DOGTREE PINES is a 501(c)(3) Nonprofit senior dog rescue & sanctuary located on 6 acres in the pines of Prescott, Arizona. We are dedicated to seniors in need of a forever home, medical, hospice and end of life care. We primarily intake high risk, med-large breeds who are 10 years and older. We adopt & foster out a few, but the majority that come to the pines are here to stay. We support them with great food, supplements, medications, & love until the time of their passing. People call it “Doggie Disneyland” as we supply everything needed for health and happiness. We call it "DOGTREE PINES SENIOR DOG SANCTUARY - Where miracles happen"
OUR MISSION IS TO RESCUE, PROVIDE MEDICAL CARE, NUTRITIOUS FOOD, AND SUPERIOR LOVE & CARE IN AN AMAZING SANCTUARY SETTING TO HOSPICE AND SENIOR LARGE DOGS THAT ARE LOCATED IN ARIZONA AND SURROUNDING AREAS.
They are the sweetest, most appreciative dogs! Almost all the dogs we rescue have come from horrible circumstances. Some were once somebody’s dog and knew a better life, but for circumstances we will never know or understand, have ended up homeless, lost, sick, injured, neglected, ignored, or on the euthanasia list with no hope of rescue. They deserve better than that and they know better. “No dog deserves to die alone in a cage on a cold concrete floor, certainly not seniors that have given their entire lives to us!”, states Cindy Lamont, Founder.
Seniors are being dropped at shelters, dumped and euthanized in record numbers right now. Seniors are especially hard to adopt out because they have limited time left and may have unusually large vet bills. Very few people go to a shelter looking to adopt an old broken dog that they will only have for a very short time. In addition, rescues face the same challenges. Seniors cost more, require more time and effort and they cannot recoup an adoption fee in most cases. These old guys usually sit at the shelter, uncomfortable and in pain, until eventually they are euthanized. Dogtree Pines gives these dogs the joy, love and health that they deserve and when it comes time, a loving passing.
We feed based on the needs of the dogs but most eat a homemade diet. This involves buying chicken & beef in bulk, grinding weekly with an industrial grinder, freezing, then cooking and feeding. They also eat a “veggie glop” that we make from pureed raw vegetables and freeze monthly. Canned pumpkin, green beans, green peas and treats are used in volume as are supplements.
When we could not find a source for warm water therapy, we decided to build a heated therapy pool for the senior dogs that have trouble walking. It’s heated with an industrial heater to 87-90 degrees for the benefit of their joints. The pool also has an elaborate series of ramps for easy access. We allow other senior “dog friends” to come use the pool as well. We are both certified Level I & II The Heart of Canine Hydrotherapy by La Paw Spa, Cindy Horsfall. We have laser, assisi loops/patches on hand to treat aches and pains.
Medical care is our #1 cost, as we rescue health compromised seniors. Harmony Veterinary Care is our vet and we utilize both eastern and western medicine. We have standing appointments on Thursday afternoons and fill-in as needed. Aside from standard care, our dogs receive chiropractic, laser and acupuncture. Our vets are on speed dial available 24/7 and come to the sanctuary to treat when needed.
When the time comes, our vets make a house call so that the dogs can remain in their home, calm and comfortable. We choose a peaceful location in the pines in which to lay them to rest, a place that they enjoyed spending time. They are surrounded by love and their pack when it is time to say goodbye. It's always the hardest part, but part of what we do.
1525 S Dogtree Ln | Prescott, AZ 86303
phone: 1-667-DOGTREE (364-8733)
Your support and contributions will enable us to help with food and vet bills for these seniors. Your generous donation, however big or small, will help to fund our mission. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!