Dogwood Farm Sanctuary became a 501c3 in 2005. However, we have been doing rescue for more than 30 years of dogs, cats and horses. We were formerly called Canine Rescue and funded by one individual. We decided to become a not-for-profit when a friend wanted to make a large donation on behalf of the animals. Since then, we continue to raise funds to help care for the animals at our facility.
Most of the animals at our facility started as strays. We have many dogs and cats that would make excellent pets for a family: a family of one or a family of many. We work very hard to find appropriate homes for our dogs and cats.
If an animal is deemed unadoptable, they will receive lifetime benefits of top veterinary care, a comfortable home at the facility and a premium diet. They also have daily human interaction and are carefully monitored. Our goal is to emulate a home environment for our dogs and cats and provide the best care within a small farm environment for our ducks, chickens and horses.
What makes us different? We aren’t strictly an adoption agency for dogs and cats. We often take the hard cases and, when needed, offer a lifetime sanctuary, respecting the animal’s life.
We do not euthanize animals because of space constraints. While this severely limits our ability to take animals, it creates an environment of permanence and security for the animals and the caretakers.
We proactively treat diseases and chronic pain. We practice preventive healthcare. We feed premium food. The animals at Dogwood Farm Sanctuary live long, healthy lives with structure and with the people that they know.