Sacred Hearts Animal Rescue & Sanctuary Inc.
We are not excepting any new animals at this time ~ please check with your local county shelter for a list of rescues that may be able to help you ~
Please read the puppy/dog profiles in their entirety before you email questions. I try very hard to answer as many questions as I can in the profile. Thank you so much for your understanding and for considering one of our homeless babies!!
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All puppies and dogs are completely vetted and healthy and application is required. Check out our adoptables or fill out an application and come visit all the dogs!!
~IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN ADOPTING ANY OF OUR PETS PLEASE FILL OUT OUR ONLINE APPLICATION AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE ~ THANK YOU SO MUCH!! Please note that our adoption fee, at times, vary. Our base adoption fee is $175 for a completely vetted dog ~ this includes spay/neuter/vaccines/heartworm check and prevention/fecal and any other health problems that need corrected. If we microchip the rescue dog the fee is $200, which is the norm. Our fees are reduced for seniors and special needs dogs and all vetting is still provided, including the microchip.
Great Tees!! We have several fundraisers going on and we have these adorable T-Shirts! If you would like one please paypal $18 ($15 shirt + $3 shipping) to email@example.com ~ Please specify size on your paypal payment (s-m-l-xl). Thank you for your support!! .
OUR WISH LIST
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We are in desperate need of donations at this time ~ especially dog Food (please see wish list above)!! We feed 50 or more lbs of food per day! We need large bottles of dawn concentrated dishsoap, this is used as a cleaning agent within the kennels, bleach and laundry soap for the blankets in the kennel area and beds to get the dogs off the concrete..... All of these things are on our wishlist above. Gas Cards would be very very helpful and since we order most medical supplies from jefferspet.com, a gift certificate from Jeffers would also be an awesome help! Our vaccines, dewormer and several other meds come from here.
Our Featured Pet is Mabel May 7, 2013 ~ Mabel is ADOPTED!!!!
Mabel is a sweet girl who has had the roughest time. First Mabel ended up in a kill shelter, pregnant..... Then Mabel lost her babies during the power outage last summer and nearly lost her life because we couldn't find a vet to spay her and get the babies out of her. Mabel was heartbroken that her babies were dead and was horribly hard to console ~ We soon had a litter of orphans come into our rescue and Mabel fostered them for us!! It made her so very happy and helped us much too!! Then, once again, the tables turned on Mabel when we posted her for adoption and she had a wonderful application, only for us to have to turn them away because we found out Mabel was heartworm positive due to years of neglect with no heartworm prevention. :( Well, Mabel has been treated for heartworms now and is on prevention and she is once again seeking a wonderful forever home. Please email us @ firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like more information or fill out our adoption application at the bottom of this page. Mabel is up to date on all vaccines and vetting, she is microchipped and weighs around 50 lbs. Mabel is housebroke, good with other animals, walks great on leash and is very social. Mabel is most likely 8 years old, but is very very healthy ~ Mabels adoption fee is reduced to the right forever home ~
January 2013 ~ Our newest little girl in need is Peyton, she is an abuse case out of a neighboring county. Peyton was pulled out of a feces fill crate and had a prolapsed colon, as well as many other health issues. Peyton is the sweetest! Peyton has already had her surgery (emergency) and is now spayed, colon repaired, and is on an expensive allergen free food. We really need the help with Peyton and the vets bills that we have accrued with others like her. Thank you in advance for your support~
PEYTON ~ Dec 20, 2012
~ Feb 10, 2013
Grace is a very sweet girl who has been with us less than a month and has taken every heart she has come into contact with. Grace has had a horrible life as far as we can tell, but nonetheless, she is a survivor. You see, Grace was shot in the face with a shotgun, by her owner from what we have been told. Grace is now completely blind and has a face full of buckshot.
On arrival Grace was full of confusion, she bumped things very hard and she would panic if you touched her head.... especially during sleep. Within a matter of days, the past began to fade and she made her mind up to survive and adjust. She now takes steps with ease, follows your voice when you are calling her, goes to the door when she needs to potty and knows where the crate that has her water in it is at. She also rests very comfortably and allows you to pet her head softly.
If nothing else, Grace is living breathing proof that pit bulls are not bad dogs.... not even the most horrendously abused ones. She is the sweetest dog you could ever meet, wagging and licking continuously... Please keep this wonderful breed and this precious girl in your prayers. A special thank you to all of Grace's Angels listed below.
Peggy Robey, Mary Jean Duncan, Heather Wallace, Stacey Lamp, Marianne Lordi, Michelle Audet, Michelle Audet, Melissa Miller, Lawrence Fiorillo, Jennifer Davies North, Karin Cigercioglu, David Risley, Dassandre DiPiazza, Brittany Harper, Janet Brown, Penelope Magnin
Grace thanks each and every one of you!
NEWSJanuary 2010 - We are now on facebook!
Jan10 - We want to thank all of the families who have adopted from us the last couple months, we could not keep going without you! We would love to start a foster program, if you would be interested in fostering please let us know, it would help immensely and it could be the difference in life or death to a rescue dog. We are having to say no to wonderful dogs who are on Euth lists......... Please be patient with us in answering emails, we are extremely full and have very little extra time. Please understand, we CANNOT answer every little question that is emailed to us, ... we do not have time to converse back and forth although we will try our hardest to answer any questions that aren't answered in profiles. We cannot send more pics, there are pics posted on profiles and those have to be sufficient. ************ We very much appreciate all the kind emails and the donations that have come to us lately, we very much understand that times are hard and it is a much bigger thing to donate money and supplies in such a bad economy, we so much appreciate every penny.... most donations at this time are being used to purchase dog food or vaccines. Thank you again. **********
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!.
Barley Celebrating the New Year
For everyone who doesn't know Barley's story, he has been at our rescue for over 8 mos..... When contacted by a reputable basset rescue, who said they could take him in and have him a home by Christmas, we very tearfully let him move on. We felt it was only fair to him and we always try to do what is best for the dogs/puppies here and he had been here so long without finding a home. This was one of those times that you feel rescue is unfair, you love the dog so much but know you "shouldn't" keep one for your own. Evidently Barley had different ideas.
Barley's transport went off as normal (except for the sad hearts he left here) and he made it to near Buffalo, New York, where he was to spend the night with a wonderful family (Margaret Spittler and Emmanuel) who opens their home often to rescue transports needing a safe sleep-over. Barley, evidently decided that he was not spending the night in New York and broke away by slipping out of his harness. Unfortunately for him he was hundreds of miles from anything he had ever known...... once he realized this the fear kept him running, staying in the woods in the very hilly terrain.
I and a friend, with her daughter (Sherry Smith & Milena), headed to New York as soon as it was realized that Barley wasn't going to come to anyone. He immediately began acting as though he had never seen a human! After 3 days of searching we headed temporarily back to Ohio, figuring as soon as Christmas was over I would go back and hopefully return with Barley, if only I could see him I knew he would come. It was heartwrencing returning without him, knowing he was alone in the snow and hills, but my friend needed to be with her dog so it cut our search short.
While I was in Ohio everyone was searching actively for Barley in New York, everyday he was sited and every night he was heard barking in the hills all night long. Everyone in the area was so kind and knew of Barley's plight, we had so many phone calls that it was amazing. Even with all the caring people trying to save him he still refused to come to a human and although he had to be hungry, he was refusing to step foot into a live trap that was filled with smelly, tasty goodies.
Christmas day a phone call came from a wildlife rehabber (Elise Able), who on her own time had been watching over Barley, tracking him in the snow and setting the traps.... she felt Barley was frequenting an area that would eventually get him killed by coyotes. December is coyote mating season and they are very aggressive at this time, she informed me, and they would kill over territory.... she felt I needed to come back immediately or risk Barley being found dead. Again I and another friend, Foni Mendenhall of Stepping Stones Rescue, headed back to New York Christmas afternoon. I prayed the whole way there that Barley would be a Christmas present and our trip would be short and sweet. We searched for several hours Christmas night to no avail, Barley was no longer staying in any certain area, he was just running.
The day after Christmas (1 week after he broke loose) we checked traps, no Barley, and then began the search in the snow/rain mix that was hitting the area. Elise and I searched the field where she last saw him and found many tracks but no Barley. She left me alone after finding some fresh tracks in the woods, knowing that Barley would run from her if she was seen by him first. After several hours I felt I needed to regroup (and cry) and began my walk back to Margaret and Emmanuel's home. Margaret met me in front of her house (she jokingly says she found me in the ditch in front of her house) with the news that Barley had been spotted at a home about a mile away..... he was sitting in their backyard barking his head off. We headed out immediately and sure enough Barley was there, still barking just as reported!!! As I went towards him he began to act as if he would run again and in desperation I dropped flat to the ground, crying his name into the snow (I was desperate by now) and he came!!!! First eating the small piece of SlimJim from my hand and then immediately rubbing his nose all over my face...... I wrapped my arms around him, still laying flat on my stomach, and sobbed so loudly into his fur I am surprised he didn't run away again! It had been 1 week and 2 hrs since Barley had started on his journey. He came through it all unscathed, a little thin and a little dehydrated.... but happy! Lucky for him he is a good eater and started out packing a little extra (-:
Barley is our forever pup now. He was overjoyed to pull in our driveway and he has slept in our bed every night since returning, curled up with his head on my shoulder, peaceful and warm..... and he is ours.... permanently. On occasion I see him looking into the woods with a very intent look on his little face and I just have to wonder exactly what he is remembering..... wish he could talk.
I want to thank everyone involved for their prayers (I know in the end prayers saved Barley) and thank you to all of the nice people that were watching over him. I thank my wonderful friends for riding along and I mostly want to thank Margaret and Emmanuel for opening their home during Christmas to so many strangers..... That is the true spirit of Christmas that not one person involved will soon forget, including Little Barley........
THUMBELINA - Please read her story....UPDATED
12-22-09-Little Bitty Thumbelina passed away peacefully in her sleep last night, curled up in a bed with 2 of her buddies here.....her family, who opened their home to special needs doggies, was already making plans to come pick her up this very day. We will never understand all of the why's, so many unanswered questions. Little Thumbelina surely deserved to be treated like a princess, not thrown away as she was. We only hope that her time here in our rescue was a happy one for her and that she is now at peace..... We were blessed to have shared her last couple months here on earth, we will never forget her cute silliness and her absolute love of food! (= Thank you everyone who inquired about, prayed for, donated to and cared about her.....Rest In Peace Baby Girl...... 11-11-09- Thumbelina has been with us for a little over a month now, we are not sure of the little girl's breed or her past, she is such a tiny tiny girl (maybe 2 lbs) with such a sweet and gentle demeanor. We think that she is at a minimum 13 years old and not sure but she could be even older. She was found in the middle of 4 lane highway and ended up in a kill shelter..... She can't hear very well out of one ear and she has one eye that most likely needs surgically removed. She also needs dental work before infection sets in within her mouth and we are desperately going to need donations to help her. We have putting all vetting off so she could recover from the respiratory virus that comes from the shelter, she is now doing very well in that area. Thumbelina appears to either have nerve damage from a previous ear infection or possibly stroke damage (I think that it was a previous untreated ear infection) and she always carries her head at a tilt..... unfortunately that is the same side her eye and ear is damaged on so we do wonder if all of the damage was from the same thing. Thumbelina is so cute and so sweet that you just want to hug her for hours! Thumbelina loves to follow you wherever you go, loves her supper, loves to cuddle and can melt you with her little head tilt and gentle face.... her wagging tail makes us believe that she is a candidate for help and shouldn't be given up on due to her age. We are seeking donations for her and we would be very happy to find a home for her! We do believe she deserves that and would love to find a selfless family that would give her the vetting she needs and a quiet retirement without all of the commotion that we have here. Please consider either adopting Thumbelina or helping with her vetting.... Thank you so much for reading her story!