At Dark Horse Dogs, you're not going to get pity (pittie) party bios, or stories of doom and gloom. Many dogs have awful/unknown histories, or come from places we'd never want to imagine, yet, this doesn’t define them. Their pasts aren’t their whole story, so that’s not our focus.
Our goal is to rescue safely and responsibly, with realistic expectations. We want to put good dogs, into good homes. We'll tell you as much as we know about their background, but after that, we move forward.
Goofy pictures, idiotic bios, and providing comic relief is what we're about. Not every rescue dog needs their focus to be on their past, so people feel sorry for them. They don't need or want our sympathy.
Our focus will be on giving them a platform to show people who they are NOW. Real personalities, and real stories, that help potential adopters feel a connection with a dog, through an electronic device. Good stories, cringe worthy stories, good traits, and annoying traits. We'll provide all of it. Our focus, is the future. Their future.
Animal Heartline was originally chartered in 1979, and has continued serving as a foster based rescue and animal welfare organization.
Animal Heartline has been operating under the same name, for 43 years. In 2022, Dark Horse Dogs, NFP was added as an assumed name.
Dark Horse Dogs is Animal Heartline. We had a makeover. Dark Horse Dogs, NPF is currently an assumed name of Animal Heartline. We are permitted and registered to do business as Dark Horse Dogs, NFP. If you see both names when making donations, don't get worried. It is the same organization, and most importantly, the same people. If you already knew us before the DHD name, then you definitely still know us now.
The name change isn't to throw anyone off, it's not to evade taxes : ) and it didn't come from trying to cut any ties. Animal Heartline was due for a glow up. We have been growing, learning, and changing quite a bit over the last few years. It was time that our name and image reflect that as well. Dark Horse Dogs, NFP will continue to operate as a DBA of Animal Heartline for a little while. We do plan to change the entity name completely in the future. A DBA made for an easier and less confusing transition.