Improving and advocating for the lives of Military Working Dogs (MWDs) and Contract Working Dogs (CWDs) in the Philippines. Visit our website https://houndhavenph.org for adoption and volunteering opportunities.
Why we care
The average working dog works for about 8 to 15 years. More than half of their lives are dedicated in service to humans. Presently, however, there is no standard policy on retirement of MWDs and CWDs in the Philippines. Hound Haven is the first and only institutionalized organization that caters to this kind of program and advocacy in the country.
What we do
In our Retirement and Rehabilitation Center, retired MWDs and CWDs are prepared for their new lives by learning how to socialize with civilians and other dogs. “Graduates” are put up for adoption so they may spend the rest of their days with a loving family.
Our ultimate goal is to influence public policy and replicate Robby’s Law (United States of America H.R. 5314) in the country, which promotes the transfer and adoption of working dogs at the end of their service. After all, for man’s best friend, no medal could ever replace the comfort of home and the love of family.