THE HAVEN is a unique non-profit organization, dedicated to rescuing special-needs dogs and providing palliative care for those with life-limiting, incurable illnesses.
THE HAVEN embraces these dogs as part of our family, enabling them to enjoy their remaining time in the peace and beauty of a calm, well-balanced environment.
THE HAVEN allows our dogs free reign of our magnificent, fenced, 3-acre property. A small creek, banked by bullrushes, winds through the grounds, with 4 separate bridges to cross it. Some walk through the creek instead or even lie in it, while others seek out the shade beneath a huge weeping willow.
THE INSPIRATION BEHIND THE HAVEN
Hi! My name is Sheba, and this is my story. I was abandoned by my human guardians when I was 15 years old. Strangers in uniforms picked me up and placed me in a cage. I was confused, sick, and very hungry. I was happy when a new family took me into their home. But for some reason, I found myself back in that cage the next day. Then another human, a kind and caring one, took me on a long car ride and brought me to a very special place. Suddenly, I had enough to eat, and when I felt better, I was able to play outside and go for walks. But after a visit to an animal doctor, I was told that I had mammary cancer, a damaged liver, and Cushings disease. Luckily, my new, caring guardian was experienced in these matters and used many wonderful herbs to help support my healing. For the last 18 months of my life, I knew what it meant to be loved, really loved. And, yes, even pampered! There are so many others out there, just like me, who, when we grow old and ill, need the loving support of the families whom we always loved and supported.
THINK OF THE HAVEN!
THINK OF HELPING THE HAVEN!
Nov.9th - Java Jive for Jazz 1:30-3:30pm Overtime Sports Bar (1677 Bath Rd Upstairs) Register for the dart tournament - 1st and 2nd prizes available
Nov.10-25th - Annual Wilton Cheese fundraiser, orders due to Haven Nov.25th, delivery starting Dec.4th
Nov.28th - Annual Fairmount Christmas Bazaar
Nov.29th - Mutt Hutt Photo Shoot
Nov.30th - Open House
Dec.9th - Santa Photo's, Pet Valu Gananoque
DONATIONS TO THE HAVEN
As a non-profit organization, the Haven receives no funding other than the monies we raise ourselves and the generous donations we receive from those in and around our community. Because the animals at the Haven are among the most fragile -- the elderly, the ill and the disabled -- our costs are extremely high. That is why we continually reach out to you, our community, in the hopes that you may continue to support us as we support the very special animals in our care.
SPONSORING AT THE HAVEN
Why not elect to sponsor one of the permanent residents at the Haven? Your meaningful and most appreciated sponsorship may be in the form of a single payment or paid monthly, quarterly or annually. As a sponsor, you will receive a picture of your chosen resident as well as regular updates on their progress here.
OTHER WAYS TO DONATE:
A donation to celebrate a special occasion in your own life or in the lives of cherished friends or beloved family members.
A donation to celebrate the birthday of your own companion animal.
A donation to honour the memory of a deceased person or animal.
The Haven will acknowledge your donation by sending an appropriate card to your friends and/or family.
To receive a tax receipt for donations of $20.00 or more, please make your cheque payable to Sheba’s Haven Rescue or please click the PayPal or CanadaHelps button below to donate online.
ADOPTING FROM THE HAVEN
When you adopt an animal from the Haven, we want to ensure that you and your new companion animal are a good and happy fit. Therefore, our adoption process includes:
1. A telephone interview.
2. Veterinary reference check.
3. Meeting and home check.
4. Meeting with the potential animal companion.
5. Meeting of potential companion with other animals in the home, if applicable.
YEAR ROUND WAYS TO HELP THE HAVEN
If you provide the counter space, the Haven will provide the “collection” jar. If you own a business or know of one willing to help us as well, please call Catherine at 613-353-6923 for both delivery and pick up of the jars.
BOOKMARKS AS PARTY FAVOURS
Be original when choosing party favours, ones which show your compassion for animals in need. Choose bookmarks! The Haven bookmarks not only describe the work we do, but can be personalized with ribbons to coordinate with the colour scheme of your particular event. They can also be customized for any and all occasions: weddings and anniversaries, bridal, baby showers and birthdays, confirmations and graduations. Every celebration deserves a special kind of commemoration. For more information, please call the Haven at 613-353-6923 or e-mail us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
RED DINGO TAGS
For those looking for a bold and attractive dog tag, look no farther than Red Dingo. These unique, flat tags are made of SOLID stainless steel and brass, have stainless steel attach rings, and are nearly twice as thick as other dog tags. They have highly polished surfaces and edges, are guaranteed never to rust, and their engraving is guaranteed to remain readable for life. And they are available in a wide range of colours and designs. For more information, please visit the Red Dingo website at http://www.reddingo.net. Then contact the Haven at 613-353-6923 to place your order or stop by to see our Red Dingo Tags sample board. Prices: Small @ $12.50; Medium @ $14.00 and Large @ $15.00. The cost includes both engraving and postage.
AMAZON.CA ASSOCIATES PROGRAM
The Haven can now earn “referral fees” based on sales through Amazon.ca. When you click through the link below on our website and make purchases from Amazon.ca, we earn the fees. Please use the special link from our website for EACH of your sessions with Amazon.ca to enable us to earn these much-needed fees.
SECOND HOPE CIRCLE
We at the Haven would sincerely like to acknowledge and thank Second Hope Circle at http://www.secondhopecircle.org for their consistent help and support. Through their own fundraising efforts and supplies of emergency funds, they have enabled us to survive financial hardships, aided us in the care of our many sick residents, and exposed the Haven to a wider and most receptive audience. We applaud Second Hope Circle for being such a humane and caring network -- of people, shelters and rescues – which gives hard-to-place animals a second chance at finding a loving home.
THE HAVEN WISHLIST
Tena Overnight Pads (bladder)
Self Adherent Bandaging Wrap (Home Hardware, Co-Op)
Canadian Tire Money
Greenies Pill Pockets for Capsules
Trees for the Dog Garden
Stepping Stone cement
Kenmore Central Vac hose w/deepclean brush roller attachment Model#4802080C
The Haven needs volunteers for, among other things, grooming and exercising the animals; preparing meals; fundraising; and working in our meditation garden. For more information on how you can contribute, please contact Catherine at 613-353-6923.