sanctuary is home to 30 dogs on average at any one time. They
arrive at the ranch from all over the country ... California,
New York, Idaho, Illinois, and Washington, for example ...
as well as from shelters across Montana.
We have an open, ‘home-style’ environment at
the sanctuary. We don’t have kennels or runs. The dogs
live in full-size, heated and insulated cottages that range
in size from 200 square feet up to 1,000 square feet. During
the day they get to play in big, fully fenced enclosures (we
call them “dog paddocks”) ... the largest is about
2 acres. At night they snuggle in their cottages.
It’s a wonderful sight to see all these dogs ... no
matter what their disabilities ... playing with each other
outdoors. Our visitors often can’t believe that the
dogs they see running and jumping and tumbling are blind or
cope with some other kind of disability. This is a special
place for some very special dogs.