Sunflower Sanctuary Animal Rescue was founded by Cynthia Dares in October of 2008. She was a hurricane Katrina survivor and worked with Best Friends Animal Rescue to help rescue thousands of animals that were left behind. Cynthia witnessed many sad stories and also many miracles.

After settling in Tijeras, New Mexico Cynthia bought the perfect place to start an animal sanctuary where she shares her home with dogs aged 10 and older, mini horses, donkeys and goats. Sunflower Sanctuary has been in business for over 12 years and has saved over 250 elderly animals. Our primary existence is to provide a loving and safe home for the elderly where they can live out the rest of their years.

Sunflower Sanctuary is a non-profit organziation that runs strictly on donations from caring people like you! All money that we receive goes towards the day to day care that these animals so desperately need and deserve.

Poo Free Parks will donate 10% of the purchase price to Sunflower Sanctuary Animal Rescue when you enter code SUN10 for any dog bag or dispenser order.




News/Upcoming Events!

As you know our animals require a lot of medical attention. With that being said, we are in desperate need of donations to pay for our medical bills and prescriptions. Any amount you are able to donate will be greatly appreciated. We at Sunflower thank you for all your support!




Dog's day in court proves elusive

Read the story about Buster and his fight for justice:
Albuquerque Journal