Annie's Orphans Dog Shelter in Durango, CO

 

 

ANNIE'S ORPHANS

Hours of Operation:  BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

(Advance scheduling is needed and appreciated!)

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**SEE OUR NEW FAQS PAGE** 

CLICK ON OUR FAQS LINK  TO READ CURRENT INFORMATION AND ANSWERS TO QUESTIONS RELATED TO OUR WORK, THE SHELTER AND DOGS IN GENERAL! 

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Meet Adia (A' dee uh):

3 WAYS YOU COULD ASSIST THIS LITTLE GIRL:

This precious little newcomer was brought in to us after being hit by a car and following  the onset of skin infection.  She is currently undergoing professional treatment for several fractures and has been fitted with an external stabilizer.  A dislocated leg has been attended to and her road rash and bruising are beginning to heal, but her touching sweetness throughout her injury and treatment has never skipped a beat.  Her frame is tiny (in the 10-lb range), but her heart is HUGE and she has an iron will to beat the odds!  She is expected to make a physical recovery, but we’re unsure of the time-frame, at present.  Annie’s Orphans is footing the bill for her treatment, and if you’re of the heart to support the effort to bring this precious innocent back to health, we would be most grateful.  Any and all contributions are tax-deductible, and our mailing address can be found under our website’s “contact” link.  Also, since our hands are quite full with a number of other dogs receiving medical attention, an excellent Foster Home would be on our wish-list!  If interested in getting on an adoption-waiting-list for sweet Adia, please contact us.  She is presumed to be around 2 years old, is black and tan and appears to be a Wire-haired Doxie/Yorkie mix.  She is currently in heat, as well, and must wait until a full recovery before further vet-interventions.  This girl has a heart of gold and will make a wonderful life-long friend for someone, following her recovery!

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MOVE OVER, MILLAN !!

Annie’s Orphans takes tremendous pride in introducing our exceptional staff-member, Michael O’Rork.  This uber-talented and highly valued individual has become irreplaceable within our organization!  While television tutelage with experts such as Cesar Millan and Victoria Stilwell has unleashed an entire generation of self-proclaimed “dog whisperers,” our own Mike is, without doubt, the REAL DEAL!  His firm but gentle handling and his calm, soft-spoken demeanor have proven to work magic: even some of our toughest behavioral cases have been responding famously to Mike.  His experience with animals is impressive and stretches beyond accomplishments with our domesticated friends to include a background within the wildlife refuge setting: lions, tigers and bears, PLUS!  Our dogs adore Mike and so do we!  We’re grateful for our stroke of luck in finding you, Mike!

MIKE WITH SEAGER

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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!STILL LOOKING FOR A HOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 PEANUT

SEE BIO ON DOGS FOR ADOPTION PAGE 2

THIS OUTSTANDING (PERSONABLE AND GORGEOUS) DOG HAS WAITED TOO LONG FOR HER DREAM OF A GOOD HOME!  

          SCHEDULE A VISIT WITH HER!      

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SKILLED CARPENTERS & BUILDERS:  Annie's Orphans would love to hear from you if you have any time to volunteer toward a building project that is in need of completion.  If you can offer time and have a desire to assist, please call us at 970-759-8811.

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Annie's Orphans - Durango Colorado No-Kill Dog Shelter

ANNIE'S ORPHANS

ABOUT US:

Annie's Orphans is a No-Kill dog shelter located in Durango, Colorado which began in 1985 as a home for retired sled dogs. With dogs for adoption in Durango, CO, Annie's Orphans is the oldest No-Kill dog shelter in the Four Corners area.

Even though it started as a home for retired sled dogs, given Anna and Bill Anderson's compassion for animals in distress, this limited scope was quickly revised to become a more "all-inclusive" strategy. The shelter grew rapidly into a full-fledged, all breed rescue and was incorporated as a not-for-profit foundation in 1997. Annie's Orphans now has a maximum capacity of 70 dogs and has become a safe-haven for the abandoned, neglected, and abused pet population throughout the greater Four Corners area. However, due to a high in-flow of rescued dogs, a number of older dogs in residence with considerable health care needs and those that are hard to adopt because of the traumatic lives they have led, the shelter remains at perpetual full-capacity and that is where we need your help!

The goal of Annie's Orphans is to offer abused, discarded and hard to adopt dogs a safe haven until good adoptive homes can be found. Unfortunately, some arrivals have chronic health problems or are too traumatized to adjust easily to a new family. These hard luck stories often find a home for life at Annie's. Food and veterinary care for these long-term residents amount to a larger expense than can be supported through the sale of Black Feather Jewelry and the generous donations from our community. Financial assistance is therefore always needed for the shelter to continue providing a safe home in the mountains. Various supplies and materials are also an ongoing need at our facility. Please see our "wish-list" by accessing the Donate page.

Our hope with this website is to create a simple and user friendly way for you to participate and to stay up to date on the dogs that are up for adoption, scheduled events and information about Annie's Orphans.  This will help us continue to save the world for one dog at a time! Since 1985, the shelter has placed hundreds of dogs in carefully selected forever-homes. Thanks to our community, generous donations and our fantastic volunteers, we continue our mission to rescue, rehab and re-home! 

Please check in regularly, visit our Events page, our Dogs For Adoption page and our Blog to stay involved, remain informed and to help us spread the No-Kill mission for those without a voice of their own! Thank you for your interest and for helping us to change the world -- one dog at a time!

At Annie's, we always have 3 main needs:

  1. Volunteer!
  2. Give!
  3. All leading to the main goal: ADOPT!