Currently, Dogwood Farm Sanctuary houses horses, dogs, cats, chickens and ducks. We care for more than 80 animals on a daily basis. These animals come from a variety of sources, mostly having been abandoned or “dumped” on the side of the road, some abandoned on foreclosed properties and some rescued from horrific situations.
The animals here receive first-class medical care, food, shelter and companionship. Animals come to the sanctuary in desperate need. We do not discriminate based on color, breed or age. We don’t select the most healthy, the prettiest or the best behaved. We select them based on their need and give them the care they need. Our goal is to provide good quality of life. As a no-kill shelter, we are limited by the number of animals that we can physically handle.
While we have many adoptable animals, many of our residents are not adoptable and therefore become permanent guests. Because of this, our intake volume is low and turnover rate is slow. We are realistic about our limitations. We also feel strongly that companionship is vital to the animals. We don’t simply provide a space for the animal to live out his or her life. We emulate the home environment, the veterinary care and love that an only pet might receive to make up for the origins of these animals: unwanted, orphaned or abandoned.