A Taste of Heaven Sanctuary is a non-profit all-volunteer organization hoping to help 7+ year old homeless cats and dogs in our little corner of the world-Charles City County, Virginia - by providing a safe home, adopt to loveable homes, assist the local animal shelter  and promote responsible pet ownership and humane treatment of all animals.

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is a 501c3 Non-Profit rescue for homeless cats and dogs in Charles City, VA.

ATOH is on 30 acres of wooded land in a very rural community. We started out with just a few dogs and cats, each year seeming to take-in a at least one furry animal in need.

In 2009 we met a lady that needed someone to foster 2 kittens.  We took in the kittens, and were immediate foster failures and adopted the kittens.  Shannon and Riley and they are still with us.  We continued fostering kittens for her and adopting them to loving homes. Well…at least 95% of them! For those that were not adopted, they remain here as permanent residents at our home.

In 2012 we rescued a cat colony 0f 12 that was in danger of being destroyed by the County animal control officer.   With their arrival, we expanded the outside cat enclosure, gradually adding  5 enclosed sections all connected by tunnels. Each section having a name: Family Room (roofed), Cat Cottage (roofed and walls), Laundry Room, Sun Room, Foyer and Living Room. And finally, the Cat House was erected for the “free roamers” to have access to 24/7. The Cat House and Cat Cottage are heated.  The entire cat area is named G. Faucett Kitty City.

In 2014 we rescued 9 hound puppies that were 3 months old from a local hunter that could not take care of them. All but one puppy was eventually adopted, and the one that wasn’t (Cato) is still with us.  A few months later we discovered the same individual had abandoned his 9 adult hound dogs in his “kennel”. We found the dogs in a deplorable state. Housing was essentially non-existent, they had not been fed in days, no water, no protection from the elements, they were fighting and mostly un-socialized with people. In October of 2014 we built a special kennel on our property for the dogs and moved them all to our care. With the generous donations of our friends, their new home gave them the freedom, protection, care, love and socialization they never had before.  The kennel is named MayGo Hound Haven.

Our mission is to rescue and provide permanent shelter and safety for 7+ year old cats and dogs in Charles City County, Virginia that were neglected, abused or no longer wanted. Over the years we have rescued 50+ cats and dogs needing help in Charles City County. Many have been adopted to forever loving homes. Those that have not been adopted out have their forever loving homes here!