Who we are

Homes for Animal Heroes (HAH) is a national program dedicated to rehoming retired research animals, mainly dogs, and sharing the facts about the critical role animals in research play in curing disease. HAH is building a network of dog experts that can effectively work with research institutions to rehome retired research dogs in every state across the country, one location at a time. Our goal is to permanently rehome these animal heroes into loving homes through a comprehensive foster-based program.



HAH is a product of the research community’s desire to find loving homes for their animals, as well as the need to educate the public on the real facts about our animal heroes, how they are cared for, and how they improve human and animal lives. The truth is that virtually every vaccine, treatment, cure, diagnostic and surgical procedure available today has been made possible through studies with animals. Research animals, the highly-trained professionals who care for them, and the researchers themselves, are heroes to people and animals they will probably never meet and they deserve our gratitude.



Homes for Animal Heroes is an initiative of National Animal Interest Alliance (NAIA). NAIA was founded in 1991 with the mission to promote the welfare of animals, to strengthen the human-animal bond, and safeguard the rights of responsible animal owners, enthusiasts and professionals through research, public information, and sound public policy. NAIA represents a broad spectrum of animal owners and endorses the development and advancement of high standards of care for pets, livestock, research animals, and animals used in sport, recreation, and education. NAIA also promotes scientifically-based wildlife management, sustainable development and use of resources, and agricultural practices that consider humans and livestock as an integral part of the environment. Learn more at naiaonline.org