About Us


May 2014 update. We are working on Emergency Animal Services for the Kenai Peninsula Borough tax payers that reside outside of the incorporated cities here on the Kenai Peninsula. Monday 5/12/14 we picked up the petition packet from the Borough Clerk to get the process started. We have rounded up the required 10 registered voters for formal sponsors for the petition. We will let everyone know when the petition is approved by the borough and ready for signatures!

May 5th the Kenai Veterinary Hospital started adding sterile tattoo ink to spay incisions! We lobbied hard for this safety issue for our female furry friends. Our goal is to make this a Statewide practice to reduce unnecessary surgeries on females that have already been spayed. Since the veterinary community stopped using stitches to close spay surgeries, many females have been subjected to being surgically opened up again only to find that they are already spayed. This is stressful to the animal and costly to the rescues that have to pay full price anyway! Getting this addressed on a Statewide basis will help hundreds of females per year avoid an unnecessary surgical procedure.

We are proud to announce that the State of Alaska is making strides to protect people with pets during emergencies or disasters that overwhelm a local areas capability to handle the problem. During the fall FEMA conference there were presentations made by the Alaska Search and rescue dog association as well as our state veterinarians Doctor Fuller and Doctor Gerlach. This 3 hour plus session was very well attended by emergency management personnel from throughout the state. The importance of the people pet bond is now being addressed for disaster response purposes, especially pertaining to emergency sheltering during and following an event. A representative from the national ASPCA flew up and assisted during this summer flooding. 

We are working with the Office of the State Veterinarian (OSV) to establish a voluntary State Animal Response Team program. If you are a reputable rescue group or know one, please contact us or Doc Fuller at the OSV to get signed up.

Adopting A Friend

Give us a call or email us about the new family member you are interested in and we will walk you through our adoption process. Most of our adoptable cats are located at the Soldotna Petco store. AELAS is Petcos' designated partner for the Soldotna store. We provide them with all their adoptable dogs and cats.

Who We Are

We are the original 'no kill for adoptable animals' sanctuary here in Alaska. Started in 2001 we have placed over 2,700 animals into new forever homes to date. We are involved in emergency response pertaining to people with pets throughout the State. We exist solely upon the donations made by people from this state as well as other states - like yourself for instance. Please take a moment and make a small donation to help the domestic animals of Alaska in kill shelters get 'out of jail' and into a new home.

All our animals are spayed or neutered prior to adoption and have current rabies vaccinations.

We want to thank our major sponsors the Petco foundation and Walmart for all their support. We also want to thank the central peninsula Safeway stores and Save-U-More for their donations as well. A big thank you to our individual donors!

Come Visit Us

We are located at mile 34.5 of the Kenai Spur Hwy, turn left on Coral street, bear left at the "Y" and come all the way back to the red house with all the barking dogs. We ask that people call before driving all the way out here - only to make sure we are here. We do this from our home, and there are times when Sue and I are both not here for short periods of time.

We have a few grey hoodies with our logo left - $50 + shipping.

Contact Alaskas Extended Life Animal Sanctuary


Available Animals

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