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, GeorgiaWe 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

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!

Mission & Vision

Hootie’s Haven Animal Rescue’s mission and vision is to save dogs of all sizes and all breeds by placing them into loving, forever homes. The majority of our animals come from animal control groups from across the Northwest Georgia region, where overcrowding and overpopulation lead to the euthanasia of millions of healthy, friendly pets every year. We are committed to providing the dogs that come into Hootie’s Haven Rescue with the best possible care while they wait for their forever homes by acclimating them to life outside of a shelter and providing the appropriate veterinary care needed.
We also serve our community and adopters by educating and encouraging responsible pet ownership with an emphasis on the need for spaying and neutering. We never euthanize animals due to space or time constraints, but we may elect to euthanize in the event of a severe, untreatable/debilitating illness or extremely dangerous behavioral concerns. Because we do not kill to make space, however, we cannot take in every animal that needs help.