H.E.A.L. Sanctuary is located at a picturesque and serene 179 acre preserved farmland in Upstate NY. The sanctuary is home to two 501(c)(3) organizations – Joey’s Elder Paws Rescue, a dog rescue, and ACTT Naturally, a thoroughbred rescue. Our diverse community of domestic animals, many of whom faced certain death,  are safe with us for life.

Meet the Animals

 Meet our sanctuary’s residents and see how you can help! We care for our animals for life. We are 501(c)(3) tax exempt and your tax deductible donations will help us feed, house and provide veterinary care.

Temporary Foster Care

H.E.A.L. Sanctuary also provides a temporary safe haven for dogs. Please email at us at if you need a temporary foster for your dog. Please note your pet needs to be dog friendly to live on our sanctuary. We especially help companion animals in the following instances…