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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
Adopt Your Perfect Animal Companion
See below 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.
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.
Click on one of the dogs below to read more.
Our Available Companions
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
Please contact us
for more information.
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Bridging the Worlds
PO Box 9109
Santa Fe, NM 87504
Sponsor a Dog
Also a quick reminder: if you could see clear to put just $10/month on automatic donation to sponsor a dog, it
would make a world of difference.
Thanks to Build A Sign for our
Adoption Day signs
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!
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!
Killian is a male Shepherd mix -- about 6 years old, 60 lbs, with a
heart of gold and fur of silk. We invited him to the sanctuary to be
Rainbow's outdoor companion, but he's a people-dog from head to
toe, and simply wouldn't stay in her yard with her. He wants nothing
more from life than the voice and touch of someone who loves him
entirely -- an easy job! He's a peaceful companion, delicious to
touch, and his eyes say I love you with my whole soul.
He was found as a stray, so may have been turned out by his people,
because he would never ever leave someone he loves. After two
months in a shelter cage, he showed he didn't want to live locked up,
so he ended up "in the back" and in jeopardy. It would have been a
He'd like to be the full time friend of someone who's retired or works
at home and loves to love on an exquisite dog!
He's is neutered and vaccinated, house trained, leash trained, and
loves the car. His adoption fee is $150.00.