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
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
A second chance
On October 27th, Maya was surrendered at a local animal control facility and they could not believe what they saw.
She had a HUGE tumor on her side, the biggest anyone had ever seen.
We offered to take Maya into our rescue, and get her to our vet for an evaluation.
Maya did great here at Dog Town, she was housebroken, got along great with everyone, and had a great attitude despite her previous neglect.
Adoption applications are found on the "Adoptable Dogs" page
How could anyone throw away such an awesome dog?
Maya spent Halloween at our vet's office, enjoying some extra love and having some fluid drawn from her tumor to determine what type it was.
We held our breath for the lab work to come back. A fatty tumor (lipoma) would mean it could be safely removed. If it was cancer, her prognosis was not good.
Prayers were answered when the lab results came back which showed that it was a fatty tumor, and was operable.
Little did we know, this tumor ended up weighing almost 20 pounds. about 25% of her total weight was the tumor.
Huge thank you to Dr. Lesli Hewitt-Spears of Quail Ridge Animal Hospital, for your willingness to take on this huge challenge.
Surgery lasted almost 6 hours, and Maya did great. She was even breathing on her own through most of the procedure. She truly is a fighter!
A giant incision was required, and two drains were put in to help remove the fluid from where the tumor had been. She still had a long recovery ahead.
Later that evening, we transported Maya to Sierra Veterinary Specialists Emergency Hospital so she could be monitored over night. Huge thank-you to her doctors and technicians for the awesome job they did of keeping her comfortable and safe.
11/15/17 - Surgery Day!
After a month of dressing changes and lots of love, Maya's incision has healed up and the drainage has stopped
She will be going to her forever home the week of December 18th, where she will share a home with another female Boxer, and an extended human family.
Thank you to everyone who donated, prayed, and sent good energy to Maya throughout this ordeal.
She now has a second chance to have a happy, healthy life.