Sunday, January 31, 2010

Black Jack diggin' the snow!

Tuesday, January 26, 2010


Rocky is a 1-2 year old male, neutered, completely vaccinated, heartworm negative, potty trained border collie/cattledog mix. He loves to run and after about 10 minutes inside the house he will find a spot and take a nap. He is a little timid around men. Please contact Hope's Haven if you would like to set a time to meet Rocky. Rocky is up-to-date with routine shots, house trained and spayed/neutered.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Looks like Lilly has settled comfortably in her new home

Lilly came from a high kill animal shelter in Newport, TN and was scheduled to be euthanized.
Quote from her new family. "I never want to see an animal put down, but I tell you if Lilly had been, it would have been a greater loss than imaginable. My whole family loves her so much. I am so thankful we have her!"

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Only one of the "7 dwarfs" is left~ADOPTED 1/18/2010

Sleepy is a 7 week old puppy that has already had a rough start to life. Him and his siblings were "not wanted" anmore so their previous owners just opened the garage odor and let them out in the freezing cold. They survived underneath a shed until a great samaratin took them in to her insulated garage. They are now living indoors and adjusting very well to the other cats and dogs in the house! If you would like to give Sleepy the family he deserves then contact his foster mom, Micah at 615-260-4379 or *******Sleepy's adoption fee is $75.00*************** Sleepy is up-to-date with routine shots and spayed/neutered.
ADOPTED 1/18/2010

Friday, January 15, 2010

This story DOES have a Happy Ending

It all started with an email from Moe.
"First thing this am I took Leggins up to the vet......having examined him already and noting that the right leg was smaller and shorter and could feel a lot of calcification, I pretty much figured he had a problem; however, I had no idea how much problem. He had let us know when we were holding him last night that he was in pain.

I only wish you all could see this little boy's x-ray, it was absolutely shocking......the leg is trashed......several breaks and total knee separation, calcification such that it clearly showed this was not a new injury but had happened a while back......there is no way it could have gone unnoticed when it happened and no way a person would not have known how much pain he had to be in. He's obviously just had to suffer thru it. I am attaching his pictures so you know which one he is and you can see where he is chowing down that the right rear leg is held up and shorter.

Bottom line--it is not repairable and we cannot let him remain in pain so the leg will be amputated at 1 PM tomorrow (Tuesday) at VetMed Animal Health in Mt Juliet.

I know many of you who have been involved in this rescue effort of the 7 puppies have asked what you could do and asked for updates. I will send daily updates thru the House Family and Sara Dunn who can pass them on to you all....I will have my hands full here for awhile. The amputation alone is costing $750 plus we still have all 7 to spay and neuter. They have already received their first round of of shots and worming. We are starting a Leggins Fund at VetMed to help offset this unusual expense. Because Hope's Haven Pet Rescue is a 501c3 organization all donations are tax deductible so for any one who may choose to the contributions can be sent directly to:

VetMed Animal Health
Leggins Fund
Hope's Haven Pet Rescue
105 Industrial Drive, Suite1
Mount Juliet, TN 37122

Phone: 615-553-4156

oh by the way--they are being named after the 7 Dwarfs for now.

I have to put a little personal plug in for VetMed Animal Health as they provide the next level of veterinary care. Drs. Gables and Harris have taken care of and done the surgery on my Triumph and for those of you who haven't read her story, she is a double rear amputee.
EVERYONE without exception at that clinic is not just a professional of highest quality, but CARES very much about each and every animal that comes thru the door as if it were there own. They have a brand new clinic with all the latest in equipment and training. So--our boy is going to be in the best of hands tomorrow. I will be with him every step of the way from the time we get there, I will be in surgery with him and take care of him post operatively along with the entire team.

Please pass on the word and whoever is posting the info on facebook feel free to post this update too.
I also ask for your prayers for this little guy tomorrow as he is very young for such a major surgery but we cannot leave him in pain.

Thanks, Moe
home of"

So, the word was passed, and the Mt Juliet Chronicle wrote an article about Leggin, and to quote Kathy Richards, "The out pour of support, kindness, prayers and donations have been unbelievable. We can not thank these people enough. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts."
He has been renamed Cassidy, as in Hop-along Cassidy, and is recovering nicely. Moe adopted him, and one by one his siblings are being adopted.
Please visit us at Pet Finder, Sleepy, Sneezy, Dopey, and other darlings need forever homes.

Check out this Snuggle Muffin

This sweet little girl was picked up while wandering the streets in Donelson in this last cold spell. Thanks to a kind hearted person, she was brought in out of the cold, fed and loved on. Now we need to find Callie a forever home. Callie loves to play as much as she loves to snuggle in your lap and if she can play while snuggled in your lap, she is in heaven. She has a fun personality that will really make you smile. She is doing good with being housetrained, knows how to sit on command, and is doing good on the leash. She is up to date on her shots and will be spayed. Please contact her foster mom, Kathy, if you would like to set a time to meet Callie. 615-430-0616 Callie is up-to-date with routine shots.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Post Card from Woody

Hi- just wanted to let you know Woody is settling in just fine here in sunny FL. He is a super smart little pup and loves his big brother. Our Corgi,Hank just loves him as well. My husband,Eric said he did fantastic on his trip from TN to FL.
His foster Mom did a wonderful job with him. He sat and will lay down on command..we didn't teach him..he just did it from day one! He also sits and waits for his food and is 99.8% potty trained!!
We can't thank you enough for the wonderful addition to our family.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Andre loves everyone. Will you love him?

Andre adopted 3/1/2010

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Lovely Lilly ADOPTED 1/15/2010

Lilly was pulled from a high kill shelter in East Tenn. She is a year and a half and full of spunk. She loves to play with other dogs but doesn't care much for kitty cats! She has already been spayed, current on all vaccs, and heartworm negative. She is very energetic but when it's time for bed she is the first one there. Lilly is also very good with kids. For more info on Lilly or to set up a time to meet her please contact her foster mom, Micah at 615-260-4379. *******Lilly's adoption fee is $75.00************** Lilly is up-to-date with routine shots, house trained and spayed/neutered.

Friday, January 8, 2010

Good Grief Charlie Brown~Linus was left out in the cold

Linus is approx. 6 weeks old. He was found in a local park freezing to death when a good samaritan found him and his sister pressed up against a tree. They are really enjoying living life indoors now! They get along very well with other dogs and cats. Linus is very playful but also enjoys his nap time. If you would like more info on Linus please contact *******Linus' adoption fee is $75.00************ Linus is up-to-date with routine shots.
P.S. His sister, Lucy has been adopted.
Linus ADOPTED 1/17/2010

Thursday, January 7, 2010


Gypsi is a 1 year old female lab mix that has been outside sleeping in pine needles that had fallen off of a pine tree in this freezing weather. Noone had been taking care of her until a nice man brought her to our rescue. She is enjoying living inside and says the couch is much more comfortable than the ground! She plays very well with all size dogs and even cats. She is very calm and loving. Gypsi is current on all vaccinations and heartworm negative and will be spayed on Jan. 8th! ***********Gypsi's adoption fee is $75.00************ Gypsi is up-to-date with routine shots, house trained and spayed/neutered.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Chilly Jilly Dilly of a dog

Jilly is a beagle mix that is approx.2-3 years old. She has been in a foster home since she was just a baby. It is time for her to find a family to call her own that will love her as much as she will love them. She is very good with other dogs and children. She is current on all of her vaccinations and already spayed. If you would like to set up a time to meet Jilly please e-mail us at ***********Jilly's adoption fee is $75.00*************** Jilly is up-to-date with routine shots, house trained and spayed/neutered.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Beautiful Akita mix

Nikki is a 2-3 old Akita Mix that was abandoned on a country road. She has been with her foster mom now for approx. 2 years and would love to find a home to call her own. She would probably do best in a home with no other dogs and a fenced yard. She is very sweet and loves attention. Nikki has already been spayed, current on all of her vaccinations and current on her heartworm prevention. For more info on Nikki please contact us at *******Nikki's adoption fee is $75.00*************** Nikki is up-to-date with routine shots, house trained and spayed/neutered.

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Tag you're it! (sorry, had to say it)

TAG ADOPTED 1/6/2010.

Happy New Year!

What a successful first year. In December alone we had 17 adoptions!

Our Success is due to Micah's unbelievable energy and passion,
our giving, tireless volunteers & foster families,
and the generosity of all of you who donated goods and money.

On behalf of the dogs and cats~ Thank You!