Non-Profit Animal Rescue

HoundHaven

Houndhaven, Inc. rescues dogs and puppies from euthanasia at kill shelters. We care for them until they can be placed in loving homes or with another rescue group. We believe that these lives are precious, and we are strictly a no kill organization. Our mission is life.

 

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Adoption Policies

While Houndhaven does not have a lot of strict rules, we do have policies that we follow when approving adoptive homes.  The goal of these policies is to help the dogs find homes that are right for them.  Applicants may be perfectly nice people and have a perfectly nice home, but it may not be the right home for the dog.  Please remember that our job is to find the right home for the dog, NOT to find the right dog for an applicant.

We require an EXCELLENT veterinarian reference

We require an EXCELLENT veterinarian reference showing a history of annual visits to the vet for shots, exams, tests, etc. for all pets (including cats). We also require evidence that all dogs have been kept on year round heartworm prevention and that the veterinarian’s suggestions for care have been followed.  We look for homes where the animal’s medical needs are treated as seriously as the medical needs of their owners.  We are very strict about this requirement. Because past behavior is our best predictor of future behavior, we evaluate first time pet owners on a case by case basis.

We require an adequate setting for the dog.

What is adequate varies from dog to dog.  Some dogs may not do well in an apartment, some may need a fenced yard, some may need someone at home during most of the day, etc.  We do our best to find the right fit.  No one is served well if we place the dog in the wrong setting.

We require a substantial commitment

We require a substantial commitment to the dog. If an applicant has given away multiple animals or has given away any animal for an insufficient reason, we are unlikely to approve the application.  We want our dogs to be members of the family, and family members are not given away.

We require that all dogs be indoor dogs.

 They want to be near their family and will become lonely, bored and destructive if cast outside.  Our contract gives us the right to come on the adopting party’s property to verify this.

If you have children under 6 years of age

We carefully scrutinize applications from families with children under the age of 6 because that is when most serious dog bites occur. We do not want anyone to be injured, and we don’t want to have to euthanize a dog for a mistake in judgment.  Such applications will be evaluated on a case by case basis.

Spaying and neutering

We believe that the only solution to the pet overpopulation problem is spaying and neutering. Therefore, we look for families who share this philosophy and spay and neuter their pets.

Families with a similar energy level

We try to match our dogs and puppies with homes that will stimulate them and have a similar energy level. We also want our dogs and puppies to be able to spend their entire lives with their new owners.  So, as a rule of thumb, if the dog or puppy is likely to outlive you, then it is unlikely that your application will be approved.

We have an ongoing relationship with our adopting parties

We have an ongoing relationship with our adopting parties, so we look for families with whom we find it easy to work. We reserve the right to refuse adoption to anyone for any reason at any time.

Meet The Pups – Calendar

Nov
29
Sun
Due to Covid-19 we currently are not doing adoption events.
Nov 29 @ 12:15 pm – 1:15 pm

Due to Covid-19 we currently are not doing adoption events. We hope to resume as soon as possible.

Dec
5
Sat
Due to Covid-19 we currently are not doing adoption events.
Dec 5 @ 12:15 pm – 1:15 pm

Due to Covid-19 we currently are not doing adoption events. We hope to resume as soon as possible.

Dec
6
Sun
Due to Covid-19 we currently are not doing adoption events.
Dec 6 @ 12:15 pm – 1:15 pm

Due to Covid-19 we currently are not doing adoption events. We hope to resume as soon as possible.

Dec
12
Sat
Due to Covid-19 we currently are not doing adoption events.
Dec 12 @ 12:15 pm – 1:15 pm

Due to Covid-19 we currently are not doing adoption events. We hope to resume as soon as possible.

Dec
13
Sun
Due to Covid-19 we currently are not doing adoption events.
Dec 13 @ 12:15 pm – 1:15 pm

Due to Covid-19 we currently are not doing adoption events. We hope to resume as soon as possible.

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Featured Pets

Oli

Domestic Short Hair
Baby – Male

Scout

Collie Mix
Adult – Male

Smokey

Domestic Short Hair
Senior – Male

Poppy

Collie Mix
Adult – Female

Zeoy

Staffordshire
Adult – Female

Felix

Domestic Short Hair
Adult – Male

July

Sept 26 - Volunteer Orientation

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Sept 26 - Volunteer Orientation

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Sept 26 - Volunteer Orientation

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Sept 26 - Volunteer Orientation

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August

Sept 24 - Free Cat Vaccinations

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Sept 25 - Volunteer Orientation

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Sept 24 - Free Cat Vaccinations

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September

Oct 4 - Volunteer Orientation

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Oct 17 - Volunteer Orientation

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Oct 24 - Volunteer Orientation

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Oct 24 - Volunteer Orientation

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October

Sept 26 - Volunteer Orientation

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Sept 26 - Volunteer Orientation

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Sept 26 - Volunteer Orientation

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Sept 26 - Volunteer Orientation

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November

Sept 24 - Free Cat Vaccinations

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Sept 25 - Volunteer Orientation

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Sept 24 - Free Cat Vaccinations

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December

Oct 4 - Volunteer Orientation

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Oct 17 - Volunteer Orientation

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Oct 24 - Volunteer Orientation

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Oct 24 - Volunteer Orientation

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