​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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Dog Town Canine Rescue
PO Box 2978, Carson City, NV 89702
(775) 230-3703
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. 

At the end of 2016, our first year of offering this service, we were able to pay for 40 spays and 16 neuters. 
As of 03/31/17, just three months into the new year, Dog Town has provided 10 spays and 2 neuters for dogs on the Walker River Reservation.
Sabour - a lesson in courage

Please don't feel sorry for him. Sabour knows nothing about self-pity, and he wouldn't want anyone being sad when they meet him.
Someone hurt Sabour very badly. But they did not succeed in killing him.

He was found in this condition after he'd been living on the streets, somehow managing to survive on his own.
Sabour is a very happy dog, he LOVES humans, even though he had been badly treated in the past.
We would love to find Sabour a home ... we imagine he would look like an Akita if he still had his ears and the rest of his face.  He isn't good with other dogs, most likely he had to fight for survival, so he's going to need a family that understands.

Sabour loves going for rides, walks great on a leash, and even knows how to give kisses.
Sabour is about four years old, and in spite of what he has been through, is able to live a normal life. He eats dry dog food, drinks normally, and just wants to be loved.

If you are interested in meeting, and possibly adopting Sabour, please email us: dogtownmutts@gmail.com
Mercy's Story - June 2017
Animal Control was contacted on June  28th by someone from Waste Management to report an injured dog laying under a dumpster to escape the blistering rays of the sun.

They were calling from the Waste Treatment Plant.

An animal control officer was dispatched and found a very dehydrated, very weak dog in need of immediate help.
After being examined, our vet found some very nasty abrasions on her back legs. Most likely caused from a car tire, a rubber burn from when she was hit.
When x-rays were taken, they showed that her left thigh (femur) was dislocated from the hip socket. If this was a fairly recent injury, our vet might be able to put the leg back into the socket, but if it has been this way for a while, it would pop back out.
Mercy was in tough shape. In addition to the dislocated hip and skin damage, her liver values were elevated, she was running a fever, and she was dehydrated. Our vet started her on intravenous fluids immediately, to get her stabilized.
After receiving a much-needed bath, Mercy was feeling a lot better about things. 

Her surgery is scheduled for Wednesday, July 5th to try and either put the leg back into the socket, or most likely, do FHO surgery to remove the head of the femur which will allow the thigh to be put back into proper postion in the hip.

Donations are much appreciated - we have an estimate of $2,000 for the procedure.

Thanks so much!
Adoption applications are found on the "Adoptable Dogs" page