Our Mission is to Change Their World,
One Rescue at a Tim


S.A.F.E. (Spay/Neuter, Adoption, Foster and Education) Animal Haven is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) animal rescue group located in Matthews, North Carolina. Our purpose is to serve as a community resource for information about companion animals and their care, the importance of spay/neuter to reduce the shelter population and to provide rescue for homeless dogs and place them in foster homes where they will be provided the love and care they need to become happy, healthy, adoptable pets. 


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Fostering provides a taste of the "good life" these pups have never known.


We are 100% volunteer-run. Community volunteers are always welcome.


Everyone can play a part, big or small.

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WHEN:  Scheduled for October 1st, 7AM - Noon

WHERE: Holly Park Neighborhood - Indian Trail, NC

WHY: S.A.F.E. Animal Haven Rescue annual fundraiser for medical         expenses for dogs in our care.

NOTE: We will begin accepting yard sale donations on September 1st. 

MORE INFO: Our volunteers will pick up and store items until the sale. We will no longer take donations after September 25th. This will give our volunteers time to review, price, sort, and tag all donated items.


We will only take children's clothes up to size 12.  We will not be able to take any furniture or large items due to lack of storage.  We would like items cleaned, boxed up and priced if possible.

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We will be looking for donations of goodies bag items to sell for $1 filled with items for kids (examples are candy, small toys, school items like pencils or stickers, etc.). The kids enjoyed this last year. We used the brown lunch bags to fill. We put three to four items in each bag.


If anyone wants to donated a case or two of water for sale and for volunteers let us know.


We will need tables - mostly need 6 foot tables but will take 4 foot ones as well.  Make sure tables have your name on them.  We will need no later than 5 AM on the day of sale.


We will be setting up at 5 AM and sale ends at noon but we need folks to pack up and clean up. We also  need help with setting up or picking up left overs to transport remaining items to a thrift store who sells items to support animal rescues.


Most importantly, we will need volunteers to pick up items and to work that day. We mostly likely will have shifts from 5 AM to 9:30 and 9:30 to 2:00. Hope to hear from you!


November  - Pawsitively Matthews

November 19 - Holiday pictures (needing elves and Santa or Mrs Claus volunteers) Pet in the City

December 3 - Holiday pictures (needing elves and Santa or Mrs Claus volunteers) Pet in the City

November and December - Holiday trees go up (needing folks to set up and maintain trees)


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S.A.F.E. Animal Haven Rescue
Serving Matthews, NC, Charlotte, NC
& surrounding areas within an hour of Charlotte

PO Box 3206

Matthews, NC 28106

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