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We want to express a very special and deeply felt appreciation to our Dr. Jamie Velasco & Staff of the Bear Valley Pet Hospital. Dr. Velasco's compassionate attention to our "special-needs" animals and his patience with US, our crazy schedules and often marginal circumstances is just beyond priceless. He and his office work long hours and deal professionally with the flood of stress we create for that office; stress that necessarily comes with a Rescue/Shelters demands & numerous emergencies. We are forever grateful and in his debt for the concern and kindness he and his office extends to us and those in our care.

MEGA THANKS to our new friends at NUTRO PET PRODUCTS in VICTORVILLE, California for their generous donation of food to help our animals in need. This group of compassionate souls have taken the time and opened their hearts to organize a donation program to assist grass-roots rescues and we are indebted to their kindness.

We had a lot to be thankful for in 2011 - including Purina and Chef Michael's brand food for dogs. WELCOME HOME was one of more than 400 animal welfare organizations that received a large donation of Chef Michael's - the brand donated more than 340,000 lbs. of dog food to help our four-legged friends. Look for Chef Michael's the next time you're buying dog food and support those who support us. Here's looking forward to 2012!

HUGE AND HEARTFELT THANKS TO APPLE VALLEY WAL-MART for their generous and timely donation to our life-saving efforts. We rely on Wal-Mart for so many of our Rescue needs ~ so when this company surprised us with a contribution for our local rescue programs we were deeply moved. Wal-Mart's cash and food donations gives us a boost of support and encouragement in our hard work to end Animal Cruelty & Abandonment. THANK YOU WAL-MART!!!

We also want to thank PETFINDERS for making these webpages possible and ~ PETCO for sponsoring us these past few years. We also thank Dr. Mori at Bear Valley Bird & Pet Hospital for their loving care and generous discounts. Last, but certainly not least, we are deeply indebted to the Maddie Fund Feral Cat Program which has funded the spay and neutering of 23 cats.

Check back with us often for updates! Meanwhile, click on the link above to visit our available pets.


We appreciate even the smallest Tax Exempt donation to help defray maintenance and medical costs. Donations of cat litter or other supplies are always welcome and tax deductible as well! For further information we can be reached at sandstar@wildblue.net.


We are a Non-Profit, Tax Exempt organization that is located on seven acres in the foothills of the Big Bear Mountain range in beautiful Lucerne Valley. We have been involved in rescue for over 20 years.

We have a 900 sq. ft. outside Lair. It has a solid roof for protection and shade. This provides a lifetime home for 27 rescued Feral cats who are virtually unadoptable. We also have 21 cats from Senior Citizens who have passed on and had no family to give a home to their beloved pets. They are provided with an additional 36 x 13 ft. sunroom, all of which has heat in the winter and is cooled in the summer.

We specialize locally in helping Senior Citizens who are immobile and can't drive their dog or cat to the Vets office. Sometimes we provide a bag of food, change a litter box or two for "Puddy Tat", or rake up after Fido. Even Tweety Bird gets our help now and then. We house-sit pets for our clients hopsital visits as well.

We work with the I.H.S. Senior Care Program in San Bernardino County by providing assistance to home-bound elders. We provide certified Hospice care for local qualified residents as well.


Please e-mail for an Adoption Application. We have a $36 Adoption Donation Request for our cats and the other pets all vary, HOWEVER, we will make special arrangements or accommodate anyone for multiple adoptions or families in special circumstances or with special needs, so don't hesitate to write us with your story and situation. All Pets are Vet Checked and up-to-date on vaccines. We also have a RETURN TO US policy in case an adoption doesn't work out for ANY reason whatsoever ~ no questions asked.

Come Visit Us!

We are located in the Foothills of beautiful Big Bear Mountains on the High Desert Side of the hill! Please E-mail us for an appointment and directions: Sandstar@wildblue.net
Welcome Home Small Animal Sanctuary
P.O. Box 1655

Lucerne Valley, CA 92356

In lieu of a Phone # and as a means of introduction, we ask that you E-Mail us with a little bio about yourself and the type of pet you are looking for so that we may write or call you with helpful information about who's available.

Email: Sandstar@wildblue.net
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