Several Animals are now at the ranch with varying degrees of medical issues:
Misun and Joshua
Misun is 4 weeks old, Joshua is approximately 2mths old. Both orphaned foals arrived at the ranch within the past 2 weeks. Although both obviously had a rough start in life, including not receiving the proper nutrition for maintaining the strong skeletal structure required by a foal, Misun is




responding very well to his treatment plan, and Joshua is also starting to turn a corner – although more slowly. While both boys are physically doing well, their special nutritional needs are very demanding. The largest expense is equine milk replacer. Misun will definitely need it for at least another month and Joshua probably has another 2 weeks. Between the two they consume about 2 ˝ gallons a day minimum. If you would like to contribute to their daily feeding, we have a specific donation for them on our donation page.
As you may have seen on our Crowdrise Fundraiser, Nim the Great Dane puppy, is need of surgery. We have had two Vets confirm that she needs to have the mass on her shoulder removed before it begins to cause her pain and range of motion issues, as well as an increased risk of developing kidney stones. If you would like to help Nim, please visit our fundraiser or look for her specific donation on our donation page.
Wil E Coyote
Wil E is our latest intake. You can read his full story here. If you would like to contribute to this little guys treatment, he also has a specific line item on our donation page.

The information for Wil E Coyote:
Wil E approached a medics table during a local racing event on Sunday. He had been apparently been used for target practice, as the poor pup had a gunshot wound to the head. He came up to the medic and pretty much collapsed. Being a caring person the medic tried all afternoon to find assistance for the young coyote, Read more about Wil E Coyote and how he is doing here...


Spotlight of the Month!
Rocky and Bentley
Rocky and Bentley are both super sweet male pit/lab mix puppies available for adoption. Rocky was born on April 1st and Bentley was born on April 8th, both had an extremely hard start in life. They became sick around 4-5 weeks old with a bad parasite passed on from their mothers. The entire litter was affected, but these two were hit very hard, we nearly lost them twice. However, thanks to lots of medical treatments and a lot of round the clock care, both are now flourishing.



To look at the boys now you would never know how sick they were. Rocky is quite the strapping young pup, and Bentley isn’t far behind! Both have been wormed and completely vaccinated except for rabies. They will need to be neutered once adopted. We've started them on paper training and crate training. Rocky and Bentley have been around cats, chickens, goats, other dogs, horses and kids, all with no issues! If you would like to make Rocky or Bentley a part of your family please give us a call!


We handle all type of Animals:
  • Horses

  • Livestock

  • Dogs

  • Cats

  • Reptiles

  • Amphibians

  • Tortoises

  • Turtles

  • Small Animals

  • Birds

  • We do not take venomous reptiles
    or amphibians

We also take in sick & temperament problem animals. Want to get listed on this site to get more coverage for your pet, just contact Lakota at (702) 275-2125 or 

The rescue center handles all type of pets including those with medical and temperament issues. When an animal or reptile comes in, they are quarantined for 2 weeks before being put up for adoption. It is not unusual for the center to have a waiting list for these animals.

Mascot of Desert Rescue Sanctuary!

George of the Jungle - "Fast as he can be" George is the Mascot of DRS. He has been here since the beginning. He is a male Sulcatta Tortoise. We named him George of the Jungle as he is very fast (believe it or not for a tortoise), and the center is always like a jungle.