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The Haven

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals

Mission: The Haven provides shelter and finds adoptive homes for abused, homeless and neglected animals, treating them with love, respect, and medical care. Through education and volunteer programs, we promote community awareness of pet overpopulation and responsibility. The Haven is a non-profit sanctuary for animals that will be cared for regardless of how long it takes to find them loving homes.

Results: Over 9,600 homeless cats and dogs have found loving homes since The Haven began in 2000.

Target demographics: reduce the number of cats and dogs euthanized in area open-admission animal shelters.

Direct beneficiaries per year: 482 cats and dogs saved, 465 pet placements, and 143 lost pets reunited with owners.

Geographic areas served: Baldwin County

Programs: Adoption, fostering, lost and found, sheltering, and pet re-homing assistance.

Community Stories

47 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

Our sweet boy, Binx, joined us this past Christmas. He has already learned so much, and gets along well with our other dog and child. I'm so glad we found The Haven. They made the adoption process so easy!

1 Michelle M.8

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

My (2nd) rescue, JRT, Lodi, and I look forward to the Mystic Mutts of Revelry each year. We have paraded every year since moving to Fairhope and it is by far one of the biggest events during Mardi Gras on either side of the bay. The Haven does a wonderful job heading and facilitating this very important and fun event. We will be back next year! And the next and the next...

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

I adopted a kitten named Ethel from this great place. She is a genius of a cat. I've never seen one that was this smart and I have had many pets. She knows what you are saying to her and responds appropriately. In short she is the love of my life!!!

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

The Haven does great work in our community, rescuing homeless pets at risk of being euthanized, sheltering and caring for them safely and lovingly, and finding them “furever” homes. We have volunteered with the Haven, support it’s work financially, and adopted our precious pup from the Haven. They are the best!!

1 Lucy U.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I adopted Loki in January 2019 from The Haven. The staff was fantastic, environment was clean and organized. Loki was a great addition to our family. He is doing Great!!!!

1 Sand H.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Izzy was adopted last summer from the Haven. The staff was so good with her and she came to me as a happy well adjusted dog. Really appreciate all they do for our community

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

The Haven takes excellent care of the animals. I adopted my one yo dog Leo from there 01/2019 and he was healthy, happy and well cared for. I will adopt from the Gaven in the future due to my experience and Leo has turned out to be a fantastic companion,

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

We adopted our dog from the Haven about three plus years ago while still living in Fairhope. Can't recommend them highly enough. Our dog Kirby (they named at the Haven) has turned into the smartest and best dog you could ever want and my very best friend. The Haven staff was caring and very careful to whom they were letting adopt and I was very impressed by that. Even called my vet to check my story about my last dog's death. I would give them my highest marks. And if they read this I want them to know that we now live in Nevada but Kirby is very happy and well and very much loved. Helen

1 Jodie H.

Client Served

Rating: 5

The Haven is a wonderful shelter, and I have adopted two dogs and three cats from the Haven. The staff are loving and caring and totally dedicated to helping the animals find a safe home. They are very thorough in checking the backgrounds of potential adopters, and I really appreciate their concern. My animals have been well taken care of at the Haven.

I highly recommend adopting your special friend from the Haven. As a matter of fact, adopt two for twice the love and appreciation.

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The Haven is a no-kill shelter that serves this community with a dedicated, caring staff. I highly recommend The Haven when you are looking for a pet. They provide loving care to all the animals in their safekeeping. They are an asset to our community and all the animals in their care.

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I just adopted a rescue dog from this facility. thier compond was imaculite and the personel were very caring and matched me with the exact dog I was looking for. my new pet was clean, healthy and very friendly. I could not have found a better place to find my new best friend.

3

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The Haven is a boon to this community and of course, to the animals helped. Everyone involved is clearly dedicated, passionate, positive, and fun-loving. Enjoyed them so much at the Mystic Order of Mutts Mardi Gras parade in downtown Fairhope.

3

Client Served

Rating: 5

Wonderful organization, we’ve adopted two of our babies from them (jack Russell dogs) and have been so happy!

2 Ruth Patzer W.

Client Served

Rating: 5

17 years ago I got a puppy from the Haven. She’s still going strong and the best dog I’ve ever had

2

Client Served

Rating: 5

Our Scottie Mac came to us from The Haven many years ago and was our children’s companion for many years. I cannot speak highly enough about the staff and volunteers who don’t just work a 40 hour week but go out most every weekend when a pet adoption opportunity arises. They love all their animals and truly are deserving of support from anyone who is a real animal lover.

3

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This organization and its staff provide safety, love and respect to the community's lost and forgotten four legged friends. Michael Graham, Director of 17 years is one of the most compassionate people I have ever met who truly cares about the animals, his staff and the entire community!

2 Linda Vice B.

Donor

Rating: 5

My very best friend came from The Haven. I am SO grateful! Thank you!

2 Lee N.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

The Haven has RESCUED me not only once but twice! I got my sweet GiGi aka Madge years ago and she has now crossed the rainbow bridge. 2 years ago, because of the Haven and their passion for these animals, I welcomed Zippy aka Mr. Toast. I will always be thankful for the wonderful things the Haven does for all these animals to connect them with their furever homes. All the hard work and dedication of the staff and volunteers is amazing. Thank you The Haven. I will furever be grateful.

3

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

We love visiting the Haven to see all of the dogs and cats. They take great care of their animals. The Haven brings their animals to local events and businesses for adoption events instead of just letting them just sit and wait for someone to come to the shelter.

2 Sarah W.2

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The Haven is an incredible organization! They do so much to help animals in need. I have volunteered in the past and have also adopted from The Haven. Thank you for all you do for animals!!