Sunflower Sanctuary Animal Rescue was founded by Cynthia Dares in October of 2008. She was a hurricane Katrina survivor and worked with Best Friends Animal Rescue to help rescue thousands of animals that were left behind. Cynthia witnessed many sad stories and also many miracles.

After settling in Tijeras, New Mexico Cynthia bought the perfect place to start an animal sanctuary where she shares her home with dogs aged 10 and older. Sunflower Sanctuary has been in business for over 9 years and has saved over 200 elderly dogs. Our primary existence is to provide a loving and safe home for the elderly animals so they can live out the rest of their years.

Sunflower Sanctuary Animal Rescue also provides a home for handicapped dogs. Others come to stay because they have behavioral issues and would have been killed. These animals need training and lots of patience to overcome their fears and to learn to trust again.

Sunflower Sanctuary is a non-profit organziation that runs strictly on donations from caring people like you! All money that we receive goes towards the day to day care that these animals so desperately need and deserve.



Latest News!
KOB Channel 4 does story on Sunflower Sanctuary Animal Rescue: Click here to watch!

Little House for Sale

12' x 24' little cabin that can be set up for cats, dogs or as a guest house. Sunflower is desperate for funds and the money from this building would really help us out! Cost to the public $6800 or $5800 to a rescue. Call us if you are interested: 286-6302




Dates: Friday, October 13th and Saturday, October 14th
Times: 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location: 9205 Menaul NE
Albuquerque NM 87112

If you have any items that you would like to donate, call 505-293-1798 to schedule a drop-off time at the above location.