Here is an updated list of dogs from the Olympic Animal Sanctuary that are still at the Guardians of Rescue site in Arizona.
Only about 30 of the original 124 dogs are left, but the rescue of these dogs won’t be complete until ALL of them find new homes.
We need reputable dog rescue groups to step up and take these dogs. They are doing so much better now that they are getting medical care, food, water, and love.
If your rescue would like to adopt any of these dogs or learn more about any of them, please contact Guardians of Rescue at 888-287-3864 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are unable to adopt, you can still help the dogs who are waiting for rescue. Donations to help with the care of the dogs can be made at the Guardians of Rescue website.
Tucker enjoys his walks, getting scratches and lots of attention. This elderly (10 years old), quiet dog needs a soft comfy bed and a secure place to live out his years where he will get the love he deserves and the best of care.
This is Rosie. She was born at OAS, so for nine years of her life, all she knew was filth, hunger, thirst and neglect. She lived in humid, glass door room for a while, and then in a travel crate 24/7. She even suffered a head trauma while in the “care” of Markwell / OAS.
Thankfully, Rosie’s life has become so much better, thanks to Guardians of Rescue. Rosie has received medical treatment when she needs it, she is fed well, has water whenever she wants it, a clean place to lay and people who care for her and shower her with attention everyday.
Rosie needs to know what a home is. She needs to know that she belongs to someone, who loves her and will give her everything she needs to live out her life in comfort. Please share and help Rosie to get what she’s never had.
Doug gives the best dog hugs ever. This handsome guy is very affectionate and enjoys human interaction. He’s been getting trained on leash and getting his manners polished up.
He was at OAS for dog issues, however that behavior has not been witnessed since he’s been in Arizona.
April is a survivor, a living testament to the resilience of pitbulls. She was first exploited by a dog fighting ring and then abused and neglected at the Olympic Animal Sanctuary where she was kept confined to a crate for so long that she nearly gave up on life. The police photos show her curled up, too depressed even to lift her head.
But now April is a happy friendly dog who loves Kongs. Like many former fighting dogs, she is very people-social but can be aggressive toward dogs. In the right home she could be a rewarding and loving pet. –lk
APRIL needs a qualified rehabber, trainer, or 501c3 rescue with a behaviorist or trainer.
This handsome guy is Zeus.
Zeus was underweight, very timid and fearful when he arrived in Arizona, and would cower if a hand was raised to pet him. It is our understanding, he went to OAS in May 2013. (Wasn’t Markwell not supposed to be taking in more dogs?)
Today, Zeus is well fed, enjoys walks and no longer is fearful of human contact — in fact, he loves and seeks it.
Please share this Zeus and help him find a rescue that will give him the life he deserves.
For a dog who knew nothing but life inside OAS, Ralph has adjusted very well to the best life he’s ever had. With the nine years of filth, darkness, starvation and neglect behind him, Ralph now enjoys the days soaking up the sun and rolling in the dirt in his large, clean kennel. He has two meals served to him daily and all the fresh water he wants. He loves his walks and all the attention he is getting.
Ralph now needs the one thing he’s never had – a home. He was born at OAS, so for this dog, his life in Arizona must seem like heaven on earth. Please share Ralph so he can find out that there is an even better place out there for him – his own home.
Gus lived over two years in a travel crate at OAS. When he arrived to Arizona, he was severely underweight, with bite marks on his nose, hair loss and just in poor condition.
Looks at him now! He has put on weight, is getting regular exercise and lots of attention. He is one happy dog thanks to Guardians of Rescue!
Gus is an active guy, who loves to play and run and keep busy.
Rudy is one of the Clearwater Hounds. Understandably, after being removed from deplorable conditions to being forced to live in a travel crate for over three years at OAS, Rudy was very shut down and fearful of everything when she arrived in Arizona. She was rarely even seen out of her house.
We are happy to say Rudy has made amazing progress. Everybody on site has been working with her and helping her to be less fearful of people. She is now going for walks, and these days, she is even making her presence known by standing on her house instead of hiding in it.
We can only imagine what this freedom must feel like to a dog who went from living on the end of a chain in deplorable conditions, to being stuffed away in a filthy travel crate at OAS for over three years.
Rudy — you are doing great!
Alana needs someone to provide the happy ending to a story that has been sad so far. She had a biting incident and for that she was sentenced to solitary confinement in the prison of OAS where she spent two years in the filth and darkness.
Alana is not good with other dogs, but she does like people and would appreciate the safety and security of a real home. Alana is only three years old and has her whole life ahead of her. Can someone step up and give her a home?
ALANA needs a qualified rehabber, trainer, or 501c3 rescue with a behaviorist or trainer.
When Walter first arrived in AZ, he was skinny and sad. Now he is a happy dog who runs up to greet people, ready for a walk or a chance to play. He is so grateful to be out of the filtty darkness of the OAS warehouse! Now he wants to go to a home where he can get the love and comforts he deserves.
WALTER needs a qualified rehabber, trainer, or 501c3 rescue with a behaviorist or trainer.
Clara is definitely much healthier and much happier these days! Gone is the tiny, dirty kennel she lived in 24/7 for years at OAS. Now she has a large, clean kennel, a dog house stuffed with fresh straw to sleep in, food twice a day, clean water and exercise. Clara also gets something else she loves – lots of attention.
Thank you Guardians of Rescue for taking such good care of little Miss Clara!
A happy and content Cookie naps in her Igloo.
Cookie’s life and environment have changed dramatically, in comparison to how she lived at OAS. She has fresh water, fed daily, gets lots of attention, and can now walk around and not even come close to stepping in her own waste, whereas, she used to have to eat off of it.
This older girl is a very affectionate dog who needs a home, where she can live out her life in comfort and get all the love she desires!
Say hi to Chance!
Chance went to OAS in the summer of 2011, where he lived in a travel crate for well over a year, before being moved to a kennel, where he shared space with his dog buddy. His buddy has been adopted, sadly leaving Chance alone.
Chance needs a home. He is a funny dog, who loves neck scratches and has done well with other dogs in the past. Please share him so Chance can finally have a yard to play and run in, and a family to call his own.
Bunny is still looking for her forever home. Please share and help her get it.
Wyley has had a dificult life and is shy. He was part of a pack of semi-feral dogs that were sent to OAS for rehabilitation, a service they never got. Wiley and the other pack members spent their time at OAS incarcerated in crates with very little interaction with people.
He is cautious and will need a nurturing home, but he is receptive to friendliness from people and could adapt to living as a pet. Wiley has been failed by people so many times! Now he needs a reacue to step up for him and give him the chance he never got from anyone else. –lk
Wyley needs a qualified rehabber, trainer, or 501c3 rescue with a behaviorist or trainer.
Odie is much happier these days and he loves his KONG! Odie has come a long way since living in a travel crate, but what this little fellow now needs is a home. Please share Odie and help him get it!
Libby arrived at a young age she needs to know what it is like to live in a good home, with people who love and care for her. She deserves to be pampered and told what a good girl she is everyday. Please share so this sweet girl can finally find her forever home.
LIBBY needs a qualified rehabber, trainer, or 501c3 rescue with a behaviorist or trainer.
Dozer is enjoying the fresh air, open space and the views of the open desert these days. Dozer’s life was at the end of a chain before going to OAS, so being in Arizona must seem like paradise for this dog.
Please share Dozer and help him get something even better — a home! Dozer is approximately 6 years old and a Rottie mix.
COOPER AND TOBY
These bonded brothers were taken into OAS as strays in January 2008 and never allowed the opportunity to be adopted into a home. Thanks to Guardians of Rescue, these two friendly, energetic dogs are being given a chance to experience a real life.
Tatonka spent most of his OAS years in a small room off the main area, where his only view of the world, day after day, was through a dirty sliding glass door that looked out at the dogs in kennels. Thanks to Guardians of Rescue, Tatonka now spends his day looking out at open space, enjoying fresh air, dry bedding, good food and lots of human contact.
What Tatonka needs is a happy home! Please share and help him find it!
Max needs an experienced rescue, rehabber, or trainer to help him. He has a history of aggression and needs someone that is very experienced with issue dogs. He is a purebred senior miniature pinscher who was at OLYMPIC ANIMAL SANCTUARY for several years.
This little boy came in with his siblings. This group of dogs were feral and need some extra TLC. Some have been placed already, but this cutie is still waiting!
Brie is a seven year old American Bulldog who went to OAS in 2010. Brie is an active girl, who loves going on walks and playing with her toys. She is quite affectionate and enjoys human attention. However it’s been noticed how sad she is, and while extra time is spent with her, what Brie needs is a home, where she is the only dog and can be lavished with lots of love and attention by people who are her very own.
Please share Brie and help her to get the happiness she deserves.
Maui is a 10-year-old, neutered American Bulldog Mix. Maui is enjoying the new run that Robert and David constructed from the now empty ones! ♥ This is what it is all about! Life is good for Maui, now let’s get him into an approved rescue!
Little Eddie is survivor of the Olympic Animal “Sanctuary” in Forks, WA. Little Eddie and his siblings weren’t sent to OAS. They were born there. They were never offered for adoption. Eddie has never experienced a Forever Home. He is very friendly and just wants the chance enjoy life. Little Eddie is currently located in Arizona, and needs a rescue to step up and take him, so he can find his forever home. Please share this handsome boy so that can happen.
Little Eddy need a qualified rehabber, trainer, or 501c3 rescue with a behaviorist or trainer.
Pixie is a 4-year-old, spayed boxer mix
Hercules getting some fun time in the new run. Hercules is an older boy, neutered, vaccinated and ready to go to rescue. Any Rottie lovers out there for this former Olympic Animal Sanctuary dog?
Jack is a rottweiler mix.
This boy is about 7 years old. He has some attitude and has not had any rehabilitation since his arrival at OAS. But he is being worked with in AZ and improving daily. However, he will need an experienced rescuer.
Lizzie is the epitome of beauty. In 2012 she was sent to Forks, WA as a feral, with the hope that she would live out her life in a caring environment. Unfortunately, Lizzie found herself in a horrible hoarding situation. She spent her days in a locked in a filthy crate, with little food, water, and no socialization at the Olympic Animal Sanctuary.
Lizzie has since been rescued, and is in Arizona soaking up the sunshine, fresh air and plenty of food and water. What this pretty girl needs now is for a rescue to adopt her who has a qualified trainer. She will need to gain confidence, become socialized, and have plenty of affection. Please share Lizzie so she can move forward and eventually find the perfect home.Lizzy needs a qualified rehabber, trainer, or 501c3 rescue with a behaviorist or trainer.
Lucky is a shepherd mix.
Bandit was thin, hungry, and scared upon his rescue and arrival in Arizona. He has since put on weight and is showing signs of improvement. Amazing the positive effects fresh air, clean bedding, plenty of food, water, and affection can have on any dog. Finally, he is happy, healthy and safe.
Bandit was one of the DDI/Devore Shepherds, who ended up living in horrendous conditions while being warehoused at the Olympic Animal Sanctuary. He is currently in Arizona and waiting to be adopted into a rescue. Bandit must have an experienced trainer to help him bridge the gap and learn to build strong human bonds.
Annie is a pit bull mix.