Welcome to Happy Home Animal Sanctuary

Amber Snethen

Amber Snethen

Happy Home Animal Sanctuary is a no-kill, no-cage, non-profit organization dedicated to saving the lives of abandoned and homeless cats and dogs. We have been happily serving the Southern Nevada area since 1997.

Our mission is to offer care and a peaceful living environment for abused, physically handicapped, aged or homeless animals. We provide an open space facility where these “special needs” animals can be provided with medical care, love, and attention that will ultimately lead to their adoption. If an adoption isn’t possible, the sanctuary provides a lifetime refuge for these animals.

Our goal is to protect the welfare of the animals and to promote the humane treatment and wellbeing of these animals by:

  • Providing shelter and medical care for stray or abandoned animals.
  • Responding with personal commitment, humane sensitivity, compassion, and technical skill to the needs of these animals.
  • Actively promoting suitable adoptions of the animals.
  • Encouraging the spay and neutering of dogs and cats to ensure the numbers of unwanted animals be kept to a minimum.
  • Helping to prevent cruelty to animals by promoting animal welfare legislation and public education.

We are an all-volunteer group with no paid staff and as a result, we rely solely on adoption fees, donations and the generosity of cat and dog lovers around the world to continue our efforts. If you love cats & dogs, like we do, and support the humane treatment of them, we would encourage you to visit our donation page to learn more about how you can help.

Thank you for stopping by and we hope to see you again.

Amber Snethen

Happy Home Animal Sanctuary is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization.  All donations are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law.  A receipt for your donation will be available upon pick-up or drop-off.

Happy Hour Fundraiser at Blue Martini

Blue Martini Fundraiser

Happy Home Animal Sanctuary

Presents Our 2nd Annual

Happy Hour Fundraiser at Blue Martini Town Square

When: Saturday, July 26
Where: Blue Martini at Town Square Las Vegas
Time: 5:30 – 8:00 PM
Tickets are $17 per person in advance or $20 per person day of the event.
Each guest receives a complimentary drink ticket.
Martinis include Cosmo, Lemondrop, Apple, Chocolate, & Blue Martini.

Complimentary appetizers from 5:30 – 6:30 PM.

PLUS Live Entertainment from 5:30 – 7:00 PM
Provided by Nicole Kerns & The Whiskey Band.

To purchase tickets online visit: http://bluemartinihappyhourfundraiser.eventbrite.com

100% of all ticket proceeds, silent auction and raffle donations will go to Happy Home Animal Sanctuary, an all-volunteer, no-kill, no-cage, Southern Nevada animal rescue.


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Pair of Puppies Rescued from Heat, Ant Bites


Brother and sister were rescued from a back yard. Their mother was taken away from them too soon. They were left to fend for themselves in temperatures over 100 degrees. Ants attacked their tiny bodies. When found, the puppies were covered with bite wounds. One of them may lose vision in one eye.

The puppies are now in the care of one of Happy Home’s pet foster parents. They are being taken for veterinary visits as they recover.

Happy Home is depending on the generosity of people who believe in our mission to assist with the cost of caring for these babies. Any amount is greatly appreciated.

Please donate to this special fund with PayPal on PetCaring.com or visit our Donations page. Thank you!

Update 07/14/14:
It is becoming apparent that the little girl (Helen Keller) may be completely blind while the little boy (Stevie Wonder) has decent vision in one eye. When they are in their play area at home, Helen is very comfortable and you can’t even tell she has a handicap. However, when she is in unfamiliar territory (like outside in a large yard), it is obvious she can’t see and doesn’t know what to do. And her big brother just runs away from her to have his own fun leaving her sitting and waiting for help. And although their hair is now “peach fuzz”, they still have indication of skin infection so they are back on antibiotics.

Adoptions Now at Two Locations

Happy Home Animal Sanctuary now holds adoption hours each weekend at two south Las Vegas locations.

PetSmartCats and kittens can be adopted at Petsmart in the Target plaza at the corner of Eastern & Silverado Ranch.


Petco_logoDogs, puppies, and our youngest kittens can be adopted at Petco in the Walmart plaza at the corner of Eastern & Serene.


Visit us this weekend and take home a new furry friend!

Nevada’s Big Give: April 25th, 2014

Nevada's Big GiveThis April 25th thousands of Nevadans are going to show their support for their favorite nonprofit during Nevada’s Big Give. Will you be one of them?

Without your donations, we would not be able to continue our lifesaving work.

Here are just a few of the 100′s of rescues we help with each year through our organization.

Chimney Cricket

Chimney Cricket had fallen down a chimney and had to have her leg amputated at the hip.

BJ Before

BJ was the victim of a hit and run that shattered his jaw. This is a picture before the vet helped out.

BJ After

A happy BJ now!

Forrest Gump

4 day old Forrest Gump was attached to his deceased sibling and the decaying of that sibling severely injured his leg. One of our volunteers came to the rescue, separated them and took Forrest Gump to the vet where they took care of his infected leg.


Scarlett after her hip surgery.

Your generous donations will help us with our ever growing vet bills and help us buy food and supplies for the animals at the sanctuary.

For as little as $10, you can help with our mission to offer care and a peaceful living environment for abused, physically handicapped, aged or homeless animals.

To donate, please visit

And always remember to Give where you live!

Is Life Truly Like a Box of Chocolates?

The Story of One Kitten’s Will to Live

Forrest T Gump 2My name is Forrest Gump. I am very lucky to be alive. When I came into this world, it was in the backyard of a nice lady who works at a local school. She feeds a colony of feral cats, all fixed but one. My mama has eluded capture for two years.

Right away the lady knew something was wrong. I’ll say! I was attached to my sibling on one side, and on the other side of my brother or sister was another kitten who looked attached too. Now what?

The nice lady works with a volunteer of Happy Home Animal Sanctuary. She called, and along came Pam to the rescue. She carefully cleaned us up and got us unattached. Sorry to say, the kitten in the middle had passed away. Pam took the three of us home to be our new mommy.

Sadly, my leg had become infected and I had to be taken to the vet. On the way one of my other siblings passed on. I was not liking my first days so far.

Now there are two of us left. I go to the vet every few days to have my leg looked at and re-bandaged. My new mommy has her hands full bottle feeding us, but it’s truly an act of love.Forrest T Gump

The vet bills are mounting. If anyone out there wants to give to a good cause, please think of Happy Home Animal Sanctuary.

Thank you for reading my little story.

Forrest Gump


Story written by Melinda D.; photographs by Pam S.

Kittens Springing Up Everywhere

Warm weather in the desert Southwest has ushered in the beginning of “kitten season”, and the volunteers of Happy Home Animal Sanctuary are hard at work rescuing and fostering pregnant cats and litters of kittens. Foster homes throughout the valley give the animals lots of TLC and bring them to weekend adoption events when they are ready for permanent homes.

One foster Mom has dubbed her litter “The Fabulous Four Quartet”. The mother cat is a very sweet, smallish gray tabby. Her babies look very much like her. The “band” is made up of two boys and two girls.

NameJunior8weeksJunior – Should be called Jumping Jack Flash. Very quick on his feet and loves to climb. Likes to crawl under ankles and play with anklets.

NameJacko8weeksJacko – Such a flirt, likes the ladies. Good horn man. Can be tempted to purr on occasion.

NameJessie8weeksJessie – She can beat those drums like no other cat. Easy on the eyes, if you know what I mean.

NameJasmine8weeksJasmine – Sweet, tiny Jasmine. Just like a flower in bloom. But that tiny thing has a set of pipes…can wake a sleeping man on the other side of the house when wet food is concerned.

The band says they are just about ready to play a gig at your home for permanent.

Many more kittens will be coming to HHAS adoption events at Petsmart and Petco in the coming weeks. Visit us there, or look us up on Petfinder.com for the most current listings of adoptable pets.

Las Vegas Wranglers Chuck-A-Puck Event

Las Vegas Wranglers

The Las Vegas Wranglers professional hockey team has joined forces with Happy Home Animal Sanctuary for a special Chuck-A-Puck event on February 5, 2014.

Come and join the fun as the Las Vegas Wranglers go head-to-head with the Colorado Eagles in a game that is sure to be remembered.

A portion of each ticket purchased through our special promo link below, goes to support the animals at Happy Home Animal Sanctuary.

You can also participate in the popular Chuck-A-Puck program that allows fans to purchase pucks to throw onto the ice during an intermission for a chance to win Wranglers prizes. Each puck purchased at the game helps the animals at Happy Home Animal Sanctuary.

So call your friends and family and get everyone on board for a fun night of hockey and an easy way to help Happy Home Animal Sanctuary.

Las Vegas Wranglers

Event Location: Orleans Hotel & Casino

Event Date: Wednesday, February 5, 2014 @ 7:05pm

Get Las Vegas Wrangler Tickets

National Adoption Weekend

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September 13 through 15 is Petsmart Charities National Adoption Weekend. Cats, dogs, kittens, and puppies will be looking for their forever families at Petsmart, 9869 S Eastern Avenue at Silverado Ranch.

  • Friday 4:00-8:00 PM
  • Saturday 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
  • Sunday 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM.


Entertainment 2014 Coupon Book Fundraiser

** This event has ended. Thank you for your support. **

40% of Every Purchase Supports Our Group!

Entertainment 2014 Coupon Books

Happy Home Animal Sanctuary is selling the Entertainment 2014 Coupon Book to raise funds for the animals.  100% of all proceeds benefit the animals at the sanctuary.

The fundraising campaign is active now and will continue through December 15, 2013.

The Entertainment 2014 Coupon Book is your source for great local discounts. Inside you’ll find coupons for your favorite everyday activities including: local restaurants, groceries, shopping, services, movie tickets, travel, car care, local sports attractions, home furnishings, and much more.

  • Find a hidden gem in your city or enjoy an old standby and save tons with up to 50% off and 2-for-1 coupons.
  • Local Coupon Books are valid from August 2013 – December 2014.
  • Purchase of an Entertainment Book Membership includes access to mobile-redeemable coupons and online printable coupons.
  • Enjoy savings when you travel, along with discounts near home.

4 Ways To Save

Entertainment 2014 Coupon Books are available for most states in the US and throughout Canada. The cost varies by location, but they retail from $35.00 to $50.00, but you can get the same book at a discounted price while helping Happy Home Animal Sanctuary.

Sample Savings:

  • NV – Las Vegas Area: Retail $35.00 HHAS $30.00 (14% Savings)
  • CA – Los Angeles Area: Retail $35.00 HHAS $30.00 (14% Savings)
  • CA – Inland Empire Area: Retail $35.00 HHAS $25.00 (28% Savings)
  • CA – Orange County Area: Retail $40.00 HHAS $35.00 (13% Savings)
  • AZ – Phoenix Area: Retail $35.00 HHAS $30.00 (14% Savings)
  • UT – Entire State: Retail $35.00 HHAS $25.00 (28% Savings)

Click Here to see all of the areas available.

* Note: The Entertainment website doesn’t always show the discounted price in the list, but if you add the book to the shopping cart, it will correctly show the discounted price.

Each Entertainment coupon book membership provides people with thousands of dollars in deals on the things they do every day, such as dine out, shop, entertain, travel, and more. Plus, this year you not only get the physical book, but you also have access to online coupons and a special mobile app with daily specials.

Entertainment 2014 Book

Two easy ways to get your savings book:

Click the button below

Entertainment 2014 Book

Or call 1-866-241-8042 and give them our fundraiser account number: 10467558.

Thank you for supporting Happy Home Animal Sanctuary!