Shelter Me: Harley's Haven Dog Rescue

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An animal rescue in Perkasie, Bucks County is helping to heal and find homes for injured dogs.

An animal rescue in Perkasie, Bucks County is helping to heal and find homes for injured dogs.

Dr. Beth Mehaffey is the co-founder of Pennridge Animal Hospital and Harley's Haven Dog Rescue.

She said, "Rescue was probably my first love, and it kind of solidified becoming a doctor."

"We seek out ones that are sick, or very injured because our rescue can help them," added Dr. Mehaffey.

Many of her employees not only work at the hospital, they foster for the rescue as well.

"Harley's haven presents us all with an opportunity to help them," said Dr. Mehaffney.

And not just dogs that are injured or sick.

Dr. Mehaffey says, "A lot of us have really good experience, so we can work with behavior stuff too."

Dogs like Gibson, a pit bull with an excitable personality.

Many would have given up on Gibson, but Harley's Haven gave him the training he needed, and found him a forever home with plenty of extra attention.

Wilma Coder adopted Gibson in 2015.

"He's one of the most loving dogs I've ever had. We've really learned a lot about each other," said Wilma.

"That's definitely the reason we do it, to see that transformation and be a part of that success," said Dr. Mehaffney.

Also, looking for a similar success story is Buster, a 3-year-old pit pup.

"Really social, very friendly with other dogs, friendly with people just a happy go lucky puppy," said Dr. Mehaffney.

Tango is a 7-month-old boxer mix.

Dr. Mehaffney says, "He's got the most adorable under bite going on. He's a little bit shy, but so sweet."

Nibbler is built like a tank, but dresses like a superhero.

"Just sort of a big goofball - funny, you're very funny - yes," (laughs) Dr. Mehaffney.

Natasha is a 6-month-old pit rescued from rough circumstances.

"Really, really nice girl, who's just looking for a fresh start, right kid?" said Mehaffney.

Finally, Natasha's brother Fury. They were both being used as bait dogs in Philadelphia. So they came in a little weary of other dogs, but are quickly learning their manners, and they already are great with people thanks to all the attention they are getting from Harley's Haven.

If you're interested in Fury or any of the dogs you've met today you can visit the Harley's Haven Dog Rescue website.

And, if you'd like us to share your shelter success stories, post a picture to the FYI Philly Facebook page using #6abc Shelter Me and tell us where you adopted your pet and how much they mean to you.

Action News will feature your stories on upcoming Shelter Me segments.
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