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Guest Blog by: Northern Plains Boxer Rescue

Northern Plains Boxer Rescue is hosting the 2nd annual Boxers and Bikers Poker Run June 18, 2011 in Tea SD, during Teapot Days.  We’ll start at 9 am at the Tea Middle School (map) parking lot. A poker run is an organized event where participants visit several “sniff trail” checkpoints, getting their poker hand card marked and at the end of the run if all of your stops are marked you get to draw cards. The best poker hands win prizes. First place is a 32″ TV, second is a blue ray player, and third is an iPod nano. The event begins at 10 am with the parade. Poker hands will be drawn at 5pm and prizes at 6 pm.

Anyone interested in participating in this 100% non-profit event can register at Registration fee is $20 a person. If you register by June 5 you will receive a free “doggie” gift bag. Click on the poker run link on the main page (you may have to scroll down a little) to enjoy the PowerPoint presentation from last year or call 605-366-3105 for more details.

Meeting one of our boxers looking for a forever home: Hi, my name is Joel. I’m a handsome 2 year old white boxer boy. I love playing with my resident boxer sisters and going for walks. I’d be the perfect running companion. My sister, Sky, and I came into rescue together and she has already found her forever home. Everyone keeps telling me I’ll find a new home soon because I’m so good looking and sweet. My adoption donation is $350. Like all NPBR boxers 3 years of age and under, I will be adopted out with an obedience contract. My foster dad also says I’d be best in a home with a 6 foot fence.

Check out Joel and all of the available boxers out at or email for more information!
Northern Plains Boxer Rescue is a nonprofit, all-volunteer effort where every boxer counts. We are an organization that strives to rescue, rehabilitate and re-home all boxers in need. Northern Plains Boxer Rescue makes every effort to educate the public about the boxer breed and responsible pet ownership. We serve a five state region: South Dakota, Nebraska, Iowa, North Dakota, and Minnesota. Currently we have more than 50 boxers in rescue who need a good, loving home. We operate solely out of foster homes so we know every boxer in our rescue and their lovable personalities. Without our foster homes and other volunteers, we could not operate. We are always looking for new volunteers and foster homes!

This was a lot of fun! Seven facebook fans were drawn at random, and each was able to pick a charity for us to donate to. This is a small part of what we’ll donate this spring, but we’re glad we did this drawing because we learned about some really amazing non-profits. We hope you take a few minutes to learn about them too. Checks are in the mail and for some of the organizations, we are submitting payment through their website. The winners and chosen charities are:

$100 – Stacey Torvik  Second Chance Rescue Center

$25 – Deborah Smith Second Chance Rescue Center
$25 – Gwen Herrboldt Canine Hereditary Cancer Consortium
$25 – Shelly Gaddis Great Cloth Diaper Change
$25 – Ashleigh Bechtel Kiva
$25 – Roberta Bennett  Bark For LIfe
$25 – Cathy Groen Sioux Falls Humane Society


Meet this week’s Profile Pup, Rico! What a great smile!

It’s a good time of year to revisit why you don’t want to visit piles of poo in your yard! Thanks to our friends at ‘Hood Magazine for including the article “What To Do with Doggie Poo?” by our Chief Doo Officer. And don’t forget to pick up a copy of ‘Hood to get the latest parenting tips, ‘Hood Happenings and follow them on Facebook!

Our fans and customers are the best! We just met our goal of getting 250 facebook fans. To celebrate – we originally announced we’d give away $100 to the charity of one lucky fans choice. But we wanted to doo better. So six more fans each get $25 to donate to their favorite cause. And besides – $250 for 250 fans just sounds better. Winners are below. Please contact us within 48 hours with the charity you want us to donate to. If we don’t hear from you in that time frame, we’ll draw new winners. Thanks again!

$100 – Stacey Torvik

$25 – Deborah Smith
$25 – Gwen Herrboldt
$25 – Shelly Gaddis
$25 – Ashleigh Bechtel
$25 – Roberta Bennett
$25 – Cathy Groen

For the second year, the DooCrew will be walking in the American Cancer Society’s Bark for a life. It’s an event that brings together two- and four-legged friends to help raise money to fight cancer. With contests, learning exhibits, demonstrations and a walk, it’s the perfect time to bring your pup to the park to support survivors and those fighting cancer. You can join the DooCrew’s team, donate or make your own team! And don’t forget to like the Bark for Life page on Facebook!

Bark for Life

May 14, 2011 at 10 a.m.

Spencer Dog Park

Sioux Falls, SD

Congratulations to our 2011 Sooper Pooper #1 (remember, that’s second place in DooCrew language) Ryan Tysdal of Sioux Falls (also known as Radio Ryan)! His pups, Oscar and Calvin, tried to sabotage the win, but they couldn’t doo it. But it does make us wonder what they put in the water at Results Radio after this year’s results for Sooper Pooper!

Jolene Loetscher, Chief Doo Officer, and Ryan Tysdal aka Radio Ryan, our 2011 Sooper Pooper #1 Winner

We love our customers, but there’s one comment that we get all the time that bugs us. It goes something like this; “I’m embarassed by our lawn, and I’m sure you won’t want to clean it. I’m just so lazy…” First of all, you’re never going to offend us with the state of your lawn. We get it. Cleaning up after your best friend is hard work. And lets face it. You’re too busy to do it. That’s why we started DooGooders. It’s time to quit feeling bad about your lawn. Your time is valuable. It shouldn’t be spent messing with stinky stuff. It should be spent with your family. Let the DooCrew handle the gross stuff you don’t have time for.

 Guest Blog By: Mandy Sieck-Vavreck, Sioux Falls Puppy Love Bakery

Baskets, bunnies and Easter candy make this time of year fun, but it can also be dangerous for your dog. Some sweet treats can pose a health problem, especially those with chocolate. Vets see more cases of food poisoning in pups around Easter and Christmas because of they may easily be able to get to candy. Some of those snacks can cause more than a sweet tooth, they can be deadly for dogs. Chocolate can kill a puppy because of theobromine, a natural stimulant found in cocoa beans, which can harm their heart or nervous system. Grapes, raisins and macadamia nuts can also be toxic to our four-legged friends. If your puppy does get into some human candy, this chart can help you know what to do.

Easter Basket by Sioux Falls Puppy Love Bakery

You can also distract your dog with their own Easter basket and make it a special day for your furbabies.  Puppy Love Bakery’s Puppy Easter Baskets include extra-large Puppy Love Bakery treats, a Pup Cake, a bandana and an extra surprise! Our treats are healthy, delicious and safe for your pup (and any bunnies who might find the basket!).

(Baskets cost $8 and can be ordered by calling 605-366-2515 or emailing by 11 a.m. Saturday, April 23, 2011.)

Canine Cuisine is a monthly column by Mandy Sieck-Vavreck of Sioux Falls Puppy Love Bakery. Sioux Falls Puppy Love Bakery creates tasty, natural and healthy treats for your pooch.

What a treat to present our pal, Patty D. from MIX 97.3 FM, with the Sooper Pooper 2011 Award for Most Pathetic Poo Call! Thanks to the hard work of her pups, Bella & Zeus, she received a golden turd trophy and some treats from Sioux Falls Puppy Love Bakery! Ben even made a video of our award presentation!

Check out the rest of the Sooper Pooper 2011 winners and watch for more golden turd trophy presentations!

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