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.  

Prairie Pool Puppy Paddle–Postponed

imagesDue to rain, the puppy paddle has been postponed until Sunday, 8/24, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM (Weather Permitting).  Keep up with events on facebook

Yappy Hour - August 14

 Are you and your favorite canine companion looking for something different to do on a Thursday night in downtown Prairie du Chien? If so, join Rivers & Bluffs Animal Shelter and The Sawmill Saloon on August 14th for “Yappy Hour”. All friendly, non aggressive dogs that are up to date on their vaccinations and their humans are invited to The Sawmill for an evening out to celebrate the “dog days of summer”.

 “Yappy Hour” will begin at 6 p.m. in the courtyard adjacent to The Sawmill. Donations will be accepted at the Gate. Yappy Hour includes appetizers (Actually a full meal!), Live Doggy themed music provided by Mike McCoy, raffle, and cash bar.

 Water bowls for the dogs will be filled with fresh water. Homemade treats will be provided for each dog attending.

Humans without dogs are also welcome. All dogs need to be leashed. Flexileads are strongly discouraged. If it is “raining cats and dogs”, Yappy Hour will be canceled.

Donations are gratefully accepted and will go towards the building fund. 

 For more information, please contact Bev at (608) 326-2914 or visit our website at Rivers and Bluffs Animal Shelter is a 501 c3 nonprofit organization and your donation is tax deductible. Donations can be mailed to RABAS PO Box 421 PdC Wi 53821