Animal related

K-9 Hero Haven Inc

GIVING OUR K9 HEROES THE HOMECOMING THEY DESERVE

Herndon, PA

Mission

K9 Hero Haven is a non-profit 501(c)(3) volunteer organization. K9 Hero Haven is dedicated to serving the military, veterans, and first responders by providing working dogs a home for retirement. The K-9s employed with the military and first responders are the best at what they do. They are expected to work in the most toughest of environments and face the harshest of conditions. At any moment, they are expected to selfishly give their life to save ours. K9 Hero Haven helps to transition dogs to retirement. If at all possible, we want to re-unite a dog with its handler. We work hard to find good homes for our dogs. We also work to provide dignity and respect to the dogs who need some additional work to prepare them for their journey to retirement.

Ruling Year

2015

Owner

Anne Gibbs

Main Address

176 Mahanoy Creek Ln

Herndon, PA 17830 USA

Keywords

rescue, animal, working dog, dog,

EIN

47-5227436

 Number

3150973816

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Other Services (D60)

IRS Filing Requirement

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Programs + Results

What we aim to solve

We provide retired working dogs a home for retirement. We take in K9’s from U.S. Customs & Border Protection, K9’s from law enforcement agencies nationwide, as well as Contract Working Dogs (CWD’s), and Military Working Dogs (MWD’s). When these Heroes can not be adopted by their handlers, we are there to take in these dogs and provide the specialized level of care & handling they require.

Our programs

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Adoptions

Where we work

Our Results

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Average adoption fee (in dollars) per dog adopted

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

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Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context notes

The adoption fee is $200. All retired working dogs are spayed/neutered, up-to-date on shots, & are current on their physical.

Average cost per spay/neuter surgery

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No target populations selected

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Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

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Holding steady

Context notes

$500 is an average, some surgeries become more involved and can be closer to $800.

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What have they accomplished so far and what's next?

Our goal is to give our K9 Heroes the homecoming they deserve, Once the dogs are in our care, we work with them to get them adjusted for civilian life. We work very hard with them to get them to a point to where they can be adopted and spend their retirement being spoiled & loved in their forever home.

Each dog has their own rehabilitation program based on their needs, personality, & abilities. The dogs get personal one-on-one attention daily. The kennels have recreational yards that allow each dog to enjoy free time to do whatever they want: run around, play with toys, roll around; having unstructured free time is a big part of their transition. We also use a foster program to get the dogs adjusted from kennel life to a home environment before they go to their new adoption home.

If a person is interested in adopting one of our Heroes, they need to go on our web site: k9herohaven.org and fill out an adoption application. Once the application is verified, the next step is to try to match an applicant with a dog. We do get new dogs in every month, but this process can take a while and patience is necessary.

Every adoption we do let's us know we are making progress. Everyday we are changing lives of these dogs and making a difference. We have been very successful & continue to do so.

We opened our kennel in August 2015, as of December 2019, we have placed 269 Heroes into homes & reunited 12 with their handlers. We have between 45-50 dogs in our care daily. Our facility has a retirement center where

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K-9 Hero Haven Inc

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ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

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BOARD COMPOSITION

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BOARD PERFORMANCE

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