Donations Welcomed

Tributes are Welcomed:

William and Debora Jandrisits

Bill, Debbie, Richard, Julia, Bailey's best friend Cuba and their newest addition, Pierce, have made a generous $500 donation to Havanese Rescue in memory of their late dog Bailey in the photo to the left. 

In memory of Bailey
November 6, 2002
May 18, 2015

Havanese Fancier's Rescue truly appreciates the extra generous donation. This will go to helping the Havanese that need extra help!

A quote in memory - “The risk of love is loss, and the price of loss is grief. But the pain of grief is only a shadow when compared with the pain of never risking love.”  – Hilary Stanton Zunin



LexiMary Hughson gave a generous donation to Havanese Rescue as a tribute to honour: Jomaran's Lexi
(owned and loved throughout her life by Lillian Zelinsky)

We celebrate her life!
April 20, 2000 - December 28, 2013

Thank you for helping those in need!


Donations welcomed



We are all too aware of the plight of the dogs coming out of puppy mills, but I would like to present to you a different and common scenario. It may begin with a phone call from a distressed owner who can no longer care for her dog for various reasons, or from someone who has learned that a little Havanese is being neglected or abused. He may be coming from a situation where his desire to please has been misunderstood; behaviours such as submissive urination have resulted in punishment. Fear biting may result from physical punishment. That sweet little ball of fluff with the endless supply of kisses has now become a confused and unloved dog who, no matter how hard he tries, is unable to please his owner. It’s a downward slide from there. He becomes depressed to the point of not eating, and then not even having the strength to eat. It’s only a matter of time before the rejected little ones slides down the path of no return.

This is where Rescue steps in. The dog is picked up by a volunteer and brought to a veterinarian for emergency medical care. It may take months and a great deal of money to restore the health of a rejected or abandoned dog. When he’s ready, rehabilitation can begin. A loving foster mom provides good nutrition, training, exercise, play and socialization. He experiences human love and affection. One day his little tail softly wags again and his eyes are soft instead of fearful He may offer a soft kiss. His self- confidence is restored and he learns to trust people. Eventually, after many months, the delightfully unique Havanese personality emerges. He is then ready to start a new life with a carefully screened family who wants only to love him. His progress is monitored by Rescue and the lucky new family is blessed with the love and devotion of a Havanese for years to come..

You can donate to the Havanese Fanciers of Canada (HFC) Rescue by donating money, donating an Rescue Benfit Auction item, or by participating in our Annual Rescue Benfit Auction held every March.

Monetary Donations

Monetary donations for the HFC Rescue are always appreciated. Please contact the Rescue Committee or the Club's Treasurer for ways to donate. 

Donate an Auction Item

To donate an auction item, please e-mail with a photo and description of your donation. Please keep your item in your possession. You are responsible for the shipping of your own donation within the US and Canada, and half the shipping costs for International winners, so please check into shipping costs prior to making your donation so there are no surprises. You will receive an e-mail notification from the rescue committee when the item has been paid for along with the name of the winner and their shipping address.