'Snoop Hogg' Needs Home after Found Wandering Philadelphia Streets

11/30/2023: The Sanctuary at Haafsville usually takes in cats and dogs, but a little piggy caught the eye of dog care manager, Jayne Anne Bissell.


"I had gone down (to Philadelphia) to pull some dogs, and I'd see him in a back pen," said Bissell. "He wasn't in very good shape."


Then, Bissell went back weeks later and saw the pig still in the pen. She knew she needed to do something. She brought him back to the Sanctuary at Haafsville.

One of the Lehigh Valley’s Leading Animal Rescues to Open Cat-Only Adoption Center

05/31/2023: One of the Lehigh Valley’s leading animal rescues to open cat-only adoption center.


In an announcement on its social media, The Sanctuary at Haafsville said it is moving all of its cat rescue and adoption operations to the former Orefield Veterinary Clinic building at 7209 Kernsville Road, Lowhill Township and hopes to open in mid-June. The facility will be called The Sanctuary Cat Adoption Center.

Local Animal Shelter Throws Kitten Baby Shower to Celebrate Adoptions

05/14/2023: The Breinigsville based animal shelter bid farewell to their kittens who were placed in trained foster homes and welcomed a summer of kittens to come. The shelter welcomes any and all cats, including pregnant mom cats, newborn kittens who need bottle feeding and even older cats who need socializing and a safe place to live.

New Billboard Campaign Aims to Find Homes for Animals in the Lehigh Valley

02/13/2023: From canines to felines to rabbits, more than 50 digital billboards across the Lehigh Valley are featuring animals in need of adoption from Peaceable Kingdom, and The Sanctuary at Haafsville.


The Sanctuary at Haafsville's Diesel is another going from kennel barker to digital dog. 

Retriever Brewing Pregaming Super Bowl with Adoptable Puppies from Sanctuary at Haafsville

02/09/2023: If you head to Retriever Brewing Company on Feb. 12 hoping to have a couple drinks before the big game, just know you may wind up bringing home your new best friend.


The Orefield brewery is holding their first Puppy Bowl event the day of the Super Bowl where they’ll be hosting adoptable dogs from The Sanctuary at Haafsville, including nine puppies that were recently rescued from Bowling Green, Kentucky.


Dog Injured in Philadelphia Hit-and-Run Getting New Lease on Life Thanks to Prosthetic Technology

10/17/2022: An abandoned dog who was injured in a Philadelphia hit-and-run is getting a new lease on life with some high-tech intervention. Prosthetic technology has reached new heights. In July, we first told you about a special team trained at Jefferson that's changing lives for animals. 


Now, they're working with a dog who needs a home. He's a bundle of joy, who's full of happy energy in spite of a horrific past. 

Lehigh Valley Shelter Helping 74 Stranded Dogs get Home to their New Owners

03/30/2022: Dozens of dogs found themselves in a rough situation after a truck carrying them became stranded in the Lehigh Valley.


Now, a non-profit group and dozens of volunteers are scrambling to help take care of the dogs and get them to their new owners.

The Sanctuary at Haafsville Celebrates 10th Anniversary

09/21/2020: Did you join us for our 10 year anniversary?  We loved seeing everyone who came out to tour our facilies, brought their wonderful adopted dogs, and participated in some of our onsite events.

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901 Nestle Way

Breinigsville, PA 18031

Cat Adoption Center

7209 Kernsville Road

Orefield, PA 18069

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Adoption Spotlight



Turnip aka Turner is a male Cavapoo who is 7 years old. He arrived to us from an Amish puppy mill where he was used for breeding his whole life. This poor boy is understandably terrified and is decompressing in one of our wonderful foster homes. Check out the adorable videos of him in the comment section!! We are beginning to see tail wags and happy smiles from him! He’s also learning how to walk on a leash too!
Turnip is making wonderful strides in his foster home. However, he lived 7 years in only a crate, so he is not used to living in a home and still working on potty training. We are looking for an adopter who will be patient and willing to work with him as he learns how to live in a home. We are also looking for a home with another dog to show Turnip how to be a dog. Amish dogs can take longer to acclimate to a normal household environment, but we are hopeful his forever family is out there! He has plenty of love to give, but he just needs help building confidence and trust.
He seems to enjoy walking around the neighborhood and love car rides! His foster mama says he is super sweet and loving despite what we think he’s been through. Turnip would thrive in a home with another dog, a patient adopter, and a quiet household. Interested in meeting this sweet sweet boy? Fill out your application today!


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