Help Orphan Puppies, Inc. is a registered not-for-profit (501(c)3) all volunteer organization dedicated to the rescue of dogs in need of loving homes. We specialize in orphaned puppies, pregnant dogs, moms with nursing babies, puppies and puppies with special needs.
We value quality not quantity. Not only the quality of our work with the dogs we rescue, but also the quality of our efforts in matching dogs with potential adopters. We feel it is very important that we not only know our dogs and their personalities before finding them a forever home, but also that we know what a potential adopter is looking for in a dog. Therefore, we not only have a detailed adoption application and initial phone interview, but we also spend extended time with potential adopters at a home visit.
We pride ourselves on the support we provide adopters, not only during the initial adoption process, but also in the upcoming weeks, months and years. We are a source of support and guidance throughout the dog's life.
Our dogs are allowed to develop at their own pace. We do not place a time limit on our dogs, rather we place them when they are ready for their "forever home". All dogs are fostered with people and other dogs of various sizes. We crate train all of our dogs. By not having too many dogs in our program at any given time, we learn their personalities and therefore are better able to match them with prospective adopters. Please note that all dogs in our program are in one of our local foster homes a minimum of two weeks, but generally most puppies stay at least 4 weeks. Adults remain in local foster care for 4 weeks to sometimes several months or even years, depending on their need, before they are placed in an adoptive home.
We also take in adult dogs but we have limited foster homes for adult dogs. We tend to reserve these limited foster homes for local surrender cases, especially for dogs that have been victims of abuse, as these dogs can take weeks, months or even years to rehabilitate. These dogs require significant resources, including financial resources. Sometimes people state to us that these financial resources could be utilized to save more dogs. Although this may be the case, we feel that every dog deserves a chance. We believe the quality of our work and efforts in saving dogs is more important than the quantity of dogs we save.
Help Orphan Puppies also provides community education programs to schools, groups, and colleges, regarding animal cruelty prevention and the correct and humane treatment of companion animals. We focus on the importance of compassion, kindness and respect towards all living creatures.
All of our dogs are fostered in the home of a volunteer in order to ensure their overall health and well being. During the foster process, we evaluate each dog’s temperament and personality in order to select the best possible forever home. We believe that all dogs should be given an equal chance and most behavior problems can be attributed to people, not the dog or the breed.
We are always in need of foster homes and if you have ever considered fostering and would like more information, please do not hesitate to contact us.