Haworth College of Business News

Saving dogs is a passion for the Hartmans

Justin Hartman, BBA ’06, is an entrepreneur and animal lover who is providing dogs with a second chance at life. He is the president of Hartman’s Haven Dog Rescue, a non-profit organization in Conover, N.C.

Hartman created the organization in 2010 and has saved the lives of over 300 dogs by rescuing them from kill shelters, by having the dogs put up for adoption or moving them to other transports. Hartman and his wife, Crystal, foster dogs who are waiting for adoption, while also holding many other dogs until they are ready for transport to other rescue organizations throughout the Northeast and Midwest regions,

The Hartmans didn’t waste any time in devoting themselves to the cause. Upon establishing Hartman’s Haven Dog Rescue, they successfully pulled 59 dogs from kill shelters in the first month alone, and in the process, documented over 11,000 charitable miles driven, saving the lives of helpless animals.

Presently, the Hartmans are focusing their efforts on raising awareness of dog rescue through a documentary that will entail the many processes of rescuing dogs, including documenting flights and transports in rescue operations throughout the country. The documentary will be used to spread awareness and to assist in fundraising for rescue organizations.

Prior to his charitable endeavors, Hartman received a BBA with a double major in accountancy and finance. He also holds a Master’s in Business Administration from Indiana Wesleyan University and is also currently pursuing certification as a certified public accountant.

Hartman is of Rotarian member status, and is thankful for the opportunity to take part in the Rotary Club by providing humanitarian service through his admirable efforts of rescuing dogs.