10 Pethaven Lane, Augusta, ME 04330
(207) 626-3491

Thank You from the bottom of our hearts!

Adoptions by Appointment Only - Until Further Notice

As the impact of COVID-19 in Maine continues to change, we feel that it’s important to limit public gatherings in our space at KVHS. For this reason, effective immediately and until further notice we will be doing adoptions by appointment only. To view animals ready for adoption click here.

To make an appointment, please email customerservice@pethavenlane.org or call 626-3491.

We love our animals and this community. We are making every effort to provide the highest care to our animals while also practicing social distancing and cleaning and disinfecting our facility multiple times daily. Our team is at the shelter every day and remain dedicated to our
mission. We are grateful for your support.

Our Mission

We believe in creating a kinder community by nurturing the animal human bond. Our mission is to enrich lives by placing animals for adoption in loving homes where they can thrive on kindness and care. We support the potential in every animal by providing them with healing, hope and second chances.

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Your gift will mean so much to animals in need

Dog Photo by Barkley and Co. www.barkleyandco.com

What's Happening at KVHS.

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Meet Lola! 🐱

If you've been looking for a new kitty companion, Lola may be the one for you. She's super friendly, very curious, and loves attention. We call her a purr machine!❤ Lola can't wait to meet her people. Will it be you?

To learn more about Lola:
pethavenlane.org/available-cats/
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Goal: To teach your dog to return to you on command while building confidence and trust through repetition and consistency.🐶

To begin: Put your dog on a six foot leash. Hold your leash in one hand and a handful of your dog’s most beloved and favorite treats in your other hand.

1️⃣ Allow your dog to go out in front of you. They may be sniffing the ground, looking at the neighbor taking the trash out, or just simply turned away from you. You want your dog to be distracted!
2️⃣ (Remember back to week one’s loose leash walking challenge). When your dog gets distracted, say COME, one time and begin backing away from your dog.
3️⃣ As they are returning to you, show your dog you have a treat and give it to them when they reach you.🐾

Don't:
Call your dog to do something they don’t like (bathing, nail trims, etc.)

Do:
Always reward them for coming to you.
Always begin this exercise on leash to avoid your dog ignoring you.

P.S. Because we LOVE to see doggies learning, comment some photos of your pooch working on "come"!🐶
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