Dog adoption and cat adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog or adopt a cat and you'll have a friend for life! Contact us, or contact another local humane society, animal shelter or SPCA.
Then in late 2002, it was as if someone placed an invisible, 250,000 WATT, BLINKING, NEON sign in the sky directly above our house that said, "LOST OR WOUNDED ANIMALS, COME HERE FOR HELP!", because they started showing up on the doorstep, ON THEIR OWN, mind you, and they just kept coming! Then one day I needed some advice and turned to the Internet, only to find that OTHER PEOPLE ACTUALLY DID THIS FULL TIME!" Heck, I had NO IDEA that you could actually start an organization and be RECOGNIZED as an animal rescuer "officially"! LOL! It's just something that I always did, and something I always loved to do! So, with this new knowledge, I started rolling the idea around in my head, and then just a short time later, I got a VERY important message from a VERY divine source that basically told me to quit dragging my feet and JUST DO IT, and so, HHARTS was born!
Though we do not yet have a full-fledged facility, that IS the goal that I hope we will reach one day soon. Until then, we keep as many as is legally allowed with us at home until they are adopted, or they are boarded or kept with an available foster. We are entirely volunteer operated, and most of the time, that means just myself and my Fiance Matthew. We recieve no state or federal funding, and therefore, we rely completely upon donations from the public to keep our operations going.
Please note that we do require a full background check on all adults living in the household and a home inspection before approval is considered. This policy is NOT in place to INSULT, INCOVENIENCE, INVESTIGATE OR OFFEND you, or anyone else. This policy is in place to ensure the SAFEST possible home for our animals! We REALIZE and ACKNOWLEDGE that MOST people are GOOD, and well deserving of a wonderful pet, which is why it saddens us to think that we have no choice but to risk offending some of those good people due to the policies we MUST have in place because of a FEW BAD PEOPLE. However, we also acknowledge that MOST GOOD people also have GOOD SENSE, and therefore, they understand that the safety of our animals must come first. In fact, we have found that the majority are very happy to see this policy in place, and we hope that you will be too!
PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU MUST HAVE AN APPROVED APPLICATION BEFORE WE WILL SET UP AN APPOINTMENT FOR YOU TO MEET WITH THE ANIMAL. THIS POLICY IS IN PLACE TO SAVE BOTH OF US TIME. If you have found an animal that you think you would like to adopt, please EMAIL ME for an application.. Please allow at least 24 hours for the application to be processed. If the application is approved, we will call you and set up and appointment to meet with you in person so that you can meet the animal and see if it is a good match and go from there.
Why should you adopt?
Dog adoption and cat adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog or adopt a cat and you'll have a friend for life! What is the difference between adopting a dog, adopting a cat, adopting a kitten or adopting a puppy versus getting dogs for sale, cats for sale, puppies for sale or kittens for sale from a dog breeder or a cat breeder? When someone is breeding puppies or breeding kittens, they are creating new dogs and cats who need homes. Some people are interested in a very specific breed of dog, cat, puppy or kitten and they think the only way to find that specific breed is to buy a dog for sale or buy a cat for sale from a puppy breeder or a kitten breeder. Yet animal shelters are filled with dogs and cats who must find homes. So rather than buying a dog or puppy for sale from a dog breeder or buying a cat or kitten for sale from a cat breeder, we encourage people to adopt a dog, adopt a cat, adopt a puppy or adopt a kitten at their local animal shelter, SPCA, humane society or pet rescue group.