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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 6,200 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

36 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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!!

2 Kelly B.4

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I worked with this shelter as a transport partner for the large shelter I worked for in Wisconsin. This organization exemplifies everything a non profit shelter should be. They go above and beyond every day and the animals in their care are so loved.

1 Nasheena M.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Adopted my sweet girl from them
They are absolutely wonderful!!!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Excellent staff. You can tell that they really love the animals that they work with.

1 Angela Doucet R.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Both of our beloved kittens are from the Haven. It was a pleasure to work with them and the level of care and kindness they provide for the animals is heart warming. Our pets are well adapted and healthy. I would never get a pet from any other place. Mike and his employees are true animal lovers and we are so happy to have Zander and Buffy in our homes now,

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I have adopted through the Haven and have been a long time supporter. They are true animal lovers! They do a great job with the administration of the shelter, fostering community support and taking care of neglected and homeless animals. Fairhope if fortunate to have a group like the Haven!

1 Laura Michele W.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Anytime there is an opportunity to show off their beautiful furry friends, they always do and I LOVE that. From taking the show on the road and doing adoptions at festivals and events, to getting professional pictures taken of all the fur babies to post on social media. They give these animals the best chance at the best life. There's nothing more honorable and respectable than that.

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Donor

Rating: 5

The Haven is a well run organization and a true asset to Fairhope. Many of my friends have volunteered there or served on their board. I recently donated and am pleased with the tremendous impact they make in my town.

3 Lorraine R.2

Client Served

Rating: 5

We relocated to AL from PA in 2013 and took our dog Coco with us. Sadly, she passed later that year. After living a few months without a dog, we realized that our home felt empty without one, so we visited The Haven. That's where we met Zoey. She was just a puppy and on a 7 day hold, but we knew we wanted her so we filled out an application and waited patiently. The people at The Haven were so nice. We visited Zoey every day and they let us spend time with her in a private room so she could get familiar with us. Finally the day came that she could be adopted the paperwork was all ready. It's 4 years later and Zoey is a wonderful, loving dog. We couldn't be happier.

3 Anna G.2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Haven is the reference point of our community for all pet related matters. They shelter animals and give them the best care and help people who lost their pets. They reacted very quickly and efficiently when I lost my cat, that luckily was found. I love the Haven.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

We have adopted two dogs from the Haven. There is never any question in your mind when you go in there about what the priority is. They make sure that people are responsible to the pets they already have. They make sure that you understand the commitment to the pet. They are looking for the best possible fit and home for all of their residents. A wonderful asset to our area and to the animals. Thank you for giving us the opportunity to bring Sheila (now Sheba) and Farrah into our family all of those years ago.

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havenforanimals 03/18/2018

Thanks M.S. Adams for taking time to rate us!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The haven not only is a Godsend to our furry friends , but they are a tremendous benefit to our community! We are so thankful they are here!❤️

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havenforanimals 03/18/2018

amm3539, thank you for your kind words and continuous support!