Welcome to Happy Paws Haven, Australia

Who are we?

Happy Paws Haven is a no-kill animal rescue and rehoming centre in Northern NSW which provides adoption or re-homing services throughout Australia. At Happy Paws Haven our primary focus is on the animals in our care.

We are essential part of the community which is demonstrated by:

  • Our work with schools and colleges,
  • We are run by volunteers
  • We provide the ability for community service
  • We provide work experience
  • We assist families with animals in crisis,
  • We educate the community about responsible pet ownership. 

HappyPaws Haven website is a web based resource for rescue groups and members of the public needing assistance in the re-homing of their animals.

Urgent Help Needed!

SOS Save Happy Paws Haven

For those out there lets join a prayer circle and pray for the good of the animals and the survival of Happy Paws Haven. This is a very critical time for us at the moment! Please DONATE help in the very worthwhile cause. The only non kill shelter between Newcastle and Tweed Heads! 

Our BSB is 633-000 and the account No. is 130786031.
The Account Name is Happy Paws Haven.
The account is with the Bendigo Bank, South Grafton Branch.

A tax deductible receipt will be sent for all donations.
We would like your contact details for the receipt.
Name, address and email as a minimum.

One of Happy Paws Haven’s 2016 goals is to reduce our numbers by half so we have closed our doors. We will not rescue or accept any more dogs or cats until we have acheived this goal.

Happy Paws Haven is downsizing so we need help with finding homes for our beautiful dogs and cats as we want to continue to raise money to refurbish our facilities and the create a first class rescue rehabilitation and rehoming centre for cats and dogs and we can't achieve this without reducing our numbers.

We have already reduced our intake significantly but now we are not taking any more animals in at all until we have cut our numbers by at least half.

We are well on the way to achieving this goal as we now have less than 90 cats from a total of nearly 140 in June, 2016.
We have been working hard to get this done!
We have less than 20 to go!
We have no plans to increase numbers again at all.
We will be keeping numbers at approximately 70 including kittens.
We will not rescue or accept any more cats until we have achieved this goal!
 This will give us the opportunity to rebuild a centre of excellence.

Please spread the word so we can achieve our goals.

Another of Happy Paws Haven’s 2016 goals is to make sure we upgrade our cat and dog housing

We invite you to help us achieve this goal!

For our Cats;

  • We have already installed blinds on the cattery windows to give them protection from the weather.
  • The cat balconies have been replaced 
  •  We are going to divide the cat area so that we house them in slightly smaller groups to make it easier to manage at many levels.
  • The kitten House has been dismantled entirely. It will become the dog adoption area and treatment room in the future.
  • We are planning to build a new kitten house near the cattery 
  • We need to pressure clean the room, paint the walls and reseal the floors in readiness for the dog treatment room.
  • We are planning to purchase an Atco office which will become the new kitten house and will be installed in an area closer to the cattery and away from the dogs.
  • The refurbishment of the main cat house will be next. The blue covering on the benches has been stripped off and replaced with a black membrane.
  • We need to fumegate the timber seal it and install new lino coverings. Each bench has two levels.
  • We will pressure clean and reseal the floors. 
  • We would also like to buy two large cat tree/condos for each cattery area and the new kitten room. 
We are looking for people who would like to sponsor a task and in return we would happily put your name on the item or ask you to name it for us.

For our Dogs:
We have removed all the remaining dogs from down near the caretakers house on our new property.

On September 23rd, our caretaker was moved out so we now can have access to the house. Significant damage has been done, so before anyone can move in we need to fix it all up. It is sad that people do this to other people’s property let alone that of a charity.

On our new property, we have two double stables, a triple stable and two single stable areas to be totally renovated so that the dogs have comfortable, hygienic, insulated and ventilated accommodation in time for winter.
  • The floors for the triple stables have been replaced and need sealing. The walls need lining and insulating, the roof needs insulating and 6 whirly birds installed. The front walls need to be built, lined and insulated with doors installed.
  • One of the two double stables has had its floors replaced and sealed. Two of the walls are lined and insulated. One wall needs lining and insulating. The front wall needs to be built, lined, insulated with a door installed. The roof needs insulation and 4 whirly birds installed.
  • The second double stable has also had its floors replaced but they still need sealing. The three of the four walls have been rebuilt. They still need to be lined and insulated. The front or entry wall needs to be built, lined, insulated and a door installed. The roof needs insulation and 2 whirly birds installed.
  • The three walls of the single stable area will need to be replaced, lined and insulated The roof needs insulation and a whirly bird installed. The new floor is formed up but not poured thus not sealed.
  • The other single shed/stable area is the existing greyhound shed, its floors need a new skin and to be sealed, one wall needs replacing, all walls need to be lined and insulated, including the roof. We need to install a whirly bird in the roof. 

We are looking for people who would like to sponsor a task and in return we would happily put your name on the item or ask you to name it for us.
For example:


We need donations/funds urgently to complete this work.
Please help us achieve these goals,

Please donate to enable us continue to care for the animals and to find them new homes!

We have a policy to minimise our impact to our natural environment!

  • we plant approximately 50 native trees and srubs each year

  • we use tank water for all our clean water needs

  • Grey water goes back into to ground
  • Solar power
  • Solar hot water
  • Recycled newspaper for litter
Please help us acheive these goals,
Please donate to help us care for the animals and help them to find new homes!
Remember we don't have paid staff and we are all volunteers.
All funds go directly to the welfare of the animals

We are running out of funds and we really need your help!


'In a world older and more complete than ours they move finished and complete, gifted with extensions of the senses we have lost or never attained, living by voices we shall never hear.' From: 'The Outermost House' by Henry Beston.


 Where are we?

To find Happy Paws Haven Inc please visit the Google Maps website.
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