Wednesday, August 20, 2014
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 I will remember each moment.

Due to family health issues, Kari Horton is leaving Heartland Small Animal Rescue. In her final community blog post, she shares the invaluable things she’s learned being part of an organization that saves lives. 


Posted on July 29, 2014 at 12:24 p.m.
 These senior dogs are ready for adoption at Heartland Small Animal Rescue.

Puppies are tempting, but if you’re thinking of adding a new dog to your family, consider a senior. They’re typically less work, are better behaved and already know how to be part of families.


Posted on July 9, 2014 at 3:00 p.m.
 These sweet puppies didn't live.  Their mom didn't receive proper care and they really never had a chance.

Working at an animal rescue, you see a lot of heartwarming success stories unfold. However, for every animal that finds a loving home, there are many who aren’t as lucky and whose stories drive rescuers to press on.


Posted on July 2, 2014 at 10:00 a.m.
 Stormy came to Heartland with heartworm and intestinal parasites.  She has been treated and is now ready to find her forever home!
Posted on June 18, 2014 at 1:42 p.m.

Summertime means your pets are more likely to catch a disease or parasite – even if they live indoors. Read on to learn how a trip to the vet can keep your pets and family safe.

 Tabby rescued my family. This is Tabby on her first birthday.
Posted on June 5, 2014 at 9:46 a.m.

Getting a pet can be a life-changing experience for the animal, as well as its new owner. A Heartland Small Animal Rescue volunteer shared some of these wonderful stories.

 Zelda, waiting for her new family to spend the summer with!
Posted on May 28, 2014 at 11:34 a.m.

If something doesn’t seem safe for you, it probably isn’t safe for your dog. 

 Sparky is available for adoption to a family that is ready to care for new puppy!
Posted on May 13, 2014 at 4:14 p.m.

Adopting a new dog is a huge commitment. Heartland Small Animal Rescue shared some tips and things to consider before bringing a dog into your home.

 Allowing your dog to roam free can lead to a number of problems, including it ending up in a shelter like this pup at the Humane Society of Elkhart County.
Posted on May 8, 2014 at 1:05 p.m.

Letting your dog run around your neighborhood as it pleases may seem OK, but doing so creates dangerous situations for your dog and others. Learn why in this blog post written by a Heartland Small Animal Rescue volunteer.

 Alexia and Trixie, one of the Horton's foster dogs.
Posted on May 2, 2014 at 2:40 p.m.

Millions of animals are euthanized in shelters each year. Though the situation might seem hopeless, it turns out just one family can save lots of lives by fostering. You can learn about fostering or adopt a pet at a PetSmart adoption event this weekend.

 Davyn with Buster and our foster dogs.
Posted on April 22, 2014 at 12:36 p.m.

Davyn, a child who has autism, used to be deathly afraid of dogs – that is, until he met his best friend Buster. The abandoned dog has helped Davyn learn to love dogs, express compassion and take strides his family has been amazed by.

 Perry is available for adoption! If you're interested in adopting him, contact Heartland Small Animal Rescue at 574-360-2948 for more information.
Posted on April 17, 2014 at 11:17 a.m.

Over 90 of Heartland Small Animal Rescue's pets were adopted during the event last year – who knows how many could find their forever homes this year?

 These are just a few of the animals we are currently or have rescued and fostered.
Posted on March 26, 2014 at 4:44 p.m.

Taking in a foster pet sounds like a commitment reserved for people who don't have much going on. However, a local rescue explains foster families are normal, busy people with one thing in common – a passion for helping animals.

Posted on March 18, 2014 at 2:42 p.m.

Every dog is unique. Through GiGi, I discovered that though a dog might not seem like a good fit, he or she could make a great family pet and your child's best friend.

Heartland Small Animal Rescue
Heartland Small Animal Rescue
Heartland Small Animal Rescue, Inc. is a non-profit, 501(c)3 rescue based in South Bend, Indiana.

We focus our rescue efforts on companion animals that are scheduled for euthanasia in local shelters. We foster many different types of animals such as dogs, cats, rabbits, guinea pigs, rats, gerbils, hamsters, hedgehogs, and reptiles.

We rely on a network of volunteers and fosters to provide love and care to our animals until they find forever homes.


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 Heartland Small Animal Rescue adoptable puppies!

Posted on March 4, 2014 at 11:09 a.m.
 This handsome boy, Hoover, is looking for his forever home. Call Heartland Small Animal Rescue at  574-360-2948 if you're interested in adopting him.

Posted on Feb. 28, 2014 at 1:48 p.m.