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.
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.
Please consider donating to Dog Town Rescue. We don't have a fancy facility, but you can trust that your money will be going directly toward providing life-saving care for dogs in need.
It's safe and easy to donate online with PayPal!
We're having our first ever Holiday Jewelry Boutique - Next December!
We are accepting donated jewelry, purses, and other women's accessories, to be sold at our fund raiser.
It's not too early to drop off your donated items, we will be accepting donations through this coming November.
So clean our your closet, jewelry box, and help support our efforts to make the world a better place for our canine companions.
Thank you in advance !
Roseanna - Parvo survivor
On March 1st, we noticed our little Roseanna vomiting and saw that there was some bloody diarrhea in the yard she shares with two of her littermates.
Since she was fully vaccinated for Parvo/Distemper, we weren't suspecting Parvo. We decided to make an emergency call to our vet, who agreed to meet us that Sunday night.
We were shocked when we learned that she tested positive for Parvo, and she was admitted to the hospital that same night.
Roseanna was started on intravenous fluids to combat dehydration and the possibility of infection. She also received an anti-nausea drug as well as vitamin B to try and keep her strength up.
She was in tough shape, but she had the heart of a fighter and wasn't going to give up.
After five days of intensive care, she turned the corner and began to regain her strength. Our little fighter was going to live!
On March 6th, she was finally able to come back to the rescue and rejoin her siblings. We are under quarantine until the 15th, just to make sure no other dogs/puppies were exposed to the virus.
This is a good example of what can happen when you take your dog out in public.
Roseanna was exposed to the Parvo virus at our adoption event on February 14th. She was fully vaccinated, but due to a glitch in her immunity, she became very ill.
Please make sure your dogs/puppies have all of their vaccinations prior to taking them to the dog park, or stores where dogs tend to congregate.
Also, be aware of the symptoms of Parvo: vomiting, bloody diarrhea, and lethargy. If your dog exhibits these symptoms, especially if not fully vaccinated, please seek immediate veterinary care. Parvo is extremely contagious and there are specific precautions you must take to decontaminate your home and yard after having Parvo in your house.
Total cost to save Roseanna's life was in excess of $1000 - we rely on support from our friends to continue saving lives and caring for the forgotten and unwanted dogs in our community. If you would like to help with Roseanna's vet bill, you may use the Paypal link above, or mail a check to: Dog Town, PO Box 2978, Carson City NV 89702
Thank you from Roseanna and her friends here at Dog Town.
Due to the Parvo incident, we will be skipping our March 14th adoption event at the Carson City PetSmart. We will resume normal adoptions on the 28th at PetCo.