HART for Animals, Inc.
Rating: 4.87 stars 30 reviews
Location: 1265 Bumble Bee Road Accident MD 21520 USA
Results: 1. We have rescued 6,300 animals. 2. We have spayed/neutered 5,000 animals at low-cost. 3. We raised our own money to build an animal adoption center. The last section, the Adoption & Shelter Wing, will be completed in 2015.
Target demographics: Homeless Animals
Direct beneficiaries per year: 546 animals that were rescued and adopted, and 1,388 animals that were spayed/neutered
Geographic areas served: Western Maryland
Programs: 1. Rescue and transport animals from the county shelter to larger rescue groups. 2. Spay/Neuter services to low-income pet owners. 3. Building an animal center that will allow adoptable animals to wait for their forever families.
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Throughout the years, HART has helped me many times find a loving home or rescue organization to care for the stray pets I have found and temporarily taken in so when I found out they were opening their own animal adoption center complete with veterinary hospital and boarding and grooming spa, I was thrilled for the residents of our area as I knew they would provide more wonderful and much needed services. Soon after they opened their new building, I started taking my own pets to their veterinary hospital and have been 100% pleased with each and every service I have received there. Since I have 4 dogs and 5 cats, I have utilized their services on quite a few occasions and each time the service has been outstanding. The operation is run with extreme professionism yet they are warm and pleasant and you feel like you and your pets matter. They provide efficient service yet they actually talk to you and you don't feel rushed in and out the door. There is attention to detail in every single thing they do, and I couldn't be happier. HART and all its staff is a wonderful blessing to our community, and we are extremely fortunate that they pursued their dream and made it a reality. I only see good things in the future of this organization.
My dogs have had several great stays at the Hart for Animals Bed n Bark Inn! They are always perfectly taken care of, get lots of attention and have a blast. It is comforting knowing they are in such good hands. I used to get very anxious about leaving my babies . Hart completely removed my worries!! They have a wonderful, caring staff. They also get wonderful pet care through Hart's grooming services!
I have been a pet owner all my life and also have been a volunteer in a number of areas related to pets for over 25 years: president of a volunteer dog obedience club, successful competitor in AKC obedience trials, part of a therapy dog team, and president of an organization dedicated to raising funds to defray the cost of spay/neuter procedures for low-income families. This organization, PAWS, worked closely with HART for Animals for a number of years. Last year, the PAWS Board of Directors decided to affiliate with HART and support that organization's broader mission. I have nothing but the highest regard for those who founded and worked so selflessly to take HART from simply a few volunteers transporting shelter animals for adoption to what it is now--an organization with a new building that not only serves all pet animals in our region but also has brought jobs to the county. The HART staff and officers are dedicated to their mission and have worked tirelessly to raise funds and build strong ties with all members of the local community. HART--thanks for an outstanding job!
HART is best characterized by its staff. When you enter the Center, they greet you with warmth and energy. They are friendly and very knowledgeable: from the staff of the Bed 'n Bark Inn who treat each boarder as their own, to the veterinarian who shares her vast knowledge with each client, to the reception staff who take care to treat each call or visit with consideration. Over 6500 animals have been rescued and over 5000 spayed and neutered, as well as numerous dogs and cats lost/found that are brought to them. I am proud to serve the homeless and neglected domestic animals of our region and its people.
I am delighted to write a review for HART for Animals. The "Bed & Bark" boarding facility was home to my cat for several months. The staff was caring, knowledgeable and took the time to learn about her and what she needed. She can be a handful -- and everyone was understanding and helped her to be comfortable and cared for each and every day. The facility was clean, bright and welcoming. I was able to visit her on several occasions and saw that the staff spent a great deal of time with her. She was allowed to roam free when possible, was provided toys and a perch at a window. She was extremely well cared for. Now that she's home with me it is a great comfort to know that if i ever need a place for her to stay that HART is there!
As co-founder, and now clinic and rescue manager at HART for Animals, Inc., I would like to express how proud I am of the completion of phase 1 of the new HART Animal Center, and especially how proud I am of the professionalism and compassion of all our employees and volunteers. Our vision for the HART Animal Center has always been to provide superior service to all our clients, both two legged and four legged, and with the high amount of wonderful compliments we are receiving, I feel we are doing just that! Phase 1 of our building houses our new profit centers (Bredel Veterinary Clinic, Muttworks Grooming, and the Bed n' Bark Inn), which are to provide funding for our mission of caring for, re-homing and stopping the euthanasia of adoptable homeless animals in Garrett County. With the award of a community grant, we will soon begin building phase 2 of our building; the adoption wing, where we will house, and offer for adoption, Garrett County's adoptable homeless pets. Until then we continue to find rescue placement and hold adoption events for the endless amount of wonderful but homeless pets coming into the Garrett County Animal Shelter. Please adopt a homeless pet. There are so many in need and you will be rewarded with so much love in return.
I love the staff! They treat my dog as if he were one of their own. I feel completely at ease leaving him in their care. The facility is very clean and well run. I recommend HART for Animals to all of my friends and family.
Just a quick note to show our support and gratitude for the new Hart for Animals Center in Garrett County MD, especially the state of the art boarding services. Our GSP's, Tonka and Yukon, have stayed at the Bed n’ Bark Inn multiple times and they absolutely adore it! They have never liked being left without mom and dad until now. When we pick them up, they sleep for days because they are so worn out from playing and running in and out of their private suite, plus the tons of love they get all day long. As a couple with no children, our dogs are our life and we think this facility is the best thing to happen to Garrett County (and us) since we have lived here! Every person on the staff genuinely cares, they meet you at the front door, and they listen to your suggestions and make them realities! Thank you so much for being there and taking such incredible care of our babies. We will see you again in a few weeks!
In appreciation, John and Shelia McCracken
My dog, Ace, and I had a wonderful first experience at the HART for Animals veterinary clinic. Upon arriving in the clean, comfortable and well-decorated lobby, myself, and my pet, were warmly greeted by the staff. I mentioned to the staff that it was my first time in the building and was offered a quick tour around the facility where I witnessed lots of smiling staff in action. Once in the examining room, Dr. Barnard’s bedside manner was caring, professional and extremely pleasant. Not only did I feel very comfortable throughout the visit but my pet did also! We will definitely be returning to HART for any future veterinary needs.
My wife and I went up to a wedding two weekends ago and we were not able to bring our Afton ( 10 mth old GSD) with us. I booked an appt with Hart the week we were leaving and they were very helpful in deciding which Den to pick. They helped us gather all the required info for him to be able to stay there. We brought him in on Friday morning and the check-in process was very easy and we took him back to his room with the doggie door and porch (because he loves to be outside!) The atmosphere was not hectic at all and Afton felt at home right away, he was not at all nervous about us leaving him there. The staff was friendly, helpful and you can tell that they love animals just as much as we do!
I got there Monday morning and the check-out process was just as easy as the check-in. Afton was really happy to see us when they brought him out! We got a Report card for Afton and found out he was a very good boy while he was there and they couldn't say enough about him. The experience was great, we will definitely use Hart again in the future for stays like this. The facility is nice and clean, we will be having him neutered and micro-chipped there as well in the near future.