Our hope is to continue to grow to save as many lives as possible. We will be fundraising and accepting donations to build a spacious, temporary housing for dogs who need immediate saving. This will provide us with an alternative option when there is not a foster home available. We hope to have plenty of space, employees, and all necessities for the dogs who need this alternative option. We plan on making this building open to the public so families can conveniently visit as desired to socialize with our rescues.
I have always had such a strong passion for animals, specifically dogs. I never had any desire work with dogs as a veterinarian, groomer, or dog trainer. I knew, however, that God had called upon me to help them in some way. It really wasn’t until now that God showed me what to do with this passion. Growing up in Oklahoma, there are lost and abandoned dogs everywhere. I felt such a strong calling to help those in need. I realized the only difference between these dogs dealing with death, starvation, neglect and them having a happy, fulfilled life was just what I could do for them. If I took a little bit of my time and love, I could completely change the entire future of these dogs. Not only was I saving lives, I was watching them become a part of a family. I learned that when we do just a little to help them, they will spend the entirety of their lives helping and loving us back.
I started fostering for other rescues and taking care of as many dogs as I could. Still, it didn’t feel like enough. I had so many ideas for the rescue dogs and wanted to these ideas to flourish. That’s when the idea of Puppy Haven was born. God gave me a heart, not only for dogs, but for people too. I knew Puppy Haven was supposed to be for everyone. When people adopt, they are adding on to their family. I believe that is to be celebrated for the dog and for the people. What makes Puppy Haven different is not only the quality of care the dogs receive, but what is experienced through the adoption process. It is a positive experience for the people, not just the dogs.
My hope is to grow big enough that not only are we helping the dogs, but the dogs are helping people. My hope is that these lost, neglected, and homeless dogs can be healing to the humans who are lost or suffering. How powerful it is to take something so small and broken and turn it into something so pure. I lay hands in prayer on every single one of my rescues, that their lives be so joyous and that they be a source of comfort and love to everyone they encounter. I am 99% sure that the love that comes from a rescue dog is the closest thing to knowing unconditional love. This is the love I choose everyday.
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