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Real. Texas. BBQ. Baker’s Rib’s Fundraiser for Homeward Bound

Oct 6, 2013   //   by Sherri   //   Announcements, Blog, Events  //  No Comments

Those of you who have been HB followers for a while may remember seeing us on KSTP, Channel 5’s Eyewitness News in May 2012 when we shared our story about the Minnesota State Department of Revenue audit.  It was during that audit that the Department of Revenue told us that we should have been charging and paying state sales tax on the adoption fees we receive for our animals, something that we had been completely unaware of to that point.  We shared with the public that we were being assessed back taxes, interest, and penalties amounting to almost $130,000.  We were absolutely heart-sick at our mistake and our reason for sharing our embarrassing situation was two-fold:   1. we wanted to maintain transparency to our supporters and 2. we wanted to let other groups in the state learn from our blunder so that they would not encounter the same trouble.  We entered into a payment plan with the State and have been making weekly payments.

Fast forward to today.  Even though we have made our weekly payments, which have totaled thousands of dollars, we have only made minor reductions in the outstanding balance, and interest continues to accrue.  Two years ago, we averaged 12-15 adoptions per week.  With the economic climate today, we average 3-5 adoptions per week. This has made our financial situation precarious and truthfully, if not for small miracles in the past few weeks, we would have been forced to close.  The Minnesota State Revenue Department is aware of our financial situation and has agreed to consider a reduced payment to finally eliminate this tax debt and to prevent the shelter from closing.  We are excited, happy, and hopeful that our offer to resolve our situation will be accepted and the matter will be settled in the next few months.

In support of our preparation to resolve this issue, one of HB’s longest and most generous supporters, Al Killion, the owner of Baker’s Ribs in Eden Prairie, is making a huge commitment to help raise funds for the settlement.  We are thrilled to share with you that Al is doing a “Tax Settlement Fundraiser” for us.  This is huge and will run for the entire month of October!

Al has announced he will donate all of the money generated on each MONDAY in OCTOBER (11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.), from the sales of food and beverage at Baker’s Ribs, to Homeward Bound*. We always recommend having a meal at Baker’s Ribs when you don’t feel like cooking dinner or really don’t feel like eating that lunch you brought to work with you and now, what better way to beat the Monday blahs that having a delicious meal there? Please patronize Baker’s Ribs on Mondays in October.

Baker’s Ribs

8019 Glen Lane

Eden Prairie, MN 55344


The volunteers and dogs of HB are immensely appreciative to Al for his continued, steadfast, and generous support of Homeward Bound Rescue through 13 years of donations and moral support, and most of all, giving a loving, forever home to three wonderful adopted pets.   

* Excludes catering orders over 12 people.

Mark your calendars for the third annual no kill walk for animals!

Mar 9, 2013   //   by Sherri   //   Announcements, Blog, Events  //  No Comments

On Saturday, May 4th we will be participating in the third annual No Kill Walk For The Animals along with other Minnesota no-kill Rescues and Shelters.  Pledge forms will be available for download soon.  Keep an eye on our website and facebook page for more details!

 No kill walk for the animals logo


Get your Pet’s Portrait Done!

Feb 12, 2013   //   by Sherri   //   Announcements, Blog, Events  //  No Comments


Pet Portraits

Vote for the 2013 Calendar Cover Dog!

Sep 7, 2012   //   by Sherri   //   Announcements, Blog  //  No Comments

We are thrilled to announce that Lisa Asp of Tangerine House of Design is creating a 2013 calendar from the portraits that were done during her Dog Days of Summer fundraising promotion for Homeward Bound and 100% of the calendar proceeds will be donated to HB!  First though the “cover dog” needs to be determined.  Here’s where you can help – check out the gallery and vote for your favorite photo.  Each vote costs $1.00 with proceeds going to offset the cost of printing.  “Stuffing” the ballot box is encouraged! 

Calendars will be available for purchase beginning November 1st!

Check out this new Rescue!

Jul 28, 2012   //   by Rachel   //   Announcements  //  No Comments

Arrow’s Heart Animal Rescue is a non-profit animal rescue. They rescue dogs, cats and other small animals. All of the animals in their program are waiting for adoption. They are a brand new rescue and they have just launched their new website. To learn more about them check out their website at

Can’t Foster? Donate!

Jun 29, 2012   //   by Sherri   //   Announcements, Blog  //  No Comments

We have a number of fundraisers planned for this summer.  If you would like to donate an item for our raffles please contact Cheri at

The dogs and volunteers of Homeward Bound thank you!


Foster parents wanted!

Jun 29, 2012   //   by Sherri   //   Announcements, Blog  //  No Comments

Hey Everyone!  With summer in full swing many of our fosters are going on vacation and we are in need of new fosters.  Have you ever considered caring for a homeless pet and bridging that gap between being unwanted to finding a forever home? No cost is required.  We provide food, a crate, vetting etc. 

If you’ve ever considered getting involved check out our foster info page:  and contact Sherri at if you’re interested.  We would love to have you join the wonderful world of Rescue!

Dog {and Cat} Days of Summer

Jun 18, 2012   //   by Sherri   //   Announcements, Blog  //  No Comments

Join Tangerine House of Design during the month of July as they raise money for Homeward Bound Rescue! 

In lieu of a session fee, they ask that you bring a monetary donation of your choosing for Homeward Bound Rescue.  To make an appointment for
your “Dog {and Cat} Days of Summer” portrait session in the month if July, please call 952-303-3619 or schedule your session online (be sure
to select “Dog Days” from the pull-down menu).  Sessions will be limited, so be sure to reserve your appointment time now.  Special packages will be available for ordering.

All participants will receive a goodie bag filled with awesome schwag  from area pet businesses.  In addition, all pets photographed will be included in a pet portrait contest!  Those that have the best chance of winning will be the ones that are most creative, so be sure you bring your pet’s favorite toy, jacket, hat, or whatever you have that makes you smile.

Help! Laney is Missing***YAY! Laney has been located***

Jun 18, 2012   //   by Nicci   //   Announcements, Blog  //  No Comments


 ***Thank you to all of you who got the word out about Laney. She was located and is back with her family!****

Laney was adopted on Saturday 6/16/2012 and ran away from her adopters when they were on their way home. She was last seen on Saturday afternoon near the Goodwill in Maplewood (2580 White Bear Avenue North, Maplewood). She does know her name and LOVES treats. If you see her, contact Homeward Bound at 763-295-3116 or email Nicci at

Our upscale yard sale starts today!

May 17, 2012   //   by Sherri   //   Announcements, Blog  //  No Comments

May 17, 2012!  Today through Sunday:   Lake of the Isles –  2427 East Lake of the Isles Parkway, Minneapolis, MN.  And we just learned yesterday that the proceeds from the sale will generously be matched by the hosts of the sale YAY!

Rain or shine, there a tent to keep shoppers dry!  Women’s, men’s and kid’s clothes; lamps; pillows (new) and household items.  Huge number of items both new and used.  Proceeds from the sale going to the animals of Homeward Bound Dog Rescue!



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