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SmammalRanch Rez Dog Fund & Rescue
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.
43 Leupp Rd
Flagstaff, AZ 86004
Pets at Our Rescue Group:
Cities, Towns, and/or Counties We Serve:What Are Rez Dogs:
Short for Reservation dog, is a term used to refer to any number of loose (usually stray) dogs roaming the Indian Reservations of Arizona. They can not be identified as any one breed; many appear to be a mix of Labrador Retriever, German shepherd, Sighthound, and occasionally, wolf and coyote hybrids can occur as well. They are often exceptional hunters and, when taken into a home, can be very good watchdogs and usually are very intelligent and free of most genetic diseases that are found in pure-breeds.
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.....
About Our Rescue Group:Who We Are:
The "SmammalRanch Rez Dog Fund & Rescue" is committed to the rescuing, sterilization, and finding "Forever Homes" for dogs found on Native American Reservations. These are animals that were originally lost strays or were found in bad living conditions due to un-responsible care
Come Meet our Pets:Come Visit Us! in the summer of 2009
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.
Our Adoption Process:Adopting a Rez Dog:
ADOPTION FEES: DOGS: $75.00 / PUPPIES: $95 • Fees include spaying or neutering • Vaccinations • Rabies Vaccination • De-worming • Flea/tick Bath • Heart-guard Check • Adoption packet includes training information, coupons, etc. ** SmammalRanch strictly prescreens all applicants to insure the pets safety and is properly matched with its Adoptor. An online application ( see below ) is available; The App can be filled online or printed to be Faxed/Mailed ** If approved for adoption, an Adoption contract is required **We have a 30 day trial period during which the pet may be returned and exchanged for another at no cost, however if another pet is not chosen, the costs of the pet(s) are considered a donation to the SmammalRanch Rez dog Fund. **Should an animal not be sterilized at time of adoption due to age or health, etc., an appointment for the surgery will be made at time of adoption and is to pe paid by the Adoptee.