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.

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

national adpt wknd

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!

Blue Martini Fundraiser a Big Success

Blue Martini FundraiserThe fundraiser at Blue Martini was a huge success!!!  We had approximately 140 attendees at the event.  Happy Home Animal Sanctuary wishes to thank everyone who participated in and supported this event. Your support helped us raise $4500 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.

The following raffle numbers won these wonderful prizes.  If your raffle ticket is listed below, please contact Cherie at 702-271-6267.

528586           Gift Bag from Tommy Bahamas $150 value
528627           $50 Gift Certificate to Sin City Nails by Kelly
528667           4 Show Tickets to Legends in Concert June 30 Show
528894           One Dozen Cupcakes from the Cupcakery
528897           $25 PetSmart Gift Card
529677           Jilli’s Jerky Treats for Dogs, Donated by The Dog House
529755           7 Hills Hand Car Wash Supreme Package
529890           2 Free Tickets to Marc Savard Comedy Hypnosis

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

7 Hills Car Wash
AMC Theatres
Big Bus Double Decker Sightseeing Tour
Caesar’s Entertainment
Cheryl Collins
The Container Store
CSI Experience
The Cupcakery
The Dog House
J&A Contracting
LaMonte Woods
Massage Envy, Eastern Hills Center
Monica Symonds
Nicolienne Francois
Pink Jeep Tours
Popcorn Girl & Nikkol Jackson, Farmers Insurance
Sin City Nails
Tina Tappan – Studio Salon Galleria
Tommy Bahamas Town Square
Trader Joe’s


Happy Hour Fundraiser at Blue Martini – Town Square


When:  Thursday, June 20, 2013

Where: Blue Martini at Town Square Las Vegas

Time: 5:30 P.M. – 8:00 P.M.

Each guest receives a complimentary drink ticket.

Complimentary Appetizers from 5:30pm – 6:30pm

Ticket Price:  $15 per person in advance (pick up at Blue Martini day of event) or $20 at door day of event (cash or check only)

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.


Thank You for Giving!

Nevada's Big Give 2013Happy Home Animal Sanctuary wishes to thank everyone who participated in Nevada’s Big Give. Your support helped us raise $545 that will go towards 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.

The Story of B.J.


B.J. is my name, and being cute and lucky to be alive is my claim to fame. Unfortunately, that was not always the case. Just a few months ago I was found by some kind people, the victim of a hit and run on Sunset and Eastern.

My jaw was shattered and I was in a lot of pain. They took me to two different vets and both said NO to helping me. Then someone remembered a compassionate lady named Amber. She’s the “top dog” at Happy Home Animal Sanctuary, and no one is more caring. Off we went to PetSmart to find Amber, who saw me and said, “We need to save this poor baby”.

And that is exactly what happened. Amber found a specialty veterinarian to fix my jaw. Now I have a beautiful smile and I’m ready to find a special forever home.
Saving my life came at a very high price to Happy Home. My vet bill is $1838.95. To pay this large vet bill is the plan, so please donate if you can.
 ANYTHING is greatly appreciated.


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Story by Melinda Dickinson, HHAS Volunteer

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