GIVING OUR K9 HEROES THE HOMECOMING THEY DESERVE

 

​Get ready to hit the links!!



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.

UP COMING

EVENTS:

​2021 Love Stories Campaign

Now through September 20, The Petco Foundation invites you to share your Petco Love Story for a chance to earn a Holiday Wishes grant award.  Submit your story early, as only the first 10,000 entries are reviewed & considered.

Share the big and small ways that your adopted pet has changed your life for the better and you could earn a grant award for the animal welfare organization where you adopted your pet!

Winners will be announced during the holiday season. Winning adopters will receive a Petco shopping spree, BOBS from Skechers shoes AND the organization they adopted from will receive up to $100,000 in lifesaving grant awards!

To qualify, you must:
- Be 18 years of age or older, or complete the application process with guardian consent.
- Submit a story about a pet who is currently living.
- Submit a story about a pet who was adopted from a U.S. based animal welfare organization (including but not limited to: animal control organizations, foster-based rescues, Humane Societies, or SPCAs) that can verify your adoption


Since none of the submissions from K9 Hero Haven were picked as winners last year, you can re-submit the same story this year.

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.

OUR GOAL:

is 

SUPPORTING OUR VETS

&

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:
https://www.beachrealtync.com/outer-banks.../surfin-paws


Salty Paws: 
https://www.beachrealtync.com/outer-banks-rentals/salty-paws

Paws and Reflect:
https://www.beachrealtync.com/outer-banks-…/paws-and-reflect

​4x4 Paws (4 wheel drive required): 

https://www.beachrealtync.com/outer-banks-rentals/4x4-paws-formerly-captn-rooks


Thank you for your help and support!!


Adoption Application:

HUGE EXPANSION NEWS!!


We are excited to be working with TWC Construction, Livic Civil Engineering, and Jeff Georg with ASCOM Electric for our new kennel building that will be built on our property here. We will share updates and new plans as this project develops. We plan on completing this new building in 2021!!


The new home will have 24 climate controlled, in and out kennel runs, an elevated dog bath, a food storage room and many more extras.

We are a nonprofit rescue that does not euthanize non-adoptable dogs. We have taken in many police K9s that were at risk for being euthanized due to different levels of aggression. We want to be able to provide retired working dogs that have limited opportunities, a place to retire, in addition to continuing our mission of adopting dogs that can be placed into retirement homes.  We are at a point where we need to expand and build a newer, bigger, and better set-up for them. I want the retired working dogs that can't live in a home, to have the closest thing to a home that they can. These dogs can be more difficult to handle, and not adopted easily, but they have worked their entire lives protecting us and doing what they are trained to do.  I have never had to say "No" to a retired K9 needing help. We want to continue to help them have the retirement they so much deserve.  We currently have 54 dogs in our care. We have adopted 297 retired working dogs into retirement homes since we started our rescue in 2015. 

To donate: you can click on the "Donate" button on this page, visit the "Sponsorship" tab at the top and choose one of the 3 levels of sponsorship, 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

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OUR RETIRED HEROES IN THEIR NEW LIFE

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.

Respectively,
Dennis Blocker

Author & Founder of "Dogs Of 2 Wars"


Please check out this awesome book at 

http://dogsof2wars.com

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

Anne Gibbs
K9 Hero Haven

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  • May 1: Meet & Greet.  Longhorn Steakhouse, 44 Nina Dr., Selinsgrove, PA 17870.  4 pm  - 9 pm


  • May 15: Cruzin for K9s - 2021. M & S Harley-Davidson, 160 Falling Spring Rd, Chambersburg, PA 17202.  9 am - 5 pm  


  • May 22: 4th Annual K9 Veterans Day Celebration. Leader Heights Animal Hospital, 199 Leader Heights Rd, York, PA 17402.  1 pm - 5 pm.  Rain or shine.


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

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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!