Monday, 31 August 2015
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 Signup
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

The 2015 Quilts are Finished!

They've done it again! The Forum Quilters and the HRI Quilt Group have once again outdone themselves. Two gorgeous quilts will be available and you may win one! You can view these works of art here, and enter the drawing here.

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2014 Financial Report

Total 2014 Income - $133,018.81
HavToHavIt Store                 $35,743.00
Adoption Donations            $23,306.00
General Donations             $55,473.00
Auction                                     $6,044.00
Calendar                                       $42.00
Reception                                $8,571.00
Quilt Project                             $3,748.00
Interest                                           $91.79

Total 2014 Expenses - $114,428.31
Foster Dog Expenses          $89,556.00 (Vet, Grooming, Transportation, Supplies)
Store Purchases &               $16,921.00
        Costs       
Operating Expenses              $8,933.00

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

About Rescue Groups

For many years, animal rescue was performed mostly by breeders and very few people even knew it ever occurred. Today, new rescue groups seem to pop up daily. Those interested in adopting a dog (or any other animal) should be aware that not every group or individual who makes the claim of being a rescue operates the same way.

In addition, there are puppymillers and brokers who may attempt to pass dogs to the public by "claiming" the dogs are rescues (and charging higher than normal fees).

Many rescuers are helping many dogs, however, certain operations, practices, and philosophies, may not allow for the best possible intake, evaluation, and placement of rescued dogs; may not allow for the best possible evaluation of potential adoptive homes; and may not be best for "rescue," a certain breed, or for dogs in general in the long run.

You are encouraged to ask questions and investigate "rescuers" and their practices, so you will know who or what you're dealing with and/or supporting.

Here are some questions you may want to ask:

  • How are rescues obtained?
  • How are rescues evaluated before being placed?
  • Are reasonable evaluations and determinations being made?
  • Are home checks generally performed if possible for potential adoptive homes?
  • What methods are used to solicit donations?
  • How are the donations used?
  • Are donations being used solely for the dogs, or is some used for excessive administrative costs and/or for salaries?
Are donations being used to "purchase" dogs to be placed through rescue (i.e. from puppy mill auctions, pet stores, etc)? (The American Kennel Club has a position statement that condemns this action, because, in spite of what ever "noble justification" is provided, this practice is creating yet another "demand" and filtering money - no matter how little - back into the hands of puppy mills and commercial breeders.

Are donations being used to perform extremely expensive and "extraordinary" operations on a few dogs, where it might be more reasonable for these limited funds to be used toward helping more rescued dogs?

A quality rescue:
  • Spays/neuters all pets before placement
  • ensures all pets are healthy, UTD on shots, HW tested (in areas where this is necessary) and vetted
  • requires an application form and adoption contract
  • screens every potential adopter with a MANDATORY home visit before a pet is placed there, including foster/temporary homes
  • requires an adoption contract which includes a legal clause to have the pet returned to this rescue if the new adopter relinquishes it
  • prioritizes rescue animals from its own geographical area whenever possible
  • requires a release form for owner-surrenders
  • understands the limits of its resources; does not accept more animals than it has legal authority or space/time to care for.

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