Monday, December 27, 2010

UT orange kitties for adoption

This is a litter of five beautiful kittens. There are 3 boys and 2 girls. They are all orange med/ short hair babies. They are approximately 5 weeks old. If you would like to meet these beautiful bundles of joy or would like more information about them, please call their foster mom Kathy at 430-0616.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house, not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse.

The children were nestled all snug in their beds,
While visions of adoptive homes danced in their heads....

Some of our sweet babies are from the Island of Misfit Toys, and just need an open heart and TLC. Are you the perfect home?

Merry Christmas from all of us at Hope's Haven Pet Rescue!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Look at these sweet faces

Adopted April 2011

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Pictures with Santa Hermitage PetSmart

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Pictures with Santa Hermitage PetSmart

Friday, December 10, 2010

Bandit checking in

6 months, 70 lbs!! We want my adoption fee back-need the money for food!! We agreed to adopt a dog not a horse :). He's doing great and such a lover boy.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Don't you just Love Christmas?

Monday, December 6, 2010

Juliet is comfortable in her new home

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Need a good bedtime story?

Once upon a time....

Just wanted to send you a picture of the girls. They are loving life and enjoy spending time together. Thanks again for Daisy.
Kim & Paul

....and they lived happily ever after.

Friday, November 26, 2010

Minor Set back. We NEED your help!

Hope's Haven has had a minor set back November 19th. Due to the Board of Zoning Appeals members ( and some disgruntled property owners near Micah's property, she will no longer be able to be a foster mom for Hope's Haven. Her adjacent neighbors were great and we appreciate their support during our case hearing. This decision will have a huge impact on the community since Micah played a large role in fostering the larger breeds for Hope's Haven. Because of some people's uneducated views or misplaced grudges, animals in need will be euthanized. We will continue to move forward but are in a urgent need to place the animals in Micah's care. If you would like to open your home and foster these beautiful animals, please call Micah at 260-4379 or Kathy at 430-0616.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving

I thought I would let you know that McGruff is doing great, which is good, because there is no way Landon would give him up!! Landon has decided he wants to keep his name as McGruff. McGruff acts like he has lived with us all along. I bought a belly band on Saturday, but took it back on Sunday. He actually goes straight to the back door when he wants out. Saturday night he slept in Landon's room in his kennel, but last night he sleep in the bed with Landon. Parri has got used to him too. We are so happy to have McGruff as a part of our family!


Tuesday, November 23, 2010

another Happy Ending

Peggy and I would like to introduce the newest member of the Day family, Boots Miles Day. “Booty” as we call him, is a medium hair chocolate Chihuahua that came to us several weeks ago as a foster. Back at the beginning of November, he was adopted out to a young couple that already had two Chihuahuas and we tearfully watched him drive away to his new home. A few days ago, Peggy got a call from Booty’s new Mom, saying while he was fitting in great with his parents, his two sister Chihuahuas were constantly fighting with him and he was not happy. She asked if we could possibly try to find him another family.

Peggy and I looked at each other and both knew where that new home was going to be. Last night I came home from work and was greeted by Lacey, our Maltese and right behind her came Mr. Boots, jumping up and licking me like he knew he was finally in his forever home. I walked in the house and had a” Congratulations on your new baby boy card” from my wife and “dogter” Lacey.

Needless to say, last night was a good night and our house is a little fuller and even happier now

~Todd Day

Friday, November 19, 2010

Come see us at Hometown Holiday Craft Fair this Saturday Nov.20th

Saturday Nov. 20th 9 am to 3pm
West Wilson Middle School on N. Mt. Juliet Rd
We will have pets there for adoption, and selling
T-shirts, the book "To the Rescue", handmade greeting cards, and more.
All proceeds benefit the rescue, and help us with Vet bills, food, vaccinations, and spay/neutering.
Please come out and support us, and tell everyone you know!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

In Loving Memory of Leo

Our little rescued pit pup, Leo, died Nov 5, 2010 from the dreaded Parvo virus. For those who may not know the story, Kim's friend David had found this teenie little pup behind an AC unit at the apt complex he works for one freezing morning- Oct 4th to be exact. It was unusually cold that night. How smart was it of that little pup to find that warm place to be!

I wish all of you could have known Leo. He was so much fun! Everyone who met him loved him. Johnny adored and doted on him. I was TOTALLY in love with him. Shot straight in the heart by Cupid's Arrow the second I laid eyes on him. He was the cutest, smartest, happiest, most personable little puppy. No bigger than a termite when found, maybe 4 weeks old, and not a fear in the world. How amazing what an impact such a tiny pup can have on a person, or in his case, persons.

Just before he got sick, Leo had spent Sat and Sun afternoon with me here at my house. He was so good. Even my husband had to admit "That is a cute puppy". He was the first rescue Rick had let me bring to our home in about five years. I had been wearing him out, telling him he had to see this puppy, until finally, for some reason, he said I could bring Leo over. I'm so glad I got to spend that special time with him. The next day, Monday, Leo was having a blast playing with 'Petey' (pit) at Kim's. Sue got several hilarious videos of them playing. There were no indications what-so-ever of what was to come. But Tuesday morning Leo just wasn't himself. I called Micah and she said I should take him to the vet right away. He tested positive very quickly. Total shock.

Leo spent the next few days at VetMed. Dr. Gables sent him home with me on Friday afternoon, saying there was nothing more they could do, and that if I wanted, I could take him home and try to keep him hydrated. He died here at my home about midnight, with Kim, Debbie, and me curled around him in front of the fireplace. Kim was keeping the sub-Q fluids going. I guess little Leo just couldn't take it in, he just ran out of fight. He was so tiny and frail by then. We loved him so. Our hearts were broken.

He's buried right out my front door, just the other side of the walk. I can look out there anytime and think of him. No matter how much I cry, it just doesn't seem to be enough. There is a big,empty, aching hole in my chest where my heart used to be. Right now it feels like it will never go away. I blame myself. I wonder why. I want the world to know how special he was. I want for answers, an explanation, to make some sense of it. But in the end, it won't change a thing. All I can do for him now is miss him and remember him, and I always will.


Great weekend at Hermitage PetSmart

We had 6 adoptions. Here is London with his new family.
Thanks to all who visited, adopted, and donated.
And thanks to all our volunteers.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

One of Aubreys babies

One of Aubreys puppies. 44 lbs and counting!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Hermitage PetSmart this Saturday, and Sunday.........Be There!!!

We will be at Hermitage PetSmart this Saturday from 9 am to 6 pm, and Sunday 10 am to 5 pm. Come visit Harlow and the rest of the gang, and please tell everyone you know.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

~~~Please Adopt~~~

In order to save more animals, we need to have room.
In order to have the room, we need forever families to adopt.
Please check us on
PetFinder,and share with everyone you know.

Friday, October 22, 2010

All we are give Pits a Chance

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

I would love to do a DNA test on this guy. He is unique!

Mc Gruff is approx. 1 year old and already neutered and current on all vaccinations. Loves to play with other dogs of all sizes and great with children. He would love to find a home where he can live out his life with no worries of ever being a stray again. Mc Gruff was picked up by our local animal control and if he was not pulled in 3 days he would have been euthanized. He does not want to have that scare again. If you feel like you can give Mc Gruff the home that he deserves then contact us at 615-260-4379. *********Mc Gruff's adoption fee is $75.00**************

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Sweet Layla

This little girl is from the litter of 10. Look at her sweet face. She was born the first of June. She has done very well inside the house and loves to be spoiled. She is up to date on her shots, and frontline. She is spayed. Her adoption fee is $100.00. If you would like to meet these little girl, please give us a call.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Thank You Nashville Pet Products

Great Day at Nashville Pet Products.
Fabulous weather, freebies, and goodies for humans and pets.
Beautiful little Juliet adopted.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

the color of chocolate and just as sweet

Boots is a 9 month old long haired chocolate colored chihuahua. He is a very sweet boy once he warms up to you. He loves other dogs and kitty cats too. He sleeps in the bed with his foster parents every night and crates during the day if they are not at home. He is very social and takes well to strangers. If you are interested in adopting Boots then fill out an application and email it back to us and after all references check out then we will contact you to set up a time to come out and meet this little man. He MUST go to an indoor only home! *********Boots' adoption fee is $150.00*************

Friday, October 1, 2010

ain't it the truth

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Andre' is a handsome fellow

Andre was pulled from a high kill shelter in East Tenn. He is approx. a year old and current on all vaccinations, neutered and microchipped. He has been temperament tested from a dog trainer and passed with an excellent score. He would love to have a home with other 4 legged playmates or even 2 legged children. He is a very gentle boy that has no idea of his size. He thinks he should be a lap dog! If you are interested in meeting this gentle giant then contact Micah at 615-260-4379. **********Andre's adoption fee is $75.00****************

Friday, September 24, 2010

Juliet adopted Oct 2010

Adopted Oct 2010

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Check out this little love muffin

Nennie adopted Oct 2010.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Charlie Daniels Community Yard Sale

I don't know where these gals get their energy, but it paid off.
We raised $458.42!
Can I get a WooHoo!!! or even a woof woof????

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

We had a total of 9 adoptions at Hermitage PetSmart ths past weekend. WooHoo!!!!

Our sweet dogs will kiss their way into your heart.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

in loving memory

For those of you who knew Dee's dog Patches, Patches left us today and is waiting for us at the rainbow bridge. Her death was not totally unexpected because of her recent illness but we are never prepared for the loss of a loved one. When we pick up that cute little puppy or rescued dog and take them home it never enters our mind that we will outlive them. All we care about is giving back to them the love and light that they bring into our lives.

This morning however, Patches let us know that it was time to leave for now. It was even harder without Dee being able to be here. She was, however here in spirit, energy and love. The staff at VetMed was so gentle with her. We all surrounded her with love and I held her in my arms until she passed into the arms of God.

I will never hear a squeaky toy without thinking of her because she always took them out of every toy. She never really liked small dogs coming into our home yet she allowed little Duncan in and even allowed him velcro himself to her mom....she was a bit of a bully taking a toy away from one of her siblings and playing keep away until finally giving it up....and of course had to be on the bed if there was a thunderstorm which she knew was coming before the weatherman. Patches spent so much time around huskies she even began to "sing" like one.

There are no more storms for our beloved Patches. She is remembered with humor and love.

Godspeed my friend.....We really did love you and were blessed with your being a part of our lives.....Moe, Triumph, Whisper and Duncan

Monday, September 13, 2010

Thank you Hermitage PetSmart!

We had a fabulous 3 days at Hermitage Petsmart. These guys know how to throw a party!
Great turnout, lots of adoptions, and generous donations.
Keep checking back. I will post more pics from the event, and more adoptions mean we have more pets arriving. SO if you are looking for a new family member. Please visit us on Pet Finder.

AND as always
Thanks to our tireless, sweet, funny, giving, compassionate volunteers!

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Hermitage PetSmart adoption extravaganza

Hermitage PetSmart is hosting a 3 day adoption event
Friday Sept 10th ~ 10am to 7pm
Saturday Sept 11th ~ 10am to 7pm
Sunday Sept 12th ~ 10am to 4pm
We need you to spread the word!
~Tell everyone you know
~Come by and Visit
There will be 7 Rescues at this event besides Hope's Haven
Know someone ready to adopt?
This will be the best time and place to find that perfect match.
So Please, Spread the Word!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Micah's Crew

Here's Micah's kids, dressed and ready for a day at the beach

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Pez and Pellet Adopted

Monday, August 23, 2010

Adopt-a-email from Ollie's family

Good afternoon :)
I hope you and Kathy are well. Please forward this email to her if you will as I do not have her email address. As you may or may not know, we adopted Ollie (we call him Oliver now, Ollie for short) hoping that he would make a good playmate and "best buddy" to our 8 month old rescued Japanese Bobtail (we think) - Peanut. Also there was some concern about Ollie perhaps being a female instead of a male. I wanted to provide you and Kathy with an update!
Oliver is a boy, and a very happy one! I made the following from video I took of Peanut and Oliver - I thought you all would enjoy it. It also answers the question of whether or not they will like each other.... :D The link is below:
I have also attached a few pictures of Oliver. Enjoy! And thank you so much - he is perfect!!!!

Friday, August 20, 2010

John Baxter's new family

Just wanted to send you a few pictures of the happy boy. He enjoyed the ride home and my kids were soooo excited to meet him. The first picture is of my kids and the neighbors. Mine are the boy in the red shirt and the girl in the back. He made friends with the other dogs right away and explored the house. He had a couple accidents inside but probably because he was a little nervous. He also went potty outside on the leash several times as well. He ate most but not all of his dinner. I used the smallest bowls that I had but think that I am going to have to buy smaller ones tomorrow :) He knows what he likes. He was a little more apprehensive about my husband but warmed up to him. He would rather be on the floor than the couch right now but that may change. I am also sending you a picture of the house so you know what kind of home and yard he went to. The kids are in the bed and he did not settle in with them which made them a little dissapointed but we will let him sleep wherever he is comfortable. I think he knows that he is going to get a lot of attention and love.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Remember "Little Charlie?"

Here's some pictures I took last week.
I can't believe it's been almost a year since he joined our "pack". He is so full of personality and so smart. We're only starting the 3rd week of school and he's figured out the bus schedules for the boys already! He will wait at the front door begging to go out and meet the bus.
We can't imagine life without him now.

P.S. Charlie was rescued from the street by a kind gentlemen, who brought him to us while we were participating in the West Wilson Craft Fair last November.~Karen

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Adopt-a-email from Bandit's family

We are so happy with our Bandit. He has completed our family. Lily loves him because he occupies Drifter so she doesn't have to play and can assume her proper spot on the couch. Drifter just cannot get enough of him and even sleeps in Bandit's room part of the time.
He goes to the vet on Tuesday with the "big kids" trying to get everyone on same schedule :).
Thanks so much for everything that you do for the babies.
Marylee and Jason

Darling Shih Tzu ADOPTED!

John Baxter ADOPTED

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Lovely Aubrey

This momma dog was saved from a high kill shelter just in time to bless Hope's Haven with ten puppies. She is a real sweetheart that is wanting a forever home and to be fixed because it takes a lot out of a gal to have 10 babies. She wants to keep her girlish figure you know. She will be ready for her forever home after her babies are weaned and she has been spayed. Please call if you would like to meet this beautiful gal or if you are interested in making her a part of your loving home. Aubrey is up-to-date with routine shots.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Puppies, Puppies, Everywhere

There may still be some puppies left. Click Here or contact Micah or Kathy.

Friday, August 6, 2010

Adopt-a-email from Coco aka Jessie's family

Sibbie and Micah,
CoCo's name Jessie. She has done very well over the past few days here! She doesn't take any guff from anyone so, she may be a bit of an outlaw...Ha!
Attached are some pix of her and her new family, I will send more soon! Thanks again for all you do to help these little ones find new homes! Sydney the minpin did not make it outside for the photos...she was too busy

Saturday, July 31, 2010

Hermitage PetSmart Adoption Day July 31st

This little cutie was adopted and named "Fruit Punch"
7 puppies total adopted this weekend!
Thanks to all that came by, visited, donated, and adopted.
And as always, Thanks to all our wonderful Volunteers!

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Adopt-a-mail from Bentley's family

Thought these might make you guys smile! He is doing great! Sleeps under the covers in our bed! Doesn't have accidents and as you can see is great with the kids!
Hope you guys are doing well!
Mandy and Bentley

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Taffy~adopted 8/2010

Taffy was pulled from our local animal control right before her D Day. She is a very sweet and loving girl that enjoys playing with other dogs no matter the size. She knows basic commands and is kennel trained. Taffy would make a great addition to a family with kids or she wouldn't even mind a home where she is the only child! To set up a time to meet Taffy you can contact us at 615-260-4379 ************Taffy's adoption fee is $75.00************** Taffy is up-to-date with routine shots, house trained and spayed/neutered.

Here we go again, an observation from my husband Tom. He noted that "Taffy was pulled..."
I have to admit the wording is humorously coincidental.