CRCS Parking Lot Sale and Raffle ~ September 9th from 9am to 2pm!

Saturday Drop In's

Come meet your new best friend! Drop in's are welcome from 11am to 3pm every Saturday. Please note that all other visitations (all other weekdays and times) are by appointment only.

CRCS Capital Campaign

The primary mission of CRCS is the rescue, recovery and placement of at-risk dogs in our community. We do not discriminate against age, breed, or medical condition. We provide refuge and a second chance for dogs needing at new start.

Dogs that come into our care are victims of abuse, dog fighting, and laboratory research. We also take in dogs that have suffered from neglect, hoarding and puppy mill cases and dogs that have endured long term confinement or isolation. We are a support for rescues and shelters, taking in dogs that have been waiting for extended periods to find a home, dogs that have been returned multiple times and dogs that are struggling in the shelter environment due to fear and lack of socialization.

Please consider joining us as we begin our capital campaign to raise $1 million dollars over the next 4 years to purchase and renovate the facility we are currently leasing and to create a unique 5.2 acre campus geared towards the rescue and recovery of our canine best friends.


Architectural rendering of CRCS


Overview of the CRCS campus


CRCS enrichment yards

Envision a recovery center for dogs ...

  • Indoor and outdoor enrichment yards with ramps, rocks and hills
  • Play yard with activies to promote play
  • Spacious, safe and comfortable dog condos for every dog
  • Rehabilitation, hydrotherapy and agility area
  • Living room simulation
  • Renovated lobby and classroom
  • Water feature, pond, waterfall and sprinklers
  • Walking trails
  • Memorial and pet blessing area
  • Calm, sit and be area to promote relaxation and allow dogs to build trust
  • Enrichment gardens and scent hunt

Outdoor play yards


Indoor enrichment yard

Please consider supporting CRCS in our efforts to become the first recovery center for dogs in our area!

Donations may be made through our paypal link or by completing our donation form and mailing to:

555 US Hwy 395 North
Washoe Valley, NV 89704

Please be sure to provide us with your name and address so that we may send you a thank you letter and tax receipt!


Looking for an easy way to help out? There are a few items we're always in need of at CRCS:

  • Blankets
  • Canned PUPPY food
  • Canned pumpkin
  • Pooh Bags
  • Dog Treats
  • Dawn Dish Soap
  • Bleach
  • Paper towels
  • Mop Heads

Please check out the complete list at CRCS Wish List. Thank you!!!


Natacha and Lucky enjoying the beautiful spring weather!

Canine Rehabilitation Center and Sanctuary (CRCS) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Our mission is "To inspire,educate and motivate the human spirit. To save, nurture and love the canine spirit and to bring the two together to change the way the world views, rescues and places homeless dogs."

Beating The Odds. One Dog At A Time.

  • We are dedicated to helping dogs recover from trauma such as abuse, neglect, long term confinement, and other special cases. Our program provides rescue, recovery, socialization, training, and placement for dogs that shelters and rescue organizations cannot place.
  • Our program is dedicated to the dog that sits in a shelter for a year or longer waiting patiently for someone to come along and say "that's the one I want" only to meet the dog and then say "no thanks".
  • We are dedicated to the dog that is unlucky enough to be a product of a puppy mill and live years in a cage, unaware of what it feels like to run free.
  • We are dedicated to the dog whose owner isolated her in a yard for years and forgot to socialize her, stimulate her, and offer guidance.
  • We are dedicated to the dog that is ill due to environment or age and doesn't have a family or home to call their own.
  • We are dedicated to the dog that, because someone forgot to take the time to work with them, ended up in a shelter, adopted then returned then adopted then returned.

Mia ~ Adopted fall 2013!

This program is for you and your precious doggie soul. We know you can do it, someone just forgot to show you how. We don't care about your size, your age, your breed, your past, or your condition. We just care about you. This is your chance to learn. This is your chance to look up and say "hello world". Only we think you should enjoy it this time around. And you will, we just know it. God speed my sweet friend. God speed.

To learn more about what we do and see video of one of our wonderful success stories please visit our Success stories page.

CRCS is proud to partner with Capable Canines, a non-profit dedicated to providing information and assistance to those struggling with the care of handicapped or special needs dogs, older dogs, or dogs with mobility or incontinece problems. They are here to help! Please visit their website for more information.


Our campus is located in Washoe Valley just 6 short miles south of Reno, Nevada and within minutes of Lake Tahoe and Carson City. We have 5.2 acres of land and 11,200 sq feet of indoor space offering a safe haven for dogs in recovery.

Our facility offers close access to Davis Creek Park, Washoe Lake, Timberline trails and many more peaceful "off the beaten path" walking trails. In addition, we'll be working on completing a nature path walking trail to our property in 2017.

We currently have 22 completed doggie condos with several more in the works. Every condo is unique and all have windows for natural lighting, soft bedding, and stimulation toys or stuffies to play with. Construction for condos comes from our wonderful donors and sponsors. We are currently accepting sponsorships for condos. If you or your business are interested in sponsoring a condo please contact us at or visit our donate page for more information!

This year, we are hard at work completing an indoor play yard in our facility allowing the dogs to exercise when days are very hot or cold or when there is inclement weather. This yard will also allow us to work off leash with our dogs in recovery practicing with people and other dogs as well as experiencing new environmental stimuli in a safe and peaceful environment. If you are interested in helping with our "playing for life" indoor play yard project, please contact us at or visit our donate page for more information!

We are not open to the public. We are happy to give folks a tour of the facility and talk to you about our plans and current projects. If you would like a tour, please email us at to make an appointment.

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Canine Rehabilitation Center and Sanctuary
555 US Hwy 395 North
Washoe Valley, NV 89704

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