We have several goals to reach, but the most important goal we have is renovation of the barn into a functional kennel. The barn is a huge 40 X60 foot area with an additional 12 X 16 foot
barn with a loft.
**At this time, we cannot take in cats as we do not have any area for them and the dogs do not always get along with them. So, if you try to call and you do not get a return call about taking cats, it is only because we get so many calls and do not have time to return the calls.**
Dogs that come to our Sanctuary will stay until they find that one special forever home. The Sanctuary will provide veterinary care to make sure all dogs are up to date on vaccines and are spayed and neutered to keep them healthy and help in controlling the animal population. Their care will also include any further veterinary care as needed for any additional concerns. They will always receive food, fresh water and plenty of good treats! We are currently functioning on a case-by-case basis and until our barn is completed, we are very small and can only take in 1-2 dogs at a time.
All money from our fundraisers will go directly to the projects to help build and create a warm and comfortable environment for the dogs taken in by the Sanctuary. You will be able to find updated information about the project status and fundraisers in our newsletters. Stay tuned!!!
All the dogs at the sanctuary will have all the food they need, including supplements, medications, fresh water, clean living environment. We will always follow the kennel guidelines set forth by the ASPCA. We have a large area for them to run - about 3 acres. Our future plans are to include areas with fencing. Dog doors will be an eventual development to allow the dogs to go out when needed for exercise and to potty, but until then we always are available to let them out for plenty of potty time and exercise. We plan to have a sick room that will be separate from the main kennel and a bathing/grooming area once we can complete the barn.
Customers have questions, and we have answers. See our Frequently Asked Questions page for more details.
4 Hope Animal Sanctuary is an animal sanctuary that allows dogs to be dogs. Pets are at the mercy of their owners and when their owners are no longer able to care for them, where do they go? Often to a shelter where they spend most of their days in a kennel or cage. At our sanctuary, we want to provide an open area for animals to run and be free and enjoy each day. We are just starting, but we are working very hard to make this a dream for us and the many dogs we will try to find homes. If we are unable to find a home for them, then they will have a forever home at the sanctuary.
In order to make all this possible, we need donations.
All animals have a purpose; just like humans, they live happier lives if they are fulfuilling a mission. We want to give animals in our care that opportunity. We would like to train animals to become therapy, companion, or service animals. If we are not able to help them become a therapy, companion, or service animal, they still have a place at the sanctuary for as long as they need a warm place to stay. We will do everything we can to find them forever homes, but our sanctuary can be their forever home if needed.
We will use donations to help every animal feel like they are one of our own. We will always use donation money responsibly and reasonably. Initially most of the donations will have to assist us in turning the Dansville, NY barn to have a shelter for dogs. Otherwise, all donations will be used for food, toys, beds, blankets, leashes, collars, cat litter, veterinarian bills, training, and anything else animals we take in will need. We will also donate to other nonprofit organizations that have similar missions to our own once we are able to complete our mission with the barn. We do not just take money donations either! We will take donations of food, blankets, collars, leashes, cat litter, gift cards, some furniture - anything helps?
John and I have been talking for many years about starting something that will help animals and people during natural disasters such as hurricanes, tornadoes, fires, etc. The Hurricanes over the years have devastated a large number of people and animals. We understood that many people did not know what to do, or were just overwhelmed and took off without thinking of their animals, but they needed help too. The amount of animals housed in kennels after the storm made us wish we could do more to make a difference.
John, a Staff Sergeant in the National Guard, was recently seeking promotion within his chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear MOS and currently works for FEMA. He is hoping to make a difference in areas most affected by natural disasters. He has recently completed his Bachelors degree in Homeland Security and Emergency Management.
Together, with me and my medical background, we can use our Sanctuary to start off by helping animals needing a home, and as we grow, we hope to do more to help people. Our dreams include training dogs to become service, therapy, or companion dogs for our veterans or disabled.
We also want to have the opportunity to work with the Veteran's Homeless program and other Homeless programs to provide places to live and work at the Sanctuary while providing shelter, food, and a positive influence. We want to help others feel secure and confident. We would like to have the opportunity not only to go into devastated areas to help animals, but to also help people. We are working on getting our dog treats tested so we can start producing them to sell. This will help fund 4 Hope Animal Sanctuary.
We have a lot of work to do!
Ranger came to our care July 2018 and we were able to find him a home Early 2019.
Ranger received all his needed vaccines and was neutered before we found him a home.
Chase came into our care August 2018 and we were able to find him a home early 2019.
Chase received all his needed vaccines and was neutered before we found him a home.
Lucy came into our care December 2018 and we provided her with all of her needed vaccines. She was already spayed. She was assumed to be about 9-10 years old. We were able to find a loving home for her about August 2019. She is currently in the same home as Bugsy.
Shadow came to our care about December 2018 and he was up to date on all vaccines and was neutered. He found a very loving home with one of our board members January 2019.
Neme came to our care about February 2019 and we did get all his vaccines. He was already neutered. We found him a good home about June 2019.
Our Vet's office called us to see if we could take in Bugsy. His owners were older and could no longer care for him. We got all his updated vaccines for him and our vet was nice enough to do a teeth cleaning for free for taking him in. We did pay for lab work before the cleaning and found he had hypothyroidism so we also paid for medic
Our Vet's office called us to see if we could take in Bugsy. His owners were older and could no longer care for him. We got all his updated vaccines for him and our vet was nice enough to do a teeth cleaning for free for taking him in. We did pay for lab work before the cleaning and found he had hypothyroidism so we also paid for medications. We found a loving home where he continued to be with Lucy.
Piper came to use about July 2019, we kept her for a short time because her owner wanted to have her back. Her owner was a loving owner and we did take her back. We did get her vaccines updated, but she came to us already spayed.
Squirt came to our care about August 2020 and we had for about 1 week. He came to us at the right time! We had an older couple looking for the perfect dog and he was it! They were going to take him to the vet to get his vaccines and get neutered.
Jack came to our care about September 2020. He needed to have treatment for his skin, needed all his vaccines, and also needed to be neutered. He came with Stitch and we separated them when finding a home because Stitch usually bullied him. He found a home July 2021.
Stitch and Jack came together and just like Jack, Stitch had to be treated for skin issues, had to get all his vaccines, and we had to get him neutered. Stitch found his home about August 2021.
Rebel is our current save and will be here with us until we have to say good-bye to her. She came to us March 13, 2021. She was already spayed, but she had incontinence issues. We took her to the vet to get her medication renewed for this and had lab work completed only to find out that she had kidney issues. We also had to get all he
Rebel is our current save and will be here with us until we have to say good-bye to her. She came to us March 13, 2021. She was already spayed, but she had incontinence issues. We took her to the vet to get her medication renewed for this and had lab work completed only to find out that she had kidney issues. We also had to get all her vaccines. Several months later and several thousand dollars later, she has congenital kidney disease and may not be with us much longer. Therefore, she will be with us until the end. Rebel said her goodbyes with tail wagging even though she could not walk alot. She passed away end of March 2022.
Z, yes his name is just Z.
His owner called me looking to see if I could find him a home, I called a friend that was looking for a dog. Our friends went to meet him and then they had a sleepover with their dogs. The rest is history. He is very happy. The Sanctuary did pay for him to get neutered.
I have had dogs all my life, when I was growing up and also when I got married and had children. They have always been part of my family. My brother-in-law always said if he could come back after death, he wanted to come back as one of my dogs. He said I spoil and love them so much. I lost my dog about 3 years ago and I didn't think that I was going to get another dog, until my daughter, Leigh Anne Dries, rescued a Shitzu. Oh my goodness! What a difference he has made in my life! I didn't realize how much I missed having a dog! They make all the difference.
I have worked over 30 years for the United States Government as a Computer Specialist.
As a combat veteran with PTSD, I have rescued many dogs and through this I have found peace and solace through unconditional love from the dogs I have rescued. I would like to help others find the same solace in receiving the unconditional love from an animal.
I have a love for any animal! I cannot think of a time where I was without the love of an animal! I currently work as a Nurse Practitioner (NP) and wanted to start the sanctuary to help animals find a place where they can live a happy and fearless life. With my experience as an NP, this allows me to monitor the animals for health concerns and find treatment before symptoms become life threatening.
Dogs Help Us Every Day
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