Teaching People Kindness and Compassion to Animals, Each Other and our Planet.
Teaching People Kindness and Compassion to Animals, Each Other and our Planet.

A Visit From Buda


We had an interesting week: On Monday we woke to find a beautiful dog chained to our front gate with a note. The note read, "Hi, my name is Buda. I am a 4-year-old American Staffordshire. My father adopted me 4 years ago and loved…

Fantastic News!

Sunny got adopted! He has lived in a kennel his whole life and is now in someones arms with a new sister. He has a great life ahead of him and what an honor to be a small part of his journey! (Sunny is the one closest to his new daddy).

Sunshine for Sunny

Sunny has grown up outside in a kennel and does not know what it’s like to live in a home, or go for rides in a car, or adventures on a leash, or lay in someone’s lap. He is only a year old and we are going to help find him a forever home where he can learn…

Happy Birthday Blossom

Blossom was rescued from the animal shelter where her mom was put to sleep. Blossom was about to follow the…


These babies were taken away from their mom when they were only a few weeks old. The stress and fear weakened their immune systems leaving them susceptible to Parvo at the pound. We helped them get well with Sun Chlorella Algae Super Food, sub Q fluids and lots of love and holding.

A Gentle Barn Success Story

Remember this pug who was left for dead after a coyote attack? After two extensive surgeries and many days in the hospital he survived. He had to be kept quiet and calm for several weeks so the stitches would hold and the wound would stay sterile. He finally got his stitches removed last week and is in his forever home,…


Are you looking for unconditional love, unending joy and laughter and someone to cuddle with? These Chihuahua/Corgi mixes are waiting for you! Some look like Chihuahuas and some look like Corgis…

Rakki (Japanese for lucky, pronounced rocky)

Our little champion, Rakki, had to have surgery again this week because his skin was so thin and fragile after the coyote attack that his wound opened up. After an overnight stay at the hospital he is now all stitched…


We have worked so hard to nurse these babies back to health from Parvo and they are now healthy and playful and full of life. It has been a hard work of sub Q fluids, cleaning poo,…

Rakki (pronounced Rah-Kee) is Lucky

The pug who was found torn open by coyotes is recovering very nicely from surgery. He is in a foster home and eating and drinking like a champ. His stitches are mending and he is even starting to smile again. We are doing everything in our power to find his family, but if we are not able to by next week we will be putting…

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