Saving Animals~Supporting Families~Serving Community

HALO's founder, ​Regina Willen, is a Neuroscience and Physiology Scientist. She currently holds certification with Associate Certified Applied Animal Behaviorist and International Association Of Animal Behavior Consultants (IAABC). She has extensively studied the behavior of shelter dogs in and out of the shelter. She specializes in creating behavior programs that are practical for shelter staff, volunteers, and the busy family. She has successfully implemented a behavior modification and an enrichment program in a county shelter in Dayton, Ohio, which has saved hundreds of lives. Regina uses scientific research and positive training to create an easy to understand behavior plan and will support you every step of the way until you're comfortable with your best friend's behavior.  ​

~Our Mission~

The mission of HALO is to reduce the population of owner-surrendered animals in shelters. We do this by offering other options such as behavior modification, training tools, pet food, and assistance with medical treatments to those individuals facing financial challenges. HALO offers services that are discounted significantly for the public. We ensure that behavior modification and training services are affordable to those needing help. We inspire pet owners to keep the promise they made to their pet to care for them forever and we will ensure that cost will never be an issue. HALO hopes to be an inspiration to the community by teaching humane treatment to animals and their owners.

~Our Vision~

HALO offers a much needed service to the community addressing the homeless and abandoned animals.  We house dogs removed from the shelter, those in rescues, and those belonging to private individuals. We conduct behavior modification, extensive training, and basic boarding to those animals at risk of being euthanized. Currently our facility houses 7 dogs, however we are working to open several cottages to accommodate dogs who suffer from dog reactivity and anxiety. HALO will make a great impact on the community offering services such as low/no cost training, low cost daycare, low cost/no cost vaccine clinic that are lacking because of funding. HALO is nonprofit and all money earned goes back to the community! 



We are grateful to have such dedicated supporters!

REGINA HELMICK is a Grand PAWmaster who sponsors Lenny.

BARBARA WYRICK is a Furry Friend to a pitbull.

ERIN GEBHARDT is a Mutt Strut for a senior dog. 

3346 Jasper Road
Xenia OH 45385

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