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In Memory of...Otter

Otter was a truly amazing dog and the inspiration for Herding Haven rescue.  The victim of horrible abuse as a puppy, Otter was left unable to use his back legs.  Yet, he lived his life with verve, never letting his disability get in his way. His strength, perseverance and ability to forgive was remarkable.  He truly embodied the phrase, "to err is human, to forgive canine!"  He taught me SO much and I will miss him terribly.  The video below was created by a local radio DJ.  I hope that it inspires more people to consider adopting a special needs dog! Rest in peace my sweet Otter. 

Run Forrest Run!

   Forrest is a 3.5 month old heeler mix puppy who was born without back feet.  He was surrendered to Herding Haven by a caring individual who wanted to make sure he had the best possible chance at a wonderful life.  Despite his disability, Forrest gets around remarkably well.  He has developed nice little callouses that protect his "stumps" so long as he stays on soft surfaces (grass, carpet and the yoga mats that his foster mom has strategically placed around the house!).  Herding Haven has contacted a company that makes prosthetics for animals and, once Forrest is full grown he will be fitted for a pair!  You can follow Forrest's adventures at Herding Haven on his own personal facebook page  Run Forrest Run     Forrest will need a very special home that can meet all of his special needs.  If you have questions regarding Forrest or any of the dogs at Herding Haven please contact

Pay It Forward

A special thank you to KUTV 2 News for honoring Herding Haven with receiving a “Pay It Forward” recognition.  Click here for the full story and video.