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Helping Animals Lost And Orphaned - Halo

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animal Training, Animals

Mission: The mission of HALO is to reduce the population of owner-surrendered animals in shelters.

Target demographics: pets stay with their owners through behavior modification, rescue and community services

Geographic areas served: Greene County, Greater Dayton and Tri-State areas

Programs: SAFE PETS program, Platinum Paws program, Penny's Promise, courtesy posts and assistance with food, collars, leashes, etc.

Community Stories

10 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Client Served

Rating: 5

They are so nice and work wonders with dogs that need help and my dogs loved boarding there. They came back tired from playing.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I started volunteering at Halo in March 2018 and help in the office. I have watched in amazement time after time how Regina has been able to rehabilitate dogs that most would give up on and make them adoptable again. One of the most recent is Lenny, a German shepherd ,who a few months ago would take your arm off, lol. But through Regina's work, he is able to interact with other people and has even been in Lowe's and other stores with no issues. She truly knows what she is doing, and I have learned so much just being around her.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am so impressed with the programs within this organization. Each has been developed with research, forethought and compassion. It is well-structured and volunteers are managed beautifully. They have a role for animal lovers of all skill levels and engagement levels. I look forward to sharing their mission with as many people as will listen!

1 Catherine S.4

Client Served

Rating: 5

We love Halo and all the great work they do for the fur babies. Thank you so much! We have adopted 2 dogs - Annabelle and Charlie ❤️

1 Rachel R.2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I first became involved with HALO October 2018 with the foster of a senior husky girl named Luna. I had been following their Facebook page since moving to Ohio in 2017 and was very interested in HALO’s mission and behavior work. The more I became involved the more I felt like it was my duty to volunteer with this very special and niche organization. Fast forward a few months and Regina contacts me about a problem Husky/Malamute mix and I said “sure, shouldn’t be a big deal”. Well let me tell you, Bear (now Xerxes - yes a foster failure ‍♀️) was a bit more than my typical problem northern breed. It was with Regina’s guidance, trust, and mentorship that I was able to take Bear from a fearful aggressive dog to a relaxed, laid back Malamute in a house of huskies :) He still has a way to go, but with Regina’s help, we’ll both get there!

I also volunteer in the transitional shelter most weekends working with the dogs, specifically my buddy Lenny the GSD. Regina worked miracles with this guardy boy. Since March he’s made a complete turn around. Accepting new people left and right. I had the honor and privilege of taking Lenny out for his first outing in a public establishment, coincidentally it also included his first bath with us, which would not have been possible without all the work and trust of Regina. We also took him to Lowe’s the first time together which opened a new world for him. I am excited for the next adventure and all the great things HALO has up its sleeve for next few years.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been a volunteer and a foster parent with HALO for a little over two years. Halo is a unique type of animal rescue. Our director is a certified animal behaviorist and works with the dogs on any behavior issues they may have that are keeping them from being adopted. Once their behavior issues have been addressed and corrected we then help them find their forever home. Most animal rescues do not work on behavior issues with dogs and that is what sets HALO apart from other rescue organizations. HALO excels in saving animals, supporting families, and serving community. HALO saves the dogs that others have given up on. After all, everyone deserves a second chance!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

My wife and I have been working with HALO for a little over a year. We first got involved with them when we adopted our Chihuahua Eddie. Shortly after that we started fostering animals for HALO and had a foster fail - we love him dearly. Since then, we have helped HALO rescue animals from shelters and successfully found forever homes for each of them. This is a great organization. We love working with them and will continue to work with them in the future.

4 Tonya C.1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

in 2017, a friend reached out to me who knew Regina, the director. They were working with a dog at a shelter that they felt needed my help. MY help? I brought him home and with Regina's added guidance, he turned into an amazing and goofy dog. I have stayed with HALO since then, and fostered and volunteered. I have had the honor of watching HALO grow and most importantly, witnessed Regina's ability to transform the most fearful and aggressive dogs into happy, adoptable pets. It is such a beautiful experience to watch her work and come up with ideas to help these dogs.

One such dog, Lenny (German Shepherd), came to HALO in March 2019. He terrified everyone! She tried several techniques and although he was doing great with her, he was guarding her and taking on his protective duties. She developed a new plan of introducing him to new people several times a week with his favorite toys in their hands and boom, he has become a sweet dog. Yes, he still has more work to do and potential adopters will continue his behavior work under Regina's guidance. Brilliant. Amazing.

In April 2019, HALO took in a very pregnant German Shepherd and 2 days later she delivered 8 healthy puppies. Well, I fell in love with a little male and I became a HALO adopter in June. Throughout my "puppy woes," Regina has been supportive and provided helpful suggestions to ensure Ozzie becomes a well adjusted dog. I work with Regina every Sunday at HALO as her assistant and bring Ozzie so he is with other dogs and people. I have to admit he loves other dogs and all people he meets! Then Regina went to the shelter and found a sweet dog who was terrified, but sweet. The dog was to be euthanized the following day if HALO did not pull her. She thought of me immediately since Ozzie is such a confident, outgoing guy! I fostered Luna, and she and Ozzie became fast friends. Yep, you guessed it. Foster Fail! Now I am a 2-time HALO adopter.

Being a part of HALO has been a journey. I've learned a great deal from Regina and all the other fosters, and have a stronger understanding of dog behavior and breeds. She hates to give up on any dog and does everything in her power to develop a plan. I trust and respect her.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

HALO is an amazing animal rescue located in a small town in Ohio. They take in animals that other shelters won’t or can’t. They are very transparent throughout their process about the dogs they have available and any issues they have. They spend a lot of time working with the dogs in their care to get the adoption ready, whether it’s working through a medical issue, basic commands, or extensive behavior training. They do their best to match their adoptable animals with the right family where the animal will thrive. We have adopted 2 HALO dogs over the last few years and they have been awesome! Regina and her team are so passionate about what they do. We have boarded our dogs at their facility as well. We know our crazy dogs are well taken care of and loved on while we are away. We can’t thank HALO enough for the work they do in our community!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

The compassion & love shown the animals is above the norm. Old, young, troubled, lost, abused, what ever the situation these rescued animals receive what ever is needed. This work takes a part of your soul & it is not easy but the difference they make in their lives is astounding!!