Tuesday 21 Oct 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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Special Needs Dogs

Special Needs...Special Hearts

Adopting a special needs dog may be something you've never considered because you may have some misconceptions about just what "special needs" is about.

All pets deserve special care and love...some just need a little bit extra. This doesn't mean a special needs pet requires a huge investment of time or that they come with constant problems or insurmountable obstacles.

Caring for pets with special needs does not have to be a burden. In fact, it can be a richly rewarding experience.

In some cases, special needs simply mean a certain type of diet. Some dogs may have emotional needs that require extra attention. Occasionally, we have elderly pets that have lost their family and now they just need a quiet, loving place to spend their remaining years. A few are simply recovering from an illness or injury, which means their extra requirements, will eventually end.

Information about the particular special needs of each individual dog is included in their listing.

In each case, we've found that these dogs seem to somehow understand that you're going the extra mile for them and the love they offer in return is just a bit more memorable.

We continue to support our adoptive families—special needs or not—if they need advice or supportive information post-adoption. Our dedicated volunteers are always willing to answer questions and do research to find solutions to problems. We also have many helpful links in the educational area of our website.

If you find yourself hesitant to consider a special needs dog, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we'll be happy to provide you with all the information you may need to make that decision. We don't think you'll regret it.

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Shadow - ADOPTED


Two year old Shadow has spent some time in foster care learning to live in a family home after being rescued from a puppy mill.

Shadow is a very cute ten pound sable. He's worked at getting to know people and he loves getting his belly rubbed from his foster family while he lies on his back and he's discovered soft, comfy laps all over the place in his current foster home! 


Shadow's lookin' for a home where the people aren't in a huge hurry and will give him time to warm up and adjust to them and his new surroundings.  He's ready for that special someone to give him treats, tummy rubs and ear scratches. 

 shadow_2.jpgYes, this is quite a different world than the one from which he came and he's now ready to find his very own real FOREVER home.

A donation will be requested to adopt this dog. The recommended donation amount will be based on his age, and any medical and behavioral issues. Complete the adoption application
here.  You will not be considered until we have a completed application.  Thanks for reading about this sweet pooch!

Shadow is currently being fostered in Ohio.

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