Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Howl-ween with Hartman's Haven Dog Rescue (pics & video)!!!

Well, as many of you know, most dogs are not very keen on putting on Halloween costumes!  We dressed up some of our personal dogs (formally rescued) as well as a couple of our fosters that are up for adoption.  We hope you enjoy and get a good smile from them!  Also, the video Sam versus Godzilla is a good laugh!

Sasha (bunny) & Chloe (dinosaur)

Chloe (dinosaur)

Dana (cow) - up for adoption

Isabelle (crab)

Jaxson (spider) - up for adoption

Jaxson (spider) - up for adoption 

Patches (doctor) - up for adoption

Patrick (pumpkin)

Sam (ninja) - will be up for adoption

Thanks and hope you enjoyed!!!


Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Come See Hartman's Haven Dog Rescue on Saturday, October, 15th 2011!!!

Hartman's Haven Dog Rescue will be at Tractor Supply Company from 1pm-5pm on Saturday, October, 15th 2011 for the Barktober Festival!  The address is 3250 Highway 70 SE, Newton, NC 28658.  The event is put on by St. Francis of Assisi's Bully Breed Rescue and will feature various local rescues as well as The Appalachian Pit Bull Club Metamorphosis Photography.  

Please stop by to show your support and meet those who support the community to make it a better place!

Hope to see you there!


Monday, October 10, 2011

Sam the Abused Pit Bull Update/Fund-raising Request (Pics included)

We would like to start this post by thanking all of those who supported Hartman's Haven Dog Rescue when we broke the news about Sam and his broken leg.  The monetary support, as well as the support given by e-mail, phone, and word of mouth, were a blessing and it helped make sure Sam could have the proper surgery needed to make sure he did not live in pain.

He had his pin in for 6 weeks and it seemed as though everything went smoothly.  The repair and the surgery itself healed great.  However, after the pin was removed Sam still appeared to be in pain. He was very cautions when he would sit down, very slow with standing up, and would only run a few feet without stopping. We took him back to the vet and the news was devastating. Sam has severe hip dysplasia in both of his legs.  We have received 2 estimates for surgery, one for TPO and one for FHO.  The quote for the TPO came in at $1,895 - $2,200 a hip, plus the initial consultation exam of $85.  This means the range for the TPO surgery is between $3,875 - $4,485.  The FHO will run between $1,885 - $2,500 from what we have been quoted as estimates so far.  We are currently waiting for estimates from additional veterinary hospitals in order to evaluate where we can get the best quality for the best price.  We are also seeking additional comments from veterinary surgeons in order to make sure which procedure will be best for Sam and maintaining a comfortable life.  We are more than happy to e-mail anyone the quotes and/or veterinarians numbers for verification if anyone would like that.  I will be posting those on the blog as soon as I have digital copies.

Donations can be sent via our chip in link: http://hartmanshavendogrescue.chipin.com/sams-hip-surgery
or mailed to:
Hartman's Haven
PO Box 742
Conover, NC 28613

Please follow the updates at hartmanshaven.blogspot.com and pass along Sam's story to as many individuals as you can!


Wednesday, October 5, 2011

New Pictures and Videos!!!

As promised, here is an update of the new addition to Hartman's Haven Dog Rescue!  We recently rescued a 7-8 week old male boxer puppy and are debating on naming him Ruckus!  He was one of two puppies that were not sold and were on their way to a kill shelter.  We got word and agreed to help them out.  The female has already been adopted and the male is next.  

You can see Isabelle meeting the puppy for the first time here:  Isabelle & Ruckus and Sasha & Ruckus playing today. 

Here are some pictures:

Thanks for following and please share!


Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Awesome Update!!!

Sorry for the delay in updates lately, we are still working hard with the Rescue work and continuing to save lives.  The website is taking a bit longer due to time restraints with work, rescue, & sleep!  We will have another update tomorrow with 2 little surprise bundles of joy that are joining Hartman's Haven Dog Rescue!  They are canines, not us having babies just to clarify!

The Haworth College of Business, at Western Michigan University (Kalamazoo, Michigan), has posted an article displaying our Rescue.  The article can be found at HHDR WMU Article and we encourage you to pass it along! 

We want to thank the Haworth College of Business for the opportunity they have given us!  Also, we want to thank all of our supporters, volunteers, and those who spread the word!  Without you, we could not do what we do!