Helping Hounds Dog Rescue will soon have a new home! The new facility is located at 7268 Caswell St. in North Syracuse. There is much work to be done to make it a safe and usable space. Your support of our The Best Journey Takes You Home Campaign will help us to change the lives of our cherished canine friends, as well as the Central New York community, for years to come. There are no limits to our potential when we take this journey together.

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Our New Home

Doggy duplexes & Puppy Condos- Interior Dog Kennels

Doggy duplexes & Puppy Condos- Interior Dog Kennels

Community Outreach Center - Training Room

Community Outreach Center - Training Room

With your help, our new, 9,000 square foot facility will provide a more comfortable stay for our dogs and enable us to expand our services to the community. The new facility will feature:

◦ A strategic and function-minded design from the Cornell Shelter Medicine Program

◦ 50 modern and comfortable kennels, to shelter dogs awaiting their forever homes

◦ Respite Care for dog owners facing financial, medical or personal crisis

◦ Specialty areas like Medical Treatment/Triage Space, Laundry Facilities, a Canine Kitchen, Outdoor Kennels & Play Yards, and more

◦ And revenue-generating programming to help us become more self-sustaining, including:

  • Dog Training and Socialization Classes

  • Humane Education Programs to teach children to be better caretakers of companion animals

Floor Plan rendering

Floor Plan rendering

Enjoy the virtual walk-through of our new facility expected to be completed by the end of 2019.

Make Your Mark: With a Naming Gift to HHDR!

By making a donation to our Capital Campaign, you will improve the stay of dogs awaiting their forever homes and provide a home for future growth, programming, and services to our community!

While all donations are appreciated, consider making a “Naming Gift” – by choosing one of the sponsorship levels or activities that excite you! (Shown below.) These giving categories offer special recognition and feature your name, your company's name, or the name of a beloved pet or person.

Welcome Center: $100,000 - RESERVED

Community Outreach Center - Training Room: $50,000 - RESERVED

Open area that will allow for dog training, indoor play, volunteer training and humane education.

Conference/Multi-purpose Room: $30,000

Staff/Volunteer Break Room: $25,000

Recovery Kennels: $20,000

Segregated area for newly arriving dogs or those recovering from illness with dedicated ventilation

Respite Care Center: $20,000 - RESERVED

Provides Temporary housing for dogs belonging to people facing medical, financial or personal crises that allow them to reunite with their dog when they are able

Medical Treatment/Triage Space: $15,000 - RESERVED

Administrative Suite: $15,000

Laundry Facilities: $15,000

Dog Wash Room: $10,000 - RESERVED

Outdoor Play Yards (2 opportunities): $10,000 each - 2 RESERVED

Puppy Condos - Modular Kennels (3 opportunities): $5,000 - 3 RESERVED

Doggy Duplex - Interior Dog Kennels: (34 opportunities) $5,000 - 11 RESERVED

*For a limited time we are offering the ability to share the naming opportunity of a kennel at the new Helping Hounds facility with another dog-loving member of the community. Click here for details!

Mechanical/Maintenance Room: $5,000

Canine Kitchen (2 opportunities): $2,500 - 2 RESERVED

Outdoor Dog Kennels (8 opportunities): $2,500 - 8 RESERVED


Named Endowment Fund

Establishes a Community Foundation fund to support the organization in perpetuity. Contact

Pave the Path To Our New Home

The journey home is paved with personalized bricks!

Your personalized paver will be prominently featured on the walk way that leads from our parking lot to our front door.

You choose how to personalize your paver. It can serve to memorialize a beloved pet, friend or family member so their memory will live beyond the time they spent with you. It can honor your family member, your friends, your business or your pets. Each will welcome all those that enter our new home.

Click here to find out more.

doggy duplexes - indoor kennels

doggy duplexes - indoor kennels

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How to Help: There’s an option for everyone!

Gifts of Cash

The easiest and most direct way of supporting Helping Hounds Dog Rescue is with a gift of cash!

Gifts of Stock

Avoid capital gains taxes through a gift of highly appreciated stock, while taking a full value deduction on your tax returns. We recommend discussing this option with a tax or financial professional.

Schedule a Monthly Donation

Recognizing that many caring people may not have the capacity to make a sizable gift at any one time, HHDR can accept smaller, monthly amounts through our Hound Haulers program. Focused on offsetting the $150/mo per dog expense associated with medicating and transporting out-of-state dogs to their temporary home here at HHDR, your smaller monthly have a big impact on their freedom ride!

Matching Gifts

Many corporate employer will match their employees' gift to a 501(c)3 non-profit. If your company does, simply request their matching gift form and send it to us: We'll take care of the rest!


Follow Our Journey: Check back for campaign updates

Want to stay current on the construction of our new home? Bookmark this page and check in often, as we post pictures of our progress. Even better, sign up here for our e-newsletter – and we'll send updates right to your inbox!


Progress Photo Gallery (Check for Updates as We Renovate!)