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. Randy said,

    Hello ursula have been thinking of you lately it has been many years .I was up at a close friends house in owen sound a while ago and their daughter renea & todd run the shelter there i think you you know them.how have you been good i hope & busy.i likw to pop by sometime to say hello i hope you remember me. Randy esisecurity systems.

    • havenoftheheart said,

      Hi Randy, we moved to a new farm a few years ago. Please check the home page for address (1219 Conc.3 Adjala) and phone no. Would like to hear from you.

  2. Janet said,

    Good afternoon, my GS passed away a month ago after 11 incredible years. Looking for another GS that would like to run with me during the morning and a nice walk in the evening. I have two cats so as long as they don’t get eaten I can work on their bonding if not natural.
    Thank you, Janet

  3. Carolyn Miller said,

    I’m interested in adopting a shepherd or golden, or mixed breed of similar size. I do have a friendly 8 year old cat so candidates must like/ tolerate a feline brother. 😊
    We prefer not to go through puppy times again so any sweetheart over 2 would be fine. Do you adopt out?
    Thank you

  4. Cathy said,

    My son is going through a separation and is unable to keep his family pet.  Wrigley is a 2 year old Boxer/Ackbash cross, loving disposition, gets nervous around some men ever since she was spade, good with children, all up to date shots.  We do not want to take her to the humane society we have tried a few rescue places in our area and they are full, any suggestions or recommendations you could give us would be appreciated. You can reach me by return email or my son Chris at 226 808 6975.  Look forward to hearing from you.


    Sent from my iPad

    • havenoftheheart said,

      Hi Cathy, one of our volunteers will contact you.

  5. Linda debacker said,

    My German shepherd has gone missing
    I have contacted all the authorities however he was not been found
    I am hoping he found his way to your place as I live in schomberg and palgrave is fairly close
    He is wearing a electric collar and his name is Thor
    He is approximately 3 yrs old and is very friendly
    If he is with you please email me. Thank you for your time

    • havenoftheheart said,

      Hi Linda, We will definitely keep an eye out for Thor. We pray that he will be found very soon.

      • Linda debacker said,

        Thank you so much

      • Linda debacker said,

        Just wanted to let you know they found Thor safe and sound on the 2nd line

        Thank you so much

  6. Hello,
    my name is Aneliya. I am bulgarian who leave in England and I can help for the Bulgarian dogs to be adopted abroad.
    One family from Canada would like to take one of our homeless dogs. But we don’t know how to send the dog to your country. Therefore I need your help about information for the transport from Bulgaria to Canada.
    Could you please tell me how do you receive dogs from Bulgaria?
    Thanks 😊
    Kind regards

    • havenoftheheart said,

      We have sent you info of a contact person via email. Hope this helps.

  7. Talia said,

    hey just wondering what breed is Sony. He/she looks looks exactly like my dog

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