Established in 2000, Houndhaven rescues dogs and puppies from euthanasia at kill shelters and other life threatening circumstances. They spend whatever is necessary to return them to good health and care for them until they can be placed in loving homes or with another rescue group.
They believe that these lives are precious, and Houndhaven is strictly a no kill organization. Their mission is life. Houndhaven sees its mission as including the provision of any and all medical care necessary to fully rehabilitate a dog before it is adopted.
Further, once the dog is adopted, families agree that if they become unable to care for the dog, due to medical expense or otherwise, the dog will be returned to Houndhaven in lieu of euthanasia or being sent to another shelter. Houndhaven is fully dedicated to ensuring all of its dogs find forever homes that are equally committed to that dog’s health and emotional wellbeing.
Houndhaven also sees its mission as including a careful pre-screening adoption program. Dogs are not simply adopted on a first come, first serve basis. Instead, applicants must provide veterinary references, meet specific adoption criteria and pass a home visit before a dog is adopted to them.
This, together with Houndhaven’s required return policy, ensures that not only is the family dedicated to making their new dog a member of the family, but also that the dog will not continue to recycle through the rescue community should something unforeseen occur.
Houndhaven has no employees and operates entirely on donations and volunteer labor. Volunteer opportunities are available for adults capable of handling large dogs. For more information about Houndhaven and how you can help, please visit http://www.houndhaven.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
PO Box 185
Minneola, FL 34755