Where the pavement ends and the barking begins!
Way out in rural Churchill County, where there are no "dog limit" laws, Dog Town Canine Rescue has found its home. Out in the sand and bitterbrush, where nearly everything has thorns, or stings; where the wind blows nearly every day and the sun beats down without mercy; we have found our refuge.
The road to nowhere - unless you're looking for Dog Town.
Dog Town - The early days...
We moved here in January 2008. The property we purchased was in horrible condition, the former residents used it as a garbage dump and there was a huge mess to contend with. Thanks to some of our loyal volunteers, we soon had the place looking better. Fences had to be built, dig wire buried, gates hung. As the weather started to improve, we continued building...
From the dust a shelter began to take shape. We worked for months clearing away brush, leveling the ground and fighting the harsh desert climate. Some days we froze, others we thought we would pass out from the heat. But we had to keep working for the sake of the dogs and the lives hanging in the balance.
Our dedicated crew of volunteers worked tirelessly throughout the seasons.
New skills were learned and new talents discovered! Teamwork and determination kept us going.
.We still have a long ways to go but thanks to the hard work of our friends, we're getting better all the time! Special thanks go out to: Mary and Mike Kuckenmeister, Dwight Moffit, Yvonne Liddell, Mary Ann and Tom Finch, Mary Ann Marubashi, Bill Best, Marcie Young, Cindy Eckman and Barry Toepp, Samuel Washington, Cindy and Gordon Fletcher, Dave and Lorayn Walser, and Kris Brown.
~Life at Dog Town Canine Rescue~
It isn't an easy life, but we keep going. As of April 2010 we FINALLY have running water to the rescue. Thanks to Mike Gargano for all of his backhoe work and to everyone who helped get the waterline in and running!
Feeding is done once a day, usually in the evenings after we get home from our "real" jobs. Not much time for a social life out here...
Nothing fancy, but the dogs have a safe, clean place to live while waiting for their forever homes to come along. We look at Dog Town right now as a "work in progress" Some day we will have things a little nicer for the dogs.
My name is Baby and I love it here at Dog Town!
This place is great! We can get as dirty as we want to and barking is always allowed! - Chewie
Dog Town saved our lives! We will always have good memories of our stay there.
Chili and Pepper
I'll never forget the
friends I made while
staying at Dog Town!
Thanks to Dog Town, my life was spared and I now have an awesome new home! - Frosty
Dog Town got me safely
off the reservation and
helped me to meet
my forever family!
There's always something going on at Dog Town... lots of things to see and do!