We STRONGLY believe that All Dogs have a Right to Live(Click here for related story)Smiling Dog Farms is not associated in any way with Smiling Dog Rescue in Tucson, AZA 501(c)3 Non-Profit Corporation Smiling Dog Farms is Absolutely, Unequivocally NO-KILL!!!A Warm Welcome from All of Us...Smiling Dog Farms is a Sanctuary, not a traditional rescue. Our dogs come from shelters, rescues and private parties all across America. They may be deemed "unadoptable" because they have bitten someone, have medical issues, have other behavioral challenges, have grown old, have become a burden or have just run out of time at a shelter. If a dog is breathing, he qualifies to come live here! We provide a permanent home for truly "unadoptable" dogs - dogs that are out of options and are facing certain death. We are a "Last Resort" for these dogs that have nowhere else to go. These dogs are allowed to live out their lives in safety and peace here at the farm.Please review our Intake Procedure and our FAQs if you are thinking about sending a dog here.We rely on your donations to continue helping dogs. Our funding comes 100% from individuals who want to help us help dogs. We provide a permanent home for dogs that have no one else to speak for them, and whose only other option is euthanasia. We can only do this because of the continued generosity of our contributors who believe as we do, that every dog deserves the right to life.We also provide the opportunity for adoptable dogs to find their forever homes.Our New Directions Adoption Program finds families for dogs. Many of the dogs that come here have the potential to be successfully adopted. We work with Adoption Partners who carefully screen possible adopters and supervise the placements. Shelter dogs that have not been chosen by adopting families are often euthanized to make room for new arrivals. If no other rescue can help these dogs, they are welcome at Smiling Dog Farms and are placed into our Adoption Program.You can make a difference as a Smiling Dog Partner. Your monthly donation will let us keep helping the dogs who have been given up on by others! 100% of your tax deductible donations goes directly to helping these dogs.Please click on our “Ways to Help” tab above to learn how you can make a dog smile.Smiling Dog FarmsP.O. Box 743 Wharton, TX 77488Giving hope to the forgotten, neglected & rejectedDinah & Austin say, We Are Looking for More Adoption Partners!"We've seen some of our lucky friends find families, but we're still waiting. Ricky and Jay say that we need moreAdoption Partners to help dogs like us find families of our own.If we could get 20 new Adoption Partners, we could increase our adoptions BY TENFOLD! If you or your group can commit to place even ONE dog per month, please emailJay - or call him at 979-559-1062.Dogs That Can Be AdoptedMany of the dogs at Smiling Dog Farms are wonderful, adoptable dogs. If you are interested in adopting, just click here to begin your search for the perfect companion for you.Home WE NEED MORE MONTHLY SPONSORS !Ed Lelek says, “I’m one of the lucky guys around here. My family brought me all the way from Michigan to live at the farm and they sponsor me EVERY MONTH ... and they send treats for me too!But a lot of the dogs here have no sponsors. People promise to cover their costs, but once the dogs get here people sometimes just seem to forget about them. It’s very sad. They still need food and meds and a treat now and then.It costs about $2.67 a day to care for one dog. That’s $80 a month! Just 8 people signed up to send $10 a month would take care of one dog that has no one to sponsor it. PLEASE CONSIDER BECOMING A SPONSOR TODAY !Check our Sanctuary and Adoptable dogs pages to see some of the dogs who need your help.There are a great number of items we can really use that are on our Wish List.Simply click on the yellow sign to view them all.At Smiling Dog Farms, we keep all our animals happy and smiling with full tummies!Make a dog smile by donating whatever you can spare .Other Ways You Can HelpYOU Can Help!There’s no such thing as a gift too small!We have all heard that before, and there is a reason: because it’s completely true!Even a monthly gift of $10 helps greatly to support one of these dogs.Sponsor Heartworm Treatmentsfor a DogMedicine is only $80 for the 6 month holistic treatment we do for HW positive dogs.Please consider helping us pay for a round of treatments for one of our dogs.
Our problem is simple enough: We have more dogs than we have sponsors to pay for them!Individuals and Rescues have sent us dogs, promising to pay for their care. Many have been faithful, and do just as they promised. But some just walk away! They don't help raise the cost of care! They don’t fulfill their promises to us!They leave their dogs, and they leave us holding the bag! Because of this we runabout $3,000 behind Every Month!We must raise fundsto make up that difference!If just 38 unfunded dogs had sponsors, we would never need to fundraise again! Our End of Year Fundraiser raised over $20,000 in each of the past few years. That caught us up for the fourth quarter, and covered us for thefirst few months of the next year.This yearwe are hoping to sign upmore sponsors than ever before! Then we won't need as many fundraisersthroughout the year ahead.1) Ask your friends, family, business contacts (any NON-rescue "civilians") to consider helping us - now - so we can keep helping the dogs who need us most! They can sign up for a one time donation or as monthly sponsors. Don't forget to use Facebook and Twitter to tell your friends about us! All donations are fully tax deductible!2) See if your employer will match your donation.HP, Google and AT&T are among companies which have matched funds to us. And our friend, Tamie, got us a donation from BP!3) Shop Online using our shopping page at AdoptAShelter.com. It’s easy, it’s free, and every purchase earns money for us to help animals! Before shopping on-line, simply go to www.AdoptAShelter.com. Select Location: TX, and Shelter: Smiling Dog Farms.Then, click on SHOP NOW, select your on-line store. It is as easy as that. If your on-line store is in the list, Smiling Dog Farms will get a percentage of what you spend. There is NO additional cost to you!!!Our Core Mission Is Providing Homes for Dogs That Have Nowhere Else to GoWe are often a dog’s only hope. We are the rescue that other rescues turn to when a dog is in danger!
Please post us on Facebook and ask your friends and family to help!In Appreciation of Our Donors of Goods & ServicesPlease visit our Donors of Goods & Services by clicking on their logos.All have contributed non-monetary items that have helped us help our animals in countless ways.PETMEDSPetMeds blog has greatinformation to keep our pets healthyIn Appreciation of Our Friends in RescuePlease visit our Friends in Rescue by clicking on their logos.All have done amazing things to help us with our animals and to financially support us. We Need Your Help!We need $8,624 to pay the Driller who was kind enough to drill the well and wait for payment.So far, we have raised just over $3,500 - we still have a long way to go!If you can donate to help pay for our well, please mail a check to:Smiling Dog FarmsP.O. Box 743Wharton, TX 77488(be sure to reference “New Well” in the memo)or donate through PayPal by clicking the donation link below.
Our friend, Sonya, from Alabama offered a Matching Grant of $2,000!Every dollar donated from September 20 through September 30 was matched by Sonya, up to $2,000.THANK YOU, SONYA!Who are we?And What Are We Doing Here?You can read about us and how we got started by clicking on our picture.