Thank you for visiting Home At Last Sanctuary, Inc (HALS) official website. 
We are dedicated to help end abuse, neglect, and homelessness of our domestic animals and companion animals.  Domestic animals and companion animals are created by humans and depend on humans for everything.  A basic premise of being a human is to treat others as you would have other treat you.  This does not just apply human to human.  Humans are the stewards of this planet and it is up to every human to not abuse, neglect or abandon domestic animals and if you see or are aware of abuse or neglect DO SOMETHING.  
HALS will be developing programs for everyone to help.  We are looking humans willing to help. 

The founders of HALS, Hal and Iris, started as a volunteer foster family for a local rescue group on November 1, 2008. To date we have fostered and re-homed 173 dogs for Pet Connect Rescue, Mutts Matter Rescue, City Dog and Kitty rescue of DC, Canine Advocacy Sanctuary and Adoptions, Bichon Frise Charitable Trust, Protecting Animals With Sterilization, and Reach Out Rescue and Resources. For these groups we have also transported animals (boarding the long-distance traveler for a night or two), attended adoption and fund-raising events and taken animals to veterinarian appointments.
On January 18, 2012 we founded HALS to provide different programs to help animals at risk and keep them out of shelters. HALS is creating a dog adoption and education center in a donated space to host multi-group adoption events. Outfitting of this space was made possible through donations and contributions. The opening is anticipated later in 2018.
Owner Surrender Program accepts to re-home select owner surrenders due to illness, death, and other hardship. To date 12 Owner Surrenders have lived with us as fosters and all 12 found perfect forever homes.
The Temporary Sanctuary Program was established because hard times affect good people and good animals. People are better able to get back on their feet with the knowledge their loved one is safe and cared for. Four dogs have entered this program and three successfully reunited with their families. HALS hopes to reunite the fourth with her human companion soon.
These two programs incur significant veterinary costs for vaccinations, dental care, and other medical issues. Donations like yours make this care possible and are the lifeblood of this organization.
Saving dogs is wonderful but is not possible without dependable volunteer fosters to provide safe havens while forever homes are found. Dedicated volunteers and donations keep the right and left heart of rescue beating.

RIGHT NOW, WE NEED TO REBUILD THIS WEBSITE.  If you are a web designer, please contact us NOW.
Thank you

While this site is under construction you can click on the links below to find out more about what we are doing now:

This website is about HELP. Help us help you help more animals.

We will:
Help create coalition to bring together all groups, shelters, transporters by offering a central resources.  United we stand able to do more, to save more. Let us help you.

We are now in the process of opening and Adoption and Education Center on Oakmont Avenue in Gaithersburg MD

Help families looking for the first time or the tenth time for their next companion animal resources to find their next lifetime companion. Often times people decide to get a dog because of what it looks like. Adopting a companion animal requires the right match of activity, and personality for the family.  These have nothing to do with what the animal looks like.  Your family makeup and activity level, as well as personality of other companion animals in your home is key to a successful relationship.  Every single dog has a different personality, activity level and behaviors.  

Help rescue groups by offering fostering orientation programs to potential, new, and experienced fosters. Fostering dogs can be difficult and challenging thing to do.  It is not as if you are going to get a cute, well-behaved, family pet.  Even if they are well balanced and cared for family pet, once the end up in the system they get confused and this can lead to bad behavior.  There are ways to ease a foster companion animal into your home.  Following a few basic procedures can make the process of fostering more successful and enjoyable for the foster and the animal.

Help families with companion animals find resources to enrich their relationship with their friend.  We will provide listings for dog trainers, dog walkers,  kennels, dog parks, veterinarians, and  other ways to improve the way we care and provide for our companion animals.

Help rescue groups by providing loving stable foster home for dogs.  We now have fostered many dogs for several rescue groups. The real problem with fostering is this work is harder that all of the other help above and actually would save fewer animals, it is still absolutely necessary.

Do you need help? How can we help you? Click on CONTACT and let me know.  

How can YOU HELP?  Volunteer, adopt a homeless animal, SPREAD THE WORD; "Spay or neuter your companion animal, do not buy dogs that are products of puppy mills or irresponsible breeders, research the right breed / companion animal for your family", Donate; Startup cost are soaring please donate. Click on the DONATE button
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Watch some more current YouTube videos of my foster dogs. 

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I have a dream..... Sanctuary
Home At Last Sanctuary, Inc. is not in a position to take owner surrenders, stray, or lost dogs at this time.  We are looking for cash and or property donations in order to open sanctuary.  Check back in the future. Thank you

While we are getting up and running your contributions are going to be absolutely necessary. 
Click on DONATE below or you can mail your  donations to:
Home At Last Sanctuary, Inc.
11140 Rockville Pike #100-338
Rockville MD 20852
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