hart has been rescuing, rehabilitating and rehoming dogs since
2004. That is 12 years of self-less dedication from our team of
volunteers to give 1400+ dogs a chance at a healthy, happy and safe
One piece of the rehabilitate puzzle for our hart dogs is the
medical care that they receive.
We are advocates for the health and well-being of each hart
rescue dog. We give a voice to those that cannot physically speak
and place their quality of life as our priority.
hart preventative animal health practices and protocols are
reviewed by veterinary medical experts to ensure the best practices
and accepted standards are implemented.
At minimum each hart dog undergoes
-a full head-to-toe physical examination when they come into
care called an Intake Assessment
-dogs under 1 year of age are given 3 rounds of DACPP, dogs over
one year are given 1 round of DACPP
-dogs over 6 months are given Rabies (the Rabies vaccination
becomes the responsibility of adoptive parents if a pup is adopted
out prior to 6 months)
-all dogs are spayed or neutered prior to adoption
-all dogs are microchipped
-all dogs are given 2 rounds of dewormer
-all dogs are given additional parasite control
-each dog is placed in a medical isolation for 24 hours upon
arrival to hart
-each dog is place in a minimum 2 week quarantine upon arrival
-Vaccination Parties are held every two weeks where additional
physical assessments are performed
-dogs in care for prolonged periods undergo physical assessments
every three months
hart treats all health issues that we are aware of while a dog
is in care. We do not rush medical clearance for adoption. In fact,
we will not clear a dog for adoption until any known medical issues
are resolved or in the case of a chronic issue, the dog is stable.
In those cases we utilize a modified adoption contract to ensure
that the adoptive parent is well aware of any medical issues that
they will be taking on when they adopt.
We have an established volunteer medical team and professional
veterinary partners who demonstrated the best in compassionate
care. We work diligently to be the bridge between the medical world
and the foster parent.