K9 Hero Haven is a non-profit 501(c)(3) made up by volunteer support, located in Herndon, PA. 

Our mission is to provide retired working dogs a home for retirement. 

We take in K9’s from U.S. Customs & Border Protection, K9’s from law enforcement agencies nationwide, as well as Contract Working Dogs (CWD’s), and Military Working Dogs (MWD’s). 

We opened our kennel in August 2015, as of December 2020, we have placed 293 Heroes into homes & reunited 12 with their handlers.



  • July 24: K9 Hero Haven Golf Event. Lewistown Country Club, 306 Country Club Rd., Lewistown, PA 17044. Starts at 11:30 am 





If you are interested in being considered as a furever home for

our retired heroes, please click the adopt link to be taken to our

adoption application.  Please complete all the application questions, so that we can evaluate each applicant for the right match. Please email back your completed application.   If being a furever home is not possible, your financial support would be greatly appreciated.





Their K9 Companions

We are listed as K-9 Hero Haven.  Don't forget the dash!

​​​Time to start planning your summer vacation!!

Do you or anyone you know vacation on the Outer Banks? CWD Jack and his sister would like to invite you to their pet friendly vacation homes in Corolla, North Carolina. Your vacation could also raise money for K9 Hero Haven.

Book any June, July or August week and Paws Cottages will donate $100 to K9 Hero Haven. Book any May, September or October week, and Paws Cottages will donate $50 to K9 Hero Haven. Book online or call and use coupon code “K9HERO” at checkout. #pawscottages #k9herohaven

Surfin' Paws:

Salty Paws: 

Paws and Reflect:

​4x4 Paws (4 wheel drive required): 


Thank you for your help and support!!

Adoption Application:

G​Get ready to hit the links!!

The K-9 Hero Haven Golf Event is being hosted by The Lewistown Country Club in Lewistown, PA on July 24th and includes men’s, women’s, and mixed divisions. Registration will start at 11:30am following with a shotgun start at 1pm.

The tournament will include prizes for best dressed “Patriotic Team”, Longest Drive, Closest to the Pin, Raffles, and Silent Auction.

The cost to golf is $70 per person which includes green fees & cart, range balls, snacks, beverages, banquet meal, giveaways, and a LOT of FUN!!! If you can’t golf in the event but would like to contribute, there are various sponsorship opportunities outlined below. 

Checks can be made out to: K9 Hero Haven. Please consider being a part of this event so K-9 Hero Haven can continue their mission of providing working dogs the retirement they DESERVE!!!

For additional information or questions regarding the event, contact Jeanna @ 717-439-6841.

From Anne: I received the following letter from Dennis Blocker, the author of “Dogs of 2 Wars”

Hello Anne,

As I mentioned to you on the phone, we here at "Dogs Of 2 Wars" would like to donate to your K9 Hero Haven Rescue Organization $1.00 from every book we sell of the book my son and I wrote titled, "The Dogs I've Known In 2 Wars." Which as you know, the book was written to bring Honor and Glory to those CWD I worked with in Iraq and in the remote mountains of Afghanistan.

I was responsible for the supervision and training for 38 of these CWDs between these two war-torn countries. They were awesome War Dogs! My book tells of their individual bravery, fear, and fun times while in War.

I've trained many Police and War Dogs over the years and am thrilled to know we can donate funds to help you with your needs for them, in giving them great and happy lives.

We will send you a check once a month, the funds will vary, it depends on how well sales are going of the book, it varies from day-to-day.

Dennis Blocker

Author & Founder of "Dogs Of 2 Wars"


We have found a builder and an engineer for our new building project that we hope to complete in 2021!!

We are excited to be working with TWC Construction (TerWisscha Construction) and Livic Civil Engineering, to determine the site details and perhaps add to the elevated location that will hopefully provide an amazing view.

We have an anonymous donor willing to match $5,000 in donations to our building fund. Below is the 3D design which includes 24 in-and-out kennel runs for our retired working dogs here at K9 Hero Haven. Most of these dogs are “aggressive“ and are not easily adopted. Some of them we have saved from being euthanized. They have provided years of service and are now looking for a retirement home. This new building would be able to help provide them the best retirement home possible. They have protected us for years doing what they do best.

With your help, added to our anonymous matching donation, we can make a difference. It would help give them the closest thing to a retirement home that they so much deserve.

We have 52 retired working dogs in our care that are living here in our kennels and retirement center. As of Dec 2020, we have adopted 293 retired working dogs into homes.

To donate: you can click on the "Donate" button on this page, donate on our K-9 Hero Haven Facebook building fundraiser, or you can send a check to the address listed at the bottom of the page.

"We greatly appreciate your love, help, and support. From the bottom of my heart, I thank each and every one of you. We couldn’t do what we do without you!!" - Anne

K9 Hero Haven challenge coins are here!!

They are $25 ($20 plus $5 shipping). To purchase please PayPal k9herohaven@yahoo.com or click on a donate button here on our website.  Please include “coin” in the message box and the address to ship.  

Thank you for your love, help, and support! 




Please check out this awesome book at 


 and help support K9 Hero Haven. We greatly appreciate your help and support!

Anne Gibbs
K9 Hero Haven