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Almost Heaven's Adoptable & Resident Dogs

AHGRRS has been saving lives since 2002 and plans to continue accepting as many orphan dogs - as space and finances allow. Your donations will help keep our doors open to those who need us most. We have Adoptable Dogs (click HERE) in need of homes and permanent residents who will never know the joy of living in a family environment because they are so damaged, old, or sick that they are best suited to living out their lives with us - here at the Sanctuary. Please consider giving a homeless dog a home.

You can obtain Adoption Information and an Application by clicking HERE. Completed applications may be emailed to:

Please, we request that you don't call us until you have an approved application on file, as it is a volunteer owned phone. Calls will be answered when possible. For the fastest response, please email us.

If you cannot adopt at this time, but would like to help please consider the following:

  • Food donations are always greatly appreciated. We feed our rescues Iams Minichunks.

  • Donating needed item(s) on our Wish List

  • Sponsoring one of our residents. No donation is too small - All are always deeply appreciated. Use the PayPal button, Donation button, or mail to AHGGRS at P.O. Box 648, Capon Bridge, WV 26711.
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    Permanent Residents
These Canine Companions are too broken to leave us...except for very experienced and special homes

Panzer - Male, Golden Retriever Mix

PanzerIn over 35 years, AHGRRS has rarely seen a dog in worse shape than Panzer. We were horrified by his condition when he arrived at Almost Heaven. It was beyond anything most people will ever witness in their lifetime.

Panzer arrived at Almost Heaven infested with fleas and parasites with multiple raw and infected hairless areas on his poor body. One of his paws was so badly infected, swollen, and painful, we remain fearful our only future option may require amputating his entire leg to save his life. Both of his ears showed evidence of long term infections with a tumor on a small stalk growing out of one ear and both canals almost completely closed. Our veterinarians have been working very hard to get Panzer's infections under control. Panzer has been hospitalized twice to receive IV antibiotics and various prescribed medications.

Panzer also began showing issues with his right rear hock. He has recovered some but continues high stepping in his right rear end. This is extremely bad news as it will negate amputating his badly infected front leg - should it come to that. We remain cautiously optimistic as he seems to still be in good spirits and eating very well. He loves treats, and found a ball out in the yard that he really enjoys. He is not well enough for a roaring game of fetch, but he does like to carry the ball around.

Sponsors and donations towards Panzer's mounting medical expenses and care are always greatly appreciated. Donations can be made via PayPal using the Donate button below or by mail: AHGGRS at P.O. Box 648, Capon Bridge, WV 26711

And this is what Queenie thinks of the hat And this is what Queenie thinks of the hat


Queenie - Female, Golden Retriever Mix

Note: Queenie is so badly damaged by her prior "caretakers" that AHGRRS has deemed her unsafe for adoption; therefore she will remain here at the sancutury for the duration of her life.

5 - 6 year old Queenie came to us after she was found lying next to the road, emaciated at 27 pounds. We will probably never know the real story of how Queenie found herself in such dire circumstances and physical condition but, it has left emotional scars that may never completely heal. Queenie is a very dominant girl - she can be stubborn and single minded. She gets along best with neutered male dogs and she seems to like cats - actually, she just ignores them.

Queenie needs a home with an experienced adopter. Someone who can give her the space and guidance to become accustomed to her new home and people. Once Queenie knows and trusts people, she is a very loving, sweet girl, but it will not be "love at first sight" for her. We feel she would do best in a quiet adult home with a fenced yard - although Queenie does LOVE to go for walks on leash. She is crate trained, housebroken, spayed, vaccinated, and heartworm negative and on preventative.

We would love to see Queenie find her furever family and home where she will continue to blossom and receive the love and patience she needs and deserves. If you think you might be the right home for Queenie, please submit an application. Click → HERE

Queenie  Queenie


Teddy Bear

Teddy Bear - Male, Collie/Golden Retriever/Great Pyrenees Mix

9 - 10 year old Panda and Teddy came to us after their owner passed away. They were very unsocial, and it took us a long time to gain their trust. Part of their behavior is genetic and part of it was from living an isolated life on a farm. Even now - years later - they are not warm fuzzy dogs, though they do like attention, and LOVE being inside snuggled on their dog beds. We would love to see these two Seniors adopted together, they are lifelong friends (littermates), and are very bonded and dependent on each other (especially Panda).

Teddy and Panda are available for adoption to a special home with understanding, patient, special people. If you are interested in offering them a furever home, please submit an application. Click → HERE

Sponsors and donations towards their care are always greatly appreciated. Donations can be made via PayPal using the Donate button below or by mail: AHGGRS at P.O. Box 648, Capon Bridge, WV 26711

Teddy Bear Teddy Bear

Teddy Bear

Jake and Jasper


Lawn mower - Jake (his brother Jasper recently passed away) - were abandoned at their prior home when their owner was evicted from the property.

Wonderful for keeping the fields "mowed" where lawn mowers cannot go.

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