German Shepherd Dog
A Louisville, KY 40245 rescue helping to find loving homes for dogs.
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Tier Haven is a foster based organization that is focused around the Louisville, Kentucky area. We specialize in German Shepherds and similar working breeds that are at-risk in Kentucky.
NOTICE: Effective July 1, 2018 Kentucky has begun requiring rescues to charge sales tax on adoption fees. This will add $18 to each fee.
Here at Tier Haven our hearts belong to the working dog breeds of Kentucky - German Shepherds and Belgian Malinois being our most common companions. The Tier Haven family is comprised of volunteers, adopters, and donors who have a passion for these working breeds and all of their quirks. We are brought together by the dogs that steal our hearts while chewing the shoe collection.
Tier Haven Rescue, Inc was originally incorporated in 1996 under the name ARK Project, Inc and is a long standing member of the animal rescue community in Kentucky. Originally an all-breed rescue Tier Haven shifted to focus on working dogs with the rise of breed specific legislation which was leading to larger numbers of German Shepherds, and other working dogs, being euthanized. We are rooted in Kentucky with a strong passion for enacting change within the state which has ranked last in animal welfare for many years - even if change is one dog at a time. Even as breed specific legislation has dwindled there are still large numbers of working dogs finding themselves at risk of euthanasia due to a lack of breed knowledge and/or training. The Tier Haven Family is committed to giving these dogs a second chance and we are all honored to be part of their paths to a better life.
While the Tier Haven Family is large we are still a small organization with a core group of volunteers who keep things flowing. These volunteers are dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation, and rehoming of the working dogs who find themselves in Kentucky shelters. Tier Haven believes in individuality and giving our individual dogs the space to be dogs and move foward in a productive manner regardless of past trauma. This can take time though and Tier Haven is a dedicated no-kill organization which means we often have "long-term" residents either due to medical or behavioral needs that are on-going.
As a non-profit Tier Haven relies on our adopters and donors to continue moving forward with our mission - our adopters give us the gift of space to help the next dog while our donors give us the support to ensure each dog is given the best possible care while waiting for an adopter. Tier Haven is a foster based organization which means we do not have a central facility where our dogs are housed. This means we cannot allow drop in visits and have a specific adoption process which must be followed in order to meet our dogs. It also means that as a no-kill, foster based, rescue we are limited in the number of dogs we can care for at any given time and have a separate policy for owners seeking to surrender their dogs, which you can find below.
Tier Haven accepts owner surrenders on a limited basis due to the large number of dogs in kill shelters. If you have a dog you would like to surrender you must email pictures and the reason for surrendering to Tierhavenrescue@gmail.com to receive our surrender form. Tier Haven does charge a fee for surrendering a dog; $80 for a fully vetted dog (vaccinations, altered, heartworm test) when vet records are provided, $100 for a partially vetted dog (vaccinated but not altered), and $150 for un-vetted dogs. We also reserve to right to decline requests for the surrendering of a dog for any reason
Tier Haven does not have a central facility where our dogs can be visited. Please follow our adoption process to visit, and adopt, our dogs.
Tier Haven relies on the generosity of our donors to continue providing the best care possible for our animals and keeping our doors open to new animals. There are many ways to support Tier Haven and a number of them you are probably already doing! A) Kroger Community Rewards - select Tier Haven (IV240) as your charity of choice and a percentage of your purchases will be donated to our group. B) IGive - Simply download the IGive Button to your desktop to be alerted when your online shopping is donation eligable. C) Amazon Smile - shopping through amazon smile allows you to keep your prime benefits and select a charity to support! Tier Haven is an amazon smile partner and grateful for all our amazon smile donors. D) AmazonSmile Charity List - You can purchase needed items for the dogs and have them shipped directly to our foster homes through https://amzn.to/2NsZmJE E) WoofTrax - Simply download the app onto your phone, select Tier Haven as your charity, and remember to turn it on while you're out for a walk. F) Young Living Essential Oils - Support Tier Haven while supporting your wellbeing! Use member #3144252 to be placed in our team and have your purchases benefit the dogs. G) Monetary donations can be sent via Paypal to Tierhavenrescue@gmail.com or mailed care of Tier Haven to 2400 Bush Ridge Dr, Louisville, KY 40245