During COVID madness we figured it was the best time to get a dog. We decided to dip our toys by fostering and we never looked back. Flossie is our “foster fail” as after 2 months with her we couldn’t imagine our family without her. Since adopting her we have fostered 4 more dogs. The staff and volunteers at the shelter are AMAZING and always go above and beyond. They make fostering so easy so that you can reap all of the reward. It feels good giving dogs a chance to feel safe in a home instead of stuck in a shelter. They have also made the adoption processes seamless and easy.
I wasn’t looking to adopt a dog but when I got the call that a German Shepard in need came in I decided to foster him. He was skin and bones, had obviously been on his own a long time.
CHN provided all the health care he needed, access to trainers and gave me the tools I needed to get him healthy and adoptable.
Buddy is now a much loved member of our family, and it’s all because CHN cared enough to save him from being euthanized. He was going to be euthanized because German shepards are hard to find homes for!!
I started out as a volunteer for CHN, adopted a wonderful dog from CHN, and now regularly foster with CHN! Everyone is easy to work with and they love the pups! Thank you for providing such a great service in this community!
I'm on my second foster dog from CHN and have been so impressed by the care they give the animals, the dedication of the staff and the time donated by all the volunteers that I decided to start volunteering. Everything I've experienced has shown me that CHN is a top notch organization.
CHN is a fantastic organization to foster with and adopt from. I believe in this organization so much that I now volunteer for them. We love our foster fail Mac whom we fell in love with while fostering him and had to adopt him. We have now fostered 18 dogs for CHN and we love being a part of the happy ending.
I’ve been a foster for CHN for about 3 years. And fostered so many puppies I can’t count, In fact, my neighborhood is filled with CHN rescues that I fostered. It’s amazing to see them flourish and grow up.
❤️ A great rescue to work with! They are run by people who love dogs and really care about saving them!!! Every time I go to the rescue, it makes me so happy and leave smiling.
Great, loving people that truly have a gift of giving and love and hearts of gold!
Canine Humane Network really cares. They took time to match us with a perfect fit for our family. I was impressed and grateful for their thorough screening to be sure dogs are going to safe and well-prepared homes. Thanks for all you do for dogs in need!
My treasure was rescued by Canine Humane Network. He brought joy, giggles and enthusiasm. Canine Humane Network was responsive and attentive to every element of his transition-even when he was anxious. I highly recommend them and am grateful 1000 times a day.
Such an amazing dog rescue. I have gotten two dogs from them and they are wonderful. So caring and helpful
Working with this rescue has been an excellent experience. The live that is given to these pups just amaze me. Thanks so much to all.
The Canine Humane Network is an amazing non-profit. They are always on the front lines trying to save the next dog, or puppy. The hours that they dedicate to our four legged friends and families is an inspiration. When I fostered Boomer they supported me every step of the way. And of course I was a foster fail, no way I could ever give up Boomer!
CHN helped me adopt the best dog in the world. They are transparent, honest and kind. HIGHLY recommend.
When the dog that I eventually adopted first arrived at CHN, she was in bad shape. She was pregnant, heartworm positive, mal-nourished, and had been shot with a pellet gun!!! CHN paid for all her medical expenses, and volunteers cared for her until she was ready for me to adopt. They are Heroes!
The people at this shelter are super heroes. I've never met a more caring and kind group of people. The health and happiness of the dogs in their care is top priority. The facility is always clean and welcoming.
When the dog that I eventually adopted arrived at CHN she had just had 7 puppies, she was skin and bones, had heart worms, parasites, and had pellets throughout her body. CHN cared for her through all her treatments. She is now healthy and happy and loved.
We just adopted our first puppy from CHN (we've only ever adopted adults before) and the entire process was conducted effortlessly! Everyone was so kind and clearly cares so much for the animals. Would definitely work with them again.
Volunteers go beyond to help dogs find foster homes and adoptive homes. Very caring place to volunteer and to adopt or foster from
Excellent! An organization of people who truly care and go the extra mile for the pups under their roof. Made sure we had all of the resources and support we needed for our rescue!
CHN is a great organization! They care about the dogs they save and make sure that the dogs and their new families are a good fit. I love that they place the dogs with fosters while they look for the adopters. This reduces the stress on the dogs, and lets them really get to know the dogs so they can make that perfect match. I was thoroughly vetted and then they worked with me to find the dog that fit best into my life. Willa is Now part of the family. She loves hanging with the kids, hiking, camping, chilling on the couch and most of all, belly rubs.
They helped me save the 2 best dogs in the world without CHN I wouldn’t have my Percy and my Mary god bless the work they do in saving the lives of wonderful dogs every day
We adopted our sweet coonhound mix pup from them about a year ago when he was about 4-5 months old. He was born and raised at the rescue because his mom ended up there while she was pregnant. I can’t say enough about how awesome they are. Because of the great start he had at CHN, he is now the most well adjusted dog we’ve ever met. We can touch any part of him (ears, tail, paws, mouth) with no issues and we know he was socialized to all kinds of people and pups while he was there, because he has great confidence in nearly any new situation. We firmly believe that CHN helped him to be the good boy he is today. We would absolutely adopt from them in the future and have recommended them to friends who were looking to adopt.
I got my girl, Cricket, from CHN. She's the best dog ever! They're a great and responsible rescue group with a lot to offer.
We adopted a wonderful puppy from CHN. From our initial contact with them via email through today (7 months later) has been simply wonderful. They truly care about the animals they work with and that they fit well in their new home. I remember a follow up email about a week and then again a month after Knight was placed with us. We also have taken their puppy training class, which was also very good for the family, as well as our dog.
A group of extraordinary and dedicated people all working together for the sake of out four legged friends.
The amount of work that is accomplished by this devoted, smart and committed organization is beyond compare.
Canine Humane Network really works with you to find the best match. They were the most responsive shelter that I have come across and I am grateful for their good work.
I am a foster mom for CHN and I can only say good thing about this amazing organization ! They are caring ,loving , reachable and very easy to communicate!
Great experience for me !
I have fostered, adopted, and volunteered with CHN. This rescue sincerely cares about every dog that comes in. They work very hard to ensure that each dog is going to the best matched home.
I have worked with, volunteered with, fostered and adopted from Canine Humane Network. It truly is a network of people working together to help a great cause. CHN is a team, and I don’t use that word lightly, of people working hard to rescue and place dogs in their forever homes. I have witnessed the hard work, dedication and support system that this group commits to every single hour, of every single day. There is no time off in rescue, but they work together, and have built a substantial team of people that truly care. Their hearts are in this, and it’s visible to anyone that has been through an experience with CHN as a volunteer, adopter, or foster. I live quite a distance but choose Canine Humane Network because of their compassionate way of being, and their true dedication and commitment to making an impact- a real difference, in the rescue community.
Canine Humane Network has made it possible for us to adopt a pet in need of home. They were very helpful and accommodating with our needs. We did a week trial to make sure that the dog we were getting would be compatible with our other dog. Everything worked out well with the week trial and we finalized the adoption. The process was smooth and all the staff members are beyond amazing! We couldn’t be more happy with our Loki. I highly recommend Canine Humane Network to everyone who is looking for a great place to adopt a pet!
We adopted our pup Jinny from CHN 2 years ago. We truly could not imagine a better fit! Then CHN invited me to their adopted dog Facebook page and I loved seeing updates about other CHN dogs. Who could resist constant adorable dog pictures? But then I also saw requests for help and volunteering. I had considered volunteering with a shelter in the past and never ended up doing it. So I decided to sign up and I'm so glad I did. I started with a few small roles then eventually was asked to join the adoption team. I was an adoption counselor for about a year until I scaled back due to my (inconvenient) full time job. But I still find whatever ways I can to still volunteer! I have met the most wonderful, caring, dog crazy people through CHN. But most of all I found my fur baby, which I will forever be grateful for.
This is truly an amazing place. Meticulous care is provided to dogs from the worst of circumstances. Likeminded people volunteer their time to save dogs. Full medical care is provided before adoption. Support is given after adoption. Honest information is provided about the dogs, where other rescues seem to say anything to get people to adopt. Highly highly recommended.
PLEASE READ ALL OF THIS BEFORE TRUSTING THIS ORGANIZATION. This might be a one in a million experience but people deserve to know what this place has done. I got a dog from this horrible organization as a foster to adopt. Shortly after, I realized he was sick and took him to the vet. I took him to two separate appointments. I found out he had bladder stones and the vet recommended surgery. I was told I couldn’t make any decisions as a foster so the vet had to contact the shelter. I WOULD HAVE HAD THE SURGERY THAT DAY IF IT WAS UP TO ME. As soon as CHN found out they stopped communicating with me. THEY NEVER CALLED ME. EVER. The few times I ever spoke to them over the phone was when I called them. I got more info through the vet then I did them. I was constantly told they’d “call me back”. I Told them on Monday 9/9/19 I was bringing him back because to me I thought they’d finally get him the $1500 surgery he needed. And I really hope they do. This dog is my main concern. This has all happened within two weeks. The vet appointment was 9/3/19. I waited a couple days to hear from them and when no one contacted me I called the vet. The vet had cut all ties with CHN. No one at that vet could say anything good about CHN when I asked how they felt about them. The same day I found out they hadn’t made any plans for surgery I told them I was taking him back because I’d waited long enough and I didn’t want to waste anymore time. So I told them I’d bring him back. Last night I made plans to bring him back Sunday-keep in mind this was an incredibly hard decision to make. I couldn’t get him the surgery since I don’t own him and they weren’t making any plans or making any progress whatsoever. I thought if I brought him back they’d finally take care of him. Today (9/13/19) I got a phone call from THE POLICE they reported me for 1. Having a sick dog and refusing to get treatment (took him to the vet 2x in one week) 2. Refusing to pay for him (he’s a foster to adopt which means there’s a trial period. DURING THE TRIAL PERIOD WE DISCOVERED HE WAS SICK!) 3. Refusing all communications with the shelter. THEY wouldn’t answer MY calls. 4. Threatening to shoot the dog in the head over taking him to get treatment. Seriously. They said that. I swear on my life I’ve never and will never say that and absolutely would never ever do that. It takes some sick minds to come up with and accuse a 19 year old girl of that. This organization is a mess. I do not trust them to get this dog surgery and they won’t let pay for it. Im writing this review in the hopes someone sees it and it puts a little pressure on them. I want this dog to get better and I really hope they do too. Please get him treatment. They contacted me constantly throughout the trial period about how everything was working out and when did I want to officially adopt them. Most importantly when I’d pay $350 for an unhealthy dog. However the second I discovered he was sick and needed surgery there was radio silence on their end. I have not gotten a phone call, text, or email since 9/4/19. Since then I have made all communication efforts even though I was promised “they’d call me back”. This is important. You’re a dog shelter, take care of your animals and be decent human beings. It scares me that the second someone is concerned about one of their dogs their response is to file a police report. I do not trust these people and I think their “charity” is a scam.
CHN is a great organization! The volunteer team works so hard to rescue as many dogs as they can and share knowledge of proper dog care with their community. As a volunteer, I love being part of such a wonderful group of people.
I joined this organization the end of February 2018, when the dog center came to our village. I have walked dogs, cleaned, played, participated in a community cleanup day at the site, and fostered then adopted a dog from this organization, and engaged in my new dog’s training classes on the lower level. I have seen many, many dogs rescued, trained and adopted in the last six months. It is very gratifying to see a dog that is fearful and has been mistreated become relaxed and trusting on our walks around the property and in the house environment. Everyone I have worked with has been well trained and committed to commendable service. We hear back from happy adopters all the time on Facebook with fresh updates on their dog’s progress. Hooray for CHN of Highland!
Outstanding organization and Team of people doing GOOD!
I am an avid volunteer, as well as current foster at CHN. I joined this incredible organization and Team of devoted individuals in support of their mission in June of this year. I had been wanting to volunteer and foster for some time. The rescue is close by, and I can tell you, this is an unbelievably devoted bunch of dog lovers (staff, volunteers, etc.) that go above & beyond -- day in and day out!
I've enjoyed every minute of helping - both at the Shelter, and with the pups I've fostered & continue to foster along as they transition to FURever homes. There is nothing more rewarding then spending your time at CHN and knowing that you are helping to save lives and to help a helpless animal to learn that not all humans are bad in this world.
I would encourage & challenge everyone in the area with some spare time and TLC to share, to contact CHN to see how you can help. No task is too small. Volunteer, Foster, Transport, ADOPT! etc. I assure you, you WILL NOT regret it. It will pay soulful dividends. (Racheal F.)
I am a regular weekly volunteer for this wonderful organization since March 2018. I recently fostered a dog and adopted our foster dog with CHN. I absolutely love all the amazing volunteers!! I have seen first hand what their dedication, passion and love do for all the dogs they save. It’s just one of the many reasons I keep coming weekly to volunteer! I am honored to be a part of this organization!
I am a volunteer at Canine Humane Network, we are almost all volunteers that work to save the lives of unwanted and injured dogs to get them homes where they will be loved and cared for. We have many dogs in foster care but also have a shelter with dogs that need placed. Every time a dog gets a new home it is a wonderful feeling. We also offer training classes for your dog and pups. Check out our site for more info on classes: http://caninehumane.org/training/training-resources/