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.

Gracie in So. California - ADOPTED

GracieGracie is a very sweet and lovable little girl who loves to dance/twirl on her back legs for treats while wearing her leopard print dress. The little dress, a small bag of food, and a desire for a home of her own is what this 3yr old brought with her when she came into Havanese Rescue.

 

GracieCApounceGracie deserves to live a cherished life, with a couch to sprawl out on in a calm, laid back home. She might like a doggie pal to run through the backyard with, and gets along well with the resident cat.

Gracie takes a little time to warm up, then looks to be picked up for a bit before being released, and then will stay close to you the rest of the day. At night, she chooses to share your pillow with you, snuggling close again.

Gracie is looking for that quiet family to share her life with while she entertains you with her peppy, twirly dance moves.

Gracie is being fostered in Southern CA.

A donation will be requested to adopt this dog. The recommended donation amount will be based on the dog's age, and medical and behavioral issues, if any.  A completed application is required if you are interested in adoption. Thank you for considering a rescue dog!

 

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

How are foster homes selected?

Many people wonder how we find foster homes for our dogs. We have some folks who have signed up as fosters who have not gotten a dog yet, and maybe this explanation will clarify why you haven’t had a foster yet.

When we get a request to take a dog in, we consider two things first and foremost, one, where the dog is, and two, what issues (if any) does it have. By issues, we mean things that might affect which foster home is appropriate. If we have a dog that is scared of kids, we don’t want to place the dog in a foster home with kids, or if the dog has a medical issue that might require special care, we want to make sure the foster home is able to treat the problem, and possibly has access to medical resources that are appropriate. Dogs that need work on housebreaking really should go to a foster home where someone is home most of the day, because leaving them alone all day isn’t going to make it easy on the dog to get with the program.

So, that said, taking into account any issues, we basically go in concentric rings geographically from the dog’s location. The shorter the distance we have to move the dog the better. As we’ve said before, HRI has limited resources... both people and money. So the shorter the distance we have to move a dog, the better the chances we can find transport help, and when we move a dog by plane, it gets very expensive. As a real life example, it took almost two weeks to get two dogs from Atlanta, GA to the Orlando, FL area because we did not have any folks who could help transport. The dogs finally got to their foster homes in Florida courtesy of another rescue group who set up a transport to move their dogs and they let our guys tag along.

Airline costs vary, but if we have a dog that is small enough to go under the seat, and if the dog is able to tag along with someone who is already taking a flight (so we didn’t have to pay their airfare too), a dog in the cabin is anywhere from $75 to $120. If the dog cannot fit under the seat and needs to be checked, and if someone is flying with the dog, the fees jump to about $150. If we need to ship the dog, which means that we don’t have someone on the plane, the dog becomes a parcel. That means that they literally measure the kennel and weigh it, and then figure in the distance we’re flying the dog, and charge us just like they’re UPS or something. Those fees can easily be around $275 per dog. Now even if money wasn’t an issue, when you’re talking about a dog going in the plane’s hold, we are also hampered by weather because airlines will not ship dogs if the temperature is going to be above 80 or 85 degrees anywhere they are flying. To be clear, HRI will not consider putting a Havanese in the hold of the plane unless we are sure that it would not be detrimental to its health. If we have a dog that is so nervous or shy that we feel it would be traumatized by flying that way, we won’t do it. We’re also not wild about multiple segment flights, because the time on the plane becomes really long, and every time they have to transfer the dog there is a risk it won’t make the next flight. To further complicate things, there are several airlines that won’t allow dogs in the cabin or as baggage. The average cost in 2009 was $617.05 per dog that comes into rescue for the basics, vet visit, updated vaccinations, spay/neuter, teeth cleaning, etc. So if we have to spend another $100 - $300 to move them, you can see that we’ll significantly increase our average cost per dog.

So back to where we started, we look for appropriate foster homes as close to where the dog is being surrendered because that is the most cost effective thing for HRI and also most practical thing to do logistically. If we cannot find a foster home close by, we start moving out (we all have really good maps of the US now!), again considering the dog’s needs and the transport possibilities.

So if you haven’t been contacted about getting a dog, it’s most likely because there hasn’t been a dog in your area or one we could get to you easily (and cheaply!) or that seemed like a good fit based on the dog’s needs. Fear not, eventually there will be dogs everywhere in the US. If anyone has any questions about how we do this, please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. For those of you who keep us posted on whether you’re willing and able to take a foster – please keep doing that! We're always looking at which direct flights are available from a dog’s location, so it helps us to know that you’re still out there and willing to take a dog.

For those of you only interested in adoption, all of the factors mentioned above also apply to potential adoptions.

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