Rescue Ranch

A nonprofit organization

$39,055 raised by 226 donors

100% complete

$30,000 Goal

 Save Lives This Giving Tuesday

Dogs need you more than ever on November 28!

In 2021, we served 40 resident dogs on average. Just two short years later, that number has skyrocketed to 200 and your support is more critical than ever. 

Your generous tax-deductible donation to Rescue Ranch will help us fulfill our no-kill mission to care for rescued dogs of all ages, place them in loving homes, provide life-saving medical treatment, offer community programs, and promote responsible dog ownership. 

All Rescue Ranch dogs are spay/neutered, vaccinated, and microchipped. 

Please Help Us Reach Our $30,000 Goal

Early giving starts Nov. 14

Learn more about our work below


Rescue Ranch was established as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in 2000. We are a no-kill dog rescue and rely on donations from the community and local businesses, as well as grants from foundations and organizations.  Proceeds from the Rescue Ranch Thrift Store also benefit our organization. We do not receive funding from any State, County or City agencies.


Our mission is to save lives by taking in rescue dogs. We care for them at the Adoption Center until they find loving homes. Our vision is for no pet to be killed due to lack of shelter space or a treatable medical condition. As long as they have quality of life, our rare unadoptables live at the Rescue Ranch Sanctuary where we also care for special needs and at risk cases. We believe that the entire community benefits when we all support companion pet welfare. 


Rescue Ranch currently positively impacts the lives of more than 2000 dogs every year, by taking in and rehoming hundreds of dogs while providing others with medical, transport, food, training, evacuation and other assistance through our networking efforts and community programs. 

All Rescue Ranch dogs are spay/neutered, vaccinated, and microchipped. 


Rescue Ranch has been the Designated Dog Evacuation Center for Siskiyou County since 2020. During the 2021 Lava Fire, the Adoption Center took in 214 dogs over and above its regular contingent of about 40 residents at the time . Most had been evacuated with their owners, but there were also a number of displaced, unclaimed and severely injured dogs who were treated and eventually put up for adoption. In 2022, Rescue Ranch took in 159 dogs in less than three days for a total of 169 during the McKinney Fire, and 91 dogs a few weeks later during the Mill Fire, 71 of these in less than six hours. 



The Adoption Center in Yreka, is open to the public 6 days a week (Thu-Tue) 12-4 p.m. (closed Wed). This is where prospective adopters can meet our available dogs, and where dog owners can attend free socialization classes, obtain low-cost vaccinations/microchips, and learn more about Rescue Ranch and its programs.

  • Average numbers: approx. 75 dogs


Located in the Big Springs are, the Sanctuary is not open to the public, but plays a vital life-saving role. 

This is now where the majority of all intakes occur. The Sanctuary houses special needs cases like pregnant mothers and pups, at risk dogs, available dogs in need of a break from the Adoption Center, overflow when the Adoption Center is full, emergency overflow during fire emergencies, "unadoptables,"  and rescue boarders destined for other organizations. It's also where we evaluate dogs, give at risk dogs extra training, quarantine unknown dogs, treat parvo and other contagious cases. emergency overflow during fire evacuations.

  • Average numbers: approx. 125 dogs

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PO BOX 1192
YREKA, CA 96097


(530) 842-0829

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