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useful links

havanese club of america

american kennel club

orthopedic foundation for animals  (health clearances data base)

havanese gallery (pedigree data base)

akc reunite home again  (microchip identification)

havanese rescue

(national havanese rescue organization)

Rescue Havanese come in various ages and come into rescue for many reasons. Most Havanese are between the ages of 1 and 10 years old. They may be surrendered by loving homes because of a divorce, illness or their provider passes on. They may be surrendered because a family is not able to spend enough time with them, they may be rescued from puppy mills or found in shelters. This does NOT mean that these are "bad" dogs. It means they have need of a new home and a second chance at life.

 Each rescue situation is different, but all Havanese share a similar characteristic. Since the Havanese were bred to be companion dogs, they are happiest when they are with their "family"; receiving a lot of love and attention. Their delight in being valued and loved is equal to their desire to please you.


Many thanks go out to the rescue organization and club members involved with rescues of our beloved breed. Rescue efforts include, but are not limited to, transporting the dogs, fostering, vet trips, phone calls, interviews, e-mails, newsletters, home visits, and many other tasks. We are grateful for all your hard work.

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