We are sorry to say that at this time, St. Cloud’s Rescue is not accepting any new dogs into the rescue.
We have received five new St. Bernards this week alone and are full to the brim! Once we get some dogs adopted, we will be happy to go back to accepting rescues!
Rosie & crew
Our beautiful Diesel is doing so well. He is now very healthy and available for adoption!!! Update on him from Rosie!
He is very healthy now. When we rescued him, half of his hair on his body was gone and he had severe ear and eye infections. He is finally healthy as long as he receives the proper care. He loves all dogs but does not like dogs that play rough or aggressive with him. He does not require a crate. He will just stay laying on your bed or couch until you have time for him. He is housetrained and only likes to go out and do his business and come right back inside. He is the perfect weight, height and makings of a Newfoundland. If you have always wanted a Landseer Newfoundland this is your opportunity.
Chloe is a five month old golden retriever mix. We are not sure what she is mixed with, it may be shepherd, it may be Great Pry, but whatever it is, it has created a gorgeous wonderful little girl. Miss Chloe is housetrained, already knows how to sit on command and has never met a dog she did not like. She is microchipped, current on all shots and has already been spayed.
Chloe will be a good size young lady as she grows up. We would not be surprised if she is not 80 pounds by the time she is full grown. You could not find a better disposition in any dog we have ever seen. Miss Chloe came from a high kill shelter. She is a joy to be around and if you are looking for a fabulous dog please consider meeting Chloe.
Patches is a half GreatPyr/half Saint Bernard that is approximately 1-2 years old. He came to us from a high kill shelter in Texas. He is a great, fun loving, young boy that is very smart and very well mannered. He loves playing with smaller dogs and loves to play tug of war. He is very gentle with the smaller dogs. He has now been neutered and is current on all shots and is heartworm negative. He weighs approximately 85 pounds and is full grown. He also is a very good indicator for protection. That is the Great Pyr in him. He will bark when someone approaches that he does not know, not to be mean but to let you know someone new is around. If you are wanting a gorgeous, long haired fluffy boy, please give our Patches the opportunity to win your heart.
Miss Weezie is a full Saint Bernard that we rescued from a high kill shelter. When we got her she was skin and bones and starved beyond belief. She is approximately 2 years old, and is putting on weight daily. We are feeding her six small means a day to help let her system get used to receiving quality nutrition. It is amazing how resilient these poor babies are with being starved and neglected by human beings. Our goal is to give Miss Weezie a fabulous home where she will never lack food and shelter again. She is heartworm negative and current on all her shots. She will be getting spayed on July 20th. If you are wanting a smaller Saint Bernard around 70 pounds, Miss Weezie is a great option. She has the look and the feel of a full size Saint but she is much smaller.
Summer is a full female Saint Bernard that was abandoned. We are so thankful that we were able to rescue her and take care of the wounds that were located all over her head. We are not sure what type of animal attacked her but she is healing very nicely.
Summer is more of a shy Saint but LOVES to be around people. A perfect day for her would be sitting by your side and following you throughout your home, looking at you with those beautiful brown eyes. She is a gorgeous Saint with all the perfect markings and has a very thick beautiful coat. She is what all Saints should strive to look like. With the trauma that Summer when through on the streets, it is going to take her a little time to become more secure. Summer is approximately 90 pounds and will be getting spayed the end of July. If you are interest in meeting Summer please fill out an application and contact us.
Update on Suzy Q from our awesome foster mom Leslie.
Update on Scout from our awesome foster mom Leslie.
Update on Banjo from our awesome foster mom Leslie.
A Saint Bernard Named Winnie Lou
Once upon a time about six years ago there was a Saint Bernard named Cooper. He was about two years old and in sad shape health wise. He was obviously not well taken care of as a puppy. He had suffered hematoma that had hardened in both ears and was currently residing in a major veterinary teaching hospital. Symptoms included anorexia, toe tapping and, severe depression. He had also been abandoned there by his owners. Saint Clouds Saint Bernard Rescue in McKinney, Texas bailed him out a couple of hours before he was scheduled for euthanasia. He was well taken care of but he was standoffish and depressed probably wondering what bad thing was going to happen to him next. Then one day an older (estimated to be 6 years) showed up. She was found wandering the streets south of Fort Worth. She was grossly under weight, had very bad teeth (some black and had to be removed) as well as the usual fleas etc that one picks up living out on the streets. Winnie Lou was housed in the same group as Cooper. For some reason known only to her she befriended Cooper. Cooper apparently took a liking to Winnie Lou and they hung out together. My wife and I entered the picture after we lost our second Saint Bernard to cancer. Cancer also claimed out first and neither lived past nine years old. We raised both from puppies and decided we couldn’t face any more sadness, so no more dogs! That lasted two weeks in a house that now seemed so empty. We decided to go to a rescue and try to do something nice for a dog in need of a home. We spent two days playing with, petting and talking to Saint Bernards. Then we decided we should get two so they would never be alone when we left the house for a while. There were several good candidates that we played with and then we were introduced to Winnie Lou and Cooper. We were on the patio and Winnie Lou came right over and sat down on the ground with my wife. Cooper stayed back and watched, not at all outgoing. After a long while the two were headed back into the house when Winnie Lou stopped and looked back over her shoulder at my wife and gave her a look that said I want to come with you. Done deal! We came back the following week and loaded them (now Miss Winnie Lou and Mr Cooper) into the back seat of our pick up. All the way home Miss Winnie Lou sat down and looked out the windshield like it was the most interesting thing she’d ever seen. Mr Cooper slept probably anticipating what bad thing was going to happen next. When we got home Miss Winnie Lou checked out the back yard and then wandered through every room in the house acting like everything was the greatest thing she’d ever seen. Mr Cooper followed her ever place that she went. At one point she stared at the living room sofa and decided to give it a try. She was shooed off and led to my wife’s sewing room and shown a settee and invited up. She understood that it was hers to use and it became her place to relax (and keep an eye out for anything new and interesting that might pass by). She gratefully accepted even the smallest treats like they were the greatest things in the world. She would sit with us, lay down with us and let us hug and pet her as long as we wanted. We travel a lot in our RV and on our first trip and every other trip we took she established herself on the settee behind the passenger seat where she could rest her head on the seat back with her head next of my wife’s head looking out the windshield or out the side window watching the scenery going by a or staring at the people in the car next to us when we were stopped in traffic. At times she would nap but as soon as we slowed down she was up and alert seeing more wonderful things. She loved camp grounds because she could meet people. She never met a person she didn’t like and was hurt when some passed her by without giving her a pat on the head or a hug. Mr Cooper started to loosen up after a while and would follow her when she met new people. He followed her when she lead us down paths taking in new sights. Mr Cooper started walking next to her showing some sense of adventure. She showed him how to drink out of a faucet. She showed him how it was fun to play together and after that it was not uncommon to see them rolling around the floor nipping and growling having a great time. As time went on Mr Cooper was walking next to her, not following. He no longer hesitated when Miss Winnie Lou headed out for her next adventure. We spent many days out having good times in the RV and she treated every trip like it was the first one. After less than two years we took Miss Winnie Lou to the vet because she developed a slight limp. We thought it was probably a weak ACL that seems to be common in large dogs but the orthopedic surgeon said she was in good shape but the x-ray had a cloudy area in it so we had an MRI done and is showed a large tumor along her spine. It was cancer! The only treatment that they could offer was amputation of a rear leg and hip which would possibly extend her life for a few more months. She was not in pain and we could not accept putting her through the surgery. We preferred to let her continue doing all of the things she loved doing. She spent her final months acting as always greeting every new day like it was the best thing in the world. We finally had to say goodbye when the tumor grew to the point that it prevented normal bodily functions. It was probably the saddest day of our lives. Mr Cooper had trouble coping with Miss Winnie Lou not being around and we decided to return to the rescue and let him pick a new gal to run around with. He did and shortly thereafter we decided to take an RV trip. When we loaded up to move out Mr Cooper led the way up the RV steps and climbed into Miss Winnie Lou’s settee. When we got to a camp ground he led the way out of the RV and his new friend followed as he led the way stopping occasionally to greet people he encountered. When we caught him down on his forepaws facing the new girl trying to get her to play with him we knew we what we were looking at. He was Miss Winnie Lou’s legacy.
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We are very proud to offer Rocky as one of the rescue family. Rocky is 4 years old and was owned by one family since he was a puppy. He is a fun loving Saint that weighs approximately 115 pounds. He is neutered, heartworm negative and current on all vaccinations. The reason his owner surrendered him is because his owner went into a nursing home.
If you are looking for a fabulous, well mannered, very socialized Saint, please consider meeting Rocky.
Charlie came to us from a horrible situation where he had been tied to a tree on a chain since he was a puppy. Charlie is a fabulous, gorgeous, full Saint Bernard male that is in need of a family or person that is willing to give him the love and training that he desperately needs. He is good with other dogs, children and cats. However, he needs socialization in order to come to you when you call him.
He enjoys being outside and running in a yard which is a freedom that he has never had. Charlie was recently neutered and is heartworm negative. He weighs approximately 100 pounds and is very healthy based on his current physical. Charlie needs someone that is patient and caring that will teach him the basic obedience as well as give him love and attention. He is under two years old.
If you are interested in meeting our Charlie please contact St. Cloud’s Rescue.
This is our Molly that had babies over a year ago. Molly was always such a wonderful mom and a perfect dog we are so happy she has a fabulous forever home.
Levi is a full two to 3 year old Newfoundland. He has a great personality and like all Newfies, loves to get into water. He is friends to every dog he meets and just wants to play with them. He has a shiny, healthy, black coat with no allergy issues at this time. If you have dreamed of having a pure Newfie we would love for you to meet Levi. He is a doll, inside and out. He will be getting neutered this week and then will be available for adoption.!