It will end on Sunday, September 10, at 9 pm EST. This is our only major fundraiser each year, and we use the money raised to provide vet care for our rescues. Please register to bid, and share the link with everyone you know. Anyone is welcome to join us in bidding! Every item has been donated so every dollar you spend goes to our pups. We have over 360 wonderful items to bid on. Even if you bid on one cute toy for your dog, you will be helping our rescues. Since July, we have rescued 11 Havanese.
Facing the reality of giving up your pet is simply devastating, but unfortunately it’s sometimes the best route for you both. Our pets often become our children, and it is our responsibility to ensure they have the best home possible but sometimes situations can arise that may lead you to realize that yours is no longer the best home for him or her.
Before re-homing, it’s important to address any potential behavior problems your pet might have. If you are considering finding a new home for your dog because of behavior issues, maybe we can help you work through some of those issues so that your dog and you can stay together. HALO offers (no charge) mentors that will work with you through email and telephone conversations to help you resolve problems.
Whatever you ultimately decide to do, we thank you for caring enough about your pet to come to a rescue organization to help you.
Adorable little Chloe, a HALO rescue, can't wait for our annual get-together in St. Charles, Illinois on Saturday, September 17, 2017. All of our former adopters will be invited along with their pups. Last year we had 100 people and 80 pups in attendance and we expect the turn-out to be even higher this year. To add even more excitement to the event, bidding in our annual online auction will end during the picnic. The auction will start in early September .Many of our auction items will be on display that day for everyone to enjoy. We expect heated bidding!!
We are really proud of our Mentor Program, led by Marisa Evans, which gives our adopters access to a wonderful group of people experienced in working with puppy mill rescues. Marisa, as an example of the knowledge level of our team, has fostered over 10 Havanese puppy mill rescues, and has adopted two HALO rescues. She and the team have a broad set of experiences with different ages of dogs, from puppies to seniors, and different challenges.
Their home is a bridge from what was to what can be. They have poured a little of their souls into each and every foster. They take the dogs at their greatest time of need and teach them love, guidance and trust. They replace the pain and despair with comfort and hope.
At only 3 years of age, Willow will have many years of running to enjoy thanks to Dr. Jack Henry and his wife and assistant, Lori Henry, who have cared for her with great compassion and skill. We are grateful for their dedication!