Circle L Ranch Animal Rescue & Sanctuary in Prescott Valley, Arizona, is one of the largest shelters in the U.S. Overflowing with animals, we're home to dogs, horses, goats, geese, sheep, chickens and a rooster. Many of these animals were rescued from County facilities or the Humane Society—literally a day away from euthanasia. Many will find new homes but those not suitable for adoption will live out their lives at this sanctuary. Read more
Daisy was rescued by Circle L Ranch in February 2013. She was all bones and sores (left photo) having been chained outside and starved by her owner. She also suffered from "cherry eye." At the ranch, she gained weight, her sores healed and she became a loveable couch potato. We raised money for her surgery and her eye was corrected in July. In October 2013 a wonderful hound-dog loving man named Ted adopted Daisy and he recently sent us the calendar-worthy photo shown on the right.
Dogtoberfest on October 5th was a beautiful day full of excitement and promise for Circle L Ranch. It was a "day out" for our puppies and dogs, meeting new people and doggie friends. Our volunteers were kept busy at our tables and the puppy pen introducing our dogs to potential adopters and spreading the word about Circle L Ranch. Everyone was happy to be there and even happier as the day progressed because 10 of the the 12 dogs we brought with us found new homes. If only we could do that every day!
Cerise - Cerise was adopted by Circle L Ranch volunteer, Caren. After seeing Cerise at three separate adoption days and still not finding a home, Caren felt it was time that her 10-year-old, 75-pound dog, Dee Dee, had a playmate. Dee Dee was adopted by Caren from Circle L Ranch after she moved to Prescott with her cat and felt the need for a dog.
On a beautiful morning in early September, four lucky Circle L doggies made a break for Best Friends Animal Society in Kanab, Utah. Pilot Todd Underwood (on right) along with Albert Ortega, flew these deserving dogs to their "temporary" destination. At Best Friends, they will have a much better chance to find their forever families. People from all over the country regularly make trips to Best Friends to stay in their cozy cottages and volunteer their time so our little chihuahuas will be seen by more dog lovers in Utah and have more opportunities to find a forever home.
Cassie - Cassie is still very much a puppy Susan said, and she is almost housebroken until she gets very excited. Cassie has had a few chewing issues but Susan and her husband are taking dog therapy classes at Yavapai Community College where Cassie has impressed the teacher as a very smart dog with a lot of potential. The classes are held in the evening and participants take their dogs. Susan said she doesn't intend for Cassie to be a therapy dog, but they thought the classes would benefit them and Cassie.
N.O.A.H. Thrift Store, located at 603 S. Granite Street in Prescott, has been a safety net and a lifeline for many rescue groups within our community. Circle L is one of those beneficiaries, and we want to send a huge shout-out of THANKS to them.
Keno (renamed Sadie) - Peggy says Sadie adjusted well from her first day. The first night she slept under her bed, the next night she was on the bed, and now she sleeps on a pillow beside Peggy. To make Sadie feel at home, Peggy put a blanket down for her (a king-sized one) and whenever Peggy sits on the couch to pet her, Sadie drags that blanket up with her. Peggy wrapped her in that blanket to take her to the vet when she was to be spayed (Sadie refuses to walk on a leash so far) and when they unwrapped the blanket they found six of her toys in it. Sadie maybe figured if she was going to leave she was going to take a few favorite toys with her.
Do you like to walk—with or without a dog? Then you can help earn a donation with every step you take without pledging a penny. Wooftrax has created the "Walk for A Dog" app for your cell phone that will track your steps. Their sponsors will provide the funds for a donation based on total steps taken on behalf of Circle L Ranch.
Suzy — Suzy's new mom, Luann, is an active volunteer at the Ranch and says Suzy is doing great. Luann says her husband had been encouraging her to adopt a dog and she had told him she would if he would agree to help with the care. He agreed and lucky Suzy has benefited because her new dad gets up early every morning and he and Suzy walk for two miles plus a walk in the evening.
Luke — New dad Charlie says Luke has now settled in and knows the ropes. He and the cat, Mattie, are fast friends. Charlie decided to crate train Luke and no sooner did he get him a crate than Luke ran inside and made it his den all by himself. Close the door and not a peep from him all night. Luke was doing so well, Charlie decided they would go on their first adventure together.
Become a Saturday-adoption volunteer! Have fun. Spend time with great dogs. Meet new people. Help a dog find their forever family. This is a decision you'll never regret. Learn more.