Friday, 31 October 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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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.

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Thank you for your interest in adopting a Havanese rescue dog!


Changing Havanese at a a time.


News, Current Events and Items of Special Interest

2014 HRI Online Auction

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2013 Financial Report

Total 2013 Income - $141,888.13

  • $54,550.93 - HavToHavIt Store
  • $22,325.00 - Adoption Donations
  • $45,918.60 - Donations
  • $5,292.82 -  Auction
  • $ 1,609.00  - 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 Fundraising Events
  • $  7,041.87 - Operating Expenses

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 Havanese at a a time.


Featured Educational Article

Flip in WI, Overcoming the Odds

Flip LOVES life and everyone who meets him — well, they flip over him! He's funny, cute and very spunky. 

Flip was left at an animal shelter by a commercial breeder because he had a "back leg deformity". It turns out he has severe bilateral hip dysplasia and his left leg has a significant luxating patella that won't stay in place when his leg is extended, but is slightly better when it's flexed.

His right patella is fully luxated and his leg is twisted and very undeveloped. He trips over his right leg and the weight of it throws him off balance. Worse, the vets have said he will develop severe arthritis. The right leg can't be repaired, and it should be amputated before it becomes painful.

Flip's left leg has an excellent prognosis. He needs a femoral head osteotomy, meaning the head of his femur will be removed and the scar tissue will form a false joint. He also needs a soft tissue repair of his left knee. The orthopedic specialist said he expects Flip to have a "good, normal left leg" after he recovers.

In the meantime, Flip and his foster mom are strengthening him in preparation for surgery. Yes, the surgery is expensive, but Flip shows incredible spirit and he has many years of a happy life ahead of him.

Flip walking with a sling

Flip restingFlip Cone of Shame 

Flip can run now, look at him go!


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