Saturday, 20 December 2014
Adoptable Havanese
Adoptable Havanese
The dogs listed in this section are available for adoption. If you’re interested in adopting, you must complete an adoption application before you can be considered as a possible candidate.
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Foster Care Area
Foster Care Area
The dogs listed in this section are in, or waiting for, foster care and are not yet available. If you're willing to wait, or to foster, you may still complete an adoption application to be considered as a candidate.
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Surrender or Request Help for a Havanese in Need
Surrender or Request Help for a Havanese in Need
If you need to surrender a Havanese to rescue, or you know of a Havanese that needs rescue assistance, please complete this form. Submissions are monitored seven days a week.
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Applications - Adoption & Volunteer
Applications - Adoption & Volunteer
Becoming a volunteer foster home can increase your chances of adopting, and HRI always needs volunteers to help with other efforts.
Volunteer Registration
Adoption Application
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Donations
Donations
HRI is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit entirely supported by your donations. Please consider helping. Every little bit adds up!
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HavToHavIt General Store
HavToHavIt General Store
Another way to support HRI is to enjoy some shopping at our very own store. All profits support our rescue dogs because the store is entirely staffed by our wonderful volunteers.
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Havanese Rescue, Inc.

Playful Journey - ADOPTED

Playful Journey

journey_2008.jpg Journey, at little more than a year old, loves to play! As much as he loves running and wrestling with his foster siblings though, this guy loves to sit on your lap as long as you remember your "job" is to pet him and tell him what a great dog he is. Journey is curious about the world and is happy to keep himself busy exploring. He is very well behaved. Journey walks well on a leash. He is basically housetrained though he will need consistency when he makes his transition to his forever home. That home must have another dog for him to play with unless he's adopted with Cody, the dog with whom he came to HRI. He and Cody are bonded so it is preferable that the boys go home together.

Journey is currently fostered in Indiana.
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Changing lives...one Havanese at a a time.

 

News, Current Events and Items of Special Interest

A Grand Success!

On behalf of the Board of Directors of Havanese Rescue, Inc, I want to personally thank each and every one of you who helped in any way make our 2014 HRI Fall Auction the most successful ever. The auction raised $19,520.00!

A special thank you to Laura Cascino, our auctioneer extraordinaire, who tackles this monumental task cheerfully year after year.

This year, on HRI's 10th anniversary, the beautiful Forever Home quilt honors the nearly 900 rescue Havanese HRI has helped to find their forever home. The most generous bid of $5,000 not only speaks to the artistry of the quilt, but also to our donor's dedication to rescue. Thank you.

We thank all our donors and vendors for providing such a fun variety of wonderful items for bidding. Whether you quilted, donated, solicited, held a winning bid, shared auction publicity with your social media and friends or cheered from the sidelines, you all supported the 2014 HRI Annual Auction, and we are so grateful.

The beneficiaries of your generosity are the rescue pups we are helping today and those we will be able assist in the future. A tail wagging thank you from them.

Jane Hohne, HRI BOD President

2013 Financial Report

Total 2013 Income - $141,888.13

  • $54,550.93 - HavToHavIt Store
  • $22,325.00 - Adoption Donations
  • $30,996.42 - General Donations
  • $15,663.00 - Auction
  • $  6,161.00 - Calendar
  • $ 7,426.00  - Reception
  • $ 4,641.80  - Quilt Project
  • $    123.98 - Interest

Total 2013 Expenses - $135,585.67

  • $87,258.79 - Foster Dog Expenses (Vet, grooming, Transportation, Supplies)
  • $ 41,285.01  - Store Purchases & Cost of
  • $  7,041.87 - Operating Expenses

Easy and fun ways to support our dogs!

Amazon
When using Amazon please go through smile.amazon.com so your purchases will garner painless donations for HRI. This is free money to support the many pups that need us.

Goodshop
For other on-line shopping, you can use Goodshop as many stores are listed there and again free money for HRI when you use that site to shop at many of your favorite stores.

Goodsearch
When searching the web, the use of Goodsearch also provides donations.

ResQwalk
Another easy and fun way to gather donations for HRI is via ResQwalk. For those walkers out there, all you have to do is download the free app to your smartphone and follow directions to indicate HRI as your charity. As you enjoy the benefits of walking HRI's pups will enjoy receiving a donation!

To earn donations from ResQwalk, use the following links for iTunes and Android:
Android app
iPhone app

ResQthreads
More fun shopping! Whenever this link is clicked, your rescue will be automatically chosen as the donation beneficiary during checkout on ResQthreads.com.

Barkbox
Use this Barkbox link to earn a $5 discount on any BarkBox subscription. (The URL will automagically apply the code to anyone coming in through that link.)   

Each time this code (BBX1SQ4Q) is used on BarkBox.com, a $15 donation is generated for your organization! Even on one month subscriptions that are $29 – 50% is donated to HRI!

Thank you for all you do for our pups.
Happy shopping, searching and walking!

Calming Canine Music

ThroughADogsEarThunderThe creators of the Through A Dog’s Ear series have collaborated with Victoria Stilwell, star of Animal Planet’s It’s Me or the Dog, and developed the new Canine Noise Phobia Series


Does your dog suffer from a fear of thunderstorms? Does his anxiety level increase when the storm clouds roll in? Thunderstorm phobia is a very common condition among dogs all over the world. The terror that results can be an incredibly distressing, debilitating problem not only for dogs, but also for their owners who feel powerless to help. This groundbreaking desensitization tool will teach your dog to associate positive feelings with thunderstorms rather than feeling fearful, and will help to gradually reduce your dog’s fear when exposed to these sounds. When used properly and implemented in conjunction with the behavioral modification protocols included in the CD liner notes, you have an excellent chance of rehabilitating your thunder-phobic dog and preventing thunder-phobia from ever developing in younger dogs.

Other Versions:

Through A Dogs Ear - The Driving Edition

Through A Dogs Ear - Music For The Canine Houshold

Through A Dogs Ear - Noise Phobia-Fireworks

Through A Dogs Ear - Music to Calm Your Canine Vol 1

Through A Dogs Ear - Music to Calm Your Canine Vol 2

Through A Dogs Ear - Music to Calm Your Canine, Vol 3

 

Changing lives...one Havanese at a a time.

 

Featured Educational Article

Recall Command

 

RECALL COMMAND

Your energy is so important when teaching a dog a new behavior.  Your energy needs to be calm.  When you start feeling something other than calm, i.e., losing your patience, take a deep cleansing breath and relax.  The less you say the better off you’ll be; dogs understand our body language better than our words along with our energy.  You need lots of patience.
What you need is high value treats or toys and a 4’ or 6’ and 25’ (for later) lead.
Be in an area where it’s just you and your dog.  Your other dogs are out of sight and out of mind so you can focus and there are no distractions for your dog.
It is best if you dog can sit and stay, if not, then start off 1’-2’ between you and your dog. Otherwise, distance yourself the length of the lead or as far as your dog will stay for you.
Attract your dog’s attention with a treat or toy and be as animated as possible. She will naturally come to you; if not, gently pull on the lead while getting her attention. Give lots of praise when to she comes to you giving her a treat or toy.  DO NOT SAY COME. The reason - we have a habit of repeating the command and eventually the dog will tune us out.  You should practice for 5 minutes or less as often as you can throughout the day (3 or 4 times is optimal).  Always end on a positive note (she performed the command).  During the session, never, never, ever, did I say never, give your dog a treat or toy if she didn’t come to you.   You only reward for the behavior you are asking her to do.
As the dog starts to understand the command, start increasing your distance off and on lead and say the command ‘come’ only once.  Also, don’t treat every time just praise her.  Once you are confident your dog has this command down pat now is the time to pull out the 25’ lead.  Here comes the most rewarding part of the training.
Put the dog on 25’ lead, take a deep breath, relax and open up you front door or gate let her run out 5’ to 10’  and say COME as calmly and assertively as possible. If you feel nervous or anxious do not do this, you must be calm and confident your dog will perform the command.  If she comes back to you, praise highly and treat.  If not, make the lead taut and repeat the above to bring her to you with no treat.  Again, increase the distance as she returns on command.  Practice this command so your dog does not forget it.
There is no time limit when you dog will perform this command. Your consistency, body language, patience and energy are the key factors for success.

 

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