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• To alleviate animal suffering by providing sanctuary from abuse, neglect, and homelessness;
• To end the killing of healthy animals as a method of population control;
• To teach that animals are intrinsically valuable, worthy of respect, compassion, and care.
Currently our efforts are focused on dogs, who live safe and free here while they recover physical health and
emotional harmony. All are spayed or neutered, receive appropriate veterinary care and excellent nutrition. No
cages, no chains. They have 35 snugly fenced acres where we can take them to run and play. Most of them live
among us - free to snooze indoors on hot days and cold nights, welcome to take refuge from summer or winter
storms in our house and offices, or tucked into their own houses in their own yards, as they choose.
As needed, they receive homeopathic and herbal remedies, nutritional supplements, chiropractic treatment,
acupuncture, and western medicines to address acute or chronic physical or behavioral symptoms. When they
are ready, we help them to join new human families.
Occasionally an unexpected condition such as cancer is revealed during the initial veterinary exam. Or a
traumatized animal who functions well in this environment cannot adjust to the requirements of life as a “pet”
and is considered “unadoptable.” We do everything possible to help those animals achieve comfort and
happiness and they live out their lives with us.
We regret deeply that we cannot take in every animal who needs help, because we do not kill dogs to make
space for other dogs. We see each dog through to adoption into a new family or to old age and death. We do
euthanize for untreatable suffering.
We chose the name Bridging the Worlds because we like the idea of a path that bridges the human and animal
realms -- a path to human/animal relationships of mutual respect, true communication, and mutual aid.
Everyone who has ever loved an animal has crossed that bridge
- Founders: Robert Hayes (1954-2008) and Beverly Antaeus
Here are a few of our dogs who have found their forever homes.
Raymond had a diaphragmatic hernia. X-rays showed that part of his
stomach and intestines were in his chest cavity, so he could not
process food and was slowly starving to death. Following an
extensive veterinary exam, this one-year-old Lab mix faced two hard
choices: quiet euthanasia or risky, costly extreme surgery. The odds
of survival were 70/30, the cost would be over $1000. The emergency
medical fund was depleted and the practical decision seemed to be
choice #1, which created heavy sadness, but only made sense.
What happened next is not for everyone. If you don't like mystery and
mysticism, then read no further. If you'd like to hear what Raymond
had to "say," please do read on.
The Fearful Dog
If you live with or are working with a scared or shy dog, Fearfuldogs.com is a place to find info. to help you be more effective in rehabilitating your
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Donate a bed
and give the GIFT OF COMFORT to a sanctuary dog. Your bed donation will make a world of
difference to them.
When we take in a hurt, neglected, starved dog, the very first "medicine" we offer is hand-crafted Marty's Meals.
Dull fur, eyes, and spirits soon shine and they have energy to dance for dinner. But really! Dogs don't have to
suffer to benefit from this wonderful food -- please visit their website on behalf of your beloved!
Adopt Your Perfect Animal Companion
These are the dogs currently in our sanctuary and ready for adoption. All of our dogs have been spayed or
neutered, all up-to-date on their vaccinations, and are in healthy condition. When you adopt a rescued dog
you participate in bringing these wonderful animals back to wholeness.
Bridging the Worlds has a sweet flock of adoptable dogs to
tell you about, one each Wednesday until you've met them all.
Here's why: Every single week, hundreds of earnest faces
show up in the Inbox, but the Sanctuary is full to the rafters.
We simply can't help more until these great kids find homes,
so we're getting the word out.
Economic times are still sketchy, dogs are still losing
their homes, finding new homes doesn't happen as fast as it
used to. Watch for your new heart throb! If you can't adopt,
please help us to network!
Tuesday's Child features those who have, for a variety
of reasons, been invited to live out their lives with us.
Some have arrived fairly recently, with surprise issues requiring a
lot of time, money, and doggy courage.
Others have been here for many years, rescued from lives of
trauma and unable to face the big wide world as pets. They have
thrived here and now they are growing old, needing more
tenderness than ever, and more veterinary care than they used to.
Each needs a sponsor to support the increased need for medical
care and nutritional support for the lumps, bumps, and aches of
Tuesday's Child will tell each dog's story.
Maybe someone will capture your heart!
Maybe you'll sign on as a proud sponsor!
Jinnie is Sponsored by
Vicki H. & Yvonne S.
Everest is Sponsored by Linda O.
Eden is Sponsored by
Dianne C. & Randy S.
Buzz is Sponsored by Lynn H.
Soleri is partially sponsored by Lori W.
Would you be Cochise's Sponsors?
For $30.00 per month, you can make a big difference in his life.
Unable to commit to $30.00?
You can become a co-sponsor
for only $15.00 per month.
To become Cochise's Special "Angel",
click on the DONATE NOW Button
Sula is Sponsored by Nan N.
Viktor is partially sponsored by Joanne C.
Ocean is a conversation starter! This gorgeous 2 y.o.
Siberian Husky turned heads all the way from a Kansas shelter to
the Santa Fe Airport. Here she is, still attracting attention,
during lunch with her new friends in Santa Fe.
She's living in harmony with the many dogs who share the
house and yard with her. She is looking for a Husky-savvy family
who "gets" and enjoys this unique breed -- and doesn't have cats.
She loves humans and is likely to be a gentle friend to children.
Ocean is spayed, vaccinated, heart worm negative, house
trained, and rides well in the car. Her adoption fee is $200.
More Information about Ocean
Breed: Siberian Husky
Est. DOB: September 10, 2013
Est. Weight: 52 lbs.
Sex: Spayed Female
Color: Grey and White
Kenai is Partially Sponsored by Debora G.
Junie Moon is sponsored by Kay W.
Dove is Sponsored by Carla F.
Cochise rekindles nostalgia here, even more sharply than most,
for he was handpicked by Robert. The darling guy looked like our
Lakota -- a pre-sanctuary beloved -- and there he was in a shelter,
on death row because he had (perfectly treatable) kennel cough! It
was a long time ago, when that practice was common, and Robert,
with our ally Laura, had to fight hard to win his freedom.
When he was a youngster, his ears were erect and it was easier to
see that Cochise is partly Shiba Inu -- a breed of small Royal
guardians. Although only a mix, his propensity to protect was
extreme. When a good family adopted him, no one -- not the
cleaning lady, the kids' friends, or the cable guy -- was allowed in
the house! So back to us he came, to enjoy his favorite athletic
pastime -- jumping onto Robert's lap on a tall stool, where they sat
together to survey the kingdom and listen for intruders!
Cochise is 14 years old now, scruffy and flop-eared, a little
slower, but we're all still safe under his watchful eye!