- privately owned, non-profit 501c3 organization
- EIN# 68-0439736
- NO-KILL facility.
- dedicated to helping each dog find his/her forever home.
- NOT affiliated with any other organizations such as the Humane Society or SPCA.
- completely funded by donations and grants.
We do not receive funding from any State, County or City agencies. All dogs receive only the best of care while at our facility. We offer many dog focused services to our community. See news for details.
Rescue Ranch is a non-profit organization
whose only purpose is to rescue dogs of all breeds. We are a no-kill shelter and rely on generous donations from our community and local businesses, and grants from foundations and organizations. Most of our workers are volunteers, but we do have some paid staff. Our boarding facility and thrift store help to pay for some of our general operational costs.
We help re-home over 400 dogs a year and hope to see this number increase over time. For detailed numbers, Click Here.
Visit our facility:
2216 Oberlin Rd, Yreka CA
Open 7 days a week, from noon to 4
PO Box 1192
Yreka, CA 96097
Adoption Questions: firstname.lastname@example.org
A typical day at Rescue Ranch.
Staff arrives early in the morning to begin and care for our ranch residents. Breakfast often includes a crock-potted roast prepared the night before and as a topping to their kibble. After the dogs have finished breakfast they are walked to their outside yards, or playgroups. Some of the staff and volunteers spend the morning cleaning and sanitizing kennels inside and out, doing laundry and dishes. For more information on our cleaning practices click Cleaning Protocol.
Once cleaning is done, staff and volunteers walk, work on basic training and play with the dogs. Staff and volunteers also work on pairing dogs and putting together play groups to help the dogs receive the exercise and mental stimulation they need to be healthy. Some staff and volunteers work on data entry, and maintenance while others work on administrative tasks; including answering e-mails and phone calls which is is an all day task.
Once Rescue Ranch opens to the public at noon, staff and volunteers meet and work with potential adopters to find them the right dog for them. By mid-afternoon, dogs are brought back to their inside kennels and begin to settle for the night. Dinner is served and toys for the night are handed out. If its hot out, the dogs might get frozen Kongs or pupcicles too!