The Facility

H.E.A.L. (Humanity, Empathy & Animal Love) Sanctuary is located at a serene and picturesque 179 acres in upstate NY. Our goal is to build a new home and play area for our rescued dogs, and other abandoned companion animals, giving them a second chance at life and a purpose to H.E.A.L. humans. Our rescues at H.E.A.L. Sanctuary will be given the incredible chance to heal, recuperate and recover from their trauma, rediscover the joy of living and running free, the comfort of a warm bed, healthy food, and medical attention when needed. They will be safe with us for life.

Imagine a beautiful farm with rolling hills and green grass and a pond.

Imagine a place where dogs who had to be rescued or were forced to leave their homes and families could live and be surrounded by love and respect and caregivers who make them that they are part of a family- not just part of a shelter or a rescue.

That place is the H.E.A.L. (Humanity, Empathy & Animal Love) Sanctuary of Joey’s Elder Paws Rescue and we are raising money to build our main building with a barn, and a bunk house and playroom for the dogs.

All the animals at the H.E.A.L. Sanctuary will also part of programs where people in need can find peace and self respect by being with, working with, and with the animals.

Every day, nearly 5,500 pets are killed in shelters, simply because they don’t have safe places to call home. Each one is a loving pet just like yours and mine. At the H.E.A.L. Sanctuary, through, patience, persistence, love, a safe place to sleep and regular meals, we help these lost, forgotten, unwanted, and “no longer useful” souls heal, prosper, and shine. Our rescues are safe with us for life.