Already adopted? Let us know!
When you share your adoption story with us, we’ll send you free deals on pet parent favorites like Greenies, Royal Canin, Whistle smart devices, Wisdom DNA tests, and more.
Close button icon

My name is Melon!

Facts about me

2 years 2 months old, Adult
(When grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
(Current) 52 lbs
Pet ID

My info

Small blue checkmark Good with dogs
Small blue checkmark Purebred
Small blue checkmark Shots current
Small blue checkmark Spayed / Neutered

My story

Melon came to the Haven of the Ozarks with another dog by the name of Cantaloupe they are two very shy, reserved pups that were found roaming a neighborhood. We later found out that their owner had passed away and that's why they were out roaming, probably in search of food and water. But lucky for them they picked the perfect neighborhood to seek out their basic needs because once everyone noticed them, they all came together and began putting out food, water and trying to gain their trust. This process took about two months because these two caught on to what people were trying to do and would not go into traps, they had set for them so they could get them to us so we could help these sweet pups try and understand that not all people are bad and that we just wanted to help. We at the Haven of the Ozarks believe that with a lot of time, basic training and patience that these two sweeties can grow to trust someone and be able to eventually live the happy healthy life's they deserve. We think that it would need to be someone that is willing to come out for a few days and spend time with them in their kennel and shower them with treats and love to gain trust before they went home just to make the transition from our shelter to a home easier on them. We've recently brought both pups into the office to hang out and Melon warms up much more quickly than his sister. His estimated DOB is 7/19/21.

All of our pets are fixed, up to date on their vaccinations, and microchipped. The Haven of the Ozarks is open form 9am-4pm, seven days a week. For more information, please email us at, or give us a call at 417-835-3647....All pets have lifetime sanctuary at Haven of the Ozarks. If they cannot remain with their adopter, they must be returned to the Haven.

Adoption fees are as follows:
Puppies under the age of 6 months - $150
Dogs weighing 30 pounds and less - $200
Dogs over 6 months old- $90
Cats under the age of 6 months old - $75
Cats over the age of 6 months old - $65

Haven of the Ozarks Animal Sanctuary

Contact info
Pet ID
9617 Farm Road 2190, Washburn, MO 65772

Their adoption process

Additional adoption info

Adoption fees are as follows:
Puppies under the age of 6 months - $150
Dogs weighing 30lbs and less - $200
Dogs aged 6 months and up- $90
Cats under 6 months of age - $75
Cats over 6 months of age - $65

Special rates may apply for special needs or dedicated pairs.
All animals are spay/neutered, vaccinated, dewormed, and microchipped. Cats are tested for FeLV. Declawing is not allowed on Haven adoptees.

Go meet their pets

The sanctuary is open to the public. We encourage you to bring along any potential fur-siblings to help pick out your new pet as well. We also hold monthly offsite adoptions at Petsmart and Petco stores in Springfield Missouri, Fayetteville & Rogers Arkansas, and at Orscheln's Farm & Home in Republic, MO. Please find us on Facebook to see where we're going next! (Schedules vary)
We don't always get a chance to check our emails throughout the day, so the quickest way to reach us is by giving us a call at 417-835-3647. Come out and meet your new best friend!

More about this shelter

We are a no-kill sanctuary for stray and abandoned dogs and cats, and for those left homeless by the death of their guardian. We provide an environment as homelike as possible with lots of loving care to our furry residents. It may take days or years, but we will always keep trying for all of the animals in our care. Volunteers and donations are always needed and welcome!