Mary Weeks Donates to Rivers and Bluffs

newsRivers and Bluffs Animal Shelter was the recipient of a donation by Mary Weeks. Weeks, shown in the photo(right) with her cat, Roxie and Jill Cipra, treasurer, donated $10.000.00 to Rivers and Bluffs toward phase II, building a shelter for the greater PdC area.

Rivers and Bluffs Shelter will be located at the intersection of East Campion Boulevard and 22nd Street on land donated by Steve and Lynda Welter.

Rivers is a 501 c3 organization. Donations are always welcome and tax deductible. They may be mailed to Rivers and Bluffs Animal Shelter, PO Box 421 Prairie du Chien, Wi, 53821.


Photo from Courier Press

McGregor Arts and Craft Fair

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Meet Rivers and Bluffs Animal Shelter volunteers at the McGregor Arts and Craft Fair on October 4-5, 11-12
Show your continued support while visiting our display tent. We will have delicious, fresh cheese curds from WW Homestead in Waukon. Rivers and Bluffs will also have special hand made Halloween decorations, toys for your pet family member, as well as other tasty treats as you munch your way through the festival.
While at the festival, stop over a few doors down at By the Spoonful, By the Spoonful features locally grown products many of which are gluten free. Katie Ruff, owner,  has graciously offered to donate profits from any cheese curds purchased at the store during the Fall Festival.

The McGregor Arts and Craft Fair is held in Triangle Park, McGregor.  Purchase handmade arts & crafts including drawing & painting, wood productions, quilting, jewelry, glass, ceramics, pottery, and more. 

The Rivers and Bluffs Animal Shelter is raising money to build and maintain a local animal shelter. They meet at 6 p.m. the third Thursday of every month at City Hall in Prairie du Chien.

The public is welcome to attend. For more information, see our Facebook page, or our Web page.

Pampering for Pets at Mist-ified Salon

Mist-ified, LLCAshley Christiansen of Mist-ified, LLC , 526 S Marquette Rd, will once again sponsor Pampering for Pets this year.

Ashley will donate 40 percent of any services purchased at her salon from September 12, through September 20, to Rivers and Bluffs Animal Shelter. Services included in the promotion are pedicures, manicures, gel polishes, spray tans, waxes, and makeup applications.

This special will provide customers a $10.00 off coupon for these services in October.

Appointments can be made by calling Ashley at (608) 412-0680.

Treat yourself and help a non-profit organization at the same time.


Fabulous service...with a dazzling smile. You'll walk out looking & feeling like a million bucks, & like you just made a new friend. Professionalism meets excellence.


Thank you so much for the color today and the honor of being the first person to use the new booth which is amazing!! Can't wait to come the friendly service you always have to offer and making a pregnant girl feel great ;)


Love love the makeup that you did for Amanda’s wedding thank you do much!!!!!

Dogs Ruled the Day

Saturday, August 23rd started off overcast, warm and humid. The forecast promised rain and thunderstorms by noon if not before. But Rivers & Bluffs Animal Shelter’s Annual Prairie Pool Puppy Paddle was also scheduled for Saturday and this much anticipated event had never been rained out in its 7 year history. Small dogs had the first opportunity to “get their feet wet” beginning at 9 a.m. Approximately 8 dogs took advantage of the “no big dogs allowed” period. By 9:45 claps of thunder were heard and dogs as well as their humans needed to take cover. RABAS volunteers hurried to “take down” before the thunder turned into a much needed rain and thunderstorms. Not to be deterred by a few thundershowers and bolts of lightning, the group decided to try again for Sunday, August 24th. They did not want to disappoint the dogs who wait all year for their day at the pool.

On Sunday, the volunteer organization raising money for a desperately needed animal shelter, woke to cloudy skies, cooler temps and a hot and sunny forecast by early afternoon. Word of the postponement was spread via social media and a large sign at the swimming pool.

More than 40 dogs took advantage of the dog swim. As always, Labrador and Golden Retrievers outnumbered all other breeds and enjoyed showing off what they were bred to do – swim and retrieve. Once dogs were inside the enclosed gate, leashes were removed and the fun began. Most dogs all spent some time in the water, but a few dogs never even ventured into the water, choosing to spend their time running at large in the grassy fenced area of the aquatic park grounds. Random games of dog tag and takeaway (the tennis ball) popped up often throughout the day. It is safe to say that all of these dogs slept well that evening. Prizes were awarded for the Poop Raffle, with Ken Quick being the definite winner.

Sponsors for this event included Sut Hill Ford Dodge, Halpin Tire, Nelson True Value Hardware, Ken Stoeffler – American Family Insurance, Mary Stoeffler – Creative Cuts Hair Salon, Prairie du Chien Park and Recreation and Walmart. For more information on Rivers & Bluffs Animal Shelter, please contact Bev Pozega or visit our website at Donations may be mailed to RABAS PO Box 421 PdC WI 53821. RABAS is a 501 (c)3 non-profit organization and your donation is tax exempt.