Rolling Dog Ranch Animal Sanctuary
Blind Cedar When blind Emmy Lou’s not romping across the yard, she’s rolling on her back in the grass.
Rolling Dog Ranch Animal Sanctuary Summer 2006 Newsletter
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We welcome visitors and volunteers at the ranch. There's nothing like seeing disabled animals first-hand to appreciate how special they really are.

Visiting the sanctuary

The sanctuary is open for visits from June through October on the 1st and 3rd weekends of the month. Visiting hours are 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on those weekends. All visits are by appointment only.

The sanctuary is closed for visits from November through May and also on major holidays

If you'd like to come out for a visit, please call at least a week in advance to schedule a time. We cannot accommodate drop-in or unscheduled visitors. When you call to schedule a visit, we'll give you directions on how to get here.

What To Wear

The saying goes that in Montana, there are two seasons: winter and July. So you can expect almost any kind of weather. We notice that visitors often find it is colder and windier here than they expect. We are generally 10 to 15 degrees colder than Missoula or Helena. This is a ranch in a high-country setting, so please wear or bring appropriate clothing for a visit: Boots, jacket, gloves and a hat.

What To Bring

The animals love meeting visitors because it usually means treat time! So please consider bringing something with you when you come - cookies for the dogs (no rawhide products, please), or carrots and apples for the large animals.

Interested in volunteering?

We always have plenty of work to do in caring for the animals. Volunteers can help us by:

• Scooping the poop
• Cleaning stalls and sheds
• Cleaning the cat house
• Working with the dogs - walking, grooming, obedience training
• Grooming the cats
• Filling water tanks
• Cleaning the dog cottages

Volunteer Requirements

• Must be in good shape and not suffer from allergies to animals or hay. Because most of the work here is physical in nature, this is not the right place if you have lower back pain or other similar medical issues.
• Able to work a minimum 4-hour shift.
• Need to commit to volunteering on a consistent basis, whether once a week or once a month.
• Age 18 or older.

What To Wear

You'll need to wear sturdy clothing, work or rubber boots, chore gloves, and bring a hat. Depending on the season, you can find rain,snow, ice or mud - and in springtime, all of the above. One thing's for sure: You can expect to get dirty!

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