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
Taking Bandit out for a walk around the lake was as exciting for us as for him. For those of you who have never met Bandit, he is a sweet 15-year-old Cattle Dog who is completely blind. He had never been off the ranch except to go to the vet so this adventure was a treat for his other senses.
Buster Brown - New mom, Holly, says Buster is "doing great." Although the Ranch believed he was about eight, Holly figures he's older, maybe ten, however she said, "The Ranch is not getting him back. He's my best bud." Although Buster seems to have a problem hearing, Holly was not deterred: She brought in someone who helped them both learn hand signals.
Here's an update on Roscoe, one of the fortunate dogs whose stay at the Ranch was very short. He was one of three dogs given up by a family because they had a baby and wanted to "downsize." Now it looks like Roscoe has found his forever home as he went to a great family in the Valley with a four-year-old son who loves dogs.
Meet Max and Lola. Max is a senior black Labrador mix and Lola is senior Boxer mix. Max came to the ranch with his mother who was adopted a short time later and Max found himself on his own. He soon became very sad so in order to lift his spirits, he was introduced to Lola.
Living at Circle L Ranch the past seven years is a sweet, loving boxer mix. The accompanying photos show part of “Shelby’s Excellent Road Trip” last week. Along with two of her very best friends of the 2-legged variety, Shelby took a ride to a lake where she had fun chasing the ducks,
Our Volunteer of the Month for February is Marshall Case. He and his wife are dog lovers and have two rescues at home. For some like Marshall, making life better for dogs while they wait for their new home is a calling. He's pictured with Boots who often can be found snuggled in Marshall's jacket when he's at the Ranch.
This is a typical story of the rescue dogs who come to Circle L because they were too much trouble or got old or had health issues or some other reason that made them disposable. These dogs miss their families so much and some sit by the fence all day waiting for them to return, waiting to go home.
One of the joys of working at Circle L Ranch Animal Rescue & Sanctuary is having a bunch of puppies that make us laugh every day. We love the adult dogs here, too, who have their own silly antics and comical interaction but puppies, you know...
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