Gianni, a dashing Balinese came to HWAH along with his “brother” Giorgio, now passed. These two beautiful boy kitties were loved deeply by their family. When a family member developed severe allergies they came to live at HWAH. The other family members who are not allergic visit HWAH to spend time loving him and giving him a good brushing. He is a calm and sweet cat who has quite a Fan Club among the Kitty volunteers.
Fluffy was rescued as a tiny kitten when her Kitty Mom could no longer care for her. She was bottle fed and raised at HWAH. Fluffy is the Queen of the Kitty Roost. You can never be sure where she will turn up. She has no fear of the dogs and will strut her stuff whenever and wherever she can!
Munchkin came to HWAH when she was found as a stray kitty. Since Munchkin only had 3 legs we wanted a special home for her. When Siggi lost her beloved cat of 19 years, Sweet Pea, she was looking to foster a cat that would sit on her lap and keep her company. Munchkin fit the bill and went to live with Siggi in 2010. She is a lively loveable girl that loves to sit atop her 3 tiered cat perch, in her bed in the front bay, or on the ledge of the back windows. She gets lots of attention as the only cat.
This beautiful Portuguese water dog was rescued from a hoarding situation. She had been placed in two foster homes that were unable to rehabilitate a dog that had emotionally shut down. Since coming to the Sanctuary, Jenny has slowly made progress and now can walk on a leash. She’s very shy, but occasionally comes out to greet visitors to say hello.
Our boy, Happy, is true to his name. This jovial and bouncy Bichon Frise enjoys every minute of his life, despite the fact that he’s lost the use of his back legs. Unfortunately, neurological consults and physical therapy confirmed that his condition can’t be corrected. But Happy doesn’t let it stop him! He can run races in his “doggie wheels,” and make his way around the Sanctuary on his own. Happy sleeps in his own crib and loves to be cuddled by his favorite people. His former family loved him and still visits him occasionally, but just couldn’t handle the demands of caring for a paraplegic pup.
If ever a pup can make us laugh, it is this plump little Chihuahua. She was about to be left behind in a vacant apartment when a marshal took her to a shelter who then contacted us. Gin-Gin the Terrible spent months burrowed under a blanket, snarling and terrorizing anyone who attempted to coax her out. But at mealtimes she regularly made an appearance. Over time, Gin-Gin has become more social and playful.
This darling thirteen-year-old Chihuahua was rescued from a puppy mill and taken to the local shelter. Unfortunately, while in foster care, she jumped off a chair and broke her leg and the same thing happened in her second foster placement! When the shelter wanted to amputate her leg or euthanize her, we brought her to the Sanctuary. Luckily under our care, Daphne’s leg healed without the need for further surgery and she’s been fine ever since. She dances on her back legs for Mama Sher and watches over her Best Friend Tammy Two-Two.
Nora lived outdoors on a chain for 9+ years. She is a resilient dog who is the sweetest human loving dog. We are fostering her for Pet Connect. She loves and respects other dogs and cats. She loves attention, and we make sure she gets it after all she’s been through.
Buddy was packed in a crate full of cats and transported from North Carolina to a Baltimore Cat Rescue. Imagine their surprise when out came a 17 year old scared poodle! He stole the hearts of everyone! We decided he was too fragile and wanted him to spend the rest of his years with us. Buddy will continue to live at HWAH as a Hospice Foster for Mid-Atlantic Poodle Rescue. We will all love him and prove to him every day that LOVE LIVES HERE and he is HOME at lastbeen through