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Skydog Sanctuary

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals

Mission: OUR MISSION To Rescue at risk mustangs and burros from across America As well as providing a home and freedom for these horses we aim to increase public awareness of the mustang issues, showcase herd dynamics, and the general and historical value of America's wild horses through media and social networks. Skydog Ranch hopes to show that wild horses can co-exist on the open range in ecological balance with many species of wildlife, and demonstrate how to best manage land to increase carrying capacity and reverse range degradation. We also aim for Skydog Sanctuary to be a place of peace and healing for our volunteers in both Oregon and California who are able to come and spend time with the wild ones in nature and be around these beautiful rescued horses.

Results: To date, Skydog cares for 90+ mustangs and burros saved from killpens, auctions and dire situations who now run free in family groups on our 9000 acres ranch in Oregon or our two ranches in CA.

Target demographics: Wild mustangs & burros or formerly wild mustangs who are in dire situations, kill pens or auction yards.

Direct beneficiaries per year: 60+ threatened mustangs to find safety and life - either on our ranch or paid for bail/transportation/medical services for mustangs to go to known alternative rescues.

Geographic areas served: Prineville, OR, Malibu, CA and Mariposa, CA.

Programs: Skydog Ranch employs people in recovery who are actively working 12 step programs as well as military veterans as we believe that they and the horses form a unique bond, both having come from situations that tested them emotionally and physically.

Community Stories

491 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Donor

Rating: 5

I learned about Skydog Sanctuary on Instagram. The video stories Clare Staples shares are magical and uplifting despite the sadness and trauma her rescued horses & burros have been through. It’s amazing to see how they sense her kindness. The horses and burros are given a wonderful life at Skydog where they get live out their remaining days wild & free. I am happy to know of this organization and support it.

Donor

Rating: 5

I am honored to be a part of Skydog’s group of supporters. They are extremely transparent in everything they do and their interest is unhindered by ego, it is solely for the Wild Horses and Burros. They are always willing to collaborate with others to do what is best to save more equines. Their focus on keeping families together or reuniting families is near and dear to the hearts of all of their supporters. I am always excited to see their posts and be a part of their efforts as it truly is something special.

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Donor

Rating: 5

This non-profit is an example to all others. Sky Dog gives their rescued mustangs and burros a second chance at freedom and a life without asks or expectations. They can just be wild. Sky Dog is constantly keeping their patrons up to date, always genuine I. Their gratitude and always steadfast in their efforts. I feel like I know each of the horses and burros personally and have fell in love with everyone of these magnificent creatures who have been forgotten, abused or discarded in the past. I’m so honored to be a part of the supporters of Sky Dog. I hope this review increases the awareness of the American Mustangs and Burros who have helped humans for centuries . It is our time to give back to them.

Donor

Rating: 5

I grew up in Arizona reading stories about wild horses and the early west. I then learned that wild horses still ran free in some areas including Arizona. I read sadly of government and private captures of many wild horses, and recently I learned of Skydog sanctuary's work in rehabilitating and releasing horses that had been captured by BLM - releasing them into protected wilderness areas where they can run free again. Skydog has even worked to identify family groups that had run together before capture and restore those groups when possible as part of a free herd. I am happy to help support their work of purchasing captive horses, some from the kill pens headed for slaughter, and restoring them to a wild lifestyle.

Donor

Rating: 5

Saving wild horses and trying to keep bands together. The work they do is amazing and you can tell that they love what they do. Wonderful, wonderful organization!!!! They are the BEST!

Donor

Rating: 5

This is an organization that truly operates from the heart! They rescue horses from the horror or slaughterhouses and do so with a heavy heart, wishing they could save them all. But so appreciative and loving for the ones they can save. They don’t save a horse unless they know they can provide vet care, food and water, and room. To me, it is the epitome of what a rescue organization should be. We love and appreciate them so much! - Wendy and Mary Bella Durham

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Clare and Skydog Sanctuary are shining examples of what caring individuals can accomplish. They give the wild horses and burros they rescue a safe soft place to land and just be what they want to be. If they want to trot off into the wild blue yonder and avoid humans they are given that respect and if they want to come up to them for cookies then cookies they shall have. They share and post daily on what is going on in the horse's daily lives the good and the bad. Their followers feel as if they know the animals personally. They deserve all the recognition and support they can get so they keep shining the spotlight on the plight of America's wild horses and burros.

Nik TayTay W.

Donor

Rating: 5

Love how they explain the relationships of the horses in each herd and how wild horses behave. It's educating and entertaining at the same time!

Carmen H G.

Donor

Rating: 5

I donate to Skydog every month. Their mission to save our American Mustangs is so important to me. Wonderful group.

Donor

Rating: 5

I’ve been following Skydog Sanctuary on social media for several years. Founder Clare Staples is not only a tireless and passionate advocate and educator for one of our fast-disappearing national treasures, the American mustang, she is inexhaustible in her mission to save these horses and bring them home to sanctuary at Skydog.
Clare’s personal ethic is one of love, kindness, compassion and generosity, qualities that are, in my opinion, essential to running a successful nonprofit. During rescue missions, she not only searches for horses that were torn apart from eachother during roundups, she also consistently offers a spot in her trailer to the forgotten, unwanted, and unremarkable, simply because their lives are just as precious as the others. In spite of the reality of donor competition, Clare is very generous with her advice and experience with other rescuers when they seek her guidance as they develop their own nonprofits.
As a financial supporter of this nonprofit, I clearly see my donated dollars at work as I read Clare’s daily social media and Patreon posts. My heart is moved, often to tears, as rescue stories unfold while Clare and her team reunite these magnificent creatures with their band mates and family members. I never knew there was such a thing as a BLM roundup, or Long Term Holding, or kill pens, or the tragic Adoption Incentive Program, until I started following Skydog and began the heartbreaking journey to awareness.
If I had to pick only one animal rescue nonprofit to follow and support financially, it would most definitely be Skydog Sanctuary!

Donor

Rating: 5

Skydog Sanctuary advocates for change while taking much needed action to rescue America's wildhorses and burros. They witness the unbearable but always try to remain positive and encourage others to do so too. As a supporter, my only regret is that I can't give more.

Donor

Rating: 5

I donate to a particular horse every month and whenever I ask for updates, the response is immediate and detailed. They do enormous good for these wild mustangs and work very hard to get along with the BLM and their impossible leadership. I'd give them 10 stars if I could.

Donor

Rating: 5

This sanctuary/organization ( Skydog Ranch in Bend Oregon ) is a top notch charity that is hard working and Always has the best interest of the Horses and Burros they Save. They are #1..... The effort that Skydog puts into each and every Horse or Burro that is rescued is phenomenal. Thank you for your consideration. There is no one who deserves this more.....yours truly, Paula Vallier

Donor

Rating: 5

Skydog rocks.. their commitment and dedication to saving the American wild mustang should be commended and admired. I will continue to support Clare and the Skydog team as they continue their important work in reuniting families of mustangs torn apart by the current laws.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Splendid, informative, in all they do-so happy to be able to support them

Linda C.8

Donor

Rating: 5

Watching the love and dedication of everyone involved with Skydog is beyond words. Seeing the mustangs free, happy, healthy, and SAFE is the best. Getting to be a part of families being reunited is priceless!

Danielle M.16

Donor

Rating: 5

Skydog team are so kind and genuine, and give their whole heart for those beautiful misused mustangs, who have gone through hell. Separated from their family and their land and often ending up in the hands of the wrong people. Skydog not only recues them and give them a home worthy of a wild horse, they aim to reunite families and it's beautiful. They are respectful of the process, even though it's hard.

Donor

Rating: 5

Love Skydog Sanctuary for the way they rescue these beautiful animals. Horses that are “unadoptable”, have special needs and families. Working collaboratively with other rescues with the focus being the animals. It is an honour to support their excellent and compassionate work.

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Donor

Rating: 5

Love this amazing sanctuary that cares for beautiful mustangs (as well as a few other animals needing a place to call home) so well. Always happy to support this nonprofit as I know the money goes to exactly the right place at the right time. Proud sponsor of Gabriel.

Donor

Rating: 5

I cannot say enough wonderful things about Skydog. They represent the absolute best in humanity ♥️♥️♥️

Sally Shelton Scott K.

Donor

Rating: 5

What they do to help the wild horses and educate the world about everything is amazing and should be shared so that the American people understand what the BLM is doing. They don’t know! Thank you!

Donor

Rating: 5

Skydog Sanctuary is nothing short of a miracle created for the abandoned, roundedup, languishing in kill pens wild horses. Clare Staples and her amazing staff put great emphasis on reuniting band families that get separated during roundups. Emphasis is placed on the seniors stallions who would never ever be adopted and who represent and are the essence of wild and free. The plain brown or bays horses that so often go unnoticed are always noticed by Skydog. And friends are often adopted together because they have bonded together in confinement and rely on each other. Their intake process and system to rehabilitate these magnificent depressed lost horses is brilliant. I could write a book about Skydog Sanctuary. But suffice it to say they love with huge hearts all creatures in need. They shine brightly on this Earth. Thank you

Donor

Rating: 5

The dedication and compassion of everyone at Skydog is so inspiring. They do everything possible to save wild horses from slaughter and bring them back from the edge of death.

Tracy Heskett L.

Donor

Rating: 5

I highly recommend the honest hard work that this organization does. I’m proud to donate to this organization

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This is one if the most spectacular non-profits I have ever supported. They are truly about the horses and what is best for them. Love them!

Donor

Rating: 5

I have given to many organizations who need funds for the benefit of an animal's well being. But Skydog Sanctuary, the team and especially Clare Staples exemplify the meaning of selflessness. I gladly donate often because they're heart is in the right place. They truly care, and I'm proud to be affiliated with a sanctuary whose goal is to protect, empower and to make awareness for the plight of wild burros, donkeys and horses.

Donor

Rating: 5

I have been giving to Skydog for more than 3 years. During this time, Clare has been successful in locating and reuniting mustang families that have been separated by the actions of the BLM. Clare has proven that compassion and kindness can make a difference in this topsy turvy world where horses are pawns instead of being allowed to be the residents of land that has been mandated to them. Donating to Skydog is giving to a charity that not only contributes to the cause of rescuing mustangs from kill pens and certain death, but also helps maintain the icons of the old west.

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Donor

Rating: 5

Skydog Sanctuary. Where separated families are reunited, where the starved are given food, comfort, and restored to health, where mares are given the opportunity to stay with their young forever and where beaten and scarred horses learn to trust and be safe. That's Skydog sanctuary.

Their mission is to right the wrongs that have been done to mustangs and give them a safe berth and a forever home. They are fulfilling that mission and then some. Burros also know the peace that comes from living at Skydog. Skydog is the better face of humanity in the care and treatment of these mustangs that is presented to the world. They are the example of what all wild horses and burros deserve.

Every contribution goes to the betterment of the mustangs, burros, and other horses in dire need. They save, they protect, they nurture.

Donor

Rating: 5

Love this organization and all they do for the wild mustangs!!!

Donor

Rating: 5

I found Skydog and the great work they do via their Instagram account. Every post has brought tears to my eyes in gratitude. Having been with horses since I was a toddler and having my mare “Marie” as my BFF growing up, I am so happy to be able to contribute to their mission via patreon
Hooray for Skydog Sanctuary!!!!

Donna C.10

Donor

Rating: 5

While there are many worthy wild horse rescues and advocates, I have found that Skydog Sanctuary is just about the best there is out there. Skydog gives sanctuary to wild horses who have no chance for success in captivity. They have taken in BLM branded American Mustangs from feed lots. Skydog goes to BLM holding facilities where thousands upon thousands of wild American Mustangs are penned up in paddocks for life, and pay auction and adoption fees for older mustangs that no one wants like the 25 year old band stallion Goliath who has known nothing but freedom until BLM gathered him and his family. They've taken special needs mustangs when BLM or other advocates ask for help like the mustang mare Dakoda who's adopter cried because he loved her but could not afford her high cost medical care. Some of their sanctuary residents are well known by those who follow the Mustang herds like the stunning Renegade who had a very large following in the wild, but many are anonymous with no followers.

In 2021 I became a patreon with Skydog Sanctuary, something I just don't normally do. Why? Because 2021 is the year of the family for Skydog Sanctuary. During 2018, Skydog reunited that 25 year old band stallion with not one, but two of his band mares, and one wound up giving birth to the last foal by that band stallion. This inspired Skydog to reunite as many wild horse families as they could, and call 2021 the Year of the Family while BLM rounds up thousands more wild Mustangs where they sort stallions from mares, and mare with foals from mares without foals, splitting families permanently. The joyful reunions of these band families is a sight to see. In September, Skydog is reuniting the family of Blue Zeus and along the way picked out a few senior band stallions (gelded by BLM) and through that have a second family to reunite!

If you go to their website, you can read all about the seniors, the special needs residents, and the families that have been reunited. The Mustangs are happy and healthy, living free at Skydog's two ranches. Clare at Skydog Sanctuary is always honest about what is going on with our wild horses - no hysteria or wild accusations towards BLM. She knows BLM has a huge job to do, even if they don't always do what is right for the wild horses that are in their care.

It is an honor to support a well thought out and well run organization that supports and advocates for the wild horses who have no real voice - the aged, the special needs, the broken families - without the hysteria and panicked calls for donations.

Donor

Rating: 5

My life has changed after becoming a donor and active follower of Skydog Sanctuary. I've taken on more of a role in fighting for protection and safe haven for America's wild mustangs and burros and encouraged people in my life to step up as well. Skydog is an inspiring group who fight the good fight and always operate with huge hearts and open minds. They are an inspiration and no only directly save very worthy and desperately in need animals, they encourage other rescue groups and work with them, they speak up for larger issues surrounding the future and welfare of America's mustangs and burros... really they do it all!

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Donor

Rating: 5

Skydog Sanctuary is a charity that has truly changed my life - by changing my awareness and caring for the plight of America's wild horses and burros. I've always supported animal charities and admire those who dedicate their lives to these causes. The Skydog team is more than exceptional when it comes to dedication and focus on saving these sacred animals and going way beyond that. They are educators about these American icons, they fuel support for other sanctuaries and rescues and they work hard to advocate on behalf of them all. I've also watched as they work miracles with the most abused, the most shattered mustangs... and then watched these incredible animals thrive and live their best lives. The lives they were meant to... running free and being safe at the same time. Skydog is wonderful and inspiring and I'm proud to be a monthly sponsor for their incredible work!

Donor

Rating: 5

Skydog provides a safe haven for some of our wild horses and burros that have been ripped from their families and traumatized by the Bureau of Land Management’s assault on their way of life on our federal lands.
Clare, her employees and volunteers spend an extraordinary amount of time and emotional upheaval rescuing wild horses and burros, transporting them to the Oregon sanctuary where they can live out their lives as close to free as they can now be. Skydog makes sure that all the wild horses and burros get excellent care while in their charge.
I love Skydog’s mission and Clare’s dedication to ensuring the wild horses and burros she saves are safe and will only know kindness and tenderness from humans the rest of their lives.

Zinaida K.

Donor

Rating: 5

Skydog Sanctuary is a wonderful transparent nonprofit.
The very best in its area of expertise.

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Donor

Rating: 5

This place does absolutely amazing work giving back freedom to those beautiful souls ripped from their lands in the name of greed...

Donor

Rating: 5

Clare and her Staff at Skydog Sanctuary are the saviours of all mustangs. They go about their business of saving them with little fanfare just an absolute knowledge that they must be helped. Skydog Sanctuary are the angels for mustangs.

Donor

Rating: 5

I absolutely love the work Skydog puts into the rescue and maintenance of wild horses. The do an awesome job of keeping the horses healthy and also keeping you up to date on their work and sharing videos, pictures and stories along the way. My heart breaks at the continued roundups, but my heart is healed little by little knowing Skydog and others exist.

Donor

Rating: 5

I have been hugely impressed with this charity.The total dedication of Clare and her team to this very important work is wonderful.I am proud to contribute through Patron.

Donor

Rating: 5

Amazing group of people doing wonderful work saving wild horses and donkeys. ❤️

Donor

Rating: 5

Skydog Sanctuary under the leadership of Clare Staples is everything a sanctuary could aim for. The mustangs and other rescued horses and animals come first and foremost. The efforts made to rescue, bring the horses back to health is amazing and yet Clare takes the time to explain, share their stories, the joys, some tears. I cannot express the love and respect I have for this sanctuary and everyone at Skydog. They are all heroes. Fir me my day is made better by seeing the posts. I can’t be out there with them physically I am so much so in spirit. The return on my donations can’t be measured and finally, Clare has maintained a positivity that is apparent in the people around her the sanctuary and most important the horses and animals. I’m honored to feel a part of this non profit.

Donor

Rating: 5

Skydog Sanctuary does wonderful giving horses their freedom & life back! I have been a monthly donor for several years & appreciate everything Clare & Skydog do!!

Donor

Rating: 5

Skydog sanctuary is where miracles come true for captured wild horses. To give a wild horse who has been ripped away from the only wild life they ever knew, taken away from their families, put in kill-pens or crowded into “long term holding” is a governmental travesty. Skydog does what it can in 2 locations to reunite the family units, save the “unsaveable”, the broken-hearted & give them back their freedom at the sanctuaries without asking anything of the animals in return. A place for them to live out their days in relative peace, yet being checked on daily for medical issues. There is naturally the occasional death of an animal & we all grieve for them. Nothing lives forever but at Skydog we know that the founders had done all they could for the horses. The horses’ happiness & peace is all that matters at Skydog Sanctuary. & the founder’s daily postings keep all of her “patrons” very well informed & entertained on the whole herd of horses & burros/ donkeys. Claire’s daily videos are perfect vignettes into the daily happy lives of the animals. I personally am amazed at the interactions among the horses and how they protect each other always, as I’m a “city girl” who never knew about the bonds of horses or about the need for a place like Skydog Sanctuary.

Donor

Rating: 5

I am horse owner and I am touched and moved by the daily dedication of Skydogsanctuary to save our beloved horses. Their plight is simple , to preserve wild mustangs, their families , our cultural pride, to treat them humanly and give them chance to be wild. We are all citizens and taxpayers and yet our voices are not being heard by our government representatives .Skydogsanctuary is our loudest voice. I am privileged to support their hard work and dedication to save these noble animals!!!!

Donor

Rating: 5

I love what Skydog is doing and especially the love, the care, and the compassion they give to all those animals they rescue. They do exceptionally well in communicating all that they do. I would rate them as one of the top nonprofits that we give to on a regular basis.

Donor

Rating: 5

I became a Patron to Sky Dog Sanctuary because I believe the work that they do is so important. Our Wild Horses, Mustangs and Burros are constantly are being rounded up by Helicopter. Then many go to kill pens. This is where these dedicated volunteers from Sky Dog Sanctuary come in They save as many as they possibly can take and then work to place some in other Sanctuaries. They spend countless hours driving to the Auctions, many hours trying to find certain Horses in these pens trying to keep families together. Or Horses that need help. All they want is to be given the opportunity to use birth control methods that will stop these Roundups. So they travel countless hours, spend more countless hours searching for Horses, and then drive them back to Sky Dog Sanctuary. But then their work starts. Getting some healthy enough to return to their Herds. Now these exhausted people take more of their time to go online and write extensive posts to us, their Patrons to keep us informed every step of the way as to what is going on. Sky Dog Sanctuary is the very best as far as I am concerned. I have never found any group to be as caring as Sky Dog Sanctuary.

Donor

Rating: 5

While I do follow other nonprofits, SKYDOG has my heart! The passion, integrity and transparency with which they operate as well as the fierce adherence to the well-being of the animals for which they fight makes the. operators and volunteers heroes. Their noble cause of saving the American mustangs and burros needs all of us to support this worthy endeavor . In addition, I have learned so much in reading and watching their posts, photos and videos. It has helped me share with others the serious and urgent nature of the current plight of these magnificent creatures that SKYDOG works tirelessly to save.

Donor

Rating: 5

I follow Skydog and Clare everyday and cannot not say enough about the love and compassion that it shown to these beloved rescues.it is utterly amazing, the continued endless work to keep these bonded families together is above and beyond….the commitment is pure and endless. I Will continue to support Skydog with my voice and my donations for the selfless work they do every day!!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Skydog Sanctuary...Their work is so important! To watch how they turn the lives of these beautiful once wild mustangs around is nothing short of Magic! In many/most cases when the once wild horses arrive at Skydog Sanctuary, they are just hopeless. Their spirits have been completely broken by the trauma they have been put through for several months, sometimes longer...Skydog Sanctuary gives them back their hope and their freedom. You have only to watch one of the wild horse stories from the time they arrive at Skydog Sanctuary until just a few short weeks after, to see the miraculous transformation. It's simply THE most beautiful thing I personally have ever seen.

amylw2426

Donor

Rating: 5

Skydog Sanctuary the best! 100% devoted to these misplaced Mustangs!!

Cathy Williams F.

Donor

Rating: 5

I am so happy to support Skydog. I am passionate about well-being of our country's mustangs. Unfortunately, the laws that should be there to sustain their freedom, aren't working. Skydog is a God send for mustangs who have lost their freedom and suffered through the break up of their families. Thank you Skydog for your commitment to these special souls.

Donor

Rating: 5

So proud to be a a Patron supporter of Skydog Sanctuary!! I feel as though I am part of a very close knit member of a community that truly accomplishes exactly what they say they will, which is to rescue, rehabilitate and reunite wild mustangs. There are daily videos and stories of the rescued mustangs which helps get to know each of the mustangs and their herds. I never go a day without checking in to see what's going on with my Skydog Family!

Rita C.3

Donor

Rating: 5

Skydog Sanctuary is the nonprofit with best communication with its supporters of any nonprofit I have ever supported. Whether it is the latest blog showing another amazing rescue or a detailed list of ways to help with sponsorship or legislation, Skydog makes it easy. Clare’s positive outlook is uplifting and her appreciation for the staff and donors is wonderful. The level of care for the horses and all the animals takes my breath away and Clare’s love for their well being should be the standard for all who rescue.

Donor

Rating: 5

I was introduced to the Pinenut Mustangs a number of years ago when visiting relatives in the area. I followed the capture of Sampson and his family and their ultimate rescue by Skydog. I have been a follower and donor since. I love the work they are doing to preserve these mustang herds and families.

Donor

Rating: 5

The love and devotion Skydog Sanctuary shows to these beautiful, majestic, national treasures is so inspiring. They honor and respect what these horses have been through and to see their transformations is so heartwarming! Skydog is a great steward of ALL their resources to take the upmost care of what should be protected treasures of our nation. Skydog will not disappoint your expectations. I'm very thankful for all they do to take such great care of the horses they are entrusted with.

Donor

Rating: 5

I have always loved horses, especially the wild mustangs, since I was a child. This wonderful sanctuary provides a loving forever home for many wild horses that have been tragically rounded up by helicopters and removed from their families by force. Skydog Sanctuary not only works on healing them physically but also emotionally and has actually reunited some of the bonded family members.

Teresa F.5

Donor

Rating: 5

Positively the best horse sanctuary. Skydog is committed to the gift of giving these poor lost, starved, unwanted mustangs a home of freedom, love and respect. God given miracles happen every year at this sanctuary and you will experience tears and chills watching videos of families being reunited, health being restored, lives being saved and so much more. The wonderful Clare as leader makes you feel a part of every day as you are included in what is happening and the back stories of the rescues lives and watching them restored and blooming under their care. Clare makes you feel as if you sitting right there next to her chatting like friends and being included daily activities. Mustangs are respected and allowed to live their lives as they should be...wild, free with a side of cookies and lots of love.

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Donor

Rating: 5

Found Skydog one day after seeing a video reuniting a stallion with his lead mare who was pregnant. I got chills simply watching the tender and happy moment. Years later I'm still supporting this sanctuary because of the unique, generous, kind hearted leader Clare and her support staff at both ranches. Skydog has the best staff!
The shear joy of being made to feel like you are an integral part of everything going on never stops. Just when you think your heart could not surpass the joy from the last save, Clare finds another with a unique story that makes you believe in the world and good people again. That's what this organization is all about. Saving lives! Point blank and simple. Giving wild mustangs, donkeys or mules back their dignity and freedom to choose their daily lives all the while their health and daily needs are cared for and each one of them is loved.
Clare tells a story every time she posts pictures and videos that allows you to feel a part of something so incredible. She knows the names and history of each horse in their care and loves on them when they allow and and lets them simply be wild if that is their wish. I've seen incredibly wild mustangs walk up to her for a nose rub or a scratch and you just smile at the total trust and connection between them.
Skydog reunites families!!! It's amazing to watch bonded horses being reunited after being torn apart. When reuniting isn't possible she gives them a new family and friends to live in peace the rest of their lives.
We are facing loosing wild mustangs completely. They are a huge part of our American history as much as the bald eagle is. Without someplace like Skydog they will be wiped out of our history. She saves them from devistating slaughter, heals the bodies, minds and spirits of horses who had previously fallen to cruel masters.
Miracles do happen, I've seen it at Skydog Sanctuary. Proud to be a supporter.

Jane K.4

Donor

Rating: 5

Clare Staples and her team are tireless in their quest for justice for the wild horses. Their commitment to reuniting families that have been torn apart by the BLM holding system makes them a leader in their field of animal sanctuary's and a definite winner in my book. Their facilities and are top knotch and perfectly suited to what they do. Clare goes above and beyond to find the horse families and reunite them, at the same time also saving many horses from "kill pens". She manages to make the difficult task of working with the BLM and their bureaucracy easy as anyone who has tried to work with the government knows it is not.

Laurie Palombo H.

Donor

Rating: 5

Skydog is such a great sanctuary. I love donating to them. Clare's videos make my day and life more fulfilling and enjoyable. The horses/donkeys are all beautiful and healthy after they arrive there. Thank you Skydog! ❤️

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This non-profit is dedicated to the rescue of the American Mustang with the goal of getting them out of horrendous conditions after they are removed from their open ranges. I am so impressed with their work that I follow them on all social media sites.

Tamara R.2

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Skydog Sanctuary, saving not only our nation's treasures, but saving the lives and restoring the diginity of our wild mustangs. I can't express the sincere gratitude and respect I have for Skydog Sanctuary.

Donor

Rating: 5

Lovely caring people doing everything they can for wild horses and burros
They are saints!

Kimberly Oustecky B.

Donor

Rating: 5

The work that these people do with these wild horses is amazing. They work so hard to reunite family units and bands that have been removed from the wild range and scattered to various holding facilities and other places. They really honor that strong sense of family and clan that the horses have.

Kim T.7

Donor

Rating: 5

They rescue and take in mostly wild horses and burros that BLM has taken in cruel roundups on Public lands. They try and reunite family groups and bonded horses. They health check them and work out who suits which group personality wise and adjust accordingly. They release them into huge fenced areas that they regularly check for hazards, they supply water troughs and natural waterways. They get to live as wild a life as possible but monitored for health and safety issues. The whole staff go above and beyond to help and support the horses and burros. They are amazing and soo caring of their saves

Donor

Rating: 5

Skydog Sanctuary is my favorite sanctuaries that rescues our wild mustangs. They treat them with love and respect giving them a forever home running freely on beautiful land. This sanctuary reunites families that had been separated by our government. Seeing these magnificent horses being reunited with their families is the best reward ever. Thank you Skydog Sanctuary for all your wonderful work saving our nations wild horses.

evickafinky

Donor

Rating: 5

This is by far the best, most devoted, assertive, professionally run, all encompassing, empathetic, caring wild horse nonprofit. They really get it and they really care. It's run with sensitivity and with a big heart for the magnificent wild horses in dire straights and it's accountable and transparent in showing where the donations go every day, several times a day. I'm very happy I found them and Clare and her crew are great human beings for all the selfless work they do for wild horses every day and how much they love them. Plus she posts fantastic videos and stories about all the horses that come in. You really get to know them all and share all of them. They're the top!! Five stars!!

Donor

Rating: 5

SKYDOG!! Fabulous posts, they absolutely make my day. I feel part of a lovely big caring family.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This is a mustang sanctuary for those horses, and sometimes donkeys/burros, to find their forever home after being taken from theirs. This sanctuary believes in family and the horses demonstrate that belonging and love all the time as they band together to continue their legacies. I will always follow skydog sanctuary on IG, as they are kind, loving, and supportive of animals and human kind. I trust them and support their undying efforts to reunite and rescue.