Wish List

Wish List

  • Wet and dry foods, especially senior and prescription formulas
  • Supplements and medications for special medical needs
  • Flea and Heartworm preventatives
  • Pill pockets
  • Low fat treats
  • Canned pumpkin
  • White rice
  • Baby Food – Chicken and Turkey
  • Toys
  • Pet-safe cleaning products
  • Pet shampoo & grooming supplies such as nail trimmers, ear cleaner, brushes
  • CDs with music for dogs
  • Baby gates
  • Outdoor & travel kennels
  • Temporary fencing
  • Collars and leashes
  • Thunder Shirts
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Paper towels & TP
  • Zip ties
  • Newspapers
  • Pee pads
  • Food canisters and bins
  • Pet ramp, steps, carts
  • Heating pads
  • Pet store gift cards
  • Gas gift cards for transporters
  • Donations of items or gift certificates for our fundraisers
Photos with Santa 2019

Photos with Santa 2019

Hard to believe but it’s the holiday season once again! Frost is on the ground. Twinkling lights are sprouting from the eaves.  Here and there, a pup struts by festooned in red and white.

Which reminds me, Petco Foundation is once again sponsoring Photos with Santa this year. Join us and get your pets and family’s pictures with Santa.

100% of proceeds go to Angels for Sara Sanctuary

Sara wins Gold Seal for transparency

Angels for Sara Sanctuary has earned a 2019 Gold Seal of Transparency! We earned this Seal by updating our financial and organizational information on GuideStar. This makes the information easily accessible to the public, government, and funding organizations.

Now our followers, members of our community and over 10 million GuideStar users can find in-depth information about us: our goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Guidestar is a spotlight on the difference we make in the world.

GuideStar is the world’s largest source of information on nonprofit organizations. And that means we’ve provided new information to the 200+ charitable websites and software applications that tap into GuideStar data. These include AmazonSmile, Facebook, and Network for Good.

 Most importantly, it means Angels for Sara is literally an open book

What do you think?

RACE CGC Updates

RACE CGC Updates

Attention all dogs planning to participate in the activities. Please, talk to your humans and make sure they read and understand this update!

First. everyone should understand that this event is for fun only and has no association with any other agility events or organizations. Rules and regulations may vary from other dog agility events. 

Registration for RACE will be from 8:00 am – 8:30 am ONLY. This is so that everything can start on time. Entries will be capped at around 20. The exact number depends on availability of volunteers and time constraints. Dogs must bring: at least one human.Humans must bring: dog, kennel, non-tightening collar or harness, less than 6′ leash, tiny soft treats, water bowl, poop bags, and lunch or lunch money.

Dogs must be on-leash or in a kennel the ENTIRE time! No exceptions.

No dogs allowed in the Expo Hall! There is a small animal field day happening the same day, as well as preparations for the 4-H Recognition Ceremony that evening. The RACE takes place in the Indoor Arena portion of the Clatsop County Fairgrounds. 

AKC Canine Good Citizen & Trick Title Testing $5 per dog/per test until 3pm. This will take place during the workshops and in between the tester’s own fun runs.

  1. Intro to Jumper with Weaves Workshop is Free
  2. Intro to Agility Contacts Workshop is Free
  3. Jumpers with Weaves Fun Run $3 each
  4. Standard Agility Fun Runs $3 each until 4 p.m.

Vendors will be located along the West wall of the indoor arena and will be open to non-RACE participants from 9:30 am – 3:30pm.





Classy canine 4-H R.A.C.E.

Classy canine 4-H R.A.C.E.

4-H Classy Canines annual R.A.C.E is working with Angels for Sara Sanctuary to host a Fall Bazaar and Open Dog Agility competition! Get the kids out and learning how to do dog agility while finding some great holiday gifts and supporting local animal-centered non-profits!

Things to bring along: 

  1. a dog
  2. kennel
  3. non-tightening collar or harness (no chokers)
  4. 6’ or less leash
  5. tiny soft treats (e.g. cheese)
  6. water bowl
  7. lunch or $.

Start with: Introduction to Jumpers w/ Weaves Workshop: Free.
Followed by: Jumpers w/ Weaves Fun Runs: $3.00 each.
Then: Introduction to Agility Contacts Workshop: Free.
Next: Agility Touch ‘n’ Go (Contacts) Fun

 See the poster below for further details.

 Thank you for your support!

Angels for Sara got a new home!

Angels for Sara got a new home!

Jacque got a new home for herself and the senior dogs. She bought a house!!! After a long and exhausting search, the final papers were signed today. From now on, any improvements will be for a permanent sanctuary and not for a rental property. 

Not to dis the rental or the owners in any way. We are beyond grateful to the owners of the rental. They not only allowed us to have a dog rescue on their property but also supported us in more ways than we could have imagined!!!

Now, since the new place will also be Jacque’s private residence, we won’t be putting out the address but be comforted to know it is still in the area. We will continue to help the local senior dogs, and possibly be able to accommodate a couple more.

Magnificent Max

The only thing that could make Max happier would be finding a forever foster/adopted family of his own! (He has some allergies and thinks cats would be good with gravy.)

I am putting up the donate button because the only thing the new place is missing is a fence. We would be more than grateful for any donations to help keep our seniors from wandering the new neighborhood.

Of course, any surplus beyond what is needed for the fence will go to the continuing care of our senior dogs.

Fall Update

Meetings and Partings

Well, it has been a busy year this year and at times a somber one.  So far this year we have had to say goodbye to senior dogs Sadie, Mugsy, Bonnie, Hayden and now Jane.  I know this is what we are all about, giving senior dogs a safe and loving place, no matter how long until we say goodbye. I am so glad we are able to do this. Still … The goodbye part is never easy.

At the same time, it has been a very happy year.  Jenna, Annie, Ebony, and Bunny got forever homes. 

Logan, Ollie, along with Katana, have wonderful forever foster homes. 

Momma, Mia, Max, and Skittles are waiting for their forever foster homes.  If you know a saintly someone who is willing and able to foster one or two of these dogs, please have them get in touch with me.

Our “Pup up” rummage sale

It sure looked like we wouldn’t have a rummage sale this year.  Although it brings in much-needed funds, a rummage sale is quite an undertaking and the logistics just were not coming together.

Then, like a storybook ending, Kathy and Carolyn of K & C Estate Sales came to the rescue. They had a lot of wares left over from a giant estate sale and said if we would get the word out, they would donate the entire proceeds from liquidating the remainder. Plus, we could add anything we had gathered to theirs. Just like that, we had a pop up rummage sale for the pups!

We did get the word out and had an awesome “pup up” rummage sale that brought in over $2,500.00 for Sara’s sanctuary. Thanks again to Kathy and Carolyn of K & C Estate Sales for making this possible.

Goodbye, Sweet Baby Jane

Goodbye, Sweet Baby Jane

I could tell something was going on with Jane. She hasn’t been feeling well lately.

On Monday, I noticed what I thought was dried poop on her leg and started cleaning it up only to find it was her skin. And it was full of puss. I cleaned it up as well as I could and headed over to Bayshore Veterinary Hospital. I left her so they could check it out. It was another tumor that burst.

I said goodbye to Jane today. Even when you know it’s the right thing, the humane thing, even the loving thing to do, it is never easy. We will miss her happy dance and her sweet smile.

Jane, our 9th senior lodger, came to us August 13, 2017 when her owner passed away. She lived to about 19.

Jane had a wonderful couple of years with us and . She lived with an awesome foster mom for most of her time with us. The last few months Jane just couldn’t manage so many steps and we welcomed her back to the Sanctuary.

When I look at this last picture I took of her, I like to think Jane was looking at Sara.

“Pup UP” 6th Annual Rummage Sale Sponsored by K&C Estate Sales

“Pup UP” 6th Annual Rummage Sale Sponsored by K&C Estate Sales

For a while, it looked as though there wouldn’t be a 6th Annual Rummage Sale but K & C Estate Sales came to the rescue and they are sponsoring our sale this year. If you have items you would like to donate to our Rummage Sale, please call us at 503-325-2772 for more information and what type of items we will accept, we will then arrange to pick up.
PLEASE DO NOT DROP ITEMS OFF! It will make a lot of extra work for our sponsors.

Poster advertising a pop up estate state sponsored by K & C Estate Sales with proceeds going to Angels for Sara Sanctuary for senior dogs.
Logan’s new home

Logan’s new home

Obviously, Logan still needs to lose weight but she’s already down more than 10lbs!, She just needs to continue her diet and walkies. She is getting Vetprofin for discomfort which may diminish as the pounds come off.  

Her check up yesterday confirmed that she is doing great. So, we are excited to announce that Logan was able to go to her new foster mom! She is now in her forever foster home with her new mom Bianca and foster dad Anthony. Thank you, Bianca, for being one of our angels and helping us to keep our promise to Sara.

They both seem pretty darn happy about this turn of events. Look at those smiles!


If you want to donate toward medical bills or volunteer to help around the sanctuary, our contacts are found here: 


 Everyone at Angels for Sara thanks you!

Katana visits the vet

Katana visits the vet

It seems that our Katana developed a small ulcer on her eye. The cornea is the clear covering of the eye. It gets lots of little scratches from dust and debris without any serious problem; but sometimes an eyelash poking into the cornea or an accidental laceration incurred during horseplay can develop into an ulcer when the abrasions remove the deeper layers of the cornea.

You will usually notice your dog’s eyes are tearing excessively or the dog is squinting as if trying to keep sand from blowing into its face. 

Fortunately Katana’s foster human noticed the ulcer when it was just starting and got her to a vet before a deeper erosion set in.  Dr. D’Orazio thought it didn’t look too deep so the meds should knock it out. Katana was prescribed antibiotic eye drops and she is scheduled to follow up in a week. Dr. D also recommended Vetprofen for discomfort. I have plenty left from JoJo so I will also start her on that. 

If you want to donate toward medical bills or volunteer to help around the sanctuary, our contacts are found here: 


 Everyone at Angels for Sara thanks you!