Smiling Dog Farms is not associated in any way with Smiling Dog Rescue in Tucson, AZ
A 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 Farms
P.O. Box 743 Wharton, TX 77488
Giving hope to the forgotten, neglected & rejected
Dinah & 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 we
need more Adoption Partners to help dogs like us find our families.
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 email Jay
or call him at 979-559-1062.
We need your help!"
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 which dog appeals to you.
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
At Smiling Dog Farms,
we keep all our animals
happy and smiling with
Make a dog smile by
donating whatever you
can spare .
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 run
about $3,000 behind Every Month!
We must raise funds
to make up that difference!
If just 38 unfunded dogs had sponsors,
we would never need to fundraise again!
Our End of Year Fundraiser raised
in each of the past few years.
That caught us up for the fourth quarter,
and covered us for the
first few months of the next year.
But then the economy took a down
turn and our friends weren’t able to
contribute as much as they had in
So at the end of 2013 we were not completely
up for the fourth quarter, and do not have the first
months covered as in years past.
This year we are hoping that
our economy improves so we
will be able to sign up more
sponsors than ever before!
Then we won't need as many
fundraisers throughout the year
All donations are fully tax deductible!
There are so many other ways you can
the dogs at Smiling Dog Farms.
You can arrange for matching donations from your
You can make donations in honor of special
occasions or people.
You can even contribute by signing up to sponsor us
when you shop online.
Please visit our Make a Donation page for more
information about giving opportunities.
Or take a look at our Wish List for more ideas.
Every contribution, no matter how small,
makes a difference in the life of a dog.
A Sad Ending to 2013...
Alma, our beloved Cow Girl
November, 2005 - December, 2013
Eight years is just not enough for a cow’s life. We
raised Alma from one day old, bottle feeding her.
She would come into our house when she was a
baby. We would put her into the back of our station
wagon to go to the vet. Many of you who visited the
farm fed raisin bread to sweet Alma.
We will miss our precious cow girl. Looking at that
pasture, without our Alma, will never be the same.
Many don’t realize how loving a cow can be. Alma’s
eyes were so expressive. and she became visibly
excited when she saw us. She was our baby, in so
many ways. We can’t imagine life without her.
Make a donation in honor of
our sweet Alma
This Is Who We Are
In Appreciation of Our Donors of Goods & Services
Please 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.
In Appreciation of Our Friends in Rescue
Please 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 when we really needed the help.
DON’T FORGET TO VISIT OUR
FACEBOOK PAGE TO READ
ABOUT CURRENT EVENTS
HERE AT THE FARM!
And This Is What We Do
We Need Fosters
Here at the farm, our dogs live by dog rules.
A little time with a good foster family that can
teach our babies how to behave in “polite
company” will go a long way to help them
successfully settle in with a new family once
If you would be interested in
fostering one of our
adoptable dogs, please
contact us. We would
love to hear from you.
Congratulations to our
LEXUS SWEET ESCAPE WEEKEND
FAMILY SUMMER FUN PACK
GASTRONOME AT HOME
IN THE NEWS
at Smiling Dog Farms . . .
Our Featured Adoptable Dog of the Week
Fred is a great big sweetheart! He came to Smiling Dog
Farms, along with about 10 other dogs, from a shelter in
Savannah, Georgia. He kept getting passed over -
probably because of his size - and had run out of time.
Fred is great with people, very loving and
sweet. He wants to be held and cuddled.
He’s just a lap dog at heart, in spite of his size. Fred is a big
guy, weighing about 95 pounds. He’s tall and lanky. We think
he’s a mix of Great Dane and possibly Greyhound or
Doberman (or both).
We aren’t sure how old he is, but he’s getting a little grey
around his muzzle, so he’s getting on in years. Fred is a
high energy dog who really wants to please you. More
than anything, he just wants someone to love him.
Would YOU be interested in taking this handsome boy
home? If you think you could love Fred, please contact us
at email@example.com for more information.