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About Us

We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit animal welfare charity whose dream is for animals to live safe, comfortable, happy, respected lives; we believe that this goal cannot be met without rescue organizations implementing strong protection policies and R+ training, handling, and behavior modification programs.
 
While we specialize in sighthounds, and in the behavioral rehabilitation and training of fearful, feral, and traumatized dogs using applied behavioral analysis and modification, we also seek to help other animals and other rescues when possible.
 
Our Mission:
To help save, protect, & elevate the lives of animals via rescue, rehabilitation, R+ training & behavior modification, careful placement when appropriate,  with lifelong check-ins and safety net, safe haven for needy sighthounds and other animals as space & funds allow, and via public assistance, outreach, and education programs. We also consider part of our mission to be helping other rescues, to the extent they desire help, to ensure they are doing the best they can to protect the animals they rescue and place.

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Guardianship

The decision to take in a needy sighthound is a promise to protect and elevate the life of a dog who might never before have known a gentle touch, a calm voice, or the loving words of a person who considers that hound family. When you add a needy sighthound to your family, you discover a wonderful new world of joy and gratitude not found in any other experience. You also learn just what makes a sighthound so special!  Whether it be the horselike gallop of the borzoi, the graceful stance of the galgo, the mystery of the saluki, or the captivating ‘podenco bounce,’ the brilliance of these and the other sighthound breeds will leave you awestruck, and their purity of soul will stir your heart. Read More

Sponsorship

Even if you can't adopt at the moment, you can still sponsor a sighthound. The opportunities are many because there are so many in need. We have many types of sponsorship available.  Click here to read about them, or email us.

Give

We depend on donations to sustain the work of rescuing, rehabilitating, protecting, and elevating the lives of needy sighthounds and others. Whether through homing, providing long-term safe haven, or helping members of the local and national community protect and elevate the lives of their dogs—which, by the way, elevates human lives as well—everything we do is designed to improve conditions for dogs and other animals, not just now, but long into the future. Financial support from individuals, businesses, and even other charities, is gratefully accepted; the more support you can provide, the more dogs and their humans we, together, can help, and sooner. We receive no government funding; all of our support comes from people like you, and the occasional, small private grant.

Donations large or small may be sent via the Send Money to Friends and Family/Gift option of PayPal (Email to Give@HoundSanctuary.org), or via mail to Hound Sanctuary, Box 670, Warrenton, Oregon 97146, USA.

You can also include Sighthound Sanctuary & Animal Services in your will.  Leave a Legacy of Love:

Memorialize the life of kindness you or your loved one has lived by including Sighthound Sanctuary in your will, knowing that one of the strongest advocates for the lifelong protection and elevation of sighthounds and other animals will ensure that your dream carries on.

Please discuss the details of your instructions with your attorney.  An example of wording is provided here, but we are not legal professionals so it is wise to confirm with your own legal advisor:

“I give, devise, and bequeath to Sighthound Sanctuary & Animal Services, Box 670, Warrenton, Oregon, 97146, a nonprofit corporation with federal tax identification number 46-4410687, the sum of $ ________________ , (or describe the real or personal property portion of the estate being given) to be used for its general purposes.”

In the blank, you may state a specific dollar amount, or you may stipulate a specific estate property, a specific percentage of your estate, or a specific percentage of your residuary estate.

You may also wish to consider making Hound Sanctuary your Amazon Smile beneficiary as well as your eBay Giving beneficiary and PayPal Giving Fund beneficiary.  You can also support us with the purchase of Hero: A Podenco’s Tale, a full color children’s picture book that tells the story of Spanish hunting hounds through a podenco character named Hero. Learn More

Finally, we need Ikea KNOPPARP Sofas (for the dogs, of course!), and heavy duty vinyl couches (again, for the dogs!). We also have a small wish list at Amazon.com.  The dogs go through a lot of Stewart's Pro Training Treats (duck and turkey) and ZiwiPeaks Venison kibble, used as training treats (it is too expensive to feed for meals but is good for training).




 

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Become a Pawholder

Help save, care for, protect, and elevate the lives of hounds by becoming a Hound Sanctuary "Pawholder": By subscribing to donate as little as $4 each month, you can elect to be a 4 paw, 8 paw, 20 paw, or 50 paw per month Pawholder. Hound Sanctuary Pawholders receive a special thank you at the end of each year that they are with us. More importantly, though, they get the knowledge that they are helping needy, deserving hounds every single month. To become a Pawholder, select from the several Pawholder Options to the right.  The hounds will be ever grateful.  And remember, donations are tax-deductible!


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