Meet our Sunflowers


Photos marked with a "" are courtesy of Helga Carter


On February 21, 2015 Sunflower Sanctuary rescued three miniature burros; Autumn being one of them. A family member notified us that they had not been taken care of due to unforseen circumstances. We are proud to welcome them into our Sanctuary and family!



On February 21, 2015 Sunflower Sanctuary rescued three miniature burros; Baby being one of them. A family member notified us that they had not been taken care of due to unforseen circumstances. We are proud to welcome them into our Sanctuary and family!



We are so happy to have Baby who is Meme's daughter. She is feral, just like her mother and loves to eat. She follows her mother everywhere. Meme does wag her tail alot more and with Baby by her side both are settling in well.



Buster has definitely been through some tough times. He was abused, neglected and starved. He needed to have his eye removed as a result from having been sprayed with Febreeze anytime he barked. His paws were so badly worn that he could barely walk and his nails growing over one another and into the skin. He will live out the rest of his days like he should have been all along in a loving, caring home with lots and lots of love and attention. We are so lucky that we were able to save him, he is such a treat!



Big Boy arrived to the sanctuary in early December 2016 is a gentle giant and the happiest dog. He had 5 other doggie companions and was taken into the city shelter after his owner was found dead in their home after a month. It was a very terrible situation for these poor animals. You can tell he is so very happy to be at the Sanctuary.







Greg 14 years old and arrived at the Sanctuary on September 1, 2022 with his sister Juno. Their owner passed away their family did not want them to be separated. We are very lucky to have these two little angels.





Arrived at the Sanctuary with his sister Jill on December 9, 2021. The owner had passed away and the neighbor had been feeding them. They are such loves!



Arrived at the Sanctuary with her bother Jack on December 9, 2021. The owner had passed away and the neighbor had been feeding them. They are such loves!



Juno is 16 years old and arrived at the Sanctuary on September 1, 2022 with her brother Greg. Their owner passed away their family did not want them to be separated. We are very lucky to have these two little angels.



Arrived with her sister Sugar on May 16, 2022. Their owner passed away and no one else could take them. Kit Kat definitely has a lot of energy and loves attention!



Lulu-Belle came to us from a wonderful person who rescued her from a terrible situation with 2 other horses that unfortunately passed away. She was left alone and desperately needed a friend. On September 22, 2022 she joined Sunflower and has made great friends with Granny. She suffers from Cushings disease as well as as being blind. She is an absolute sweetheart.



Here is little ferrel MeMe , formally known as Mamasita who hid under my bed for the first few months! Stayed away from everyone, she sure has come a long way!



Arrived at the Sanctuary on May 8, 2020. He is a Great Pyrenees who came to us very unexpectedly, but has been a joy to have around.



Arrived to the Sanctuary in June 2017. He had been in the Tucumcari Shelter for a long time. No one knows whether he was mauled by coyotes, a pack of dogs, or a whip, but the scars on this poor little guy definitely tells a story of one we will never know. He is so very sad and we hope that soon he will settle in and realize what a lucky guy he is. Welcome home Niles!






Paddy arrived March 17, 2019. She showed up all matted and fleas. She is the sweetest little girl.



Princess was an owner surrender after 9 years when the previous owner could no longer care for her.






Arrived with her sister Kit Kat on May 16, 2022. Their owner passed away and no one else could take them. Sugar is very sweet and kind and has been such a joy to have around.