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Welcome to the Haven


To donate to the Haven online
click below


"May we, God helping us, be part of the answer, not part of the problem."

-Peter Marshall

Dr. Brenda Wilbanks, Founder and Executive Director

Strut Reminder:

10th Annual Strut for the Mutts 

is this Saturday 9/27/14!!! 

Be sure to register early or on site during walk.

See below on how to register:

For more information you can contact us at 

806-763-0092 or

For registration form click here: Strut 2014

Payment can either be received through our Paypal account on our website 

(please note that your payment is for the Strut registration), 

or payment can be sent through the mail to 

Haven Animal Care Shelter, 

4501 N. FM 1729, Lubbock, TX 79403. 

Tenth Annual “Strut for the Mutts”

The Haven will host our Tenth Annual Strut for the Mutts on 

Saturday, September 27, 2014. 

The 5K race will begin at 8:30am, registration at 7:30am. 

The “Strut” will begin at 10am with registration beginning at 8:30am.


Registration fee is $20 and this includes a t-shirt and a bandana for your fur baby! 

Children under twelve years old can walk for free. 

Classic Car Club of Lubbock will also be hosting a Show N' Shine Car Show.

Free hot dogs will be available around 11am. 

We will have raffle prizes available too, so don’t miss your opportunity to come 

out and support a great cause and spend the day with your 4-legged family members! 

We look forward to seeing you there! 

For more information you can contact us at 

806-763-0092 or

For registration form click here: Strut 2014

Payment can either be received through our Paypal account on our website 

(please note that your payment is for the Strut registration), 

or payment can be sent through the mail to 

Haven Animal Care Shelter, 

4501 N. FM 1729, Lubbock, TX 79403. 

Also, you can always register and pay on-site on September 27, 2014.

New Puppy Arrivals

More puppies that were rescued 8/28/14! 

Hoping we can give them a second chance!

What is The Haven Animal Care Shelter?
The Haven Animal Care Shelter is a non-profit foundation,
established in 1977 by Dr. Brenda and Joe Wilbanks.
The Haven is a no-kill, non-profit animal sanctuary,
and is generally home to over 100 animals, primarily dogs and cats.
The Haven occupies a seven-acre property near Lubbock, TX.
In addition to special needs animals such as those with chronic illnesses and the elderly,
the Haven shelters a wide variety of adoptable dogs and cats who are in need of good, loving homes.
We encourage spay and neuter of household pets,
provide educational programs for schools and community groups,
and offer pet therapy programs to the community.

Goals of the Haven include:

ØSaving the lives of helpless animals…one life at a time.

ØEducating people to be responsible pet owners…one person at a time.

ØImproving the lives of children through our pet therapy program…one child at a time.

ØChanging the world to a kinder and more peaceful place…one day at a time.

Generosity at its Finest

To everyone who has donated to the Haven, whether this has been in time at the shelter, dog and cat food, toys, leashes and tick treatment, or whether this has been monetary, we at the Haven would like to express our most sincere thanks. We are rescuing and adopting every week and with your help are allowed to continue in our efforts to speak for animals that cannot speak for themselves. The number of our animals is growing, but with the community support that we have received, we hope to continue being able to better the lives of sick, abandoned, and forgotten animals. Thank you again!

Dr. Brenda Wilbanks and Haven Staff

Meet Shay...

I'm a female DSH, UTD on shots and records, im declawed, and spayed.

If interested in adopting please email the Haven at

Meet Bela...

I am a 9 month old female. I'm spayed and UTD on shots. 

If interested in adopting please email the Haven at

Haven Now Hiring 
Part Time Shelter Workers

Please send resume to 806-767-9045
bring by #19 Briercroft Office Park, Lubbock, TX 79412, 
Please no phone calls.  
We hope to hear from you soon!

Current Page Updates:

  • Adoptions (updated July 14)
  • Newest Arrivals (updated August 26)
  • Volunteering at the Haven (updated August 11)
  • Pet Memorials (updated July14)
  • Featured Pets (updated August 22)
  • News and Events (updated July 9)


Upcoming Adoption Events
New events coming soon...Stay tuned

The Haven has a new Adoption Process!
Please make sure and go to our "Adoptions" tab then the "Adoption Process and Applications tab!"

Haven Hope for Animals Fund

The Haven Hope for Animals Fund

began accepting referrals on Valentine’s Day, February 14, 2013.

This is a spay/neuter program

funded by a personal donation of $100,000 from Dr. Brenda Wilbanks,

Founder and Executive Director of the Haven Animal Care Shelter, Inc.

Referrals will be accepted for this pilot program from veterinarians, Animal Services,

other animal organizations, and pet owners.

Please click here for more information and application on this program!

You may also contact The Haven at the contact information listed below.

Haven: 806-763-0092 Haven Email:
Haven Website:

Don't forget to check out our "New Arrivals" page...
it is full of dogs and cats of all ages and breed mixes 
that have just arrived and are ready for adoption! 
They are all waiting for that person to come and take them home forever!

(updated August 26)

Check out the Haven on Facebook:

Adoptions have been wonderful this summer!  Please see the adoption pictures on our Facebook page!

Get Acquainted with the Haven --A Guide to our Web Site
Be sure to visit all the interesting areas on our web site.
Donations -- We always need help caring for the dogs and cats at the Haven -- click here to help us care for our animal friends who are hoping for homes and those who must live here permanently.
Adoptions -- This is where you'll find our adoptable pets-- just follow the links to all our dog pics and bios. Be sure to see the details-- you can either follow the links under ADOPTIONS or go to and put in 79403 for the Zip code search. If you can't adopt a pet and take it home, then get a "virtual pet" through our Adoption Option. This is the perfect option for students and others who can't have a pet at home.
Haven Events -- The Haven holds several annual events to raise money; more information about these events can be found in this section.
Ways To Help -- We will continue to update this section to give you some ideas about how you can help.
About Us -- Here you can find out the latest Haven news and learn about the Haven board and our Haven partners.
Featured Adoptable Pets-- Our featured dogs and cats! (Also don't miss the "former featured pets" -- these are some very worthwhile pets who have having a hard time getting past their bad luck!)

We always need your help

Please consider adopting any critter, but especially an older pet, a physically challenged pet, or
one of our youngsters that is energetic and needs a little guidance to become the dog or cat that he or she can be.

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