Sanctuary & Learning Centers

A Haven for Rescues and Seniors in Arizona

In the sun-drenched landscapes of Arizona, the Saint Martin's Animal Foundation is proud to call a new property home. This haven of hope and compassion is more than just a sanctuary; it's a place of transformation, where rescue dogs find new beginnings, puppies learn essential skills, and senior dogs rediscover love and security. The Arizona property has become a symbol of our unwavering commitment to saving lives and promoting humane practices.

Rescue, Rehabilitation, and Training

Our Arizona property serves as a hub for our rescue and rehabilitation efforts. Here, we provide a safe refuge for dogs in need, bringing them from various backgrounds and situations into a loving and supportive environment. The property boasts a spacious yard that will be perfect for our plans to install secure dog runs, each designed to give our rescue dogs the space and freedom they deserve. These well-constructed runs will provide the perfect setting for play, exercise, and socialization, helping dogs heal and prepare for their forever homes.

Comfortable Retreat for Seniors

In the heart of our Arizona property lies a special place – our senior dog sanctuary. These wise and cherished companions, often overlooked in shelters, find solace and comfort here. Our senior dogs will have dedicated dog houses, insulated to protect them from the desert's elements. These houses offer a cozy and secure retreat where they can enjoy their twilight years in peace and dignity. Additionally, our protective dome will provides a safe haven for smaller dogs to play without the threat of predators, ensuring their safety while they relish the open spaces.

Educational Initiatives

Our Arizona property isn't just a sanctuary; it's a place of learning and growth. We use this space to host educational programs, where puppies receive essential training, and children and families learn about proper pet care and animal welfare. Here, the next generation of responsible pet owners and compassionate individuals are nurtured, cultivating a kinder and more considerate society.


Fulfilling Our Vision: Your Support is Crucial

While our Arizona property stands as a symbol of hope and transformation, we recognize that there's still much work to be done. The property is secured, but its full potential remains unrealized. We need your support to build the essential training facilities for our rescue dogs, providing them with the skills they need for a smooth transition to their forever homes. Dog runs, dog houses, and the protective dome are vital components that ensure our four-legged residents' safety, comfort, and well-being.

Additionally, these facilities are not just about bricks and mortar; they are the keystones that unlock our ability to reach out to our local community. With your help, we will use these spaces to launch critical humane education initiatives at schools and throughout the region, fostering a generation of responsible pet owners and compassionate citizens. Your support will not only impact the lives of dogs but will create a more empathetic and humane world for us all. Together, we can turn this vision into a reality. Your generosity can make all the difference.


Saint Martin’s has been active in California since 1999. Our work in Southern California has covered outreach, children’s education, animal rescue, and homeless support, to name a few. Our foundation has rescued thousands of animals and placed them into loving homes. We have reached out to low-income communities to educate people about proper animal care, compassion, and provide them with services like abuse hotlines and low-cost vet care. Saint Martin’s also provides life-saving donations to homeless Angelinos twice a year through our “Homeless For the Voiceless” event.

Each year, Saint Martin’s receives hundreds of phone calls from local citizens in need of help or advice for stray animals. In the spring, these calls triple in volume as many people become aware of cats and kittens dying in their neighborhood. We have personally rescued dozens of cats and kittens, provided them with life-saving vet care, spayed or neutered them, and gotten them adopted by loving families. We never miss a phone call, and we never leave a citizen without help when they reach out to us.

The Saint Martin’s Green Team has been educating the youth of Los Angeles since 2005. Our youth ambassadors travel to schools in Los Angeles County and teach their peers about kindness, animal care, healthy eating, and anti-bullying techniques. We have recently formed a new Green Team of young activists who are excited to share their passion for animals and the environment with other students throughout the city.

Saint Martin’s implements a “Homeless For The Voiceless” outreach event twice a year. Starting in July of 2017, Saint Martin’s gathered donations to distribute to homeless Angelinos, including free t-shirts that advertised safe animal care during the 4th of July (a time when 30% more pets escape and end up being killed at shelters). Our homeless participants helped spread awareness about keeping pets indoors, while also benefiting from our free gift bags containing food, water, toiletries, and phone numbers to a local organization that could help them and their pets.

The many projects that we run in Southern California are time consuming and expensive. If you would like to support our continued efforts to rescue at risk animals, educate young people about health and compassion, or donate for our Homeless Outreach Events, please donate here.