Welcome to Tara’s House!

Tara’s House is a private, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Our mission is to rescue and provide care and compassion for our pets while working to place them in permanent, loving homes. The pets we rescue arrive at Tara’s House from high kill shelters, many with little to no funding for their own adoption programs. These shelters rely on Tara’s House to save these adoptable pets from certain euthanasia.

We at Tara’s House would like to give our adopters and friends a special opportunity to memorialize or honor a special pet or person in your life,  either past or present.  Please check out our In Memoriam page, and send a picture and short description to info@tarashouse.net;  and help Tara’s House by making a donation in their honor or memory.  A card will be sent to the person you are honoring.   

Interested in purchasing Tara’s House soy candles, tee shirts, yoga pants and tote bags? See our merchandise page!  

Featured Pet:  Ryland


Please say hi to Ryland! Ryland is a Black Lab/Bulldog mix boy. He is 3 years old, and he weighs 50 pounds. Ryland is so very sweet and gentle. He has a nice, moderate energy level, which would fit in well with many families! We know he’s good with kids over age 8. He’s very loving, and likes being around his people. He is very good with other dogs!

Ryland’s adoption donation fee is $280, which includes spay/neuter, routine vetting and a microchip.  You can apply for Ryland by filling out our online application, which is found on our website www.tarashouse.net or www.tarashouse.org.  Please email us atinfo@tarashouse.net with any questions.







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