About Us

We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, charity dog rescue, founded to save and elevate the lives of sighthounds and other dogs suffering locally, nationally, and internationally. We are especially adept at working with fearful and traumatized dogs. 

Our Cause

Our People



The decision to adopt a sighthound is a decision to change the life of a dog who  might never before have known the gentle touch and calming voice of a person who considers that hound a beloved family member. When you adopt your sighthound, you will discover a wonderful new world of joy and gratitude not found in any other experience. You will 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


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.


We depend on your donations to sustain the work of rescuing, rehabilitating, and homing needy hounds. We receive no government funding; all of our funding comes from people like you, and the rare, small private grant.

We are desperately in need of monetary donations!  Donations large or small may be sent via the Send Money to Friends and Family option of PayPal (email to, or via mail to Hound Sanctuary, Box 670, Warrenton, Oregon 97146, USA.   

Please consider making Hound Sanctuary your Amazon Smile beneficiary as well as your eBay Giving beneficiary.  You can even include Hound Sanctuary in your will by making a simple declarative statement naming us and our address--or ask your estate attorney to do it for you.  

You can also support Hound Sanctuary 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

In addition, we need outdoor dog beds, Ikea KNOPPARP Loveseats (for the dogs, of course!), and heavy duty vinyl couches (again, for the dogs!). We also have a small wish list at  



Become a Pawholder

Help save 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, supporting the mission to save more hounds. 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 save 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!

Pawholder Options

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