Safe Haven Rescue

Safe Haven Rescue

We are a non-profit organization with our 501-3C. We have been saving dogs since 2004 . We started by helping the Columbiana County pound in Lisbon , Ohio. Over the last 6 years we have helped dogs from pounds, owner turn ins and puppymills. We at Safe Haven have spent countless hours , money and ourselves helping these dogs. Some of us have given up a lot time with our familes helping the dogs... The true rescuers give everything of themselves. Your donations are tax deductible.
We rescue dogs from all kinds of cruelty. Some come from owner turn ins, some from local pounds and shelters, and some from puppy mills. Our fees are different from dog to dog. We have to recoup the food and vetting fees and the cost of saving their lives. We think the dogs on our site are worth saving. Remember that saving dogs is not always cheaper. It is not about the money but about the dogs. NO dog will leave us without shots and a vet check. The dogs that are too young to be spayed or neutered will only leave on a spay/neuter contract. Please think before filling out our application. We are an all volunteer group and it takes alot of time to go though the application process. If you are not serious or are unable to travel to pick up the dog of your choice, please remember that time is very valuable and we have so little of it to waste. All of our volunteers have jobs, families, and pets to take care of. We appreciate your consideration in this matter. Anyone who profides false information on their application, (e.g., not listing animals that they may own, etc.) will result in automatic denial of your application. Failure to complete the whole application--i.e., vet information, other animals you may have, etc.--we will not process. We have very little time to do our applications, so PLEASE BE SURE TO COMPLETE EVERYTHING.
We reserve the right to choose who adopt our dogs and puppies. It is NOT first come first serve.
Also please do not fill out an application if you have any animals that have not been spayed or neutered this is an automaic denial. For questions about your application please call Darlene @ 330-717-1118

This is Tessa she was rescued from a puppymill 3 years ago at age 10. She had no vet care on her teeth,so it has left her with no bottem jaw or teeth. She is in her new home.

An Animal Rescuer

My job is to assist God's creatures. I was born with the drive to fulfill their needs.
I take in helpless, unwanted, homeless creatures without planning or selection

I have bought dog food with my last dime. I have patted a mangy head with a bare hand.
I have hugged someone vicious and afraid. I have fallen in love a thousand times and
I have cried into the fur of a lifeless body too many times to count

I have animal friends and friends who have animal friends. I don't often use the word "pet".
I notice those lost at the road side and my heart aches. I will hand raise a field mouse
and make friends with a vulture. I know of no creature unworthy of my time.

I want to live forever if there aren't any animals in Heaven, but I believe there are.
Why would God make something so perfect and leave it behind?
Some may think we are master of the animals, but the animals have mastered themselves -
something people still haven't learned.

But a rescue that makes the news gives me hope for mankind.
We are a quiet but determined army and we are making a difference every day.
There is nothing more necessary than warming an orphan, nothing more rewarding than saving a life,
no higher recognition than watching them thrive.
There is no greater joy than seeing a baby play,
who only days ago was too weak to eat.

By the love of those who I've been privileged to rescue, I have been rescued.
I know what true unconditional love really is........
for I've seen it shining in the eyes of so many, grateful for so little.

I am an Animal Rescuer....
My work is never done,
My home is never quiet,
My wallet is always empty,
My heart is always full.