Haven of the Heart is an animal sanctuary located on a farm near Palgrave, Ontario, Canada.  It is a safe haven for a menagerie that includes dogs, cats, horses and a variety of domestic animals and fowl, all under the watchful eye of Ursula Hart, founder and guardian of the sanctuary.

Haven of the Heart is a registered charity and depends in the main on the generosity of adoptive families and other concerned animal lovers.  We are grateful to those who have either offered a forever home to one of our waifs or who have supported the care of our waifs via a financial contribution. Our Charitable number is 88803-1242-RR0001, our address is 1219 Concession Rd. 3, Adjala, R.R. #1 Palgrave, Ontario, Canada L0N 1P0.  We gratefully accept cheques as well as Online Donations.

Please check our Haven Blog for updates, as well as Petfinder which feature our animals available for adoption. We are also on Facebook.

Blessings and love to all from the Haven Waifs and their humble keeper,

Ursula Hart



  1. Emelina Merkley said,

    Hi! Just checking in to see about adopting one of your pups! My boyfriend, daughter and I are looking to bring a new fur baby into our home!!

    • havenoftheheart said,

      Wonderful! Please check our Adoption/Petfinder and Facebook pages for availability.

  2. Erienne Rennick said,

    Hi there! I had put in an adoption for one of the timber pups yesterday and I noticed they have been taken off pet finder. Was just wondering if you had picked adoption parents for the pups yet. Thanks!

    • havenoftheheart said,

      Hi Erienne, we received your application, thank you. There is overwhelming number of applications so we took the profile off while we review them.

  3. Jackie Wakeman said,

    Hi I have four kittens about 8 weeks old no sign of mother. What can I do

    • havenoftheheart said,

      Poor kittens. You can contact Donate a Paw (in Bolton), or All Paws. Or your local shelter. The Haven is very full at the moment but do try these other places first. Let us know if no one else could help them.

  4. Ivy said,

    Hi, I’m interested in Powder(Bull Terrier ). Are there any instruction and fees to adopt her?

  5. Ruby Pantin said,

    I am looking to adopt a dog about one year old. Perhaps a Shepherd mix.

    • havenoftheheart said,

      That’s great. You can either fill out our adoption form or inquire at the email dogchaser.gz@gmail.com or call us at 905-936-3055 for more information.

  6. Kathy Lane said,

    Hello – I am recently separated and do not receive support . I also lost my job and when I do find one it will be at minumum wage . Therfore I can no longer afford to pay for my horse’s board. I haven’t been able to rehome her as she has navicular and prone to laminitis .I tried to find some one who needs a companion horse and where I could help with chores for her keep – nothing . Connie is a 16 yr. old quarterhorse mare.Wondering if you could help or know someone who could . Thank You

    • havenoftheheart said,

      Hi Kathy, sorry to hear of your situation, please call Ursula to discuss, 905-936-3055. Thank you.

  7. Anne Keith said,

    I understand that sometimes used bedding is needed by animal sanctuaries. Would donations of used bedding/ towels be welcome?

    • havenoftheheart said,

      Hi Anne, beddings and towels are always needed. Please call Ursula to arrange, thank you. 905-936-3055
      – Admin

  8. Sonya Van Beek said,

    Hi, I saw your Facebook post looking for a foster home for Kali, the 4 year old, female, German Shepherd.
    I have fostered German Shepherds and am very familiar with their needs. I am located just north of Peterborough, on 28 acres, but I have no issue with travelling to Palgrave whenever necessary.
    I have fostered and placed a very reactive female German Shepherd for TAGS, The Animal Guardian Society, and can ask them to supply a reference. We would like to fill out a foster application for Kali.
    Thank you.

    • havenoftheheart said,

      Thank you for your message, we really appreciate your help. Our admin from Haven of the Heart will contact you via email to give you more information.

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