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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 started following them when they rescued a mustang I was following in the wild and was immediately hooked by the level of compassion and care they offer all their animals. Truly their goal is to help these wild horses stay wild as possible and live their best lives.

Pat T.6

Donor

Rating: 5

I wholeheartedly support Skydog Sanctuary and the work they do to rescue American mustangs who have been displaced from their wild homes. I look forward to each story, every horse rescued and every video posted by this group. I have become a monthly supporter of this excellent organization and urge everyone who loves these beautiful animals as I do to become a donor today! Support Skydog Sanctuary!! God bless Claire and her team for the wonderful work they do for all of us.

Donor

Rating: 5

Every morning I watch the videos Clare makes of all the rescues at Skydog. It’s a great way to start the day, remembering we are able to help and care for anything, animals, humans, the Planet, no matter how small our contribution, financial, or Volunteering. Skydogs rescues gives me hope, and it’s a wonderful antidote from the News happening around the World. Love them all but Cassidy brings me so much joy and hope

Donor

Rating: 5

Skydog helps keep one of the best images of my life alive. If they can’t stay on their homelands Skydog is the next best place. Peace, freedom and tranquility is what they deserve and get at Skydog

Donor

Rating: 5

The on-going tremendous work Clare and all her crew, who go above & beyond saving the wild horses which are a part of the heritage, history of America. Their love, dedication and service to these beautiful creatures is outstanding. I am a proud monthly donor in helping in some way to make it affordable to save these wild mustangs. And to help end these horrible round-ups! Quite often killing them & separating young foals from their moms. BLM must end this now!

wgarland

Donor

Rating: 5

Skydog is such a blessing during these difficult times. The care and devotion the whole Skydog team has for mustangs, burros and the like is just incredible. I am blessed to be a patron and is just so uplifting to see such humanity at work. They are a class act and its so apparent how hard working and thoughtful they are in their work with horses.

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Donor

Rating: 5

Skydog goes above and beyond regarding the care and passion they exhibit for mustangs. They are very interactive with their supporters, constantly posting videos of recent rescues and updates of how the rescues are doing. They are also very vocal about how we can help the plight of the horses. It 's such a pleasure supporting them and witnessing all the good that they accomplish.

Donor

Rating: 5

The best place I could have ever chosen to donate money to! Seeing Wild Horse families reunited brings me such joy.

Donor

Rating: 5

I have been following Skydog Sanctuary for a couple of years and started contributing monthly to this amazing rescue organization because of all they have done and continue to do for our wild horses and other horses in need. Claire and her staff go over and beyond for every horse they save and even help get those they can’t take into other rescues. I have learned so much about horses and how they are bonded from her and also the shameful way our government is treating the wild mustangs. I truly believe Skydog is doing so much to educate everyone about the plight of the wild mustangs and I believe she and Skydog will be able to change the plight of these beloved horses. I start my day and end everyday looking for their newest post. I can’t say enough good things about this wonderful rescue!!

Kathryn St. A.

Donor

Rating: 5

Skydog is the most amazing non profit! Their work with wild horses is so needed and valued. They reunite wild horse families that were torn apart and give homes to many horses that are tossed aside. They fill a viral need in the horse rescue space.

Jennifer P.15

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Clare and her troops at SkyDog Sanctuary are doing phenomenonal work rescuing all the badly treated horses in BLM Corrals. She brings them back to life after a quick decline the second the helicopters descend on them. Beautiful storytelling and selfless mustang rescue. I'll follow and donate til I'm gone...

Michelle P.10

Donor

Rating: 5

I support the great work done by this charity to save and care for our iconic wild horses all the way from NJ. This charity rescues horses that have been cruelly taken from their home range and penned up by the BLM, it cares and returns them to as close to their wild life as possible and will leave no stone unturned to reunite family bands. The care taken by this charity is superior and almost daily updates are provided to contributors.

Donor

Rating: 5

Clare and her team are extraordinary. They raise the bar year after year in rescuing and caring for our American Mustangs.

Donor

Rating: 5

Skydog Sanctuary is a wonderful nonprofit that saves wild horses and burros from BLM holding pens and kill pens. Once saved, these equine transform physically and mentally because they are allowed to live free and safe for their remaining lives on 9000 acres. They have saved approximately 200+ equine and they are all monitored on a daily basis to ensure their well being. Whenever necessary, Skydog provides unlimited veterinary care. This photo is an example of a save from a kill pen after a BLM AIP adopter dumped this mare named Poppy for $. Unbeknownst to Skydog, Poppy was pregnant with a sweet baby mule named Firefly. By saving Poppy, they also saved Firefly from slaughter. I highly recommend everyone to support Skydog Sanctuary! These innocent, beautiful, and wild equine deserve to live free on the range. Stop the roundups BLM! Stop allowing ranchers to graze on our public lands. Their cattle and sheep are doing irreversible damage to the ecosystem!

Donor

Rating: 5

I’m on social security and have limited means at my disposal. I fully support this organization because of its mission and integrity. The work they are doing is not just saving deserving horses but is saving families of horses. Putting their family units back together after they were brutally separated. Along the way they are educating us in the plight of these incredible horses. I have never ridden a horse or even been around horses but I happily donate to this nonprofit so that in my small way I also can make an impact.

Donor

Rating: 5

Skydog Sanctuary is the a healing force in the world not only for wild horses but for all of us who dearly love and want to protect what is wild and free in our world. They are compassionate, trustworthy and have the highest ideals for everything they do including how they utilize donations and the compassion and care they show every single horse and burro. I highly recommend this nonprofit for anyone who seeks to help preserve our public lands and our precious wild ones for generations to come.

Donor

Rating: 5

Clare Staples at Skydog has put her heart and soul into rescuing Mustangs and burros from BLM holding pens, kill pens and in need horses. Focused on rejoining family groups, these horses live out their lives in peace, freedom and safety.

Donor

Rating: 5

Skydog is the most amazing nonprofit advocating for America’s wild horses and burros and offering sanctuary to those that have been rescued from neglect, the slaughter pipeline or horrific BLM corrals. I am beyond happy to be a donor. You can’t put a price tag on what I receive in return…. I wait every day for the “video of the day” to be posted!
Every single day Clare and her partners at Skydog are doing the hard physical work and working to change laws to protect these majestic animals. If you are a donor, you see your donation at work. If you are a supporter, you get do see the most compassionate people making a change that leaves this World a better place.

Donor

Rating: 5

I adore Skydog Sanctuary... their heart and soul goes into rescuing, reuniting and saving.......wild mustangs, burrows and families that have been captured, and penned, the injured, the ones left behind....
By helping Skydog Sanctuary I feel, I am somehow helping to right the wrongs...
Skydog is a forever home of freedom and families reunited. ♡

CariHoskin

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I am so impressed with the care and commitment given by the Skydog family.

Cheryl C.11

Donor

Rating: 5

Amazing all the work they do to keep these wild horse families together!

Donor

Rating: 5

I began following and supporting Skydog Sanctuary 2 years ago when I ran across a story about re-wilding mustangs that had been brutally rounded up and removed from our public lands. What an eye opener!! Though the information is heart-breaking, the Skydog rescue team works so hard to lead with kindness, compassion and facts. They post so frequently these beautiful (and sometimes deeply sad) videos and stories of mustangs that I feel I know each of them. The hard work securing these horses, caring for them, and letting them live out their lives in freedom but with the best care possible is simply remarkable. They coordinate with other rescues to help as many horses and possible, and really take the high road when it comes to negativity thrown their way. I am truly in awe of what they do and how they do it - seriously probably the only reason I’m still on social media.

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Donor

Rating: 5

Skydog Sanctuary is utterly transparent in all of it’s actions and fundraising! It is such a worthy cause and fulfills a huge need, saving and rewilding mustangs. They keep constant updates and contact, respond very quickly to messages and comments and are genuinely engaged with their supporters. Would rate 10stars if I could!

Robin R.12

Donor

Rating: 5

I can’t go a day without seeing a post from Skydog. They keep us so informed on each rescue, daily updates on all their rescues. Most importantly, they made me aware of the travesty surrounding the round-ups and the destructions of America’s priceless wild herds. Why do some wild animals get protection , while others are sold off for meat? If I can help turn this around, I certainly will. I can’t thank Skydog enough for all the effort to help these wild animals and their families.

Donor

Rating: 5

Fabulous group that does it all just for the horses. No games, no competition, no nasties - just a diehard TEAM (and it takes a village!) who are as passionate about our wild horses as I am. So happy to support them and sponsor Miss Autumn. Best part is Clare goes above and beyond in keeping us posted on all the goings on. Please support!!!!

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Donor

Rating: 5

One of the greatest non-profits I contribute to, I enjoy the constant updates, the passion for the work they do and I know every penny I contribute is going directly to the care for these horses. The best of the best.

Donor

Rating: 5

I absolutely love how Skydog Sanctuary loves horses. You can feel their passion through their videos and posts I absolutely love how Skydog Sanctuary loves horses. You can feel their passion through their videos and posts. I also appreciate how transparent they are and how they join forces with other sanctuaries to do what is best and save as many horses as possible!

Donor

Rating: 5

Clare and her crew have saved so many wild mustangs, I look forward to any post from her, I witnessed a few miracles, Like when she rescued Ladybug not knowing she was pregnant and a beautiful lil mule was born♥️ Firefly

Susan K.12

Donor

Rating: 5

Skydog is the heart of America. Rescuing wild horses from certain doom after being rounded up, ran for miles and separated from their families in long term holding. Skydog is the epitome of compassion, empathy and the value of family in regards to the wild horse community. They offer sanctuary for healing, reunions, and most of all no threats of trauma for as long as they live.

Julian S.

Donor

Rating: 5

Skydog Sanctuary goes beyond expectations for caring, saving and protecting the once wild and free roaming Mustangs.
Their hard work and love for the horses of all employees and volunteers is 24/7. There is no timeline for them on helping a Mustang find a forever home be it at the Santuary or in the care of another loving Sanctuary.
Just the best for all. Excitedly submitted, Patty

Donor

Rating: 5

Such a caring rescue. Goes out of the way to keep families together. Also very transparent about operations and donations. It is amazing to watch their horses and donkeys and others become alive again as they experience love, cookies, and freedom.

Gail H.5

Donor

Rating: 5

I was not aware of the plight of Wild Horses that were being rounded up for supposedly to adopt. Too many Wild Horses don’t end up being adopted. Skydog Sanctuary is active in adopting some Wild Horses from the kill pens. How could I not help save one or more of these majestic horses. I’ve learned so much about the Wild Horse herds and how it is important to keep families together. I’ve watched dozens of video that Skydog Sanctuary narrated by Clare. Clare has such a love for the Wild Horses. One sees the horses coming home to Skydog Sanctuary and over time how they regain their joy. As I watched the videos I have great joy.
Gail Harrison

Donor

Rating: 5

About two years ago I became aware of the work that Skydog Sanctuary was doing for our wildhorses. Then over a year ago (and continuing today) I saw more helicopter roundups done, running wildhorses literally to death in some cases, by the Bureau of Land Management - this is ANIMAL ABUSE! I decided then to be a Skydog Patreon as often the work that Clare and her team do is the only thing that gives me any hope that at least a few of our wildhorses and burros will every be saved. With an estimated 60,000 wildhorses now in BLM pens for a life sentence, while many are pushed through the slaughter pipeline and a few are adopted, Skydog Sanctuary is a blessing!

Donor

Rating: 5

This nonprofit is a God sent advocating saving Wild horses and burros. I have no reservations donating to Skydog Sanctuary and hope more people come to understand just how important donations are to preserving this country’s wild horses. Please donation no matter how small!

Melinda P.3

Donor

Rating: 5

The fact that they go out of their way to help as many wild horse families stay together is amazing. The horses all look so healthy and, they are allowed to live wild as they were meant to be ❤

Donor

Rating: 5

I love that this nonprofit are saving as many wild horses that donations and wonderful volunteers allow, but the education they provide on why the need to rescue these beautiful wild animals is priceless.

Donor

Rating: 5

Best Wild Horse Sanctuary and Rescue that I have ever supported in over 22 years. Extremely professional, compassionate, intelligent and transparent.

Donor

Rating: 5

My goodness! Where do I start! WHAT A SANCTUARY❣️ I have followed many dog and animal rescues over the years but what Clare has done with her life is REMARKABLE. She has been blessed with abundant acreage and uses it to rescue wild mustangs. Hence Skydog! Skydog restores these broken spirited beautiful souls that have been brutally captured, crowded into pens and disconnected from their families which are everything to them. She brings them back to life by giving them the freedom to roam and run again for the remainder of their lives. EVERYTHING Skydog thinks and breathes is about each horse. EVERY horse is thoughtfully selected, watched and cared for. Each is carefully and wisely placed in exactly the right band. Each horse (and yes, donkey’s and a surprise baby mule❣️) has a personality that needs tender care and this sanctuary says it all to me; obviously to many, many others! Clare and her crew respectfully deal with the Bureau of Land Management and work well with other horse rescues. Skydog is very well managed in the long term care of each horse. Every year is carefully planned for how many horses they can take and they make adjustments along the way according to many factors, one of which is land conditions (i.e. will they have enough water for the horses they have during a dry season). They are always upgrading fencing, scouting the massive acreage looking for any natural habitat on which the horses could inadvertently injure themselves. Most of all, Clare and all who operate Skydog LOVE every one of these beautiful souls and it is their collective passion that makes Skydog an outstanding non-profit!

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Donor

Rating: 5

Skydog Sanctuary has become a favorite charity of mine. Clare is hands on every step of the way for each precious life who is rescued from a living death in kill pens and has the acreage to bring them home and be the wild mustangs and Burroughs they were before capture. There is nothing wrong with rescuing one or two equine and rehoming them on a few acres, but Skydog actually has 9000 acres to bring home families and groups of wild ones captured and places them in the wild again to live the lives they were meant to be! On protected land, to live free for all their days! I have never run across a Sanctuary like Skydog. They not only have acreage in Malibu, but Oregon!! I can not praise them enough. PLEASE FOLLOW if your heart wants to smile everyday.

Bonnie F.2

Donor

Rating: 5

Not only a rescue but they try to help out horses and burros that might get overlooked in the BLM lots. They try to help rescue families ❤️

cahillrn

Donor

Rating: 5

Skydog Sanctuary is an amazing, wonderful place for the wild horses that are rounded up. They absolutely deserve all the help they can get to take care of these beautiful horses.

Donor

Rating: 5

Skydog=Love! Amazing organization, run by the most caring, competent, and compassionate people that I have ever encountered.
Skydog, not only rescues wild horses and donkeys, but has also works to bring awareness to their plight.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Skydog work tirelessly to advocate for Wild horses and burro, promoting awareness and care for so many. They show you where your donations are are used with such transparency. It is an honor and endlessly rewarding to contribute to the success of Skydog!

Donor

Rating: 5

This is one of the most amazing organisations I’ve ever come across. Tireless work with rescuing these animals that otherwise would be left to a miserable existence or far worse. Clare and her team are incredible human beings and they deserve all the help they can get.

Leslie Aurelia A.

Donor

Rating: 5

Wonderful organization! Remarkable work for mustangs and burros! Love, love, love!

Donor

Rating: 5

When Covid hit I had more time and happened upon SkyDog Sanctuary on Instagram, I had no idea what was happening with the wild mustangs in the USA and was shocked to learn about these cruel helicopter round ups and kill pens. SkyDog has educated me all about these magnificent animals and I soon realised just how much help they needed in rescuing some of these beautiful horses that have their freedom stolen from them. I donate monthly a small amount and extra when I can on Patreon and you get to see just how much they do to help mustangs and burros. Clare keeps you well informed on most platforms and they also have a comprehensive website for those not so into social media, she has a beautiful natural way of relaying the stories of each rescue and you know she is doing her absolute best for these magnificent horses.

Donor

Rating: 5

This is a marvelous nonprofit. I support several animal rescue sites, but have never known one to be so good at keeping all their supporters updated and sharing their time and knowledge!

Karen K.10

Donor

Rating: 5

Skydog is such a wonderful organization. I really value that this sanctuary rescues rounded up wild horses (& burros) in bad situations and provides them with acres and acres to live free again. I love that a big part of their mission is to reunite wild horse families that were separated during the roundup process. The bonds that horses have with one another is so evident when you see these reunions. —So very touching and beautiful!

Jeanne Perkins P.

Donor

Rating: 5

Wonderful sanctuary for wild horses. Very open and honest about the work that they do. I have learned everything about wild horses from Skydog Sanctuary.

Donor

Rating: 5

Skydog Sanctuary is an amazing organization, and they live and breathe their mission. I love that they rescue mustangs and burros and allow them to live their lives as wild as they want to be, never expecting anything from them. A hallmark of Skydog, I think, is their focus on reuniting families that have been torn apart due to the round ups. I believe they’ve reunited 7 or 8 families so far and the videos of the reunions are so touching. Even though the horses are allowed to remain wild, the Skydog team monitors the herds daily and provides medical care and/or extra feedings and water when necessary. If they need to bring a horse in from their vast property for medical attention, they lure the horse with treats or hay and usually brings one of their buddies along too to help reduce stress. All their animals have come from such difficult backgrounds but they flourish under their care. How do I know this? Claire, the founder, posts daily videos of the horses and burros so you can see for yourself how they are doing. Along with the videos, Claire usually has interesting stories or reflections to share about the horses. I’ve learned so much from these videos about horse behavior, the bonds they form, and what is happening to our wild mustangs and burros in the wild. I also appreciate that when Skydog does a fundraiser, they are very transparent about how much they need and how much they received. Skydog is all about what is best for the horses and burros, and will work with other sanctuaries with the same mission. Skydog has encouraged me to be an advocate for these animals because even though sanctuaries are a good alternative, wild mustangs and burros belong in the wild, out on the range!

Kathleen J.1

Donor

Rating: 5

I can’t say enough good things about Skydog Sanctuary! ❤️ They set the standard for Wild Horse Sanctuaries. I have learned so much about the true nature of horses, feel a loving connection to literally all the horses, and have joined the movement to pass the Safe Act and protect Wild Horses! ❤️

Shawna O.

Donor

Rating: 5

Our hearts break for these PROTECTED wild horses that have been separated by round ups by the BLM. Thank goodness there are rescue Organizations like skydog sanctuary to bring some of these horses back together with their families.

Donor

Rating: 5

This organization is the very definition of love, hope, loss and redemption. The sincerity and dedication of the staff simply radiates pure love and the desire to do things greater than oneself. I am thrilled to have found them and proud to be a patron.

Donor

Rating: 5

An amazing nonprofit that has helped bring massive awareness to the public about the cruelty we inflict on our iconic wild horses and burros and why they deserve to stay wild and free! Watching Claire and her team give new life to these beautiful beings is truly heartwarming and priceless! #PassTheSAFEAct

Shelley T.3

Donor

Rating: 5

I cannot say enough about Skydog Sanctuary and Clare Staples, its founder. Skydog has elevated the Mustang rescue community by educating myriad people through an engaging and uplifting social media presence. In addition, Skydog and Clare have shown great support for other rescues, thus paving the way for more comprehensive advocacy for these magnificent creatures. Most of all, the love and true sanctuary that horses have at Skydog is evident in every interaction. I have had the honor of visiting Skydog Sanctuary Oregon and have witnessed the beauty of these horses living their best lives. Of course we all wish they could remain free on the range, but for those who've been displaced - there is no home like Skydog. Clare's dedication to the horses and to their families is her true calling. I am proud to give Skydog the highest rating.

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Donor

Rating: 5

I am devoted to Skydog, because Skydog Sanctuary is devoted to the animals they save (and so many others). Each rescue is treated with care and love while allowed the freedom they crave.

JudyPleau

Donor

Rating: 5

We love Skydog and choose to financially support them because they rescue, love and care for wild horses and burros. These horses and burros receive top notch care to make sure they are in good health. Once they are in good health, they are set free on acres and acres of land to live how they were created to be and tgey continue to receive everything they need to stay healthy and live a long life. I’ve learned so much from Skydog about the horses and burros and have the greatest respect for Claire and the rest of the Skydog crew.

Diane T.3

Donor

Rating: 4

Just love Skydog Sanctuary with all the crazy things going on in the world it always brightens my day to hear what is going on. The positive outlook Clare maintains in something amazing in running a rescue which can be rewarding and heartbreaking. You can tell they genuinely love it the compassion they show.They try and educate people on the issues. They are interactive and take the time to answer questions.

Donor

Rating: 5

I have been following Skydog for several years. I believe in Claire and her mission in providing horses with a home where they can remain wild. Some of her horses come from neglected homes, cruel homes, or were rounded up by the Bureau of Land Management. Depending on the horse's health and mental condition, they are either released with other herds in her sanctuary in Oregon or remain in Malibu for special hands-on care. Some sanctuaries raise money for an animal and then only post one or two followup photos and you never really know what happens to the animal after that. Not Claire! She posts daily videos of the horses and lets us know what is happening with each herd. She will also post videos of specific horses upon request. She is transparent about the adoptions and the animals health and daily routine. It is very obvious she really cares about the horses. She is not in this for the money but to help the horses who lost their home in roundups. She provides education about their ongoing situation due to the Bureau of Land Management's constant summer round-ups and provides ways her followers can help them that do not include money, like asking politicians to pass the Safe Act.

Donor

Rating: 5

Skydog Sanctuary is doing incredible work! They rescue wild mustangs and donkeys who have been ripped from their homelands and let them live out their lives in peace and freedom. At Skydog, it’s all about respect, family, love and caring.

Donor

Rating: 5

Skydog takes great care of the horses, donkeys, stray grouse,‘peacocks, and any other strays…the lest amount of trauma, kind care, and the actually care. They choose to work either other sanctuaries for the benefit of horses.
Postings uplifting

Donor

Rating: 5

This a true sanctuary for these horses and donkeys they transform these animals from walking skeletons to the healthy beautiful horses they should be. Yes they are not living wild as such but this place is the next best thing and where they have come from it the kill pens it must seem like heaven!! Well done skydog

Bellavida

Donor

Rating: 5

Skydog Sanctuary is the most incredible organization that I eagerly watch for on social media every day, where they provide a nearly daily dose of love, beauty and American history. They save mustangs that have been removed from public lands that are dedicated for the horses and save them by bringing them back to a wild-like life on their acres and acres of sanctuary. In particular among so much of the wonderful work they do, they seek to reunite families that were separated during roundups to live out their lives together in family groups or new families, wild and free. They provide veterinary care and wise and careful maintenance so that the horses can live their lives in happy peace. Clare Staples, her family and crew work hard to make this all happen and I am so grateful I am a monthly donor. Thank you Skydog.

Alison M.6

Donor

Rating: 5

Skydog Sanctuary is simply an incredible organization and the work they do for America's wild horses is above and beyond. I have been a follower for years and it's been wonderful watching and supporting them from the UK.

They deserve to be recognized as it will bring more awareness to the plight of America's forgotten horses who are stripped from their homelands every year. Skydog, you warm my heart! Thank you for making me feel like i am part of the worldwide skydog family :)

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Donor

Rating: 5

Skydog is such a wonderful organisation that offers Sanctuary to some of America’s most beautiful and iconic horses. Without the efforts of the team at skydog I dread to think what would happen to America’s mustangs and I feel they should be recognised and celebrated for their tireless work and awareness they bring to their cause.

Judith Brewer M.

Donor

Rating: 5

What they do is so amazing. I have learned a lot about horse families and how important they are. I love that Skydog is working hard to find & keep the families together. It is wonderful to see them running free after all they have been through.

Donor

Rating: 5

I have been a Patreon of Skydog Mustang Rescue for years. They save mustangs. They give them their life and when possible, their families back.

Donor

Rating: 5

Skydog Sanctuary does amazing work rescuing wild mustangs and burros from BLM holding facilities. The 9000-acre ranch in Oregon is home to over 100 wild horses and over 30 wild and rescued burros. These are animals who have lost everything -- their freedom, their families, and often their health, both physical and emotional. Skydog restores their freedom and, in many cases, their families too. Skydog asks nothing of them, sees to their physical needs, and makes every effort to restore families and pair animals with friends, so they can live healthy emotional lives as well. I wholeheartedly encourage those who love wild horses and burros to support Skydog Ranch and Sanctuary. I am so grateful for the great work they do.

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Donor

Rating: 5

During this time of COVID and political upheaval, my spirits always get an immediate lift when I view a posting from Skydog Sanctuary on Patreon. Each story about how a wild horse is saved from a terrible life confined in crowded corrals or, worse, sold to a slaughter buyer moves my heart and makes me so grateful. I often get teary just reading how a horse that has been mistreated or has become shut down finds a new beginning at Skydog. Nothing is asked of these horses. They can be free again with space to run for miles. Often Skydog finds the families of these horses and reunites them so a former stallion again has his mares with him. Skydog makes every effort to make sure each horse or donkey joins a herd with compatible animals so they have friends around them. I so enjoy watching the stories of these individual animals from when they are first rescued to their introduction at Skydog and their rehabilitation until they are as close as possible to living the life they were meant to live. Thank you to Clare and all the folks at Skydog for doing what you do, and for giving us on Patreon a chance to be a part of it.

Deborah B.3

Donor

Rating: 5

Skydog Sanctuary does such amazing work with rescuing wild mustangs that have been cruelly rounded up by the BLM. They provide the safe return to freedom on their beautiful and acreage and live out their lives as wild and free mustangs as they should have. When a chance arises to reunite families torn apart during the roundups, Clare and everyone at Skydog, including their donors, do everything humanly possible to make that happen. It is such a beautiful sight to see the reunions and the knowledge that they will be able to remain wild and free forever at this wonderfully huge and natural terrain sanctuary fills your heart in ways you never thought possible.. Clare and Skydog are truly angels and miracle workers. ❤❤❤

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Everyday I look forward to updates on Patreon and social media from Skydog Sanctuary. Seeing what they do is good for the soul.