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Our shelter is closed for receiving any new dogs, however we still have 17 dogs left in our no kill shelter. If some of the dogs do not find placement, we will continue to take care of them as long as needed.

If you wish to help us with your donations, we greatly appreciate it!

We currently have 17 dogs at the sanctuary. Click HERE to see them!

If you can help us with adoptions or placement in another sanctuary
please contact us at: wggnrclr@yahoo.com
or call 928-301-1392.

You can also visit our Facebook page for photos and more stories like this one below:

Kim: Every time I look at him I can't believe we are back together! Thank you to everyone
who helped this to happen and a very special thank you to my daughter
Samantha for finding Tara's Babies. And of course to Tara's Babies for taking
such good care of my Waylon and all the animals. Thank you! Big Hug!

Tara's Babies Animal Welfare

No Kill Animal Rescue and Sanctuary

Practice kindness, save a life...change the world

Tara's Babies began in 2005 as a desperate cry from New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina left thousands of dogs and cats, homeless and suffering. Our founder sent a crew of volunteers to search the flooded buildings for animals in need. We rescued 17 dogs and a kitten. and thus began Tara's Babies Animal Welfare (TBAW).

While down there, we paired with Best Friends and arranged an airlift to bring 150 dogs and cats from Tylertown, MS to Phoenix, AZ. Waiting at the airport when we arrived was a cattle transporter, volunteers and SUV's to take the animals to Dakini Valley, AZ.

Our sanctuary at Dakini Valley is located on 157 acres in the remote Hell's Gate Wilderness. Here the dogs and cats were cared for with love and attention three full-time volunteers until every one of the Katrina dogs were re-homed or found forever homes, with the exception of 15 dogs who were non-adoptable needing lifetime sanctuary. As the original Katrina animals were placed, we found our true mission evolve into saving animals from death row.

Since then we have worked tirelessly networking with other rescues, shelters, and sanctuaries to continuously save dogs from death row. Connections were made as far as Taiwan! Pipi, a Taiwanese dog, was brought to our sanctuary through this connection.

We have had as many as 71 dogs at once at the sanctuary. Even those dogs considered non-adoptable, who are human or dog aggressive, have benefited from the peaceful surroundings of the land and our love. These dogs have demonstrated good behavior with their caretakers and some have even been paired with a companion dog.

Due to unforeseen medical and other issues we lost our director and several volunteers bringing the number of volunteers down to only one. Out of concern for the safety of the dogs coupled with ongoing financial difficulties, the Tara's Babie's board made the difficult and heartbreaking decision to close our doors.

We will continue to lovingly care for each of the dogs until ALL are placed.