We are an all-breed, all volunteer, 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization focused on the rescue of dogs forgotten and forsaken by humans. We primarily receive dogs from rural animal control facilities, as well as providing services to the Indigenous American communities which are typically without options for dealing with unwanted dogs.
Located on private property in Churchill County, NV, we have very low overhead costs. This enables us to put the majority of all donations received directly toward caring for rescued dogs. Through our process of rescue, rehabilitate, and rehoming, we are able to make a positive contribution to our community and improve the lives of formerly unwanted dogs.
We depend upon the generosity of our fellow animal lovers, as well as the occasional grant award, to keep moving forward in our continuous efforts to save lives through a combination of adoption and spay/neuter services.
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PO Box 2978, Carson City, NV 89702
Non-profit tax ID # 05-0587246
Each year, Dog Town takes in an average of 55 unwanted dogs and puppies from the Walker River Reservation. Due to a lack of resources, residents are left with no means of dealing with the overpopulation problem.
Dog Town has instituted a spay/neuter program for tribal members, to help bring down the population of unwanted dogs. Your donation will help us continue to save lives through spaying and neutering, and provide a better life for these dogs.
On September 17th, we had a booth at the Walker River Pine Nut festival and pow-wow in Schurz, NV.
We were there to promote our Tribal Spay/Neuter Program, and had a good reception from the residents. We gave out about two dozen fliers to people who had relatives wanting to get their dogs fixed, and signed up about 8 dogs to be spayed.
*** Update on Sasha 09/28/16***
Sasha had his surgery and came through with flying colors! Dr. Schroeder at Sierra Veterinary Specialists fitted Sasha with an implant to fix his crushed pelvis, and once his intestines were freed up, we found out that it was a peach pit that had been lodged in his colon.
He is recovering nicely in his foster home (thanks, Bryan!) and in a few more weeks, will be having FHO surgery to put his femur back into the hip socket.
Thank you to everyone who donated toward his medical expenses. Our cute boy will be available for adoption once he has recovered from his last surgery.
While we were there, someone came up and asked if we could help with two skinny puppies she had seen over by the tribal clinic. We went over and sure enough, there were two small pups in pretty bad shape.
We asked around to see if anyone knew who they belonged to, but were told that they had been running around the reservation for about a week and they didn't have an owner.
So we packed up these two little guys and they came home with us to Dog Town!
About nine weeks old, very dirty and frightened, and full of ticks. Baths for both of these pups and about an hour later we had pulled off all of the ticks we could find.
Little ears were full of ticks, but both of these pups will be okay now. We took them to our vet on the 19th for worming and Parvo testing, and they will be available for adoption in 6 more weeks, after they are fully vaccinated, neutered, and microchipped.
Thanks to your donations, we can continue to help dogs in some of our more under served communities.