Payton's Promise Sanctuary

A Sanctum of hope and healing

As a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, Payton’s Promise operates solely on private donations from individuals, corporations, our community, and fundraising (events, planned giving, or grants). We are grateful to have a community of supporters with compassionate hearts who are willing to help raise awareness for animal welfare, and show support for our organization.

Who We Are

Our Mission

Some dogs require a special kind of love and care. At Payton’s Promise, that’s what we provide. As a sanctuary for dogs who are homeless, have special needs, are nearing end-of-life, or otherwise difficult to adopt; we, at Payton’s Promise Sanctuary, offer them a “soft place to land.”

Vision

Our dogs often come to us from shelters or an otherwise stressful situation. Whether they are terminally ill, nearing the end of natural life, or have special needs; they experience the peace, love, and respect they deserve at our sanctuary. Our nonterminal dogs are often available for adoption. Whether our dogs are adopted out or their forever home remains with us, they will live out their lives with dignity and comfort surrounded by the love of our sanctuary family.

Why

I’m referred to by some as a Rainbow Bridge Doula because end of life care has always been deeply special and sacred to me. Transitioning out of the physical realm into the spiritual realm is a natural passage for our beloved pets. For us, on the other hand, it tends to be a time of great emotional sorrow and confusion. One of my many passions is to make this ‘rite of passage’ as beautiful and meaningful as possible.

How

When crossing over the rainbow bridge is on the horizon, my intention is to facilitate “Best Last Days”. Every case is unique; some are relaxing massage and essential oil days, while others are fabulous parties with swimming pools and pupcakes, they are always filled with love! Whether I’ve known an animal for 1 hour or 10 years, It’s always a privilege and an honor to witness this sacred transition into their beautiful Light Bodies. I believe every soul has purpose and meaning.

Find a New Friend

Dogs Available for Adoption

We have loving dogs ready to find their forever homes! Click below to see them all!

Tasha

Tasha’s disposition is as sweet as can be. She enjoys affection and
companionship, and her interactions with other dogs range from neutral
to friendly.

Age

10

Health

Vaccinations up to date, spayed, severe arthritis in spine, hard of hearing, muscle weakness

Good in a home with

Dogs

Prefers a home without

Stairs (we haven’t cat tested her yet…)

House-trained

Yes

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Ruby

Sweet Ruby is a vibrant, loving, gentle 12 year old who loves everyone and everything!!

Age

12

Health

Vaccinations up to date, spayed, arthritis, hard of hearing

Good in a home with

Dogs

Prefers a home without

Too many stairs

House-trained

Yes

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Tommy

Meet Tommy, our 9-year-old sweetheart. Tommy is a gentle and affectionate pup who’s making great progress in leash walking.

Age

9

Health

Vaccinations up to date, neutered, arthritis

Good in a home with

Dog selective

Prefers a home without

Birds, cats, reptiles

House-trained

Yes

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Amazon & Chewy Wishlists

Browse our Amazon & Chewy wishlists to directly contribute essential items to our dog’s cares. From cozy blankets to nutritious treats, every item makes a difference in their comfort and well-being. Your support through our wishlist helps us provide the best possible care for hospice and special needs dogs at Payton’s Promise Sanctuary.

Our Residents

Forever Dogs

Meet our “Forever Dogs” – beloved residents who have found their forever home at Payton’s Promise Sanctuary.

Tanner

Tanner, a 10-year-old sweetheart, is facing some health challenges, including weight management, arthritis, and an occasional cough due to chronic bronchitis.

Age

10

Health

Vaccinations up to date, neutered, COPD, chronic liver disease, arthritis

Good in a home with

Dog selective

House-trained

Yes

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Noelle

Introducing our beloved Noelle! Since joining us in July 2023, this approximately 13-year-old sweetheart has brought an abundance of warmth and affection to our sanctuary.

Age

13

Health

Vaccinations up to date,spayed, blind, Insulin Dependent Diabetes, Cushing’s Disease, arthritis

Good in a home with

Cats, dogs

House-trained

Yes

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MoMo

Mauricio, affectionately known as Momo, who joined our family in October 2022 with a challenging condition—a large perineal hernia severely impacting his quality of life.

Age

11

Health

Vaccinations up to date, neutered, Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia

Good in a home with

Dogs

House-trained

Yes

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Paws of Remembrance

A heartfelt memorial page dedicated to honoring our sanctuary dogs who found their forever home with us and crossed the Rainbow Bridge.

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