About Hootie's Haven
Founded in 2016, Hootie’s Haven is a volunteer, foster home based, certified 501(c)(3) dog rescue organization in Rome, Georgia. We are a small group of very dedicated volunteers committed to helping pets in need of rescue, medical attention, and forever homes. We do not have a physical shelter. Instead, we operate primarily through our foster homes, online databases and at adoption events/expos. To learn about the meaning behind Hootie’s Haven Animal Rescue’s mission and vision, make sure to read Hootie’s story.
Hootie’s story begins on a hot summer evening in the middle of a deserted country road. Wandering alone, afraid and starving, Hootie was found and rescued. Emaciated, heavily matted, neglected, and clearly abused, Hootie was rushed to the veterinarian to save her life. After weeks of tender loving care, Hootie began to heal, began to love, trust and slowly began to live her life knowing she would be warm in the winter, cool in the summer, and always have plenty to eat. While the physical scars healed within a few months, the emotional scars still occasionally haunt her today. Most days, Hootie runs, plays and barks with her “sisters” and enjoys life to the fullest!