Haven of the Ozarks Animal Sanctuary

Haven of the Ozarks Animal Sanctuary The Haven of the Ozarks is a no-kill facility located in Washburn, MO. We are dedicated to helping homeless dogs and cats find their forever homes.
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We are a non-profit, 501(c)(3) facility offering long-term care to dogs and cats until they can be found a loving forever home. We are a true no-kill facility. Only suffering animals with untreatable conditions and those rare, unpredictably vicious dogs (average

We are a non-profit, 501(c)(3) facility offering long-term care to dogs and cats until they can be found a loving forever home. We are a true no-kill facility. Only suffering animals with untreatable conditions and those rare, unpredictably vicious dogs (average

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Happy adoption week to Scarface (our FIV + kitty!), Shansa, Salazar, Sam Manson, Cheese, Elizabeth Swann, Red Clover Fie...
09/12/2021

Happy adoption week to Scarface (our FIV + kitty!), Shansa, Salazar, Sam Manson, Cheese, Elizabeth Swann, Red Clover Fields, Laya, Sajak, Oregon, Blackbeard, Owen Grady, Ragetti, Oakland, Elvis, Bootstrap Bill, Tamara, Blondie, and Gravy! Many thanks to their adopters for choosing a Haven pet. Nineteen more lives can be saved! We've also had several more pets reserved who will go home in the next few days. It's been a great week at the Haven! We appreciate everyone who has helped make this possible whether it's through adoption, sharing posts, or making a donation. Thank you all!

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Have a wonderful week, everyone!

Who's got the loudest "purr motor"ever?? Me- Gray Stripe! As you can see, I'm a child magnet and love being held. I'm cr...
09/12/2021

Who's got the loudest "purr motor"ever?? Me- Gray Stripe! As you can see, I'm a child magnet and love being held. I'm crazy about kids and people! I was named after the thoughtful deputy clan leader in Erin Hunter's Warrior series cat books. He's so cool and so am I. I love to play with my brother Dark Stripe. We act like warriors playing together. But after play time, I'm all for lap and cuddle time. I've been fostered since I was 6 old weeks old. Now I'm 4 months old and ready to find my forever home. I've been raised around dogs and other cats so that's no problem. Please call my foster parents for a meet and greet. 417-343-0630

Hi! My name is Dark Stripe and I've got a great "purr" motor. I love to cuddle and be a lap kitty when I'm not running a...
09/12/2021

Hi! My name is Dark Stripe and I've got a great "purr" motor. I love to cuddle and be a lap kitty when I'm not running around playing with my brother-Gray Stripe. I was named after a warrior cat who was part of Thunder Clan in Erin Hunter's cat series books. However, I'm a lover not a fighter, so I'll be a great addition to a family looking for a loving kitten. I've been fostered since I was 6 weeks old. I am now 4 months old and looking for my forever home. I'm cool with dogs and other cats. Please call my foster parents to come and meet me. 417-343-0630.

PS...I love my brother if you might be interested in a fun and loving pair of kitties, but we don't have to go together.

As promised,  here are the boys from our adorable 10 week old litter.  We're guessing they will be medium sized and look...
09/11/2021

As promised, here are the boys from our adorable 10 week old litter. We're guessing they will be medium sized and look to be maybe red heeler, pointer, or hound. Alfalfa, Rye, and Squash are adorable, friendly guys who are excited to find their loving forever families. The Haven is open 9-4 each day, so come on out and find your new best friend!

Pearl Millet, Sugar Cane, and Sweet Potato are adorable and SUPER friendly sisters who are in need of forever homes.  Th...
09/10/2021

Pearl Millet, Sugar Cane, and Sweet Potato are adorable and SUPER friendly sisters who are in need of forever homes. They look to possibly be red heeler, hound, or maybe pointer mixes, but that is only a guess. We're guessing they will be medium sized when grown, but that is also a guess. They are currently estimated to be 10 weeks old. The adoption fee is $125, which includes their vet work. You can meet them at the Haven open 9-4 each day, but don't wait too long. These cuties are sure to go quickly.

If you are in the market for a male, be watching for their photos in the morning.

Zuko was kept as an outdoor dog for his almost two years of life. He's really crafty at finding ways to jump out of outd...
09/10/2021

Zuko was kept as an outdoor dog for his almost two years of life. He's really crafty at finding ways to jump out of outdoor pens, so he spent the last couple of months on a cable. His owner realized that this isn't a good life for him to live and did the best she could for him by bringing him to us.

Zuko is a dog full of bark and no bite! He tries to act tough but is easily won over when he sees you aren't buying it. He has lived with other dogs of all sizes and has done well, but we still recommend a meet and greet before sending him with a fur sibling. In his previous home, he did well with the cats and kids around. We think he'll need a bit of time to adjust to anywhere before he is comfortable with the normal household sounds.

All of our dogs are spayed/neutered, microchipped, up-to-date on shots, and de-wormed before leaving our facility.
DOB: 08/29/2014, weight is 37 pounds

Jensen was found as a puppy at a local 911 dispatch center. Since then, he has been overlooked by potential adopters.  H...
09/10/2021

Jensen was found as a puppy at a local 911 dispatch center. Since then, he has been overlooked by potential adopters. He is playful and happy and looking for his new forever home. He was in a foster home for a little over two weeks and they learned a lot about him! Jensen walks very well on a leash and never once had an accident inside. Jensen loves car rides! He is currently working on commands and knows sit. He is extra smart and will pick up on any training quickly. Jensen was able to play with the other dogs through the fence in his foster home, and he particularly favored the young pup. On one of his walks, he met another dog and had zero issues! As well as he did, we would still recommend a meet and greet with any potential fur friends before going home. Jensen has had a number of penmates at the Haven over the years and has done best with active females about his size. He has had access to all kinds of toys, but the NylaBones are his favorite! Jensen is the biggest sweetheart and it is wonder to us all why he is still in a shelter. His estimated date of birth is 12/6/15. Jensen weighs 55 pounds. He is fixed, microchipped and up to date on all shots.

Jensen was found as a puppy at a local 911 dispatch center. Since then, he has been overlooked by potential adopters. He is playful and happy and looking for his new forever home. He was in a foster home for a little over two weeks and they learned a lot about him! Jensen walks very well on a leash and never once had an accident inside. Jensen loves car rides! He is currently working on commands and knows sit. He is extra smart and will pick up on any training quickly. Jensen was able to play with the other dogs through the fence in his foster home, and he particularly favored the young pup. On one of his walks, he met another dog and had zero issues! As well as he did, we would still recommend a meet and greet with any potential fur friends before going home. Jensen has had a number of penmates at the Haven over the years and has done best with active females about his size. He has had access to all kinds of toys, but the NylaBones are his favorite! Jensen is the biggest sweetheart and it is wonder to us all why he is still in a shelter. His estimated date of birth is 12/6/15. Jensen weighs 55 pounds. He is fixed, microchipped and up to date on all shots.

UPDATE:  Adopted!Oregon is a cuddly four month old kitty who was originally found abandoned under a low water bridge.  H...
09/10/2021

UPDATE: Adopted!

Oregon is a cuddly four month old kitty who was originally found abandoned under a low water bridge. He and his littermates were in rough shape, but they have slowly gotten back to good health. They know what it's like to be hungry, itchy from skin troubles, and alone. That means they'll be extra appreciative of a loving family. Oregon will make a great lap cat and a wonderful addition to nearly any home. He's litterbox trained, good with other pets, and likes people of all ages. Meet him at the Haven open 9-4 each day to see if he's your new best friend. Each adoption means another life can be saved!

UPDATE: Adopted!

Oregon is a cuddly four month old kitty who was originally found abandoned under a low water bridge. He and his littermates were in rough shape, but they have slowly gotten back to good health. They know what it's like to be hungry, itchy from skin troubles, and alone. That means they'll be extra appreciative of a loving family. Oregon will make a great lap cat and a wonderful addition to nearly any home. He's litterbox trained, good with other pets, and likes people of all ages. Meet him at the Haven open 9-4 each day to see if he's your new best friend. Each adoption means another life can be saved!

Mina is a super sweet black and white cat who was rescued with her kittens from a 40 cat colony in northern Missouri. We...
09/09/2021

Mina is a super sweet black and white cat who was rescued with her kittens from a 40 cat colony in northern Missouri. We were told that any kitten she was placed with she would immediately start caring for, so we expect her to be good with other cats. In fact, she would probably love to have some feline companions! What she wants most, though, is a real home. You can meet her at the Haven open 9-4 each day. DOB 1/26/21, weight 2 lbs, 12 ounces.

Mina is a super sweet black and white cat who was rescued with her kittens from a 40 cat colony in northern Missouri. We were told that any kitten she was placed with she would immediately start caring for, so we expect her to be good with other cats. In fact, she would probably love to have some feline companions! What she wants most, though, is a real home. You can meet her at the Haven open 9-4 each day. DOB 1/26/21, weight 2 lbs, 12 ounces.

Andrew is a young Pit Bull mix, who is very loving and full of energy. He showed up on a nice person's doorstep, hungry ...
09/09/2021

Andrew is a young Pit Bull mix, who is very loving and full of energy. He showed up on a nice person's doorstep, hungry and in need of some love. The resident of the home took great care of Andrew, but Andrew was too big and energetic to be with the old terrier that already lived there. He never hurt the little dog, but he did make it quite unhappy. He is now at the Haven waiting for a new home! He is accustomed to leash walks and loves to go on walks to enjoy the fresh air. He is used to living outdoors, but he would love to be a couch snuggle buddy as well. He is "beautiful" on car rides. We suggest he be in a home with similar sized dogs because he loves to play with them! While he hasn't gotten along with dogs here at the Haven, we know he has gotten along with dogs in the past (we think the environment is just a little too stressful to be happy with a pal here - please bring any potential fur siblings and we can do a meet and greet indoors where it is calmer!)

After spending some time in a foster home, we learned that Andrew is housetrained! He didn't make any messes when left alone - no pottying in the house, or chewing on things. He was a great house guest! He also was totally fine seeing the other dogs there unless they were bothering him while he was in his kennel. He liked hanging out in his crate and we think he'd benefit from having one in his home (he'll go into it as he pleases if the door is left open).

Andrew really really loves playing fetch, but can be a little rough when it's time to play! Older children would do better with Andrew's antics.

His estimated DOB is 1/1/18, he weighs 60 pounds, and his adoption fee is $90. Andrew is micro-chipped, neutered, up to date on all shots, and heart worm negative.

Andrew is a very special boy who is just waiting to be noticed by the right person. We hope that happens soon! He'll be a great addition to his new family.

Keanu is the last of Audrey's kittens still looking for a home.  He's about 4 1/2 months old, litterbox trained, good wi...
09/09/2021

Keanu is the last of Audrey's kittens still looking for a home. He's about 4 1/2 months old, litterbox trained, good with other pets, and ready to be your new best friend! We're not sure how such a handsome boy has been overlooked, but we hope it will be his turn to find a family very soon.

Keanu is the last of Audrey's kittens still looking for a home. He's about 4 1/2 months old, litterbox trained, good with other pets, and ready to be your new best friend! We're not sure how such a handsome boy has been overlooked, but we hope it will be his turn to find a family very soon.

Hyde is a wonderful medium sized boy! He does well with other dogs and prefers to be with ones who match his energy. Hyd...
09/08/2021

Hyde is a wonderful medium sized boy! He does well with other dogs and prefers to be with ones who match his energy. Hyde is house trained and will let you know when he needs to go outside by crying at the door. He is also crate trained and knows some basic commands. Hyde would not do well with cat siblings. He has some energy so he will need walks or playtime, but he also loves just hanging out and getting attention. He would be a great choice for an active family! DOB 4/20/2016 weighs about 38 pounds

Hyde is a wonderful medium sized boy! He does well with other dogs and prefers to be with ones who match his energy. Hyde is house trained and will let you know when he needs to go outside by crying at the door. He is also crate trained and knows some basic commands. Hyde would not do well with cat siblings. He has some energy so he will need walks or playtime, but he also loves just hanging out and getting attention. He would be a great choice for an active family! DOB 4/20/2016 weighs about 38 pounds

The day we rescued the poor hoarder dogs along with the Barry County Sheriff's Department, there was one kitty in the bu...
09/08/2021

The day we rescued the poor hoarder dogs along with the Barry County Sheriff's Department, there was one kitty in the bunch. And, as it turns out, she is the very last animal from that group still looking for a home. Meet Lavender Brown! She's estimated to be about four years old and obviously has had a rough time of it during those years. Lavender is now spayed, vaccinated, microchipped, parasite free, and is ready to find a family who will adore her the way a kitty deserves to be loved. You can meet her at the Haven open 9-4 each day to see if your home is the perfect place for her to be pampered for the rest of her life!

The day we rescued the poor hoarder dogs along with the Barry County Sheriff's Department, there was one kitty in the bunch. And, as it turns out, she is the very last animal from that group still looking for a home. Meet Lavender Brown! She's estimated to be about four years old and obviously has had a rough time of it during those years. Lavender is now spayed, vaccinated, microchipped, parasite free, and is ready to find a family who will adore her the way a kitty deserves to be loved. You can meet her at the Haven open 9-4 each day to see if your home is the perfect place for her to be pampered for the rest of her life!

Puppies!! 💕We have so many puppies ready or soon-will-be ready for a forever home! As much as these adorable little face...
09/08/2021

Puppies!! 💕We have so many puppies ready or soon-will-be ready for a forever home! As much as these adorable little faces brighten our day every time we see them, we also want them to have to spend as little time as possible here. If you are thinking of adding another furkid to your family, please come out and meet all of our adoptable Haven dogs and cats looking for a home!
All of our animals are spayed/neutered, microchipped and current on vaccinations before adoption.

Audrey is a pretty girl who came to the Haven pregnant back in April.  A nice man had been trying his best to care for h...
09/07/2021

Audrey is a pretty girl who came to the Haven pregnant back in April. A nice man had been trying his best to care for her after she came to him as a stray. When he realized she was pregnant, he brought Audrey to the Haven so she and her future babies could have a better life. The kittens have now been weaned, and Audrey is ready for her family. She hasn't really known the love of a real home yet, so she's excited to see what that's all about! You can meet her at the Haven open 9-4 each day.

Audrey is a pretty girl who came to the Haven pregnant back in April. A nice man had been trying his best to care for her after she came to him as a stray. When he realized she was pregnant, he brought Audrey to the Haven so she and her future babies could have a better life. The kittens have now been weaned, and Audrey is ready for her family. She hasn't really known the love of a real home yet, so she's excited to see what that's all about! You can meet her at the Haven open 9-4 each day.

UPDATE:  Xanuh has a home!Xanuh is a younger girl who needs an owner who will give her the basic manner training all pup...
09/07/2021

UPDATE: Xanuh has a home!

Xanuh is a younger girl who needs an owner who will give her the basic manner training all pups need! She enjoys being around kids, but she likes to rough house with them so older children are a better fit for her. Xanuh is used to being outdoors all day and sleeping in a crate indoors at night. She chases cats and needs to meet potential pup siblings since she can be a bit finicky with them. Xanuh knows how to sit, shake (with both paws), and how to high five!
Her estimated birthday is January 4, 2020.

UPDATE:  Adopted!Laya is an adorable kitten who was found as a stray then brought to the Haven.  She's estimated to be a...
09/07/2021

UPDATE: Adopted!

Laya is an adorable kitten who was found as a stray then brought to the Haven. She's estimated to be about 11 weeks old. Like all torties, she will be affectionate and full of personality! She just needs a family to love. You can meet her at the Haven open 9-4 every day to see if she's your new best friend.

UPDATE: Adopted!

Laya is an adorable kitten who was found as a stray then brought to the Haven. She's estimated to be about 11 weeks old. Like all torties, she will be affectionate and full of personality! She just needs a family to love. You can meet her at the Haven open 9-4 every day to see if she's your new best friend.

UPDATE: Reunited!FOUND in Fairview, MO!!This guy is not at the Haven , but currently in the hands of the person who foun...
09/06/2021

UPDATE: Reunited!

FOUND in Fairview, MO!!
This guy is not at the Haven , but currently in the hands of the person who found him. He seems sweet and well taken care of, so if he is your dog please call the finder at 417-592-4307.

UPDATE: Reunited!

FOUND in Fairview, MO!!
This guy is not at the Haven , but currently in the hands of the person who found him. He seems sweet and well taken care of, so if he is your dog please call the finder at 417-592-4307.

Address

9617 Farm Road 2190
Washburn, MO
65772

General information

The Haven is always in need of volunteers. There are all kinds of jobs, big and small, that we need help with. If you are interested call 417-835-3647 Hours: Open every day from 9am-4pm. 9am-Noon on holidays.

Opening Hours

Monday 9am - 4pm
Tuesday 9am - 4pm
Wednesday 9am - 4pm
Thursday 9am - 4pm
Friday 9am - 4pm
Saturday 9am - 4pm
Sunday 9am - 4pm

Telephone

(417) 835-3647

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Griffin (Queen Elizabark when she was at the Haven). We should have left the name because she’s definitely Queen of the house. 🤣
Just an update on Penny after a year...she loves her bro Jack & having the best life.
Sweetie (Scamperdoodle) helping me in the garden. I think she has gained a little weight in 2 weeks we have had her. She seems to really like Iams Dog Food. And her pet parents discovered that a nylon leash is no match for Sweetie. She chewed threw one in seconds the first time we went out to work in the garden, but we were all learning that day. She is the most gentle dog I have ever had.
Ya'll call her Scamperdoodle but we call her Sweetie. Here she is enjoying her yard.
Region 11 FCCLA met for their Fall planning meeting on Monday, August 2. Their service project was to make dog toys! We donated them to The Haven for their dogs to enjoy!
At the request of the lady answering the phone today, this is Precious. Adopted from Haven the day before Thanksgiving in 2015, I was told he'd been born at the shelter, adopted and returned twice, and the 2nd ones even declawed him. He was 11 when I got him. Last month he turned 17. He's got food 24\7, plus canned twice a day. Treats whenever he asks for them(yes, he literally asks). Toys and raw catnip(even had a catnip plant a couple times). He's also got a custom made, floor to ceiling cat tree(I need a ladder to reach the top.) He still thinks he's abused and neglected when the carrier comes out or when I have to go to work(how dare I not stay home and pet him 24\7) Can't you tell what a horrible life he has? xD
Athena (aka Itty Bitty Pittie) and Annie taking a nap after playing. Playing with your best friend is exhausting when you are having lots of fun. Annie has made this home livelier than it has been for a while.
Thanks for all you guys do!! We are a Non-Profit Animal Rescue and Sanctuary in Pineville, MO. pease come check us out at www.rockyhillsfarm.com
Thanks for all you guys do!! We are a Non-Profit Animal Rescue and Sanctuary in Pineville, MO. pease come check us out at www.rockyhillsfarm.com
It has been quite a long time since I have posted an update on Arcas. He is the most wonderful, sweetest, most gentle soul. And an absolute Dufus!🤣 He loves all animals, all people and is so good with all his hand signals training. Quite often my best friend is here, with her birds and her cat. Arcas loves them all.
i have a dog that needs a home she needs to go to a good home i cant take care of her i have two kids that i to take care of it very hard to take care of two kids in a dog plz some one help me give her a good home