Who We Are & What We Do

Adopt Rescue Dogs/Legacy Ranch is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit animal welfare organization.  We were originally founded with the mission to rescue abandoned, neglected and abused dogs in and around San Jacinto County, in east Texas, and to facilitate adoptions for these dogs to get loving permanent homes.  We even conducted large transports to Northern states, where dogs are more easily adopted than in our own state of Texas.  These transports are very expensive, and our funding is just not sufficient to run them on a regular basis.

Soon, we found that our major mission became mostly one of a sanctuary facility to the many dogs who never found permanent homes through adoption. We continued to rescue also, but eventually became unable to care for any additional dogs safely and humanely.  Every dog in our care has space to run freely, eats high quality food, gets heartworm and flea medications monthly, and regular veterinary care, including immunizations and well dog checks.  There are currently 19 dog residents at Legacy Ranch, and include many breeds, sizes, ages, and health conditions.

In addition to our permanent residents, we have begun to foster dogs who are awaiting transfer from high kill facilities to rescues that can more readily find the animals permanent loving homes through adoption.  During this transitionary time at Legacy Ranch, we can work and play with the dogs, and help to assess their temperament before they leave to a new home.  This can really help to find a perfect placement where both new owner and dog can establish a loving and lasting relationship.  All of this is costly too, and we need your help to make this work.  

We need the generous donations of our friends and supporters to continue our mission, and to help save more dogs from being killed at local shelters.  All the dogs deserve your help.  Many of them have been in shelter care most, if not all, of their lives.  Some are elderly, and were unwanted by their previous owners.  Others are heartworm positive, or suffer from Lyme disease.  Of course, most of these loving dogs were callously dropped on roadsides and left to fend for themselves, by owners who simply discarded them like trash.  If you agree that these rescued animals deserve to have continued love and care, please donate now so that we are able to fulfill their needs.  Click on the help link below. 

Another thing we consider imperative to eventually help solve our animal overpopulation problem, is fundraising for low cost spay and neuter clinics in the county, for surgeries and other veterinary needs for low-income residents.  This service is crucial if we ever hope to eliminate the huge numbers of strays on our streets.  Spay and neuter procedures will prevent many of the unwanted litters that get dumped in areas county wide.  We implore you to please donate to this cause. Use the donate link below to help your neighbors in need.

There is also this link to subscribe to our monthly newsletter.  It will keep you abreast of Ranch news and the advancement of the spay and neuter mission, and will offer interesting facts, tidbits, and current information regarding your dog.  We hope you enjoy it!

To help fund the care of all the dogs, we have opened a web store to sell our well-known Disciple's Cross.  We can make single, double, or triple color crosses, and many beautiful colors are available.  Please click on the crosses to see your many choices, and to read the symbolism of the Disciple's Cross.
Thank you.  

P.S.  It's football season again!  Get your cross in your team colors!
Buy a Disciple's Cross to Support Rescued Dogs


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Some of our residents
ChiChi and Sancha