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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

Requests for Placing Animals:

We are currently overwhelmed by requests to take animals 
and are accepting them as we have space and resources available.  
The most efficient way to reach us is to email all of your information to
including a description of the animal, why you need to place the animal, and a picture if possible. 

You will be placed on a wait list 
(which is very long at this time since requests are at an all time high), 
and will be notified if space becomes available.  

 We are also trying to help in other ways through our Haven Hope for Animals program.  
Please look for information regarding this program 
on our website at 
to see if you can be helped through this fund.  
We have provided help with emergency vet care on a case by case basis,
with part of the spay/neuter cost, and with other special needs.  


Dr. Brenda Wilbanks

Love, Blessings, and Gratitude

The Haven would like to sincerely thank everyone who donated to our animals this year. 
Our animals are enjoying their new beds, all of their food, toys, and other donated items.  
Donated supplies have helped us keep the sanctuary functioning (especially in the frigid temperatures).  
Gift cards and monetary donations have allowed us to rescue even more animals than before.  
We are currently remodeling to make more room for puppies.  
We appreciate all of you for your donations, your kind words,and for joining us in our love for animals. 

Dr. Brenda Wilbanks and Haven Staff

Puppies, puppies, and more puppies! 
The Haven's Newest Additions...

These three beautiful puppies were found this week out in the cold weather in a field across from the Haven. 
They were bundled together trying to keep warm.  
They are now in a safe and warm place at the Haven and seem very happy to be here! 
We are sure glad they are! Thank you to everyone who makes it possible for us to continue in our rescues!

Dr. Brenda Wilbanks and Haven Staff

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.

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:

  • Newest Arrivals (updated January 12)
  • Pet Memorials (updated November 12)
  • Featured Pets (updated December 30)


Upcoming Adoption Events

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 January 3)

Check out the Haven on Facebook:

Adoptions have been wonderful this fall!  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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