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, 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 well being 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.

Thank You Legacy Animal Hospital!

Happy Home Animal Sanctuary wishes to thank Dr. Terry Muratore and everyone at Legacy Animal Hospital for hosting the first annual Adopt-A-Thon on October 3rd. It was a time full of fun, friendship, and good food. Eight dogs found their forever families at the event.

Adopt-A-Thon at Legacy Animal Hospital, October 3, 2015.

Adopt-A-Thon at Legacy Animal Hospital  October 3, 2015

Legacy Animal Hospital Adopt-a-Thon October 3

Happy Home Animal Sanctuary will have dogs and cats for adoption at Legacy Animal Hospital’s first annual Adopt-a-Thon on Saturday, October 3, 2015. In addition to adoptions there will be a barbecue, pet photography, and raffle prizes. Come and join the fun from 2 to 5 pm. Legacy Animal Hospital is located at 2591 Windmill Parkway, Henderson, NV 89074 (at the corner of Pecos and Windmill).


A huge thank you to everyone who attended the Happy Hour Fundraiser at Blue Martini
on Friday evening. We were entertained by Jeremy Cornwell, who was amazing. We
also want to thank the Blue Martini and their staff; we could not have done it without
their support. It was a lot of fun and a huge success. Your generosity helps us to pay
down our medical bills so we are able to save more lives.

Happy Hour Fundraiser at Blue Martini

Blue Martini Dog

Happy Home Animal Sanctuary

Presents Our 3rd Annual

Happy Hour Fundraiser

At Blue Martini Town Square


Eventbrite - 3rd Annual Happy Hour Fundraiser

Join us for an evening to include entertainment, raffle prizes, and a silent auction.

When: Friday, July 31
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.

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.



Pair of Dogs Abandoned behind Shopping Center

Marshall2015032901SUNDAY, MARCH 29:  Marshall and his friend, a Pomeranian, were found in a crate next to a dumpster at Petsmart this morning. He was covered with clumps of dried feces, matted, and his nails were so overgrown that they curved over and some were embedded in his paws. The Pomeranian, who is micro-chipped, was taken by Animal Control so they can try to locate the owner.



Marshall20150401WEDNESDAY, APRIL 1:  Marshall has been neutered, shaved down, and had a few teeth removed. His nails were so overgrown that one had grown into his pad and was growing out the other end. We are waiting for some test results to see if the tumor that was removed is cancerous or not. We should be getting his Pom friend (that was found with him) from the shelter tomorrow.

If you can help with the veterinary bills, please donate using the Donate tab or mail to PO Box 742, Searchlight NV 89046.


Here is Angus, the Pomeranian friend of Marshall. The two were abandoned in a crate next to a dumpster. Angus is about 7 years old. Both dogs are ready for adoption.


Meet Penny’s Puppies

Penny's Puppies        Penny  

It was early in her pregnancy when Penny was taken in by Happy Home Animal Sanctuary. She was cared for in a foster home and delivered five healthy, adorable puppies. Penny was treated for a uterine infection after giving birth. She is now recovered and ready for adoption. Four of the puppies already have families waiting to give them forever homes.

Amazon.com Shoppers Support HHAS


Do you shop on Amazon.com? You can do the exact same shopping while supporting Happy Home Animal Sanctuary, no strings attached. When you shop at AmazonSmile, Amazon donates 0.5% of the purchase price to Happy Home Animal Sanctuary. Bookmark the link http://smile.amazon.com/ch/38-3778085 and support us every time you shop.

Thank You!

Nevada’s Big Give – Thursday, March 12, 2015


Nevada’s Big Give is a day when Nevada residents are asked to help out their favorite non-profits within the state. Below are just a few of the animals HHAS has rescued recently. Please help us to pay their medical bills and the medical bills of the other animals in our care.


PennyPenny was rescued and found to be pregnant. She recently delivered 5 puppies. A few days after giving birth, Penny needed emergency surgery for a severe infection in her uterus. She and her puppies are receiving loving care in a foster home.


FoxyDog20150117Foxy was surrendered by her owner. She was overdue for a good grooming. She required medical treatment for severe infections in both ears. Foxy recovered and found her forever home.


Charlie2014120202Charlie was found with a badly broken hind leg that had to be amputated. He spent weeks in the hospital and in the care of a foster home before being adopted.


OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAA pair of pit bull puppies were left outside last summer, and were found covered with ants. They are still in our care. Both have skin problems and neurological issues. One is blind and deaf.


Please donate to help the animals on this special day by following the link below. If you like, you can schedule your gift now to be applied to Nevada’s Big Give on Thursday.

Big Give Logo


From all of the animals and volunteers of Happy Home Animal Sanctuary


Bear’s Long Road to Recovery

A few months ago someone found this little fellow wandering alone and turned him over to Happy Home Animal Sanctuary. He is 10+ years old. We named him Bear. When he came to us, among other problems, he had mange so badly that it had caused open wounds.

Bear on the day he was found, October 5,  2014.

Feeling better.

With the proper nutrition, veterinary care, and love, Bear gradually healed and grew stronger.

Bear in December 2014.

As you can see, he is doing much better now. We are still unable to let him be adopted because he needs one more surgery.

Although he was let down by the humans who were supposed to love and care for him, he is the sweetest, most loving dog you will ever meet.

Update Oct. 5, 2015: Bear has found his forever home,  where he is treasured.