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Our Story

High Sierra Animal Rescue is a no-kill rescue that opened in May of 1999. We have 17 rescue kennels, 21 boarding kennels, and have placed over 4,500 animals into loving, permanent homes. Animals that are taken into our care receive love and attention from our trained personnel, medical help as required based on their previous environment or living conditions, behavioral assessment, socialization and obedience skills if needed, and a safe temporary home.


We work with 16-20 dogs at a time and do a complete assessment as part of our screening process. We focus on how the animals react to their environment, children, other animals, and life style. After the assessment is complete, we develop a plan and begin training. Our animals are not released for adoption until they have successfully completed this process.

Everyone associated with the facility is an animal lover and experienced animal professional or trained volunteer. Most of our crew and board members have adopted animals from the rescue. Some of our volunteers become Foster Parents and take animals home on a temporary basis as part of the

re-integration program for neglected or abused animals.

We provide responsible adoption services to those seeking pets to insure compatibility between animal and owner. 

As a non-profit organization, we pride ourselves in providing exemplary care that is balanced with fiduciary responsibility. The kindness and generosity of our volunteers, members, adopters, and donors is the key to our success. Our goal is to increase our ability to help more animals so DONATIONS from animal loving, caring people are always needed and appreciated. When animals find a loving permanent home, we know we have made a difference. Our gratitude goes to all our Donors. They make it possible.

You may read about our Board of Directors here

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