Category Archives: Dog

February is Black Dog and Cat Syndrome Awareness Month.  Statistics show that black cats and dogs are less likely to be adopted than other pets.
Why? We can’t figure it out.  Some have said that the reason could be because lighter animals generally photograph better, and therefore get more attention on adoption websites.  Whatever the reason, people are missing out on great pets.. like Penny.

Penny xmas

Penny is a cute 14 month old mixed pup aprox. 35lbs that is just perfect for a family.  She is good with kids and other dogs.  She loves to play with toys and go on long walks but is happy to hang out on the couch when its time to relax.

Penny in repose

Penny has learned so much and is ready to be a great family member.  She knows basic commands like sit, down and off.  She is potty trained and crate trained.

Penny sit

Penny would love to have another dog to play with or play dates with neighborhood dogs.

Penny play

Most of all you should adopt Penny because she is super cute and super smart.  Apply to adopt Penny HERE.


Have A Heart, Inc. is a small, volunteer Canine Rescue in South Florida.  We save dogs from municipal animal shelters and keep them safe until a new home can be found.  Our mission is to Rescue, Re-home and Educate.  
 We are a certified 501(c)(3) Non-Profit, No-Kill Organization.  We require a short application with references as well as a home visit.  At the time of adoption we respectfully request an adoption donation to help cover the cost of veterinary care, vaccines, spay/neuter, microchip, food, enrichment and basic care.


Annual Rock for the Rescue 2015

A great time was had by all at the 2015 Rock for the Rescue!

Brian Howe Concert 2015

A huge Thank you to Bad Company Former Lead Singer Brian Howe and band for a fabulous performance and to Karla Buchanan for organizing and running the entire event.

We were pleased to meet and Rock with Charlie Allen who opened the show with a great county rock performance that got the crowd rocking.

We can’t say enough about Craig and the wonderful folks from Pinch-A-Penny-Pool-Patio-Spa, who sponsored the event and worked with Karla to make it all a success.

Event Sponsors:

  • Pinch a Penny – Bonita

  • Diamond District – Coconut Point

  • Cheap Trick

  • Little River Band

  • Penny Lane

  • Art by Sheila Elsea

  • Skye’s Restaurant

  • Pierside Restaurant

  • As you Like It Hair Salon

  • Olde 41 Animal Hospital

  • Palm City Brewery

  • Soldavini & Caldwell, CPA. PA

  • British Open Pub


Happy National Dog Day!

National Dog Day is celebrated August 26th annually and serves to help galvanize the public to recognize the number of dogs that need to be rescued each year, and acknowledges family dogs and dogs that work selflessly each day to save lives, keep us safe and bring comfort. Dogs put their lives on the line every day – for their law enforcement partner, for their blind companion, for a child who is disabled, for our freedom and safety by detecting bombs and drugs and pulling victims of tragedy from wreckage.”

” National Dog Day wishes to encourage dog ownership of all breeds, mixed and pure – and embraces the opportunity for all dogs to live a happy, safe and ”abuse-free life”.

“National Dog Day is against any kind of “breed ban”. Dogs should not have to lose their lives because of the atrocities they have been forced to endure at the hands of man. And while we feel that American’s have the constitutional right to purchase a pure breed dog, we strongly discourage buying from pet stores, backyard breeders, the internet, newspaper ads and puppy mills, and rather encourage those seeking new canine companions, to verify that they are buying from a reputable breeder, educate themselves about their dog’s breed and better yet – visit their local shelter or pure breed rescue group for a new furry family member that will be forever grateful. Millions of dogs are killed each year because they are unwanted. They are wonderful and viable sentient beings that deserve compassion and respect. Please consider adopting on National Day!”

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