November 2021 Charity Spotlight
At the end of every month, we donate a percentage of every sale to an animal advocacy group. This month, we chose to donate to Rusty's Angels Sanctuary!
This month’s 4Knines spotlight charity, Rusty’s Angels Sanctuary, was recommended by a loyal 4Knines customer. This nonprofit organization is dedicated to providing a safe and caring environment for senior canines. Through rescue, foster, adoption, education and hospice, volunteers create secure nurturing homes for these worthy seniors to live out their twilight years. The purpose of Rusty’s Angels Sanctuary is to ensure senior canines and dogs with special needs receive the love and respect they deserve until the very end.
Most of the sanctuary’s rescues come to them because their owner has passed away or has moved into a nursing home situation. As long as the dog is healthy enough to handle a transition into a new home, the sanctuary does their best to find the perfect forever home. If the dog is not healthy enough, they live out whatever time they have left at the sanctuary.
Rusty was Emilee Spear’s first rescue. She adopted him at the age of “ancient,” when he was pulled from the euthanasia list at the local county pound. He was skin and bones, deaf, going blind, had a mouth full of rotten teeth, and was lost and scared. She fostered him for a while before adopting him because she knew no one else would. Rusty taught Emilee that animals don’t deserve to die alone after loving us for all their lives.
Rusty is the reason Rusty’s Angels Sanctuary exists. Emilee and her team are dedicated to giving senior dogs the ending they have earned. “I remember what an amazing ‘mess’ Rusty was, and how much he loved me because I saved him when no one else would,” Emilee explains. “And I promised him that I would continue to help those just like him live out their twilight years knowing that same feeling.”
The sanctuary also features a farm and a resale boutique. The Farm of Hope was started when two domesticated ducks were dumped in a neighborhood park. The sanctuary rescued the ducks and named them Ross and Rachel. Four ducks, 15 chickens, four goats, two burros and a horse now call the farm home.
Rusty’s Resale Boutique helps to raise money for the sanctuary. All revenue from the boutique will go right back into the care of their senior dogs. Located in Anthem, AZ, the boutique is currently accepting new and gently used item donations.
4Knines is proud to support Rusty’s Angels Sanctuary, and we hope you will consider helping Rusty’s Angels Sanctuary fulfill their mission of filling the last days of senior dogs’ lives with love.