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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What's Happening at KVHS.

See some of our most recent Facebook posts below.

#GivingTuesday is coming to an end and we are so grateful to all that have donated to KVHS during this time. We have one more story to share with you about a spunky little senior dog, Soxy.
This fall, our Georgia rescue partner asked us to take a senior dog named Soxy. Soxy was surrendered after life with a family that simply couldn't afford her medical care. Soxy has a condition called Cushings Disease, which is a syndrome that happens when a dog's body makes too much cortisol. It can be treated, but requires a committed owner. For Soxy, KVHS was a final option. Many other groups are unwilling to take an older dog with medical issues, but our little shelter in Central Maine simply put, believes in second chances for all animals. We agreed to take Soxy, and were immediately head over heels for this dog. The staff at KVHS described her as a furry bundle of love. ❤️ After assessing her needs and helping to get her on a solid plan for a healthy future, we were able to find Soxy a perfect home. She was adopted by a local veterinarian who will be able to provide her with great medical care...and love her for all her days. If you share our feelings and commitment that all animals, regardless of age or health, deserve a second chance please join us by making a gift today. Animals just like Soxy will keep having a happy ending because of your generous support.
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#GivingTuesday success story #2
Ham is all heart
A tiny puppy came to KVHS this fall with a serious heart condition, that if not corrected, meant he would not live to see his first birthday. The only cure was a surgery that cost more than $5,000 and had to be done by the experts at Tufts School of Veterinary Medicine in North Grafton, MA. Like many others before him and all those that will come after him, Ham needed us and we knew we couldn't give up on him. We raised the money, arranged the transport, found a loving foster family to care for him before surgery and during recovery, and then we simply did the right thing. We saved the life of a puppy, who now continues to rest and recover in loving arms of his forever family.
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#GivingTuesday is a time to focus on the work of non-profits that give back to our community. Our mission at KVHS is to provide hope, healing and second chances to all animals in our care. Won't you join us and donate today to support us? Our first story today is about Max.
Max’s Story 🐾
Early in the year a frightened cat named Max came to KVHS after his owner passed away. This happens, sometimes, and it is heartbreaking. We try to fill the void, but beloved animals are suddenly thrust into a new world where their human – the center of their universe – is suddenly gone and they are in a new and scary place. We do our best to fill their days with love, but loss is hard for all of us.
Max was scared, shy, and slow to make new friends. As with every animal in our care, we didn’t give up; sometimes the hardest cases are the sweetest victories. We spent weeks and then months working with Max, and he slowly began to trust new people. Eventually, he was ready to try again with a new family. His original home had been a quiet one with only one adult.
Much to our surprise, his second chance home was a family with two young children, and it was a perfect fit. Max’s connection to the children was immediate and undeniable. He is now a cherished family cat and spends his days enjoying tummy rubs and chasing toys.
To support KVHS in our mission to offer second chances to animals like Max, please donate today for our #GivingTuesday effort. We appreciate the support of our community and thank you for donating.
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