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Our Mission

Hartman's Haven Dog Rescue is a 501(c) (3) non-profit, all-volunteer, all-donation supported rescue for unwanted and homeless dogs (and sometimes cats) in Catawba County. We mainly rescue dogs in need from the Catawba County Animal Control. Large breed dogs are our specialty, but we love them all and occasionally have other sizes. We do not have a shelter, and operate solely out of a very small network of foster homes.

Our mission to to make our community a better place for animals and in return give people the wonderful everlasting companion of an animal by: helping the animals in the county animal control facilities and adopting them into caring, responsible homes; providing education; endeavoring to reduce animal overpopulation;  and serving as an advocate for animals and being their voice.

All our dogs are spayed or neutered, heartworm tested (if over 6 months), up to date on their vaccinations, dewormed, crate trained, and started on their housebreaking skills.

We do require that all dogs be kept indoors and all pets in the home be vaccinated, spayed/neutered, and kept on flea and heartworm prevention

Adoption Policy

If you are interested in adopting one of our pets, the first step is to complete and submit an application. You can also e-mail us at to request the application. The completed application can be e-mailed us and then a volunteer will contact you.


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