Our newest “Piper’s Pals”

We reserve a few special spaces at the Sanctuary that is for “Piper’s Pals”.  This is what we lovingly call a pet that will eventually return home to its family.

Over the years, we have cared for a dog whose owner was going off to Harvard for her first year of Graduate School and had no place to leave Princi, her beloved companion dog.  Coco’s family had to leave the country for a year and could not take their pet with them.  Another Coco stayed with us when his Mom was going through six months of cancer treatment.  House with a Heart also welcomed little Muffin, whose Dad is in the military and was being deployed to the Middle East for over a year. Moonpie recently stayed while his mom was recovering from a fall, breaking her arm and leg. We are happy to say she is doing well, and Moonpie is home.

We are privileged to be able to “Pay it Forward.”

Currently we have Toby, Molly, Tigger, Josie and a recent addition, Ditto.

Ditto is 16 years old, hard of hearing, doesn’t see well and has some allergies to deal with but other than that he is a sweet, easy going Cockapoo.
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Ditto’s parents were so worried about what would happen to Ditto as they were no longer able to care for him in their own home.  Since our other Piper’s Pal, Moonpie was ready to go back home with his Mom we were able to accept Ditto into the pack as a Piper’s Pal.
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Each Piper’s Pal from time to time gets a visit from their families and they bring treats for all of the House with a Heart Family.