Short Term Care

House With a Heart can only care for friendly dogs.  This is a MUST!!!  

Planning a trip and not able to take your dog with you? There’s no place like home…except House with a Heart Short Term Care Program.

HWAH can care for a limited number of friendly dogs of all ages, including those with special needs, while their owners are away. When your dogs are with us, they become a HWAH BFF (Best Friend Forever)!


HWAH reserves the right to turn away any dog who is in poor condition at the time of drop off.
Dogs who are in obvious pain, have not been seen by a Vet and do not have medication to keep them comfortable.
Dogs who are matted and dirty and in need of grooming.

Vaccine Records, food and medications:  We will need current vaccine records for your dog.  We require Bordetella, Canine Influenza, Distemper and Rabies.  You should provide clearly marked food and medication.  We have bowls, bedding, and toys.  You may bring familiar items that will comfort your dog, but please don’t bring anything that would be upsetting to you if it was lost or damaged.

  • Tour of HWAH:  If you have not yet visited HWAH you should plan on coming for a visit without your pet.  Visiting hours are by appointment Saturday between noon and 2pm. Please email  to set up an appointment.
  • Get Acquainted Visits for First Timers:  Once you have visited HWAH and decided that we would be a good fit for your pet we REQUIRE a Get Acquainted Visit to familiarize your pet with HWAH. Dogs must pass the GA visit before we can care for them.  GA Visits are a free service, by appointment – Monday through Saturday – drop off Noon with 2 meals and pick up the following day at noon.



When you are ready to bring your pet to HWAH for his or her Short Term Visit:

      • Drop Off and Pick Up times:  7 days a week Noon to 1pm or 7pm to 8pm.  Drop off or pick up at either time.
      • Special Note– Noon to 1pm (if picking up during this time there is no charge for the pickup day)
      • Special Note –7pm to 8pm (if dropping off during this time there is no charge for the night).
      • The suggested value is $45.00 for the first dog, and $25.00 for each additional dog. (This is the local fair market value).  Any donation in excess of that amount is allowable under IRS Guidelines for Charitable Contributions.
      • Please be sure to bring your dog’s food and medication.


please fill out forms from the links below.


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