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.

Meet Penny’s Puppies

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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.

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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.

Dog Adoptions Return to PetSmart

Dog Adoptions at PetSmart

Happy Home Animal Sanctuary’s adoptable dogs have returned to PetSmart, 9869 S Eastern Avenue, Las Vegas. Dogs, cats, puppies and kittens are together at this location every Saturday and Sunday, 11 am to 4 pm. Come visit us and take home a new furry friend.

Long Lost Cat Lived Tangled in His Collar

Owners Do Not Want Him Back

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Chadwick is a Maine Coon. He is a friendly, sweet kitty that loves attention. He was found outside an office with a collar wrapped from around his neck to under his armpit. He was taken to the vet and had to have over 100 stitches. He is healing up very well and just wants to find his forever home where he can get some love and scratches. His owners had adopted him a year ago and only had him a month when he went missing. They have since moved to another state and do not want him back.

YOU made it a Success!


Happy Home Animal Sanctuary wishes to thank everyone who participated in and supported our 2nd Annual Happy Hour Fundraiser at the Blue Martini. Especially the Blue Martini for allowing us to have our fundraiser at their establishment. Your support helped us raise $6000 that will go toward the many needs of the sanctuary animals. It is because of your generosity and goodwill that our organization is able to continue our important work. Please accept our heartfelt appreciation for your thoughtfulness and generosity.

We also want to thank Nicole Kerns & the Whiskey Band for donating their time to help make our fundraiser a success. It was wonderful having such amazing talent be a part of our fundraiser. A fun time was had by all.

We also want to thank the following raffle and silent auction donors:

AEG Live Las Vegas
Becky Cowper – Scentsy
Big Bus Double Decker Sightseeing Tour
Blue Martini
Cathy Vandivort
Cheryl Collins
CSI Experience
Ginger & Robert Mudry
Grouchy John’s Coffee Shop
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Kelly VanDahl
Linda Cheek
Michele Winsten
Mob Museum
Monica Symonds
Morris Frame & Décor
Outback Steakhouse
Pete Rose & Mike Maguire
Planet Fitness
Rose Gong
Samy’s Grooming Salon
Sin City Nails
Soggy Dog
Tina Tapan of Salon Studios Galleria
Tommy Vinci – Cartoonman
Trader Joe’s