Everyday Life at the Sanctuary

When you visit Kindred Spirits Animal Sanctuary, what you won’t see are rows of cages or runs with animals completely separated from each other. Kindred Spirits uses an integrated approach to allow each animal to experience a variety of stimulants to enrich their life. That means that the animals have access to each other, to their environment and to the people who care for them.

You never know where one of our dogs finds comfort. We aim to please!

You never know where one of our dogs finds comfort. We aim to please!

The high quality of care our animals receive is a testament to the dedication of our staff.

The high quality of care our animals receive is a testament to the dedication of our staff.

Cutting native greens for the poultry.

Cutting native greens for the poultry.

As the big dogs make their way out to the main yard after breakfast, they are greeted with the many smells the New Mexico winds send their way. It may be the scent of a rabbit who stopped by for a bit of grass, a mourning dove sitting on the fence, or the horses moving out to their arena. As they stroll through the trails on the sanctuary, they hear the voices of many poultry singing the joys of a new day and a full belly.

This integrated approach allows the animals to engage their whole self by relying on their environment to provide a variety of stimulations. Freedom, mobility, and hope are just as important as nutrition and a non-toxic environment for the overall health of our animals.

The horses have space to move around in their arena. Good nutrition and feelings of safety and hope keep them mobile. 

The horses have space to move around in their arena. Good nutrition and feelings of safety and hope keep them mobile. 

Kindred Spirits Animal Sanctuary is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.
Donations are tax deductible to the extent allowable by law.