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 Update - click here for the full story. Wil E Coyote has fully recovered from his injuries yea!

Spotlight of the Month!
Lucky is a male (neutered) Boxer, who is looking for just the right Human to call his own.
Originally a California guy, Lucky is very laid back. He's very well mannered, no jumping up, no habitual barking, house broke. Gets along well with other pets and children, friendly with people. Lucky does have separation issues, and therefore needs a home where he can be with his people all the time. The perfect home could be with someone who is disabled or retired (he is extremely calm, loves nothing more than to be a co-couch potato!), a family home that has someone home all the time, or an individual who has the great ability to take their dog to work (i.e. doggie daycare employee, trucker, self-employed, etc).

The specifics:
Red Boxer w/ white markings and black mask
4 years old
male (neutered)
Fully vaccinated
Excellent health/teeth (slightly underweight, approx. 40lbs)
Walks easy on leash, knows basic commands

If you think you could be Lucky's perfect human, please give us a call/text or email to come meet this sweet boy.


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.