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Safe Haven Dog Rescue is a shelter for all hungry, aging, abandoned, neglected, abused and special needs doggies - sounds pawfect! The staff at Safe Haven Dog Rescue has one mission - to save animals that need saving and place them in loving, forever homes!  

Safe Haven pulls adoptable pets from high-kill shelters in Kentucky, Tennessee, Alabama, Missouri and Illinois. There is no physical shelter so all the dogs are placed with a loving foster family to help guide them, acclimatize them to people and other animals and to help them learn what living with a loving family is like. No physical shelter also means that each dog gets extra special attention by their foster families.

The dog can take their time to find their forever home; at a shelter, unfortunately, many dogs are only given so many days until euthanasia happens. It is an extremely sad and heartbreaking reality at many over-crowded shelters. This is another reason the volunteers at Safe Haven Dog Rescue are spay and neuter advocates. Every pet that comes into their rescue network will be spayed or neutered prior to being adopted.  By spaying and neutering our pets, we not only drastically reduce their chances of developing testicular or ovarian cancers in their lifetime, but will also reduce the pet population, and, also, the need for the practice of euthanasia.   

If you are ready to adopt a furry friend and are able to provide them with a loving, forever home, contact the rescue. Check out their website to see all of their adoptable fur babies, or come to one of their weekly adoption events at area Petco stores. If you would like to "meet" one or more of the dogs, contact the rescue. If you have any questions about adoption or any animal-related matters, Safe Haven is just a call away.  

The staff takes great pride in placing the proper dog with the proper family. They will take into account potential adopters lifestyles and present living situations to find the perfect pet for them. 

If you aren't ready to adopt yet or are unable to foster right now, perhaps you can volunteer some of your spare time to SHDR. Any help you can give would be appreciated so much!

Is your best friend a mouse click, phone call or a visit to an area adoption event away? Safe haven Dog Rescue sure hopes so. Contact them today!  They will be happy to answer and questions you may have about the process.  

Upcoming Dog Friendly Events in Elgin

  • Admission FREE!
    Month August
    Duration TBA

    #1 National Night Out - South Elgin's Block Party

    Did we say "party"? We totally meant to say pawty! Mark your calendar for this August event - you won't want to miss it! Your leashed doggo is welcome to join the whole family - just be a courteous pawrent and clean up after them outside! National Night Out is chalk full of crime prevention tips and education from local police and firefighters!  There is also the PAWTY - don't forget about that! Join your fellow neighbors and grab some yummy food, have great conversations, and check out the fun and family-friendly events like a traveling animal zoo, magic shows, a safety village, face painting, K9 demonstrations (check it out Fido!) and lots of area law enforcement to answer any questions or concerns you may have about your family and your neighborhood's safety!
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  • Admission FREE!
    Month May
    Duration 7:00 am - 12:00 pm

    #2 Animal House Shelter's 8th Annual 5K Run/Walk and 1 Mile Family Fun Walk

    Come on gang - let's head to nearby Barrington, Illinois for the Annual 5K Run/Walk and 1 Mile Family Fun Walk! You are going to want to mark your calendar for May so you don't miss this beloved community event! This dash for dogs benefits Animal House Shelter - a no-kill rescue located in Huntley, Illinois. You and your dog can pawticipate in the run/walk as long your pupper is on their non-retractable leash while you run the course! The first 2 pups to cross the finish line will get a special medal, too. After the races, stick around for some yummy food and family-friendly festivities!
    Dog friendly event?
  • Admission FREE!
    Duration 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

    #3 Pasquesi Home and Gardens

    Before you know it, Spring will be right around the corner, and when it hits, you and your whole family should check out Barrington's Pasquesi Home and Gardens! Bring your leashed best friend and take in all the scents and scenery. Don't forget to clean up after your furry buddy - no one likes a dirty dog! This shop offers a variety of things like home and garden goods, plants and flowers, bird baths and even aisles of pet grooming, toys and treats that your little pal will want to check out. They get free treats while they browse, too! Now, that sounds like a pawfect day with your best friend!
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  • Admission FREE!
    Month November

    #4 An Almost Winter Day

    Every winter, the air grows colder - but hearts grow warmer! Mark your calendar for Saturdays in November and join your community for wiener and marshmallow roasts, hot cocoa and lots of family-friendly, winter fun! Bring your leashed pup along! The event will take place at SEBA Park. Did we mention Santa will be coming to town at 3:00 pm? So bring your camera and your Christmas lists. The tree lighting celebration will happen at 5:00 pm and their will be plenty of food and holiday treats to warm your spirits!
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  • Admission FREE!
    Month October

    #5 Pumpkin Patch

    Do you love fall? Do you love pumpkins? Bring your whole family (even your leashed furry family members) to SEBA Park in October to pick out the perfect pumpkin, ride the trolley, carve your pumpkin, go on kiddie pony rides, hop on hay rides, see a petting zoo and eat yummy treats! There is nothing better than a crisp fall day. Spend it with your whole family and your community - making an absolutely pawfect day of fun, memories and pumpkins!
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