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And the winner is…..

Sooper Pooper #2 – First Place

Marilyn N. of Sioux Falls

Sooper Pooper #1 – Second Place

Ryan T. of Sioux Falls

Sooper Pooper #1 – Pathetic Poo Call

Patty D. of Sioux Falls

Thanks to our pals at Sioux Falls Puppy Love Bakery for donating treats to all our winners!

After trading barbs with his agent, Pile comes up with an unforgettable doo-diddy.

We always want to doo our best work and to make that possible, we need to hear from you! Please take our 2011 Spring Clean survey to let us know the best ways to make a job that stinks even better! We didn’t put a lot of crap in it, so it should only take about two minutes!

Gizmo, 5

This week’s Profile Pup is 5-year-old Gizmo, a Pekingese who loves his mom, Amanda M.! Thanks to everyone who’s sent in pictures and keep sending them! Watch and @doogooders for our Woof Wednesday when we update with a new pooch pic!

Spot’s Spotlight
Spot’s Spotlight: Sam, Chloe & RJ
(Owner: Jeff G.) 

Welcome to Spot’s Spotlight! Each month DooGooders features a family so you can learn more about our best friends.

Sam & Chloe

Names: RJ, 6; Sam, 6; Chloe, 4

Breed: Sam and Chloe are Vizsla and RJ is a King Charles mix .

Favorite treat: SNAPS

Favorite toy: Kong balls

Funniest habit: Sam will sleep laying on his back with his head hanging down off the couch. Chloe can climb into pine trees trying to get birds. RJ, when he wants to go outside, will come get me and chew on my hand.

Thing they love the most: Thing they love most hunting, chasing birds and being with us!

Thing they dislike the most: Sirens

How they joined your family: Sam came to us from Walnut Grove, MN. One weekend, I boarded Sam at Anderson Kennels. The owner thought he was great and we bred him. Then we saw one of the pups and that’s how I got Chloe. RJ’s story is crazy! I was on the shelter’s website, saw him, jokingly I emailed his picture to my wife and said, “This is our next dog.” That weekend we were driving and my wife asked if we could just stop and see if RJ was still there. We did and he was there. We played a while with him, left, had lunch and was going home when my wife said, “Let’s go back.” Then I knew I was in trouble and we were getting a third dog. We stopped back and saw a family with him looking to adopt him. We left, and as I walked out the door I told them if it does not go through call us. We barely left and headed home when they called. So needless to say, I turned around and adopted him, It only took 4 trips there, but my wife was happy!

If they had a million dollars, your pups would: My pups would truly be the most spoiled dogs in the world. Not that they are not now!

Favorite television show: They “tell me” it’s NASCAR.

Frisco, our first profile pup

We love to share the stories of our furry friends that leave us deposits of doo! This week we kick off our Profile Pups Project. Each week, a new pooch will be featured as our Facebook and Twitter profile! We’ve got 52 weeks to fill, so send your photo to us at!

Guest Blog by: Northern Plains Boxer Rescue

Gypsy, one of the lovable boxers needing a forever home

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!

Two-year-old Boxer Gypsy

And here is one of our boxer friends looking for a forever home:
I’m, Gypsy, a gorgeous sun-kissed 2-year-old brindle, a sweet, playful girl who loves attention, and getting frisky. I love long walks, riding in your car, hanging out on the patio, and relaxing on the sofa with my head on your lap. Cuddles and caresses will be lovingly reciprocated with kisses. I know sit, leave it, lay down and kennel up. I love to play and wrestle with other dogs. I especially love chasing water from the hose. Tug-of-war is another party favorite in my home. I have the tendency to become a little rowdy when playing, but when my foster parents tell me to stop, I listen like a good girl and stop playing. I have mastered the art of jumping a four foot fence and will show off my talent at any time, day or night. I am actually on the shy side. I like slow introductions to people and dogs. I get a little scared and nervous. I am getting to be a pro at walking with a Gentle Leader, but I still get nervous passing barking dogs in yards and dogs or people as they approach. I am just a little nervous until I know I am going to be safe. I am a professional teacher of humans. I like teaching them their doggy manners.

Check out Gypsy and all of the available boxers out at or email for more information!

DooCrew Note: NPBR will host a meet and greet April 17, 1-4pm at PetCo in Sioux Falls. You must be pre-approved to adopt that day, but anyone can come to visit some of the boxers in the area!

Does your pet have a chauffeur? Have a pet and a hectic lifestyle all at once? No worries. Paws Up Pet Sitting offers a wide variety of services for you to use. One of the services is a Pet Taxi Service. We will chauffeur your pet to the vet, groomers or to the doggie park.

Being a human, we lead busy lifestyles that do not allow us to fit a vet appointment or a groomer’s appointment into our busy schedules; this is where we come in. Schedule your pet’s vet appointment and we will bring your pet to and back from the vet!

Just as our pets needs to see a vet, if we have an extra furry baby they will need a proper spruce up every now and then to keep them mat free and smelling pretty. We will also help you out with this.

Those owners who have an extra high strung pup in their family, a trip to the doggie park for an hour or more is also available.

Paws Up, based in Brandon, SD, offers a variety of pet services and is bonded and insured. To learn more about how they can help you and your fur babies, give the team at Paws Up a ring (605) 351-7229, email or check them out at

Our pals at LeBrun Landscaping helped us answer a question we get quite a bit this time of year. People ask us about poo but also wonder what the cobweb-ish stuff that shows up when the snow melts could be. John LeBrun answers that in our guest video blog and tells you how to get rid of it!

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