• Brady (Rafter)

    Hey HART, 

    I just wanted to take some time and thank you guys. It's coming up on 4 years since I adopted my little guy from you guys and I could not be more thankful. When I was looking to adopt, not a lot of places were giving me a shot because of my age. Then I found Brady (Rafter) on HART's site and you guys were the first to give me the chance at adopting. 
    He has been my best friend since the day I saw him and you guys are to thank. He's my favourite travel companion and I take him with me everywhere I can. He's everything I could have hoped for.

    Rafter                     Rafter1

  • Q

    I would just like to thank everyone for all the hard work they do, because without them out wonderful boy Q would not be part of our family. Its been almost a year since he joined our family, and he has added his own flare to our lives. He has grown into such a big boy. He loves cuddles on couch. He is so curious about everything around him. And like every growing boy food is his favorite raw potatoes, freshly dug out of the garden.  He really enjoys long walks, expecially at the off lease park were he can run and sniff everything. Big brother Leo taught Q all about the wonderful world of swimming this year, and when he can you will find him in the water. He is such a smart and gentle boy. He is loved so much by us. 


  • Jesse James

    Me and my partner adopted Jesse James a little while ago, and I wanted to let you know that it's going really well. He has settled in comfortably in his new home with us, and his front leg has grown stronger over the past few months. We've discovered that Jesse is very smart and eager to learn new tricks! When the weather turned cold last month, I decided to work on some indoor activities with him as it was too cold to do our usual walking distance. In addition to sit, stay, lay down, play dead, and dance (turn in a circle), Jesse has also learned how to play hide-and-seek, and close doors!  Most of my evenings consist of hanging out with Jesse, walking, playing hide-and-seek and snuggling, which has been fantastic! :) 

    Jesse James

  • Hanna

    A year ago, we were lucky enough to open our homes and hearts to little Miss Hanna.  It is hard to believe it's only been a year, as it seems like she's been a part of our family forever.  This past year has consisted of nothing but adventures, kisses, snuggles, and unconditional love.  I never knew that a dog could be as good natured as she is, she always has a wagging tail and is ready for anything and everything.  I have yet to encounter someone who doesn't immediately fall in love with her.  Her goofy and loving personality has grown just as much as she has!  And I'm left wondering who actually rescued who.  We would like to send a big thank you to all at HART who made this adoption a reality and to Hanna's foster family Rebecca and Garrett who were so helpful throughout the whole process.  

  • Juliet

    Hi everyone, just an update on Jules! She is the sweetest pooch ever! She loves chasing rabbits and is also fascinated by squirrels she likes her organic peanut butter cookies too, she is learning "wait" and "stop" I love her so much thank you  ~ ps she loves her stuffy babies.  Thank-you from rescuing her from her situation.Juliet

  • Rambo


    He is an amazingly smart dog and has fit well into our family. He is a very affectionate dog, always looking for a cuddle and loves to play. Health wise he has been fine. Our vet couldn't believe that he had ever had jaw surgery because his jaw and teeth are so well developed. He is a bit orally fixated but we have solved that with lots of chew time :) We thank you so much for rescuing him as he is an integral part of our family. My brother brought over his 4 lb dog the other day and Rambo was amazingly gentle and played with him for hours. He loves to play and loves to go for walks. He has a lot of energy so we take him out quite often. He loves to race us on the quad in the field behind our house. We are now a three dog household and he never has a problem with other dogs as long as they play with him from time to time. He has a neighbourhood buddy that he has playtime with and they wrestle for hours. He even put some life into the 10 year old coonhound we just rescued with his constant insistence at play. I don't have a ton of pictures of him from this winter but I thought the one attached really captured the essence of "Rambo". He tries to pick up as many toys as he can and carry them around and hope the other dogs or someone will play with him. 


  • Abby


    Hi! It's me - Blynken, but I have a new name - they call me Abby in this house. I don't mind though - I got used to it right away. My mommy says that's because I am such a smart little girl! 

    I am sorry I haven't updated you on how I am doing in so long. I have been very busy fitting into my new life and I have to tell you I LOVE my new family! I fit in so well and my siblings love me so much, although I do have to admit that cat is still a bit of a mystery. Ben and I play together all the time and I really couldn't ask for a better big brother. He is patient and guides me along so well! He never snaps at me even when I try to steal treats out of his mouth, eat from his bowl, steal bones or toys that he is playing with. He just lets me take them and then the chase is on and we play and play. 

    I still love to dig and I have to tell you that all the snow we have had this winter has made for perfect digging conditions! I have managed to find a spot that still has dirt because of the overhang of the roof, so when I want to get dirty, I dig in there. But there is so much snow I love to dig and bury myself in the snow before bounding out of it like a little kangaroo! We have a doghouse here that is full of straw, both inside and outside. I'm not sure why there is straw there but it sure is fun to roll in, dig in or tease Ben if I have some in my mouth! I generally like to take all the straw out of the house, even when it is being put back in. My mom says that's ok since we are never outside long and we never stay outside when someone isn't home. It's just there if we feel like checking it out. I'm not very fond of the cold so I don't generally go outside for too long but sometimes when I am playing or digging I forget that it is cold out and my mom calls me in to make sure I don't get too cold! 

    My mommy is very proud of me because I am so well house trained! I have to only had two accidents in the house and my mommy says that was her fault because I am still very quiet about needing to go out. I peed on the backdoor mat, so I knew I had to be in the right place. But that was a long time ago and I have been perfect since!  

    I had my first visit to the vet back in December and she says I am a beautiful, sweet girl. Of course! I mean how could I not be!

    I am still very curious about that cat! He never stays still long enough for me to play with him. I love to chase him around and have even tried to climb that cat tree he goes into. But don't worry! I only get up to the first platform to sit. When the cat thinks no one is looking, we can be quite nice to each other and he will even lick my face to help me clean it and sometimes we sleep together on the bed. But sssshhhh don't tell anyone - it would ruin his image!

    Christmas was lots of fun! The tree made a great place to hide under and those balls on the tree - well let me tell you - the sparkles on some of them sure made me look pretty! I got some great new toys and treats for presents but better - there were four extra dogs here to play with! Two of them were former hart dogs (Farley - who used to be called Presley) and April. They both live with my mommy's brother and his girlfriend. So much fun to have them here! We all raced around in the big backyard, chased each other, dove into the snow and so much more. Everyone was relieved we all go along so well - 6 dogs in the house made things very busy!

    I have a very healthy appetite! To be honest - I am a total foodie! I am usually pretty good about not begging when people are eating - usually I just toddle off to do my own thing. My favourite place to be is close to the cooking - you never know when something might drop or someone might turn their back and I can sneak a little something for myself! I love to supervise Ben when he eats his food and try to sneak bites. Sometimes he will take food into his mouth and drop it close to his bowl so that I can have a little taste - see he is such a good brother! We discovered the other day that I don't like kale - AT ALL! My mommy was reading in a puppy training magazine that kale can be a good treat - so made some up just for us. Well - it wasn't good at all. I chomped the bits to little pieces and spit them out. Just to be sure I didn't like it, I tried some of Ben's, why not - he had spit his out too! But nope - definitely not a fan of kale!

    Thank you for giving me such a good start in life! We have been doing our part to support hart - for example - the WHOLE family got hart hoodies from me for Christmas.

  • Farley


    Presley is such a great dog, we changed his name to Farley though - he can be such a little goof, I think it suites him. and we found out that he loves vegetables - brussel sprouts and broccoli especially - he will eat that entire piece of broccoli - it makes a bit of a mess, but its pretty cute to watch him munch away on. he got a little bigger, but not much - it seems like he's evened out at 65 lbs. We feel pretty lucky to have ended up with such a great dog.


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