Dog adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog and you'll have a friend for life! Contact us, or contact another local humane society, animal shelter or SPCA.
While many roam in packs, keeping a safe distance from humans, others are solitary and very friendly. These are generally either puppies or dogs that had been accustomed to human companionship at some point. The vast majority of rez dogs are un-owned, and of the portion that belong to people, many only come home to eat and sleep, often never setting foot in a house.
While many people in urban areas tend to think of their dogs as their children, and spend the money to prove it, many people on the "Rez" think of their dogs as dogs. As a result, those animals that do go to the vet go less often than urban dogs, and many never go. This is also because towns are small and far apart from each other, so veterinarians are few and very far between. This means a significant portion of rez dogs are intact, leading to a constant replenishment of the population. SmammalRanch Rez Dog Fund & Rescue is here to educate the general public on the needs of these dogs and to raise funding to help the sterilize and re-release efforts of feral dogs by local groups and to find loving homes for the lucky few.....
SmammalRanch is located on a 28 acre ranch in the beautiful cinder hills area off the historic Beale Wagon Trail. Go East on Townsend/Winona from SR89 in Flagstaff, AZ; 10mi North on Leupp Rd to Mile-Post 439. Give us a ring prior to coming out - The ranch is located on a dirt road 2.5 mi south of Leupp Rd via the historic Beale Wagon Trail. Or, we can meet in Flagstaff/your home for a pet introduction.
Why should you adopt?
Dog adoption and cat adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog or adopt a cat and you'll have a friend for life! What is the difference between adopting a dog or puppy versus getting dogs for sale or puppies for sale from a dog breeder? When someone is breeding puppies, they are creating new dogs who need homes. Some people are interested in a very specific breed of dog or puppy and they think the only way to find that specific breed is to buy a dog for sale from a puppy breeder. Yet animal shelters are filled with dogs who must find homes. So rather than buying a dog or puppy for sale from a dog breeder, we encourage people to adopt a dog or adopt a puppy at their local animal shelter, SPCA, humane society or pet rescue group.