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Tranquility Trail Animal Sanctuary

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals

Mission: Founded in 2008, Tranquility Trail Animal Sanctuary is a non-profit, 501(c)3 organization dedicated to the compassionate care of companion animals. At Tranquility Trail, our mission is to rescue, shelter, rehabilitate and find a forever home for every animal that finds its way to us. We are a no kill shelter. Each animal has a home with us until we find the perfect family for them. Tranquility Trail is the largest domestic rabbit sanctuary in Arizona and is the only rabbit sanctuary open to the general public 7 days a week. We welcome visitors on a daily basis so they can learn how to properly care for their rabbits and get ideas for stimulating their curious nature. Tranquility Trail Animal Sanctuary is a new generation of animal sanctuary. We provide an environment that nurtures each animal. We take care of both the physical as well as emotional needs of each animal. We provide a sanctuary that is peaceful and happy. Our sanctuary is painted in bright colors with soft relaxing music. Each animal receives play time each day in one of our seven designated play areas. We also have three lounging areas where volunteers can help socialize each animal. Tranquility Trail also organizes and hosts the largest holiday pet related event in Arizona called the Holiday Pet Festival. Our world renowned youth programs include summer camp, leadership training, reading programs, job training programs, internship programs, therapy sessions for children with social anxiety, fear of animals and much more. Tranquility Trail offers exceptional programs of rescue, spay/neuter, rehabilitation, adoption, sanctuary, holistic care, community outreach and education, pet parenting support and collaborative partnerships. With an eye to decreasing the euthanasia of adoptable and treatable animals in Arizona,

Geographic areas served: Southwest

Programs: Summer Camp, Youth Volunteer and Leadership Programs, Corporate Team Building, Shelter Mentoring.

Community Stories

95 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Client Served

Rating: 5

We absolutely love Tranquility Trail! My daughters have attended their summer camp and are now part of their Books and Bunnies reading program. They are such great programs! My kids talk about and look forward to camp all year long! And now, they can't wait for their next reading day with the bunnies. The time and attention to detail this organization puts into everything they do never ceases to amaze me. Such kind, patient and dedicated staff and volunteers. Not only do they truly care about every bunny, they care about helping children and families. The programs they have for children are incredible. Thank you for giving my family such a magical place to spend quality time!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

What a great place! Took my kids here on the recommendation of a friend. They absolutely loved it. Kudos to the staff and volunteers for being so friendly and welcoming. They took the time to answer all the questions my kids had and were so patient. The level of care and the atmosphere are top notch. Really impressed with everyone and everything about this organization. Very professionally run and super kid friendly. Thanks for a great experience for my kids! We will definitely visit again.

Client Served

Rating: 5

My daughter has attended camp here for the past 3 years. She talks about it all year! She has learned so much about caring for animals and about giving back to her community. The staff is incredible! The feeling of love and peace exudes from this sanctuary you moment you walk in. Thank you for giving my daughter such a special place to spend her summer!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Love this sanctuary! The volunteers are always willing to help with any questions I have regarding my bunny. They are truly there to help with anything people need to keep their bunnies happy and healthy. I have learned so much from them and my bunny is so much happier because of what I have learned from them! The care they take of their sanctuary bunnies is top notch! Thank you for all you do!

Janet G.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

I think Tranquility Trail is one of the most amazing and dedicated rescues there are. Kelly is so awesome and does so much to help the animals and is a kind, loving dedicated woman who goes out of her way to be helpful to others.

We adopted a wonderful rabbit named Rosie who came from a giant rescue of dumped bunnies that TTAS was involved with. I forgot how many bunnies they rescued who were dumped, but there were so many.

Kelly flew our newly adopted rabbit to us all the way to Sacramento. It was love a first sight for me, my husband and my mother when we met our “Rosie,”and for our little rabbit who we also rescued named “my little star” who both fell in love with each other,
Tranquility Trail Animal Sanctuary is an incredible organization and I certainly wish we were closer to them so I could also help and volunteer at this wonderful organization. And their store is awesome ❤️ Rosie is on the right ❤️ Star is the little black bunny.

Lisa261

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I enjoy being a volunteer at Tranquility Trail Animal Sanctuary. The rescue is top notch & all the animals at the sanctuary are well loved & receive excellent care. The staff is so knowledgeable & treat everybody with respect. I've learned so much about proper care for animals from them. I wish all rescues were held to same standards as Tranquility Trail. I was fortunate to adopt a Beau & Caitie, bonded pair of rabbits, which has forever changed my life for the better. I get all my rabbit supplies from them as they have the best store for rabbits. I Love this place & cannot say enough good things about them.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I got my first rabbit 2 years ago and he stole my heart! I started searching for best ways to care for him and crossed paths with Tranquility Trail. I found their website and social media is very informative and became a proud sponsor Mom to one of their bunnies. I loved the pictures and updates they would send me, so I decided to go and visit. I was immediately impressed by the people and the Sanctuary. Each bunny is loved and well cared for and lives in a wonderful environment. The people there are kind hearted and knowledgeable. Its a wonderful place that rescues, rehabilitates, adopts, provides support and educates and more! I'm very proud to be a volunteer there.

Tommy3

Client Served

Rating: 5

We recently adopted a female rabbit from Tranquility trail, but to make sure we got one that would go with our family they made suggestions based on the information we provided. Now, weeks later our new bunny is doing great and is a joy to have. The staff and the director kelly Ames was very helpful in out quest. She is an excellent resource for anyone needing information about bunnies and geeks quite a variety of health food, and treats for her customers.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have been a volunteer with Tranquility Trail for several years and have seen many times how they have stood up to businesses that are cruel to animals, and are a beacon of truth behind the cruelty and problems breeders create in dumping domestic rabbits outdoors when they are not sold by Easter. In Arizona domestic bunnies die a painful death in the heat, or at the paws and teeth of domestic dogs, and coyotes . Tranquility also helps families learn more about rabbits and what makes a good home for bunnies. They will remain excellent coaches for all families with bunnies with educational handouts, and advice.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I have been coming to this "sanctuary" for many years. Kelly and staff are wonderful and always willing to answer questions. They are great in fund-raising. I am amazed at the fund-raising projects that they have and always to benefit the bunnies and their care. It is very easy to donate to this organization when you see firsthand where your monies are going. The bunnies are healthy and happy. And, the sanctuary is so peaceful...a real pleasure for not only the bunnies but for those volunteering or visiting. And, the added boutique is such a treat. An organization that has lots of love.

Michelle S.7

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

When I visited my friends in Arizona a few winters back, one of the things I was most excited about was getting to visit Tranquility Trail. It was even more magical than I envisioned! I wish that every bunny in the world could be cared for like those at Tranquility Trail. I have personally benefited because my friend and bunny mentor Tammy learned her bunny care skills there, and then she has imparted them to me. Kelly and the volunteers we met were so welcoming. Tranquility Trail honors rabbits like no other place. So worthy are they of recognition!

Nicole188

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This is an amazing organization! In addition to being a top notch rescue, they take time to educate the public about how to care for rabbits, and about what being a responsible rabbit owner means. They always welcome the opportunity to educate, and my family and I have had nothing but wonderful experiences inside their doors. It's amazing for kids to truly understand and appreciate animals from a young age, and this organization does an incredible job facilitating that. Thanks for all you do!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

We love the work that this rescue is doing to teach the community about the proper care of bunnies! We can't wait until our little one is old enough to be an official volunteer and bunny advocate!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I was first introduced to Tranquility Trail when I worked in public affairs at PetSmart Corporate. We chose to sponsor this organization because of the amazing work they do- not only rescuing and providing sanctuary to domestic rabbits (the third most surrendered domestic pet) but having an equal commitment to educating people of all ages on making responsible pet choices and giving back to the community through volunteering. More than 8 years later, I continue to support Tranquility Trail through volunteering and monetary donations. They are an amazing organization- well-run, professional and compassionate.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have worked Tranquility Trail as a corporate sponsor of the Holiday Pet Festival as well as a volunteer. The Sanctuary is a well-run organization that not only provides sanctuary to domestic rabbits but also educates people of all ages on the importance making responsible choices when adding a pet to the family and giving back through volunteering and donating.

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Hannah V.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Tranquility Trail is a supreme example of what animal rescue is all about. They have taken in so many sick and homeless rabbits over many years, provide them with the best accommodations and healthcare and the rabbits get to live in a clean, caring, stimulating environment with daily interactions with volunteers, visitors and staff until they find a forever home. Tranquility Trail has summer camp for kids that concentrates on humane education and bunny care, so that children can learn compassion for all living things at a young age. Everything I know about rabbits and animal rescue, I learned from Tranquility Trail and for that I am grateful! It is a wonderful place with a wonderful message to share.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The most incredible shelter we have ever visited! The volunteers is so friendly and helpful. The shelter is so clean and the rabbits are really happy! It brightens my day every time I visit Tranquility Trail. It is truly an experience that will touch your heart and change your views on what shelters can be.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Therapist and business developer for specialty programs and protocols for cancer patients creating continuity of care Would love to help in the animal world as well locally in my north scottsdale area

1 Jordyn B.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have volunteered at Tranquility Trail for over six years and I have never seen people who love and care more for animals. They treat every single animal as an individual and do all they can to help animals outside of the sanctuary as well. I have adopted three rabbits from the sanctuary and they have been the best parts of my life.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

TTAS is an innovative approach to animal rescue- specifically underserved animals. The entire, sizeable population is treated like they are in a home with people who love and care for them. They each have pens, not cages and every animal ( rabbits at this point) get a daily exercise time in a large area.
We adopted our beloved rabbit Radar through them. He had been deserted in an abandoned apartment. He was ill and disabled. They went more than the extra mile to save him, meet his medical needs, nurture and love him, and let us be his forever family. At one point he was near death- they came that night to hold and love him- thinking it was good-bye, but he suddenly rallied back. Although, partially blind and nearly deaf, he never realized he was compromised in any way- he lived with us as a happy, sweet, active, loving bunny- doing everything our other "able bodied" bunnies had done.
What an amazing place TTAS is- standing out in the animal loving community.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Tranquility Trails is one of the most passionate groups of individuals I have ever had the pleasure to work with. From the first moment you walk in the door you can feel the energy and passion that goes into taking care of these vulnerable animals. TTAS is easily the most welcoming and uplifting shelter I have ever been in and their team of employees and volunteers are the best of the best.

Bret R.

Client Served

Rating: 5

The individuals running Tranquility Trail Animal Sanctuary are doing so from the very bottom of their hearts and souls. Not only do they care for and re-home rabbits in great need, they are a model in the Greater Phoenix community in educating for the awareness and responsible care of rabbits. In addition, the very trusted staff is loving, professional and diligent in their rabbit babysitting service.

This is Dani, she is one of my favorite bunnies I spend time with when I visit TTAS!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I left my bonded pair in Tranquility Trail Animal Sanctuary's bunny sitting care where they were superbly treated. I highly recommend this reliable staff's services!

Julie124

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Tranquility Trail is unlike any other animal shelter in the area. It is peaceful and extremely clean. The bunnies are well taken care of while waiting for a forever home. Volunteers of all ages are welcome here. Come visit and see for yourself.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been a volunteer at Tranquility Trail for over three years now and it is unlike any animal "shelter" location you will ever experience. It is called a sanctuary and one visit there will remind you why. The bunnies are given a chance to enjoy life while awaiting the right match human to take them home. The co founders are tireless supporters of animal rescue nationwide and operate their facility 365 days a year and many times 24 hours a day. It is the only place that allows young people to volunteer so that they can be educated on pet care and also spend quality family time with their families. Even if you are not in the market for a bunny, go there just to visit the sanctuary or resale shop - you will be glad you did.

1 Terri99

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Tranquility Trail is a wonderful sanctuary for the bunnies! I was so impressed at the level of care and comfort afforded to each of their bunnies. Their level of dedication and commitment is second to none. The sanctuary is neat and tidy, and very peaceful. In addition to the sanctuary, Tranquility Trail is a caring community partner, organizing and hosting the annual Holiday Pet Festival, Arizona's largest holiday pet related event, where rescue groups, vendors, and the general public come together for a day of adoption, shopping, education and fun, all to benefit the animals!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I used to work with Tranquility Trail Animal Sanctuary through my former employer and volunteering! Being a bunny parent myself, this organization is dear to my heart! I adore what they do for not only bunny's but for all pets in need!

1 Noah L.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Tranquility Trail is an amazing sanctuary! They do amazing work to rehabilitate rabbits, educate the public, and advocate for the compassionate treatment of animals.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

We have two rabbits that we adopted from Tranquility Trail, and we have been volunteering here since before they opened to the public, having known the Co-Founders through the pet supplies store they run. 100% of all the proceeds from that store, as well as the attached resale store, go to support the bunnies at Tranquility Trail! The environment is cheery, with brightly painted walls, gentle music, friendly people, and playing bunnies. Every effort is made to educate people about rabbits and how to properly care for them, which is something that is sorely needed after decades of misinformation. Volunteers of all ages are welcome here, and there are often scout troops and school groups that come in to help care for the rabbits and learn about them. The people at Tranquility Trail also support animal rescue, in general, and organize the largest pet-related holiday event in the country--the Holiday Pet Festival at Westworld of Scottsdale--to help spread awareness of animal rescue, and lots of pets get adopted at that event. I really can't say enough great things about this place!

2 Jennifer233

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Tranquility Trail is so many wonderful, positive things. They are an advocate and a voice for rescued bunnies and they are a teacher, leader and epitome of the goodness in people. Tranquility Trail overcomes challenges and obstacles without ever losing focus on their mission. I have known them since their inception and adore all of the amazing things they've done for the bunnies and the community. They are true to the bunnies they rescue, the donors, the volunteers, to anyone who has ever stepped foot in the sanctuary or visited their Facebook page. I love this rescue, what they stand for and who they are.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have know Tranquility Trail Animal Sanctuary since they opened. This is a rescue that exemplifies compassion, community involvement and education for the greater good. The organizers are selfless and it's no wonder they have a continuing growing and loyal following. They do an amazing job caring for abandoned rabbits and educating the public. Tranquility Trail brings people and communities together.

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1 Huffman

Client Served

Rating: 5

Tranquility Trail is simply the best. Very compassionate care for rescued rabbits. Spotless clean and happy environment. The bunnysitting is top notch. The store sells all kinds of wonderful treasures and the sales go to supporting the bunnies. They have many community outreach programs and volunteer opportunities. We LOVE them!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

We just love Tranquility Trail! This rescue should be the model that all other rescues seek to copy! Enter their doors and sniff, you would never know that animals lived there. You smell fresh hay, you hear soft music, and you see an atmosphere of love and compassion. We feel peaceful just walking around and visiting all of the happy, extremely well cared for rabbits. Each one is housed in a comfortable large pen, no little closed in cages for their bunnies. Litter boxes are cleaned and refreshed daily. The bunnies have plenty of food, salads, hay, and toys. They are each, in turn, given handling and play time on a comfortable couch. My rabbits visit occasionally to be bunnysat (boarded) when we need to go away, and they always follow my instructions for them to a T. I know I leave them in the best of hands. They have a Bunny Basics store dedicated to all things rabbit, where we buy our hay, litter, and supplies. They also have a thrift shop that all proceeds go to the rabbits needs. Adoptions are a careful, thoughtful process. They are dedicated to finding loving, forever homes for their little charges. This is an honest, trustworthy, and exceptional rescue organization!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Best shelter we have ever visited! The level of care provided is incredible. The volunteers are so friendly and happy to answer any questions. Wish more shelters were like this one! Such happy bunnies!

1 John397

Client Served

Rating: 5

Wonderful and peaceful to visit, Kelly and staff are inviting and supportive. This place is wonderful to visit and a mission worth supporting even just for the caliber of people here. Thanks Tranquility!

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Donor

Rating: 5

I recently visited Tranquility Trail and was truly amazed at what a great sanctuary it was. The bunnies are all well cared for with remarkable living conditions , treats and a lot of love! They truly love the bunnies and it shows!!!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I came across this amazing organization with my volunteer group. What a group of angels! Kelly has a true love and understanding for these cute and sweet creatures. She look the time to teach us what bunnies really need and how to make them lead healthy and happy lives. The facility has a calm, serene atmospher, one that makes you just want to stay and hang with the bunnies. I'm so glad I found this amazing place, I intend to help them out as much as I can.

3 Susan474

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I am from NJ, so I came upon this shelter doing some online shopping for my house bunnies. When I do class in AZ, I had the pleasure of visiting, shopping at their bun store & playing with the bunnies. As funny as a compliment it may seem, it is the one shelter that I have walked into where I do NOT feel the need to take them all home. They are SOOO well taken care of and they have such a great set up and routine for their care. They also have lots of great volunteers, bunny camp, fundraisers and do a fabulous job on educating the public on bunny care. If I were closer, I would certainly adopt from them in a heartbeat. We are very blessed in the "bunny community" that Tranquility Trail Animal Sanctuary exists.

4 Jennifer560

Client Served

Rating: 5

Tranquility Trail is an amazing sanctuary that rescues rabbits and gives them proper medical care and a loving home until they find their forever home. They also educate the public on the proper way to care for a rabbit and offer assistance in any way they can.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Time and time again, I have been incredibly impressed with the kind people that run this sanctuary of peace. The name of this organization says it all. The animals that get to call Tranquility Trail their safe haven are some of the luckiest ever. One of the main reasons is that this sanctuary takes into full consideration the individual personality and individual needs of each and every animal in its care. Tranquility Trail Animal Sanctuary should be considered a model for how responsible and genuine sanctuaries should be run.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

The sanctuary is maintained by the most thoughtful, compassionate group of people you could ever meet. They fill a special niche in the Phoenix community for homeless domestic rabbits. They share their knowledge of rabbit health with anyone who inquires. They provide a children's camp teaching compassion and bunny care. I cannot imagine a more deserving organization.

5 Debra46

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I love Tranquility trail! The care of the animals at the sanctuary is top notch. All bunnies have x-pen habitats and no cages. They have toys and are rotated out into large play areas throughout the day. This is because their emotional health is just as important to the staff and volunteers at TTAS as their physical health. All are spayed or neutered as soon as they are old enough. EVERY single day of the year they are provided clean fleece bedding, fresh hay, clean water and new litter. They are also given plenty of greens and occasional treats. These animals are truly loved and it shows. I am proud to be a volunteer here.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been a volunteer at Tranquility Trail for over a year now. All bunnies get a clean enclosure which includes a clean litter box EVERY SINGLE DAY. Yes this means Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year ect... It is the cleanest, calmest animal enviroment I have ever seen. Even the bunnies that never find their way to a forever home know nothing but peace and love at the sanctuary. I hope to be a part of the Tranquility family for as long as I can.

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5 Karen414

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I follow TTAS on FB from Christchurch, NZ as I love all the work they do with these bunnies and as a bunny mommy myself, I get to learn a lot from this Sanctuary ❤

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Tranquility Trail is an incredible rescue. I have never found a group of people that cares more about animals. The rabbits are incredibly well taken care of. Every rabbit room is cleaned every single day and the sanctuary itself is immaculate. It is so open and welcoming especially to children. Kids, teens, and adults alike all delight in the rabbits. This sanctuary is groundbreaking for animal care and for human compassion as well.