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Alaskas Extended Life Animal Sanctuary

PO Box 8051
Mile Post 34.5 Kenai Spur Hwy.
Nikiski, AK 99635

Our Mission

News update.
Finally, I have learned how to update this part of the site with their new design! Sorry it has taken so long!

We are reserving space for the pets of the Wuhan virus who may need help caring for their pets, or are hospitalized due to the virus.

As of 4/11/20 today is the very first time since we opened - that we have no adoptable animals available. It's a good thing, but it's a strange feeling. We still have 8 resident cats and 9 resident dogs. If your looking to adopt - give us a call and we'll help find you the pet your looking for!

We currently have 5 'super seniors' plus our personal dogs here. Out of respect for the 5 that are not long for this world, we have slowed down accepting dogs from the public. They deserve a quite loving environment - in fact their health care requires it. We are still doing rescues when asked as well as accepting dogs from the south central shelters as needed. The dogs we have accepted this year have been placed so quickly they never made it on here - with one exception - who is now adopted. We will likely be handling more dogs in a few months, that is up to God alone to decide.

Many ask what our minimum adoption donation is for the animals. The simple answer is - it varies by the individual animal. I will list a few examples.
Senior adopters: animals we received that were already altered are free if money is an issue. If the animal had to be altered while here - we provide a copy of the veterinarian's receipt with each animal and that lists exactly how much we have invested in the animal - we try to break even and only recoup our expenses on that animal.
All other adopters: If the animal arrived here altered we only charge $50 to cover vaccinations and micro-chipping. A larger donation is always appreciated.
If we had the animal altered - we provide the veterinarian's receipt to show the exact amount we need to break even and recoup our investment. A larger donation is always appreciated. The average cost of veterinary care for animals we have altered is $180 - $290. That includes altering, medication, vaccinations and micro-chipping.
We apologize for the costs - but it is 2019. I remember having dogs altered for $50. I guess that just shows how long we have been doing this...

October 7th 2014 the voters of the peninsula passed, by a majority vote, the enactment of "limited animal control services". The assembly and the administration feels that the issue is "dead" because the voters rejected the Proposed funding for the program. Even though the voters passed the program.

Will we/Are we going to stand by and allow the borough to continue to ignore the issue due to FUNDING? Will we wait until a person is shot by someone shooting at a "stray" dog? Over the past decade there have been several snow machines as well as 4 wheeler's that have been hit by bullets intended for a stray dog.

This must stop!

"Shoot, Shovel and Shut up" has NO PLACE in the 21st century!

To all the folks that donate to us for the animals - please remember to request a receipt for your donation if you would like one or need one. (For donations under $500 the IRS only needs a copy of the donation check...)

Thank you Very much for considering a sanctuary pet as your new furry family member!

Adoption Policy

Give us a call (907-776-3614) or email ( us about the new family member you are interested in and we will walk you through our adoption process. 

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.

  • day hours
    Monday 11 - 6
    Tuesday 11-6
    Wednesday 11-6
    Thursday 11-6
    Friday 11-6
    Saturday 11-6
    Sunday 11-6
    By appointment only

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