird
Bubbly Paws Barbette
Integrity Dental Care Bryant Lake Bowl
St. Paul Saints Tintos Cocina + Cantina Resturaunt
MN Ink Red Stag
Vet Partners Pet Hospital Cub Foods
Jennifer Davis Pat’s Tap
Surdyk’s Witch Hat Candles

And of course it just can’t happen without the help and support of our amazing volunteers who worked hard before and during the event to make sure everyone had a great time!

While a lot of money was raised for rescue, the true highlight of the day was the connection made between Butcher and the Boar event coordinator, Courtney, and our own adoptable dog, Tyson. Sparks flew the moment they met and Courtney knew he had to become apart of her family. She adopted him this week. Congratulations!

Courtney, her fiance Scott, and Ox English Bulldog Ox welcome Tyson to their family!

Courtney, her fiance Scott, and their English Bulldog Ox welcome Tyson to their family!