December 10, 2012
The 1st Annual "Super Adoption" event hosted by Best Friends, Pet Smart, and Pet Smart Charities, was a HUGE success! 119 animals are now in their FOREVER homes.
We adopted out EVERY DOG that we took to the event, 19! We are so happy for our 19 dogs who left the event with their new families, and walked out that gate towards their new lives full of love and a hopeful future. THANK YOU to all the wonderful volunteers that made this event so awesome.
We have TWO dogs who weren't able to attend the event, that we would like to see in forever homes before the Holidays. Abi and Sally have both been in foster care for a very long time, waiting patiently for their forever homes.
Please consider opening your home and your heart for one of these girls.
For more information, please view their petfinder profiles found here on our website.
Contact Lorraine to inquire about adopting. 435-705-9835
Thank you! (click image to enlarge)

Help H.A.R.T. get a new (used) VAN!

December 02, 2012

One of the ways in which we save the lives of these animals if we don't have the space to take them in ourselves, is by transporting them from kill shelters to no-kill rescues and breed-specific rescues until they find their forever homes.
We have transported dogs from our area in Southern Utah, to other rescues in Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, Oregon, and California. Not only does this save the lives of the dogs we are transporting, but it also makes available space in our over-crowded shelters, hopefully allowing the dogs remaining there some added time to be adopted or rescued before they are euthanized. We have also traveled out of our area when rescue is needed, including rescuing 42 dogs from a hoarder in Arizona.
 Understandably, our vehicle is very important. In 2009, a used van was donated to us, and a talented and generous person added some decals on it to personalize it for H.A.R.T. That van has helped us rescue and transport over 800 animals. It goes to adoption events nearly every weekend, and is also the vehicle we use to pick up any donations of food or items donated to rescue. It has nearly 400,000 miles on it, and every mile we've put on it has saved lives.
Our wonderful van is dying on us, and is near the end of its life. We have been on the search for a new van, and have found one in GREAT condition with low miles (98,000, which is LOW by comparison to 400,000!). We would like to purchase this van, but we need your help! Any amount you can donate, even if it's only $1 will get us closer to our goal of $2000, which is the purchase price of the van. Any amount over and above the purchase price will be used for licensing and insurance. THANK YOU in advance for helping us!

Dogs and Diamonds

October 06, 2012

POOLing for the dogs Summer Event!

June 26, 2012

Back in Black Adoption Event

May 02, 2012
H.A.R.T. is participating in the Back in Black 2 national adoption event for the month of May.
The Back in Black adoption event highlights and celebrates pet adoptions. It’s designed to bring attention to the special need for adoption of black shelter and rescue dogs and cats. So often these homeless pets are overlooked just because of the color of their fur and outdated myths.
 Families are cheating themselves when they walk by these characters without getting to know their friendly, loveable and sometimes goofy personalities.
H.A.R.T. is excited to use this event to showcase some of the adorable adoptable black cats and dogs available.
By adopting a rescued pet today, you are actually saving two lives: the one you adopt and the one that you make room for at the shelter.

Dining for the Dogs

March 23, 2012
Please click poster for full size.

Grand Opening of the Washington City Dog Park

February 22, 2012
Join H.A.R.T. at the GRAND OPENING of the Washington City Dog Park! Bring your DOGS! $5 registration fee for your dog, proceeds benefit H.A.R.T. and the Washington City K9 program. It will be a fun event with vendors, games and contests.
Some of our adoptable dogs will be there too, waiting to meet you.
This Friday, Feb 24th at 4:00 PM. See you there!!

(Click flyer for full size)

Have you ever considered fostering?

February 14, 2012

H.A.R.T. Homeless Animal Rescue Team relies heavily on volunteers who are willing to foster rescue dogs in their homes until good homes can be found for them, or until they can be transported to another rescue.

Fostering is a wonderful, rewarding experience, and we encourage anyone who is considering it to please contact us and try it out.

There are short term fosters: a few days to a couple weeks.
There are long term fosters: the dog stays with you until it is found a home.

You choose the dogs that you foster.

When you foster a dog, you bring that dog into your home, sometimes directly from the shelter.
You offer that dog everything that it has been missing: a bath, some attention, and socialization.
We ask that you monitor the dogs behavior: is it good with cats? Kids? Knows commands? Etc.
We will put any of your information that you have about the dog on it's Petfinder ad, giving potential adopters much needed information about the dog.

If you are willing to housebreak a puppy, it's chance for adoption improves TREMENDOUSLY.

The rescue dog, being in a home setting, has a MUCH higher chance of being adopted!

There is something SO rewarding about taking a rescue dog into your home, giving it some much needed love, and then watching it go to a perfect forever family where it will be loved and cared for. YOU CAN MAKE AN AMAZING DIFFERENCE IN THE LIFE OF A RESCUE DOG.

If you are interested in fostering, please contact Lorraine or Cathy of H.A.R.T.

Potential fosters are asked to fill out an application. Please scroll down on the right hand side till you see the 'For Download' section, and find the foster application there.

Thank you so much!

Saturday Adoption Event

January 17, 2012