FREE TO BE DOG HAVEN

A Non-Profit Sanctuary for Dogs

We are a home for dogs who may face challenges sharing their lives with humans. Our mission is to provide a quality of life for all our dogs by offering a supportive environment that enriches them physically and mentally. Our goal is to equip dogs to lead happy and fulfilling lives through facing the world with confidence and relative comfort.

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ABOUT US

We are a small sanctuary dedicated to helping dogs who need extra support in sharing their lives with humans. We work exclusively with shelters and other rescue groups, taking in dogs that they have difficulty adopting out through routine means. We do not accept pets from individuals. Our goal is to adequately equip our dogs to lead fulfilling lives, not necessarily to adopt them out. If suitable adoptive homes express interest in a dog, some dogs are eligible for adoption. However, dogs who come to us find a home and care for their entire life; our overall commitment is to each dog's quality of life.


We are a small organization by design as we commit to individual attention for each of our dogs. We pursue relationship-based work with each dog, approaching each as an individual and seeking to identify his or her individual needs. We strive to enable each dog to live with humans cooperatively, collaboratively, and happily.


Based in southern Chester County, Pennsylvania, our sanctuary opened in 2011. We have over twenty years of shelter and rescue experience, with comparable experience in dog training, including competitive obedience, agility, and herding. We are also artists and academics with extensive backgrounds in non-profit work, from historic preservation to urban youth culture and folk arts. We are committed to social justice, for human and non-human animals alike.

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TAKING ACTION

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OUR VISION

Dogs and people sharing their lives in ever evolving collaboration

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OUR DOGS

Please visit our Petfinder page.

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OUR WISHLIST

We are always in need of towels and blankets. We're also happy to accept toys, dog beds, and other dog accessories appropriate for large dogs. Please send us an email for information to drop off items.

THANK YOU SO MUCH!

 

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