Welcome to Desert Rescue Animal
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Lakota Spoolman and her Desert Rescue Animal
Sanctuary are both proudly off the grid.
Located in Cold Creek, some 40 miles
northwest of the Strip, Spoolman’s
6-year-old nonprofit shelter isn’t prime
real estate for attracting animal rescue
donors or volunteers, but it’s perfectly
suited for rescue cases most urban shelters
would never see.
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Rescue Animal Sanctuary provides a refuge
for homeless, abandoned & abused animals. We
also offer a forum for owners who need
assistance in placing their pets, no
questions asked. All the animals that come
into the Rescue are rehabilitated using
their natural instincts. This helps in
preparing them to move on into their new
forever homes. Desert Rescue Animal
Sanctuary was started in 2005 to assist the
hundreds of animals that are looking for
homes across the southern deserts of Nevada.
The rescue center is a family operation and
is run by Lakota Spoolman. Lakota has been a
Veterinarian Health Tech for 33 years
specializing in emergency medicine as well
as a Canine Behavior Specialist. We are a
501(c)(3) Non-profit organization
incorporated by the state of Nevada as an
Recycle, Reuse & Repurpose - Desert Rescue
Animal Sanctuary is proud to be a totally
green Animal Sanctuary. We live off the grid
producing our own electricity & water as
well as grow our own food for the animals.
We recycle, reuse as well as repurpose as
many things as possible. In that mind set,
we accept donations of any and all types of
animal equipment (new or used) as well as
all types of feeds. Since we get in all
types of animals we can use any type of
feeds (including open bag feeds).
Spotlight of the
is a 3' long, male, green iguana who was
surrendered due to the owner no longer
having time to spend with him. He is a nice
looking iguana who does have a little bit of
an attitude problem. Being a typical male,
he can be moody at times acting all
threatening with his tail, but doesn't
really go after you. But due to his being
all tough, we do recommend that he go only
to an experienced iguana owner. He's been
here at the facility for a couple of months
and we have not had any problems whatsoever.
PLEASE DO NOT ABANDON YOUR PET IN
THE PARK OR DUMP INTO THE DUMPSTER!
We handle all type of Animals:
We also take in sick &
temperament problem animals.
Want to get listed on this site to
get more coverage for your pet, just
contact Lakota at (702) 275-2125 or
The rescue center handles all type of pets
including those with medical and temperament
issues. When an animal or reptile comes in,
they are quarantined for 2 weeks before
being put up for adoption. It is not unusual
for the center to have a waiting list for
Mascot of Desert
George of the Jungle - "Fast as he
can be" George is the Mascot of DRS. He has
been here since the beginning. He is a male
Sulcatta Tortoise. We named him George of
the Jungle as he is very fast (believe it or
not for a tortoise), and the center is
always like a jungle.